Good Books To Read In 2018 – Get A Sneak Peak Here

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For all you avid book lovers out there, who would like to get a sneak peak at the good books to read in 2018. I therefore would like to share with you something that I came across at the weekend as I am also an avid book lover,  I am also looking forward to seeing what new books are going to become available for reading.

New Books for 2018Are You Interested Yet?

If so, then why not get yourself a nice cup of tea/coffee or even a glass of wine, find yourself a nice comfortable seat and I will tell reveal all.

The books included in this years Spring Review will be published between the months of February and July. It has already been suggested, that these books are the ones everyone will be speaking about through the Spring and Summer.

This One-Stop guide does not just include books by well known authors, and there are many of them mentioned. There is a large choice of books available like indie gems, promising debuts as well as others  which could possibly set off conversations as well as debates.


The books have been divided into 15 different categories with each category having a list of the Top 10 books available. There is also another 40-50 additional titles in each category that will be worth watching out for as well.

Listed below in alphabetical order are the 15 Categories the books are in.

  1. Art, Architecture and Photography.
  2. Business and Economics.
  3. Comics and Graphic Novels.
  4. Cooking and Food.
  5. Essays and Literary Criticism.
  6. History.
  7. Lifestyle.
  8. Literary Fiction.
  9. Memoirs and Biographies.
  10. Mysteries and Thrillers.
  11. Poetry.
  12. Politics and Current Events.
  13. Romance and Erotica.
  14. Science.
  15. SF, Fantasy and Horror

If you are interested in finding any of the books that are worth watching out for, as well seeing what else is available but has not been included in any of the category lists, click on the link below and you will be able to look at the full database.

Category Top Ten Lists

Listed below are the Top 10 lists of books, authors and publishing dates for each category. I would be surprised if you were to have any problems finding books that interest you enough, you would like to read them.

Category One – Art, Architecture and Photography

  1. Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, Edited by Eva Respini. Yale Univ., – Published Feb. 13.
  2. David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night, David Breslin and David Kiehl. Whitney Museum of American Art, – Published July 10.
  3. Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil, William Middleton. Knopf, – Published Mar. 27.
  4. How New York Breaks Your Heart, Bill Hayes. Bloomsbury, – Published Feb. 13.
  5. Lorna Simpson CollagesLorna Simpson. Chronicle, – Published Apr. 3.
  6. Misère, Linda Nochlin. Thames & Hudson, – Published Mar. 13.
  7. The Museum of Lost Art, Noah Charney. Phaidon, – Published May 14.
  8. Never Remember: Searching for Stalin’s Gulags in Putin’s Russia, Masha Gessen and Misha Friedman. Columbia Global Reports, – Published Feb. 27.
  9. Old in Art School: A Memoir, Nell Irvin Painter. Counterpoint, – Published June 19.
  10. Sara Berman’s Closet, Maira and Alex Kalman. Harper Design, – Published June 19.

Category Two – Business and Economics

  1. The Age of Surveillance CapitalismShoshana Zuboff. PublicAffairs, – Published  Aug. 21.
  2. Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?, Robert Kuttner. Norton, – Published Apr. 10.
  3. Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company PerformanceJeffrey Pfeffer. HarperBusiness, – Published Mar. 20.
  4. Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth—and How to Fix ItDambisa Moyo. Basic, – Published Apr. 24.
  5. How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or JobSally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith. Hachette, – Published Apr. 10.
  6. The Human Advantage: Pursuing Happiness in an Age of Smart MachinesJay W. Richards. Crown Forum, – Published June 19.
  7. The Infinite Desire for GrowthDaniel Cohen, trans. by Jane Marie Todd. Princeton Univ., – Published June 5.
  8. Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon ValleyCorey Pein. Metropolitan, – Published Apr. 24.
  9. The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You HateFran Hauser. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, – Published Apr. 17.
  10. Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent RussiaChris Miller. Univ. of North Carolina, – Published Mar. 5.

Category Three – Comics and Graphic Novels

  1. All the Answers, Michael Kupperman. S&S/Gallery 13, – Published May 15.
  2. Come Again, Nate Powell. IDW/Top Shelf, – Published July 1.
  3. The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings (and Misses) of America’s National Pastime, Alex Irvine, Tomm Coker, and C.P. Smith. Ten Speed, – Published May 8.
  4. Fab 4 Mania, Carol Tyler. Fantagraphics, – Published June 26.
  5. Gumballs, Erin Nations. IDW/Top Shelf, – Published June 1.
  6. Homestuck, Book 1: Act 1 & Act 2, Andrew Hussie. Viz Media, – Published Apr. 13.
  7. Is This Guy for Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman, Box Brown. First Second, – Published Feb. 6.
  8. Manfried the Man, Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow. Quirk, – Published May 1.
  9. Sabrina, Nick Drnaso. Drawn & Quarterly, – Published May 22.
  10. Young Frances, Hartley Lin. AdHouse, – Published May 1.

Category Four – Cooking and Food

  1. Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian-American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day, J.J. Johnson and Alexander Smalls. Flatiron,- Published Apr. 17.
  2. Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine, Edward Lee. Artisan,- Published Apr. 17.
  3. Feast: Food of the Islamic World, Anissa Helou. Ecco,-Published May 8.
  4. Giada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita, Giada de Laurentiis. Clarkson Potter, – Published Apr. 3.
  5. The Kitchen Shortcut Bible: More Than 200 Recipes for Superfast, Totally Easy, Amazingly Delicious Meals—From 3-Ingredient Spicy Chicken to Melted Ice Cream Pound Cake, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. Little, Brown, – Published June 19.
  6. Michael Symon’s Playing with Fire: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker, and Fireplace, Michael Symon and Douglas Trattner. Clarkson Potter,- Published Apr. 10.
  7. Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel, Alon Shaya. Knopf,- Published Mar. 13.
  8. Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen, Eddie Hernandez and Susan Puckett. HMH/Martin, – Published  Apr. 10.
  9. Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face, Lauren Toyota. Ten Speed,- Published  Feb. 27.
  10. Vegetarian Viet Nam, Cameron Stauch. Norton,- Published Mar. 13. 

Category Five – Essays and Literary Criticism

  1. The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, Edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Abrams, Published- Mar. 27.
  2. Don’t Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life, Peggy Orenstein. Harper Paperbacks, – Published Feb. 27.
  3. Feel Free: Essays, Zadie Smith. Penguin Press, – Published Feb. 6.
  4. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays, Alexander Chee. HMH/Mariner, – Published Apr. 24.
  5. Look Alive out There: Essays, Sloane Crosley. FSG/MCD, -Published Apr. 3.
  6. Near-Death Experiences: And Others, Robert Gottlieb. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, -Published June.
  7. See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary, Lorrie Moore. Knopf, – Published Apr. 3.
  8. Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, Michelle Dean. Grove, – Published Apr. 10.
  9. Up Up, Down Down: Essays, Cheston Knapp. Scribner, -Published Feb. 6.
  10. The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry, Wendell Berry. Counterpoint. – Published May 8.

Category Six – History

  1. The Beekeeper: Saving the Stolen Women of Iraq, Dunya Mikhail, trans. by Max Weiss. New Directions, – Published Mar. 27.
  2. Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World, Joshua B. Freeman. Norton, – Published Feb. 27.
  3. Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found, Gilbert King. Riverhead, – Published Apr. 24,
  4. Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America, Kathleen Belew. Harvard Univ., – Published Apr. 13,
  5. Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools, Rachel Devlin. Basic, – Published May 15.
  6. God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State, Lawrence Wright. Knopf, – Published Mar. 6.
  7. Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration, Alfredo Corchado. Bloomsbury, – Published June 19.
  8. The Lost Education of Horace Tate: Uncovering the Hidden Heroes Who Fought for Justice in Schools, Vanessa Siddle Walker. New Press, – Published July 3.
  9. Nobody’s Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood, J.E. Smyth. Oxford Univ., – Published Apr. 2.
  10. The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, Elaine Weiss. Viking, – Published Mar. 6.

Category Seven – Lifestyle

  1. Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain, Abby Norman. Nation, – Published Mar. 6.
  2. The Consciousness Instinct: Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes the Mind, Michael S. Gazzaniga. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, – Published Apr. 3.
  3. Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance, Alex Hutchinson. Morrow, –Published Feb. 6.
  4. Finding Sisu: In Search of Courage, Strength, and Happiness the Finnish Way, Katja Pantzar. Penguin/TarcherPerigee, – Published May 29.
  5. Gardens of Style: Private Hideaways of the Design World, Janelle McCulloch. Rizzoli, – Published Apr. 3.
  6. The Heart Is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai, Elizabeth Flock. Harper, – Published Feb. 6.
  7. How Luck Happens: Using the Science of Luck to Transform Work, Love, and Life, Janice Kaplan and Barnaby Marsh. Dutton, – Published Mar. 6.
  8. The Inward Empire: Mapping the Wilds of Mortality and Fatherhood, Christian Donlan. Little, Brown, – Published June 26.
  9. Resilient: Growing the 12 Strengths of Lasting Happiness, Fulfillment, and Calm, Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson. Harmony, – Published Mar. 27.
  10. Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up, Elizabeth A. Smart. St. Martin’s, – Published Mar. 27.

Category Eight – Literary Fiction

  1. The Female Persuasion, Meg Wolitzer. Riverhead, – Published Apr. 3.
  2. The Great AloneKristin Hannah. St. Martin’s, –Published Feb. 6.
  3. Kudos, Rachel Cusk. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, – Published June 5.
  4. The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner. Scribner, – Published May 8.
  5. My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh. Penguin Press, – Published July 10.
  6. The Parking Lot Attendant, Nafkote Tamirat. Holt, – Published Mar. 13. 
  7. The Sparsholt Affair, Alan Hollinghurst. Knopf, -Published Mar. 13.
  8. Speak No Evil, Uzodinma Iweala. Harper, – Published Mar. 6.
  9. There There, Tommy Orange. Knopf, – Published June 5.
  10. Warlight, Michael Ondaatje. Knopf, – Published May 8.

Category Nine – Memoirs and Biographies 

  1. Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family, Emily Jane Fox. Harper, – Published Apr. 24.
  2. Brave, Rose McGowan, HarperOne, – Published Jan. 30.
  3. Eat the Apple, Matt Young. Bloomsbury, – Published Feb. 27.
  4. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, James Comey. Flatiron, – Published May 1.
  5. The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border, Francisco Cantú. Riverhead, – Published Feb. 6.
  6. The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made, Patricia O’Toole. Simon & Schuster, – Published Apr. 24.
  7. The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery, Barbara K. Lipska, with Elaine McArdle. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, – Published Apr. 3.
  8. No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, Darnell L. Moore. Nation, – Published May 29.
  9. Paul Simon: The Life, Robert Hilburn. Simon & Schuster,  – Published May 8.
  10. The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, Leslie Jamison. Little, Brown, – Published Apr. 3.

Category Ten – Mysteries and Thrillers

  1. Bishop’s Pawn, Steve Berry. Minotaur, – Published Mar. 20.
  2. Force of Nature, Jane Harper. Flatiron, – Published Feb. 6.
  3. Give Me Your Hand, Megan Abbott. Little, Brown, – Published July. 17.
  4. Green Sun, Kent Anderson. LB/Mulholland, – Published Feb. 27.
  5. Macbeth, Jo Nesbø. Crown/Hogarth, – Published Apr. 10.
  6. Outsider, Stephen King. Scribner, – Published June. 5.
  7. The President Is Missing, Bill Clinton and James Patterson. Little, Brown & Knopf, – Published June. 4.
  8. Sunburn, Laura Lippman. Morrow, – Published Feb. 20.
  9. Warning Light, David Ricciardi. Berkley, – Published Apr. 17.
  10. The Word Is Murder, Anthony Horowitz. Harper, – Published June. 5.

Category Eleven – Poetry

  1. American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Terrance Hayes. Penguin, – Published June 19.
  2. Brown: Poems, Kevin Young. Knopf, – Published Apr. 17.
  3. Cruel Futures: City Lights Spotlight No. 17, Carmen Giménez Smith. City Lights, – Published Apr. 15.
  4. If They Come for Us, Fatimah Asghar. One World, – Published June 26.
  5. Junk. Tommy Pico. Tin House, – Published May 8.
  6. Lake Michigan, Daniel Borzutzky. Univ. of Pittsburgh, – Published Mar. 12.
  7. Not Here, Hieu Minh Nguyen. Coffee House, – Published Apr. 10.
  8. Oceanic, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Copper Canyon, – Published Apr. 10.
  9. Wade in the Water, Tracy K. Smith. Graywolf, – Published Apr. 3.
  10. We Play a Game, Duy Doan. Yale Univ., – Published Mar. 20.

Category Twelve – Politics and Current Events

  1. The Death of Truth, Michiko Kakutani. Crown/Duggan, – Published July 17.
  2. Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn, Chris Hughes. St. Martin’s, – Published Feb. 20.
  3. From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Inside Story of Russia and America, Michael McFaul. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, – Published May 8.
  4. The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy, Anna Clark. Metropolitan, – Published May 22.
  5. Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations, Amy Chua. Penguin Press, – Published Feb. 20.
  6. The Russian Connection: The Inside Story of How Vladimir Putin Attacked a U.S. Election and Shaped the Trump Presidency, Michael Isikoff and David Corn. Hachette/Twelve, – Published Mar. 6.
  7. Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, Alissa Quart. Ecco, – Published June 1.
  8. The Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy, Jonah Goldberg. Crown/Forum, – Published Apr. 24.
  9. Uncensored: Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America, Zachary Wood. Dutton, – Published June 19.
  10. The Unmaking of the President 2016: The Case Against FBI Director James Comey and How He Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency, Lanny J. Davis. Scribner, – Published Feb. 6.

Category Thirteen – Romance and Erotica

  1. Ashes on the Moor, Sarah M. Eden. Shadow Mountain, – Published Mar. 6.
  2. Bad Men and Wicked Women, Eric Jerome Dickey. Dutton, – Published Apr. 17.
  3. Cowboy Bold, Carolyn Brown. Forever, – Published May 29.
  4. The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang. Berkley, – Published June 5.
  5. Lady Scandal: Ladies in Disgrace, Book 1, Miranda Neville. Kensington/Zebra, – Published May 29.
  6. A Lord for Whenever, Alexis Hall. Avon Impulse, – Published Mar. 20.
  7. My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel, Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris. Quirk, -Published Apr. 3.
  8. Night Shift: A Choose Your Own Erotic Adventure, Joanna Angel. Cleis, – Published Feb. 13.
  9. The Princess Deception, Nell Stark. Bold Strokes, – Published May 15.
  10. A Princess in Theory: Reluctant Royals, Alyssa Cole. Avon, – Published Feb. 27.

Category Fourteen – Science

  1. Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything, Randi Hutter Epstein. Norton, – Published June 26.
  2. The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them), Lucy Jones. Doubleday, – Published Apr. 17.
  3. Exactly: A Brief History of Precision, Simon Winchester. Harper, – Published May 8.
  4. The Order of Time, Carlo Rovelli. Riverhead, – Published May 8.
  5. Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide, Jo Dunkley. Harvard Univ./Belknap, – Published Mar. 12.
  6. Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, Elizabeth Rush. Milkweed, – Published June 12.
  7. The Seabird’s Cry: The Lives and Loves of the Planet’s Great Ocean Voyagers, Adam Nicolson. Holt, – Published Feb. 6.
  8. Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine, Alan Lightman. Pantheon, – Published Mar. 27.
  9. She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: What Heredity Is, Is Not, and May Become, Carl Zimmer. Dutton, -Published May 29.
  10. You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and in Between, Daniela J. Lamas. Little, Brown, – Published Mar. 27.

Category Fifteen – SF, Fantasy and Horror

  1. Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories, Vandana Singh. Small Beer, -Published Feb. 1.
  2. Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller. Ecco, – Published Apr. 17.
  3. King of Ashes: The Firemane Saga, Book 1, Raymond E. Feist. Harper Voyager, – Published May 8.
  4. The Merry Spinster, Mallory Ortberg. Holt, – Published Mar. 13.
  5. The Oddling Prince, Nancy Springer. Tachyon, – Published May 15.
  6. Olympus Bound, Jordanna Max Brodsky. Orbit, – Published Feb. 13.
  7. Space Opera, Catherynne M. Valente. S&S/Saga, -Published Apr. 3.
  8. Summerland, Hannu Rajaniemi. Tor, – Published June 26.
  9. Thin AirRichard K. Morgan. Del Rey, – Published Mar. 20.
  10. Witchmark, C.L. Polk., -Published June 19.

Images and lists above courtesy of Publishers Weekly.

Above I have given you the Top 10 books in the 15 categories being released this Spring. There are a lot of different styles of books to ponder over at your leisure and if would like to know more about any of the books listed then click on the button below.

Mark Your Calendars

For anyone with Children who also love to read, mark on your calendars the 29th January as this is when the announcement will be made letting us know the Children’s books being released for Spring 2018.

My Opinion

I can honestly say that this is heaven for me having all these books to have a look at and see what ones I really want to read from all these lists, I did see quite a few that drew my attention while accumulating all these lists for you.

If like myself you are an avid reader and want to know more about any of the books that you really would like to read then do not hesitate, got to the link above and have a good look to see what the book is all about and you can see from the lists when the books are due to be published between February and July 2018.



  1. Hi.
    Looks like some great books soon to come. I think I would be stuck in the cooking and food and the mystery categories. You have several in each of these. I can’t wait.

    1. Hi Melissa, thanks very much for your comment and I am pleased that you enjoyed the post on the books that have still to be released. There were lots of good ones and lots of categories to choose from as well. You certainly wouldn’t be stuck for getting a book from all that is offered.

    1. Thanks very much for your comment Kaju and I was in my element while typing this as I was able to see
      what books were available and what was going to come out later in the year. I am pleased that you enjoyed
      my review and I hope you were able to find something in one of the lists that you wanted to read.

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