My Reading Life: 10 Anticipated Reads

I’m looking forward to reading lots of books this year and have set a personal target for 100. There’s a few standout titles by authors I love being released in the first half of 2018, and I’ve been quietly saving the covers into a folder called ‘Anticipated Reads’. There’s 10 covers in there now, so I thought I’d share them with you.




The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale

The Opal Dragonfly tells the bittersweet story of an ambitious family’s fall from grace and a brave young woman’s struggle to find her true self.

Published by Allen & Unwin – March 2018.


Three Gold Coins by Josephine Moon

Three Gold Coins is a masterfully written celebration of food, family, triumph over adversity, and love – a deliciously imperfect life.

Published by Allen & Unwin – March 2018.


The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton

The Shepherd’s Hut is a searing look at what it takes to keep love and hope alive in a parched and brutal world.

Published by Penguin Random House Australia – March 12, 2018.


True Blue by Sasha Wasley

The highly anticipated new novel from the author of Dear Banjo.

Love is random. Accidental. You just live your life and then one day it’ll hit you with the right person.

Published by Penguin Random House Australia – May 28, 2018.


Redemption Point by Candice Fox

A compulsive new crime thriller, which sees Ted Conkaffey once again teaming up with an unlikely partner – this time the father of the girl he was accused of abducting.

Published by Penguin Random House Australia – January 29, 2018.


The Cowgirl by Anthea Hodgson

The new novel from the acclaimed author of The Drifter.

‘When you look up at that sky, tell me you don’t know the world is bigger than this farm.’

Published by Penguin Random House Australia – February 26, 2018.


The Juliet Code by Christine Wells

A new historical novel packed full of spies, love, betrayal and secrets.

Published by Penguin Random House Australia – April 30, 2018.


The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

About the highest stakes a family can face and the bonds that can tear a community apart, this is a novel as spectacular and powerful as Alaska itself. It is the finest example of Kristin Hannah’s ability to weave together the deeply personal with the universal.

Published by Macmillan – 30 January, 2018.


The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester

Crossing generations, society’s boundaries and international turmoil, The Paris Seamstress is the beguiling, transporting story of the special relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter as they attempt to heal the heartache of the past.

Published by Hachette Australia – March 27, 2018.


The Memories That Make Us by Vanessa Carnevale

Gracie Ashcroft is supposed to marry Blake Beaumont in three months’ time. The trouble is, she doesn’t know who he is…

Forced to examine the person she has become, Gracie confronts the question: if you had your time over, would you live the same life twice?

Published by Harlequin Australia – March 2018.


I look forward to bringing you reviews for each of these titles as they are released. What books are you looking forward to reading this year?

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