6 New Books to be Excited About in 2018

The cold weather could do it to you. A little downtime or time away from work and you got involved in a good book. Now that’s all you want to do—read. Lucky for you, your bookshelf is about to overflow with six new books to get excited about in 2018. Happy reading!

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Who doesn’t love reading a thriller that keeps you guessing? You’re going to want to find “The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. It’s a novel about two women and one man. Easy-enough, except that what you think might happen, may or may not. (January, St. Martin’s Press)

Fans of author James Patterson will want to wait for “All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row,” co-written by Alex Abramovich. No, it’s not a thriller-novel but fans of Patterson will still be thrilled by what they read in this biography-true crime book. (January, Little Brown and Company)

If you love to sink your teeth into something that makes you think, you’ll want to look for “Feel Free” by Zadie Smith. It’s a collection of essays loosely gathered into five large categories. Expect things like libraries, social media, a little of this and a lot of that which you’ll enjoy. (February, Penguin Press)

Anglophiles will eat this up: “Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy” by Andrew Morton. It’s the story of the American divorcee whose love made a man give up a kingdom, and how it relates even to the upcoming nuptials with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (February, Grand Central Publishing)

Here’s a book to take on your spring break vacation: “The Flight Attendant” by Chris Bohjalian. It’s the story of an airline attendant who partied a little too much on her layover in Dubai. No problem, except she wakes up where she’s not supposed to be: next to a man she doesn’t know. He also happens to be dead. (March, Doubleday)

Fans of mysteries that offer something really different will want to try “Jackrabbit Smile” by Joe R. Lansdale. First of all, the crime solvers in a Lansdale tale are a bit different and so are the criminals. It’s much more than rompish and a whole lot of fun to read. (March, Mulholland Books)