Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2018. Now, I am pretty sure this is supposed to refer to books that are coming out in 2018, but let's be real. I'm pretty excited about books I might get to read in 2018. These are mostly books I already own, but I'm looking forward to getting to next year.
Also, I'm hoping to do the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge next year, so many of these will be for that challenge. I could fill most of the challenges with books I already own and all of them with books on my to-read shelf on Goodreads.
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse - This is the one about the couple that went around burning down abandoned buildings in rural Virginia. I'm reading this for the challenge to read a book of true crime.
We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union - Remember when I put this on my list for what I wanted Santa to bring? It showed up in my Book of the Month box. Apparently, I ordered it. This is for the challenge to read a celebrity memoir.
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by MacKenzie Lee - I bought this a while back. My daughter loved it. I haven't got to it yet. But it fits the challenge to read a book that is the first in a new-to-you YA series.
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams - This has been on my list since August of 2016. It fits the challenge to read a book about nature.
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond - This has been on my to-read list since March 2016. It fits the challenge to read a book of social science.
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemison - I picked this book up in Denver this summer. This woman is the only person to win two back-to-back Hugo awards. Also, it fits the challenge to read a sci-fi novel with a female protagonist, written by a female author. This challenge might have been written with this book in mind.
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand - I got this tiny little book a zillion years ago. The cover is so bright and colorful! I think the story is less happy, but it's only 242 pages so it meets the challenge to read a one-sitting book.
Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh - This is a cute little book of cartoons. Allie Brosh is most of us. This fits the challenge to read a comic book written and illustrated by the same person.
Persuasion by Jane Austen - I swear this meets a challenge! It's to read a book published posthumously. I'm excited.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - The movie came out last month. Of course I haven't seen it. I can read the book for the challenge to read a classic of genre fiction. Woot!
So those are some books I'm excited to get to next year. What is on your list?