SPRING 2018

1. The Perfect Mother

by Aimee Molloy35887193

Psychological Thriller

May 1, 2018

Harper

*Soon to be a major motion picture starring Kerry Washington*

In this highly anticipated novel, a group of new mothers are brought together by their pregnancy due dates: they call themselves the May Mothers. One night, when the moms relish in a night out, one of their babies is kidnapped. An investigation is immediately underway; secrets are exposed, friendships are broken, the media frenzy begins.

2. She Felt Like Nothing

by R. H. SinRH Sin

Poetry

April 10, 2018

Andrews McMeel Publishing

From the bestselling author of the Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel series is another powerful book of poetry. This time, the themes are self-discovery and retrospection. This book will undoubtedly fly off the shelves; everyone will be reading it this spring.

3. Sophia of Silicon Valley

by Anna Yen35820392

Contemporary Fiction

April 10, 2018

William Morrow

Sophia is a strong, outspoken woman traversing the man-powered tech industry of Silicon Valley. In the midst of a software revolution, Sophia is determined to be apart of the project. This book has the inside scoop what what really goes on behind the scenes in companies like Apple, Google, Tesla, etc.

4. Not That I Could Tell

by Jessica Strawser34964878

Mystery

March 27, 2018

St. Martin’s Press

It is a typical Saturday night: with wine in one hand and a baby monitor in the other, a group of women sit around a fire pit gossiping. Come Monday morning, one of the women is missing. A media circus, a police investigation, and an abundance of secrets will keep you turning page after page in this must-read novel.

5. The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One

by Amanda Lovelacethe witch doesn't burn in this one

Poetry

March 6, 2018

Andrews McMeel Publishing

In the second book of the Women are Some Kind of Magic series, Lovelace delivers another relatable collection of poetry encouraging women to take control of their lives.
PSA: Keep on the look-out for the Target Exclusive Limited Edition Copy (it is RED!).

6. Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life

by Laura Thompson35407580.jpg

Biography

March 6, 2018

Pegasus

We are Crazy for Christie here at BlondeVsBooks. Since publishing her first novel 100 years ago, over a billion copies of her books have been sold. Yes, over a billion. Laura Thompson brings readers a glimpse of the ‘behind the scenes’ of Christie’s life, the backstory, and how her successful stories came to be.

7. The Flight Attendant

by Chris Bohjalian35506211

Mystery/Thriller

March 13, 2018

Doubleday

*Soon to be major motion picture starring Kaley Cuoco!*

Attention fans of Gillian Flynn, Ruth Ware and Paula Hawkins!  Cassandra Bowden wakes up with a massive hangover and a dead man in her bed. Nevertheless, she gets ready and heads to her job as a flight attendant. In only a few hours, she will be out of this city and onto the next. How many lies will she have to tell to avoid this mishap?

8. The Astonishing Color of After

by Emily X.R. Pan35604686

Young Adult/Magical Realism

March 20, 2018

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

On this magical trip, Leigh Chen Sanders encounters family secrets, newfound relationships, and romance. When Leigh’s mother does by suicide, she becomes obsessed with the idea that her mother reincarnated as a bird. Leigh travels to Taiwan to visit her maternal grandparents in hopes of finding her mother’s spirit.

9. The Death of Mrs. Westaway

by Ruth Ware36373481

Mystery/Thriller

May 29, 2018

Gallery/Scout Press

Note to all readers: new Ruth Ware novels are EXCITING! The Lying Game (June 2017) and In a Dark, Dark Wood (July 2015) were both absolutely chilling. Ware has perfected the combination of captivating details, developed characters, and a thrilling crime.

10. War Storm (Red Queen #4)

by Victoria Aveyard27188596

Young Adult/Fantasy

May 15, 2018

HarperTeen

The much anticipated fourth and FINAL book to Aveyard’s Red Queen series. Needless to say, a 2018 must-read!!

11. The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell35995489

by Robert Dugoni

Fiction

April 24, 2018

Lake Union Publishing

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell is certainly unique. Dugoni diverges from his bestselling Tracy Crosswhite series to an unusual childhood story. Sam Hell has ocular albinism. In other words, his pupils are red.

12. The Broken Girls

by Simone St. James35305625

Mystery/Historical Fiction

March 20, 2018

Berkley

The Broken Girls is historically accurate, with paranormal elements; it is supernatural yet fathomable. It is a ghost story intertwined with a concentration camp in World War II. It is past and present.

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13. The Mars Room

by Rachel Kushnermars room

Fiction

May 1, 2018

Scribner

With essences of Orange is the New Black, Romy Hall has just began serving a life sentence at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility. Leaving a son behind, Romy struggles to come to terms with the journey that led her here, of all places. Aren’t we all a little bit curious what prison is really like?

14. Blackfish City

by Sam J. Miller35558395

Science Fiction

April 17, 2018

Ecco

A floating arctic city; nano-bonded orcas and polar bears; an Earth violently reshaped by the mistakes we’re making right now… I haven’t been this swept away by imagination and world-building since Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. A gorgeous, queer, muscular novel.”
-Carmen Maria Machado, National Book Award-nominated author of Her Body and other Parties

15. Would you Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out

by Katie Heaney31930493

Memoir

March 6, 2018

Ballantine Books

What does it mean to find yourself, to know who you are and walk boldly in that truth? Would You Rather? takes readers on that journey along with Katie, reveling in the relief and glee of finding your tribe and frolicking in the exquisite joy of being a woman who loves women.”
-Jenna Wortham, The New York Times

16. Other People’s Houses

by Abbi WaxmanOther peoples houses

Humor/Women’s Fiction

April 3, 2018

Berkley Books

A brutally honest story about growing up, parenthood, and snarky (yet humorous) observations of life.

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17. Ready Player One

by Ernest ClineReady Player One

Science Fiction

August 16, 2011

Crown Publisher

**NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG**

An action-packed, highly entertaining, nostalgic thrill ride through the past combined with the danger and excitement of a not-too-distant future. It marries the fantastical world of Harry Potter with a touch of Orson Scott Card – where fantasy is reality, geeks are cool, and the possibilities are endless.”
-New York Journal of Books

If you have not read this book yet, now is the time.

18. The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

by Kirk Wallace Johnson35901186.jpg

Nonfiction/True Crime

April 24, 2018

Viking

Everything the author touches in this thoroughly engaging true-crime tale turns to storytelling gold Johnson’s flair for telling an engrossing story is, like the beautiful birds he describes, exquisite. A superb tale about obsession, nature, and man’s unrelenting desire to lay claim to its beauty, whatever the cost.”
-Kirkus (Starred Review)

[A] batshit insane story
-Chicago Reader (“Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018“)

19. Rainbirds

by Clarissa Goenawan33026565

Mystery

March 6, 2018

Soho Press

[A] well-paced mystery Goenawan’s debut balances a finely wrought plot with patient, measured portraits of fragile relationships, making for a spare yet inviting novel that grabs hold and doesn’t let go.”
-Publishers Weekly

20. Laura & Emma

by Kate GreatheadLaura & Emma

Contemporary Fiction

March 13, 2018

Simon Schuster

The setting is Upper East Side Manhattan. Private schools, summer homes, and old money are the predicable themes, intertwined with elements of sperm donation, the AIDS epidemic (1980’s), and chasing dreams. Personally, I cannot wait to read this one.6 DIVIDERauthorSMblonde vs books header blue and green small

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