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10 Books I Can't Wait to Read in 2018

10 Books I Can't Wait to Read in 2018

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Happy New Year, bookworms.

A common resolution people make at the end of the year? To read more. And while I'm not a fan of resolutions in general, I am a fan of reading. (See? I'm not a total monster!)

Here are 10 books I've been impatiently waiting for this year, including short stories, follow-up novels, and, natch, a book about The Bachelor franchise: 

1. You Think It, I'll Say It, By Curtis Sittenfeld: After devouring Sittenfeld's previous releases (Prep and Eligible were my standouts), a collection of short stories, her first, sounds really intriguing. RELEASE DATE: April 24

2. Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood, By Mari Andrew: Before following Andrew on Instagram, I never knew a cartoon drawing could make me laugh, cry or do both simultaneously. Andrew's work is heartfelt and relatable, sometimes brutally so. I can't to dig into her guide to growing up and trying to figure your s--t out as a twenty-something ('Cause we all know I need all the help I can get). RELEASE DATE: March 27

3. The Late Bloomers' Club, By Louise Miller: Ever wish there was a novel version of Gilmore Girls? Well, just consider Miller the ASP (Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of GG, duh-doy) of the literary world. Her debut novel (The City Baker's Guide to Country Living) was just a delight, and I have high expectations for her follow-up about two very different sisters and the fates of a diner, a dog and a small town. RELEASE DATE: July 17

4. The Secret to Southern Charm, By Kristy Woodson Harvey: The first book in the Peachtree Bluff Series took me surprise on my summer vacation, making the beach-read a BFF read (one I tell EVERYONE I have ever met to read). I can't wait to catch up with the trio of Murphy sisters and their loyal mom as they continue to experience love, loss and secret McDonald's runs. RELEASE DATE: April 3

5. The Year of Less, By Cait Flanders: Could you go 12 months with only spending money on essentials (groceries, gas, toiletries) How about getting rid of over half of your belongings? As someone who can't go to Target without buying five things I do not need at all, I am hoping to find some major inspo from Flanders' bold endeavor to live with less to find out a lot more about life. RELEASE DATE: January 16

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6. Bachelor Nation, By Amy Kaufman: Full disclosure: Amy is one of my nearest and dearests, and we trade-off hosting weekly Bachelor viewing parties for some of our friends. We call our coven "Bach Discush" and met through our love of the show. Funny how that happens? Amy's in-depth look at the franchise's history (the good, the bad, the ugly) is a must-read (for devotees and haterz), especially with Amy's wit snark added in. You'll basically feel like you are at one of our viewing parties. RELEASE DATE: March 6

7. The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go, By Amy E. Reichert: A mother-daughter story told from three women? Sold! While Reichert's books tend to be a little lighter (see: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake), her writing is always heavy on heart. RELEASE DATE: May 15

8. Sophia of Silicon Valley, By Anna Yen: Think of this as the Devil Wears Prada of the tech industry. Bonus: Yen drew on her real-life experience with tech giants such as Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, so Easter eggs, ahoy! RELEASE DATE: April 10

9. Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet, By various authors: A collection of short stories from a bunch of talented YA writers (Sara Zarr, Emery Lord, Jennifer Armentrout, etc. etc.) about one of my all-time favorite tropes: THE MEET CUTE! RELEASE DATE: Came out on January 2

10. The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner's Guide to Getting Good with Money, By Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage: Hi, my name is Tierney and I am not good with money. So while I am sort of dreading reading this book, knowing I will have to face some hard truths, I really want to prioritize getting my s--t together in 2018. RELEASE DATE: Came out on January 2 

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