January is the usual time of year for “Most Anticipated” book and movie lists for the upcoming year. Though I missed that month for making a list, my to-read list fluctuates more than my to-watch list anyways. Here are my five most anticipated reads (so far) of 2018. Comment below with your own 2018 anticipated reads!

Furyborn by Claire Legrand (May 22)
I love book subscription services, and follow a lot of them on Instagram. Furyborn gained my attention in November when one of the subscription services I follow included an advance reader’s copy of this title. I’ve been obsessed with wanting to read Furyborn ever since. (Also, the cover is gorgeous.)

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton (June 26)
My Lady Jane, written by three YA authors collectively calling themselves the Ladies Janies, is one of the funniest, cleverest books I’ve ever read. My Plain Jane is not a sequel; it only connects to My Lady Jane in title, main character name, humor and authors…but that is enough to have me eagerly anticipating it.

Impostors by Scott Westerfeld (Sept. 11)
Impostors is evidence of how quickly my “Most Anticipated” list can change; this four book publishing deal to continue the 13 year-old Uglies series was announced Feb. 1. I haven’t read the series in years, but I have fond memories because it was one of the original series to spark my love for YA books.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (Sept. 25)
I’ve lowkey followed the Vlogbrother videos for years, and John Green is one of my must-read authors. Until 2018, Hank had yet to write/publish a book; that doesn’t make me any less excited. It’s been fun watching John and Hank talk about this book on their YouTube channel. Even more fun is how interesting this book sounds, and how it appears so unlike anything written by his brother.

Unnamed Warcross sequel (??????) by Marie Lu
I decided not to fill this list with unnamed sequels, otherwise that is all that would be on it. Warcross was—to my great surprise—one of my favorite reads of 2017. It also had a killer cliffhanger ending that has me eagerly anticipating more. For that reason, it gets the honor of being the only true sequel on this list. (Impostors only kind of counts as a sequel, since it is a new series).

Are you interested in any of the books above? Are you wondering when CPL will get copies of your anticipated reads? If yes, keep an eye on our catalog. We also have a Wowbrary widget that lets you know what’s new each week at CPL!



Michaela is a Youth Services Library Assistant for CPL. When she isn't at work, she can be found reading young adult fiction books, visiting a local movie theater or fangirling about all things related to Star Wars.

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  1. Hi, Michaela – these all look great! I need to read more historical fiction. The Lady Jane series sounds like an excellent place to start.
    A few things on my list are Mackenzi Lee’s upcoming YA novel about Loki, which also doesn’t have a title yet. Also “A Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy,” the sequel to “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue,” which I’m reading–and loving!–right now.
    Plus a few graphic novels, mainly the trade paperback releases for the new Doom Patrol and Mother Panic series.
    Which book subscription services do you like? I follow a lot of authors on social media, but not book subscriptions.

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