While I already have an on-going list of 2018 book releases, today’s Top Five Wednesday is more-so a wish list featuring the types of books that I’d like to see more of in the New Year.My 2018 Wishlist is mostly inspired by books that I’ve read in 2017 that my heart and TBR crave.
Books featuring positive female friendships – I feel like 2017 had a bunch of awesome books featuring positive female friendships— friendships where in the beginning, girls are not pitied against one another, competing over a guy, etc.—and I would love to see this trend thrive on in 2018. Some 2017 releases that come to my mind include Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, Something Like Happy by Eva Woods, and When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon.
Summery contemporaries – Contemporary is my favorite genre to begin with, but add summer AND I’LL BE THERE BEFORE YOU CAN GRAB YOUR BEACH CHAIR AND SUNGLASSES! I think I enjoy contemporaries that take place in the summer so much because not only is summer my favorite season, but I also tend to love the situations or settings most characters get to experience in the season, from being a camp counselor to escaping to the family beach house. My favorite summer contemporary released in 2017 is hands-down The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord.
Books about college students– This wish mainly comes from the fact that I am currently a college student myself, and I admit that I am starting to get a bit tired of the more high school dilemmas set in some contemporary YA books. I think I won’t find this category in YA as much as I might find it in new adult or adult reads. My favorite 2017 release where our main characters were college students is We Are Okay by Nina LaCour.
YA Books featuring feminism – This wish is 100% inspired by Jennifer Mathieu’s Moxie. Moxie focuses on a feminist revolution in a small-town, Texas high school and was such an empowering read (and it also featured positive female friendships). I think Moxie has really set the bar for more books about feminism to be released in the young-adult market.
Series Finales– Okay, so this might be cheating the prompt just a bit, but there are so many series conclusions coming out in 2018 that my TBR has been waiting for–I’m taking about you, Throne of Glass #7. Aside from Sarah J. Maas’s last ToG book, I’m highly anticipating the sequel to Marie Lu’s Warcross and Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. My favorite series finale in 2017 was of course, Jenny Han’s Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.