The most anticipated books of Fall 2018

I don’t know about you, but my To-Be-Read list never seems to get smaller! Sometimes even, I swear my list grows when I finish reading a book (don’t ask me how that’s possible).

With the new books that are being released this fall, my TBR just grew even more! These books could be great gift ideas for upcoming birthdays (or, you know, for me).

Because I know you want your To-Be-Read list to get even longer, here are the most anticipated books of Fall 2018.

September 4 – When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

I admit it, the first book I am presenting you isn’t technically released during the fall (since fall officially begins September 22nd). For the sake of this blog post, we are going to pretend the first day of autumn is September 1st. Agreed? Good, thank you.

Mary Kubica is one of my favorite author, and I was happy to learn a new novel of hers was being released soon.

when the lights go out mary kubicaTitle : When the Lights Go Out

Author : Mary Kubica

Publisher : Park Row

Release date : September 4, 2018

Pages : 336

Language : English

Genre : Mystery, Psychological Thriller

Brief summary : After taking care of her sick mother for many years, Jessie is ready to begin her new life, by moving and enrolling in a college course. But when the college calls to inform her that her social security number isn’t valid, Jessie learns a shocking detail on her life that changes everything.

Buy on Amazon | | Author’s website

September 18 – I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan

I really crime fiction, and I quite liked What She Knew by the same author, so I can’t wait to read this book (who is nearly released during the fall).

i know you know gilly macmillan Title : I Know You Know

Author : Gilly Macmillan

Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks

Release date : September 18, 2018

Pages : 384

Language : English

Genre : Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Brief summary : The bodies of two 11-year-old boys are found and a suspect is arrested and convicted for their murder. Twenty years later, another body is found at the exact same spot. New questions arise…

Buy on | Author’s website

October 23 – Imagine Us Happy by Jennifer Yu

I was first attracted to this book’s cover, then by its story, and now I can’t wait to read it.

imagine us happy jennifer yuTitle : Imagine Us Happy

Author : Jennifer Yu

Publisher : Harlequin Teen

Release date : October 23, 2018

Pages : 352

Language : English

Genre : Contemporary, YA

Brief summary : The story of a young girl trying to juggle school, her friends and living with depression. But when she meets a boy who understands her darkness, everything else takes the backseat. However, the relationship is far from perfect and she must ask herself, is it worth fighting for?

Buy on Amazon | | Author’s Goodreads profile

November 6 – Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

By the author of Big Little Lies, the book that became a hit TV series, with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.

nine perfect strangers liane moriartyTitle : Nine Perfect Strangers

Author : Liane Moriarty

Publisher : Flatiron Books

Release date : November 6, 2018

Pages : 464

Language : English

Genre : Fiction, Contemporary

Brief summary : Nine strangers come to spend 10 days at a remote health resort, each hoping to change something in their lives. Among the meditation and the mindfulness, the getaway will be more challenging than anybody thought…

Buy on Amazon | | Author’s website

November 13 – Becoming by Michelle Obama

I always thought the Ex-First Lady of the United States looked like an authentic and intelligent woman. I don’t read a lot of biographies but this is one I want to get.

becoming michelle obamaTitle : Becoming

Author : Michelle Obama

Publisher : Crown

Release date : November 13, 2018

Pages : 480

Language : English

Genre : Biography

Brief summary : Michelle Obama shares her story, from her childhood in Chicago, her meeting with the future President of the United States, and even her life inside the most famous house of the world.

Buy on Amazon |

November 20 – Fire & Blood : 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Fans of the Game of Thrones series must be ecstatic that this book is coming out this fall (I know I am!), which is set 300 years before A Song of Ice and Fire.

Title : Fire & Blood : 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History)

Author : George R. R. Martin

Publisher : Bantam

Release date : November 20, 2018

Pages : 736

Language : English

Genre : Fiction, Action & Adventure

Brief summary : The story of the Targaryen family, the last dragonlords, many centuries before the war for the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones.

Buy on Amazon | | Author’s website

And those are the most anticipated books of Fall 2018!

In the list above, are there any that interests you? Let me know in the comments below! Personally, I already pre-ordered one of them. Can you guess which one? ?

For more reading ideas while you wait for the above books to be released, check out my reading list for the summer 2018 here. 🙂

Until next time!


books fall anticipated releases


  1. Teresa

    October 17, 2018 at 10:25 AM

    Imagine us perfect sounds great. Putting it on my list too now.

  2. Shannon

    October 9, 2018 at 9:01 AM

    I love to read and I’m always looking for new suggestions. I can’t wait to check some of these out. Thanks for posting!

  3. paige

    October 1, 2018 at 9:57 PM

    so excited to read the first two – would love to see your reviews when you finish them 🙂 x

    1. Petite Mélanie

      October 3, 2018 at 10:35 AM

      Hello, I actually just published my review of the first one – When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica. 🙂

  4. Sally Pau

    October 1, 2018 at 10:46 AM

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’m always looking for new reads 🙂 You have some great choices!

  5. Christine

    September 27, 2018 at 2:21 PM

    Great list- particularly interested in the Michelle Obama book.

  6. Amanda

    September 27, 2018 at 12:03 PM

    I am definitely adding some of these to my TBR list for the fall! Great list!

  7. Janna

    September 27, 2018 at 11:02 AM

    I appreciate these posts—I love to read but am definitely out of the loop on good new releases. I will check these out—especially the first one!

  8. Teresa

    September 27, 2018 at 3:15 AM

    Uhh, three of them sound very interesting! I have to look into the Michelle Obama book too.

  9. lauren

    September 21, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    Looks like I’m not alone in being in the dark about Michelle Obama’s book! I can’t wait! Thanks!
    Lauren |

  10. Indya | The Small Adventurer

    September 21, 2018 at 4:07 AM

    I had no idea Michelle Obama was releasing a book! That is something I would LOVE to read!

  11. Gena

    September 20, 2018 at 1:13 PM

    I am adding these books to my “must read this fall” list. It’s always nice to find some amazing options! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  12. Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    September 20, 2018 at 9:31 AM

    Yyyyaaassssss!!!! “Becoming”….it’s a must-read for me! Thanks for the “silent reminder”.

    Much love.

  13. Sam

    September 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM

    PUMPED about this list. Cannot wait – pinned!

  14. Cortney

    September 19, 2018 at 7:16 PM

    Exciting list! There is a book club where I workout. The group is looking for the next book. Will have to share this list!

  15. Jessica

    September 17, 2018 at 4:36 PM

    Love the layout of your post! And love the reccomendations. I will for sure be picking some of these to read!!

  16. Berrion L Berry

    September 17, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    I cannot wait to read Becoming by Michelle Obama, it is seriously at the top of my list after my current read. I’m currently reading Fulfilled by Anna Yusim, and it’s the combining of spirituality and science. It is so good!

  17. Sara |

    September 16, 2018 at 12:51 AM

    Lots of goodness to pick from! I’m most excited for Two Dark Reigns and Kingdom of Ash. But there is always room for more books ^^

  18. Mira Rinne

    September 15, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    I really need to stood up and start reading more! I’m especially waiting for the Michelle Obama’s one and there were others too that sounded interesting. Thank you for this article! 🙂

  19. Lana

    September 15, 2018 at 6:22 AM

    I am intrigued by each one of these books. I don’t have much time to read but I try to read at least a couple pages a day. Now I have ideas what to read after I finish my current books. Thank you!

  20. Elizabeth Hastings

    September 14, 2018 at 5:32 PM

    I appreciate posts like this! Keep up the good work! I’m especially looking forward to that Michelle Obama book!

  21. Soph

    September 14, 2018 at 5:22 PM

    Ooh these all sound amazing. I definitely need to get my hands on Michelle Obama’s autobiography!

    Soph – x

  22. tanya Dyck

    September 14, 2018 at 5:07 PM

    I love to read. I’ll have to pick some of these up

  23. Michelle Broadna

    September 13, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    I used to love reading as a child and teenager and –now as a 30 year old woman– I really want to get back into reading. I have Crazy Rich Asians to read, as well as Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow to get through. I’d love to read a book a month and Nine Perfect Strangers sounds intriguing.

    Great post! x


    1. Petite Mélanie

      September 13, 2018 at 8:11 PM

      Thanks! I read a lot, though not as much as when I was younger! It IS harder to find time to read these days. But when I do, I’m glad 🙂 Hope you’ll find time to read all of these!

  24. Dinel

    September 10, 2018 at 9:39 PM

    All these books look amazing! I’m dying to read Michelle Obama’s book when it comes out!

    1. Petite Mélanie

      September 13, 2018 at 8:10 PM

      Thanks ! I can’t wait for it too! 😮

  25. Jasmine N Williams

    September 8, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    Not really into reading books like I used to. But I’d love to write a book

  26. Jheelam

    September 8, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    I’d definitely give the book by Liane Moriarty a read. Loved her “Big Little Lies” and “What Alice Forgot”. Another book I’m looking forward to “Lethal White” by J. K. Rowling. Do give this series a shot, if you haven’t read it already. 🙂

    1. Petite Mélanie

      September 8, 2018 at 11:17 AM

      I have actually read the two first books in this series 🙂 I will definitely check it out!

  27. Lucie

    September 8, 2018 at 4:38 AM

    These books look quite interesting. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
    Lucie |

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