Most Anticipated Reads of 2018

So, I think if I make a list, I’m more likely to hold myself accountable. Maybe this will make me read more and stop binge watching Friends and The Office. Here are a few of my most anticipated reads this year. (These aren’t all new releases. They’re MY most anticipated reads. So what if I haven’t gotten around to reading a book that was written in 2009?)

Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 2.04.44 PMThe Rooster Bar by John Grisham

It’s by John Grisham so you should just trust it, honestly. But here’s the synopsis anyway:

“Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right?  Well, yes and no . . .” 

I can’t wait to read this one.

Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 2.10.03 PMAlmost Gone: Twenty-Five Days and One Chance to Save Our Daughter by John Baldwin, Mackenzie Baldwin and Stephanie Baldwin

That’s right… A * GASP * nonfiction book. Did y’all hear about the Plano teen that met a man on the Internet, fell in love, got a passport and saved $5,000 to fly to Kosovo to marry him? P.S. According to Wikipedia (a very reliable source) Kosovo is a major destination territory for human trafficking. They force girls into prostitution and harvest their organs. Seriously.

Anyway, her parents caught wind of it and had to literally get the FBI involved. So that’s what this book is about. Also, I’m pretty sure they are already working with Lifetime so if you don’t want to read the book, just wait for the Lifetime movie.

Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 2.15.28 PMThe Marriage Lie

Amazon suggested this to me – LOL – and I can totally see why.

A woman’s husband has just left on a business trip to “Florida” but when a plane on it’s way to Seattle crashes, she’s informed that her husband was one of its passengers. Why was he going to Seattle? Why would he lie? She’s left to find out for herself. The synopsis on Amazon used the words “shocked to her very core” so you could say my interest is peaked.


Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 2.16.02 PMThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

In all honesty, I am 100% guilty of caring too much. About everything. Even things that are out of my control. Even things that don’t really affect me. Sometimes, I let the possibility of something happening bother me. So this is just, personally, a book I think I need to read this year. 




Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 2.16.40 PMYou Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Yes. Another kinda-sorta self-help book. I NEVER read these. But my 2018 New Year’s Resolution was to be happier. I could write an entire post about the root cause and what led me to this resolution, but I’ll save it for another time. Basically, I get in these weird moods where I don’t think much of myself and I’m sure it has nothing to do with the way I compare myself to Instagram models but whatever. I hope this book will give me some insight and remind me of how great I am.


Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 2.17.11 PMWhat Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

So I’m a really big fan of Liane Moriarty. She wrote Big Little Lies and The Husband’s Secret, both of which made my list of Best Reads of 2017. What Alice Forgot is about a woman named Alice (duh) who is about to give birth to her first child. She and her husband are pretty much newly weds and they just bought their first home together. Everything is fine and dandy until she wakes up on a gym floor with no idea where she is. Through conversations with her friends and sister (who’ve all aged considerably) she learns that she’s not pregnant, she already has three kids and she is in the process of going through a divorce – oh, and it’s 2008, not 1998. 

Tell me what else I should read this year! I need recommendations!

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