Now that 2017 is behind us, 2018 is officially in full swing! Here is a list of books coming out during the first half of 2018 that you might want to add to your “To Read” list!
- “Red Clocks” by Leni Zuma (January 16); A novel set in a dystopian future where women’s reproductive rights are no longer in their control.
- “BRAVE” by Rose McGowan (January 30); A memoir of McGowan’s rebellion against the sexism and mistreatment of women in Hollywood.
- “The Friend” by Sigrid Nunez (February 6); A woman inherits a Great Dane after her best friend’s death, and the two help each other through the loss of a friend and master.
- “White Houses” by Amy Bloom (February 13); A historical fiction of a young woman who falls in love with Eleanor Roosevelt while reporting about FDR’s presidential campaign.
- “Where I Live” by Brenda Rufener (February 27); A young, homeless teen who secretly lives in her high school deals with the hardships of of her past and struggles to create a bright future.
- “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi (March 6); A fantastical and magical novel that tackles real-world issues like racism and prejudice.
- “The Red Word” by Sarah Henstra (March 13); A contemporary college story that takes a critical look at rape culture, college life and campus politics.
- “Dread Nation” by Justina Ireland (April 3); The American Civil War–but with zombies–what more could you ask for?
- “Head of the Colored People: Stories” by Nafissa Thompson-Spires (April 10); Dark and humorous stories that examine black identity in today’s world.
- “A Court of Frost and Starlight” by Sarah J. Maas (May 1); The fourth book in the bestselling “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series that will set up the events in the upcoming companion novellas.
- “War Storm” by Victoria Aveyard (May 15); the fourth and final book in Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series.
- “A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder” by Dianne Freeman (June 26); A historical fiction mystery set in Victorian England.
From dinosaurs to superheroes, 2018 will be a year of blockbusters! Here is list of some highly anticipated movie releases for 2018:
- “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (January 26); the thrilling finale to the Maze Runner saga, starring Dylan O’Brien.
- “Winchester” (February 2); Inspired by true events, a terrifying look into the mysterious Winchester house, starring Helen Mirren.
- “Black Panther” (February 16); From the Marvel universe, the Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman) springs into action when an old enemy threatens the fate of the world.
- “Game Night” (February 23); A weekly couples’ game night gets kicked up a notch, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.
- “A Wrinkle in Time” (March 9); From Walt Disney Pictures, this classic story gets a reimagining with stars like Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon.
- “Truth or Dare” (April 13); A thrilling and terrifying supernatural version of the game Truth or Dare, starring Lucy Hale.
- “Avengers: Infinity War” (May 4); The Avengers and their allies, including the Guardians of the Galaxy, band together to defeat Thanos before he destroys the universe.
- “Deadpool 2” (May 18); A sequel to the gut-busting comedy-action film starring Ryan Reynolds.
- “Slenderman” (May 18); The story of the unnatural figure who seems to be responsible for the disappearances of countless children.
- “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (May 25); This movie will explore the origin of Han Solo and Chewbacca’s famous friendship and their first adventure before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.
- “Ocean’s 8” (June 8); A group of women (Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway and Sarah Paulson) attempt to pull off an impossible heist at the star-studded Met Gala.
- “The Incredibles 2” (June 15); The long-awaited sequel to the Disney-Pixar hit “The Incredibles”. The super-family must work together once again to defeat a new villain while still balancing at-home family life and baby Jack-Jack’s newfound powers.
- “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (June 22); The island’s volcano begins roaring to life, and Owen and Claire (played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard) race to rescue the dinosaurs from extinction.