This week’s topic was a bit difficult for me considering I don’t try to make predictions with books I’m about to read. I do have expectations but I try not to hope too much else I become too critical. But I couldn’t resist giving it a go and making a few predictions. Not all of these are upcoming releases but they are 2018 releases I am yet to read. I’m starting to think that maybe the reason I haven’t read them yet is because I’m a wee bit scared of being disappointed.

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I prefer to pick up contemporary books which deal with heavy emotions, so when I came across You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon I had to read it. The novel brings to light Huntington’s disease which is new to me for a contempoarary novel.


A little bit of magic realism and crime fiction is what The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton seems to promise! The blurb even asks, “How do you stop a murder that’s already happened?” How juicy!


Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee is another book about sisters! Yes, yes, you got me! I love books that deal with the relationship between siblings. I believe this book also deals with a disease and how it affects the lives of the sisters.

36896898Ever since I read Katherine Arden’s The Winternight series, I’ve found a new love for fairytale retelling especially ones to do with Russian folklore. So as soon as I heard of Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, I immediately requested the book! I’m hoping beyond all hope this book won’t disappoint me.

Another book about sisters, Cam? Really?



Yes! But you see, but this one has a murdered in it! Probably no love and tears like the previous two books *ahem* She Was The Quiet One by Michele Campbell seems like it’s going to be one of those dark books which you’ll have to peel back layer by painful layer only to be painfully shocked in the end! There’s always something I like to read about sinister boarding schools (this could probably be an after-effect of Tartt’s The Secret History & Rio’s If We Were Villains.)

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Do you predict books you’re going to love forever? What’s one 2018 release you’re expecting to be a five star read? Have you read any of the books I listed and love them? If so, care to comfort me?

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18 thoughts on “PREDICTING MY 2018 FIVE-STAR READS

  1. Markante Korenwolf says:

    Ooh all those books sound like they have a lot of potential, I’m gonna add some of these to my tbr. I’ve ventured into magic realism for the first time ever (at least knowingly) last week and I was thinking that i should read more books in the gengre and I’m gonna take your post as a sign that i should just go out and get my next magic realism book.
    If i look at my tbr, I have no idea which books on it I don’t hope Will turn out to be a 5 star book for me.

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  2. becandbones says:

    With every book I read, my expectations for reading a destroyed a little more, which I don’t think is a bad thing.

    I have an ARC of Evelyn Hardcastle that I’m really keen to pick up soon!

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  3. Mel says:

    I haven’t read Uprooted yet but now I might because I’m very interested in Spinning Silver!

    One book I was expecting to be a 5-star read for me was Love & Other Carnivorous Plants, but unfortunately it was probably only about a 3.5.

    I hope these all end up being 5-star reads for you!

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  4. Birdie says:

    I haven’t heard of any of these books, except for the Naomi Novik book. Sadly, I wasn’t a big fan of Uprooted, so I didn’t try this one. I hope you love it though. I know she’s a very popular author. 🙂

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  5. Marie says:

    I have heard great things about You’ll Miss Me when I Am Gone, I also look forward to reading it. These kind of emotional, family-focused contemporaries are my favorites. I hope you’ll read and enjoy it, and all of the other books there as well 😀

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  6. Stephanie Jane says:

    I’m rubbish at predicting which books I’ll love! It’s usually the random ones I take a chance on that I love, a bit like bands at a festival!
    I spot a new Naomi Novik in your post through. I did love Uprooted

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  7. auroralibrialis says:

    I have a newfound love for fairytales since reading Katherine Arden’s books as well and I’m very excited for Spinning Silver to come out. Uprooted wasn’t a 5 star read for me, but I’m hoping Spinning Silver will be, and I hope all of these live up to your expectations 🙂

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  8. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense says:

    I get nervous about trying to predict five-star reads. I feel like it’s added pressure to enjoy the novels. I am really looking forward to Spinning Silver. I loved her previous novel Uprooted. The world-building alone was magnificent. I hope all of these turn out to be five-star reads for you!

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