Each new year begins with anticipation. And that is especially true when it comes to new books. Across the internet, sites from Esquire and Cosmopolitan to Bustle and Bookriot publish lists of their most anticipated books. The only problem is that it’s hard to know which books to anticipate most. After a thoroughly non-scientific analysis of multiple Most Anticipated lists published in recent weeks, we now have the answer. Here are the 10 most “Most Anticipated” books coming out this year, from the most Most Anticipated to the least Most Anticipated:
1. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The most Most Anticipated book of 2018!
2. The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
3. Feel Free by Zadie Smith
4. The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg
5. Florida by Lauren Groff
Top 10 most Most Anticipated fun facts
All ten books are by women | Five novels, two essay collections (both by celebrated novelists), three short story collections | Plurality of titles start with the letter F | Top 10 based on analysis of 11 Most Anticipated lists including Buzzfeed, Bookriot, Bustle, The Millions, Popsugar, Huffington Post, AV Club, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Entertainment Weekly | More than 25 books appeared on five or more of the lists reviewed
6. Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
7. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
8. What Are We Doing Here? by Marilynne Robinson
My personal most Most Anticipated.
9. You Think It I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
10. Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
What is your most anticipated book of 2018?