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The 6 Top Best Most Anticipated Books of 2018

’Tis the season for the “Top.” “Best,” and “Most Anticipated” books of 2018. (Personally, I’d like there to be a “Least Anticipated,” as those are the ones that I bet will have the most gems, but I don’t think anyone wrote that.)

I’ve gathered a list from several sources – these are the books that have shown up on multiple 2018 lists, so I’m going to just call these “The 6 Top Best Most Anticipated Books of 2018”:

“You Think It, I’ll Say It” by Curtis Sittenfeld
From Popsugar:
“Called a ‘master storyteller’ by the Washington Post, Curtis Sittenfeld has written some of our all-time favorite novels. This Spring, she delivers You Think It, I’ll Say It, her first collection of short stories, each told in her inimitable style.”
Publication Date: April 24, 2018

“Brave” by Rose McGowan
From Vogue:
“A memoir that is sure to be a major flashpoint, actress Rose McGowan tells of her coming-of-age during an unconventional childhood, and then in exploitative Hollywood, where she has emerged as a force of feminist change.”
Publication Date: January 30, 2018

“This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America” by Morgan Jerkins
From Refinery29:
“At a moment where the market seems almost overwhelmed with feminist manifestos, Jerkin’s book is truly a standout must read. Whether she’s writing about Black female sexuality, Sailor Moon, or what it means to date a man who ‘doesn’t see color,’ her insights cut deep and can’t help but pave new roads in a reader’s mind. Her essays are full of revelations and cathartic moments, and at the heart of every subject she tackles is a pulsing question: What does it mean to be a black woman in the world today? The answer is complicated, but what’s clear is that This Will Be My Undoing should be required reading for the world we live in now.”
Publication Date: January 30, 2018

“A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia” by Sandra Allen*
From Esquire:
“Allen, a former BuzzFeed reporter, is the niece of a schizophrenic man who spent his life in and out of mental facilities. When he sends her a barely readable manuscript—the story of his life—she lovingly uses her many skills as a writer to tell his story. She calls the beautiful final product a cover version—rather than a translation—and it is a marvel.”
Publication Date: January 23, 2018

“The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton
From Harper’s Bazaar:
“Pop your favorite Agatha Christie whodunnit into a blender with a scoop of ‘Downton Abbey,’ a dash of ‘Quantum Leap,’ and a liberal sprinkling of ‘Groundhog’s Day’ and you’ll get this unique murder mystery. The twisting, cleverly-written debut revolves around Aiden Bishop, forced to relive the day of socialite Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder over and over until he can track down her killer and break the cycle. The trick? Each day Aiden finds himself reliving things in the body of a different guest at Lord and Lady Hardcastle’s masquerade, making the information he’s able to gather and the relationships he forges in his search increasingly complicated.”
Publication Date: September 1, 2018

“Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love” by Anna Moschovakis
From Huffington Post:
“A woman loses her laptop, with all of her work inside. Her quest to recover her data shapes this complicated meta-novel, which untangles the creative process itself, in all of its contradictions, anxieties and hopes.”
Publication Date: August 14, 2018

*Heather’s Most Anticipated Choice

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