Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and this week’s theme is top ten books I’m looking forward to in the first half of 2017. I’ve gone by the UK dates for these, and I’ve tried to get the dates down as accurately as possible (if there are books without a date, it’s because Goodreads and Amazon were giving me completely different ones).
As always, the covers will take you to each book’s respective Goodreads pages.
STRANGE THE DREAMER BY LAINI TAYLOR
Expected UK publication: 28th March 2017.
I’m a huge fan of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, so I’ve been excited for this book ever since it was first announced. I’m not even too sure what this new series is entirely about, but really I’d like to keep it that way. I think Laini Taylor’s writing is beautiful, and so absorbing. The world she created in her trilogy was so rich and imaginative that I have such high hopes for this book. In a way, I’m kind of glad that the publication was pushed back because it means that I can actually make time to read this book!
A CONJURING OF LIGHT BY V.E. SCHWAB
I read both A Darker Shade of Magic and A Gathering of Shadows this year and really, really enjoyed them. I’m so excited (and nervous!) to see how this series is going to finish and where the characters will end up!
Expected UK publication: 4th May 2017
I’m automatically on board for anything Patrick Ness writes. His Chaos Walking trilogy ranks among my favourite series of all time, and More Than This is also one of my favourite books. Release sounds like it’s sure to be another favourite of mine as its partially inspired by Mrs Dalloway. It follows one character, Adam Thorn, during one day of his life. I’m really, really excited for this one—and I’m also excited to see what the cover will look like because I’m…shallow…
THE LOVE INTEREST BY CALE DIETRICH
This book just sounds so cool. Not only is about a secret organisation of teenage spies, it seems to lightly poke fun at the common YA trope of the love triangle by making it a literal life or death situation. To top it all off, one of the boys starts to fall in love with the other, and honestly, I’m 100% here for LGBT romances.
CARAVAL BY STEPHANIE GARBER
I feel like I’ve been seeing this book absolutely everywhere, and all the hype has definitely got me interested. I’ve seen it compared to The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, which I read last year and really enjoyed. It definitely sounds like a lot of fun, so I’m really interested in picking it up.
A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN BY SARAH J. MAAS
Okay, so while I didn’t enjoy A Court of Mist and Fury as much as most people, the ending successfully sold me on picking up the next book in the series. I’m really looking forward to this new plot direction, and I definitely prefer this series over the Throne of Glass series, which I’ve indefinitely put aside. I find the world in this series to be wonderfully described, and I’m kind of invested in Feyre and Rhys’ relationship.
THE INEXPLICABLE LOGIC OF MY LIFE BY BENJAMIN ALIRE SAENZ
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is one of my favourite books, but for some reason I’ve never read anything else by him. Seeing that this book was being released has thankfully reminded me that I need to check out his other work!
GILDED CAGE BY VIC JAMES
This is another book that just sounds really, really cool. It’s the first book in a fantasy series set in modern Britain, wherein the country is run by magically gifted aristocrats, and those below them must serve them for ten years. It sounds like an interesting mix between a fantasy novel and a dystopian novel, so I’m really intrigued by this one!
SAGA, VOL. 7 BY BRAIN K. VAUGHAN AND FIONA STAPLES.
Expected UK publication: April 2017
Honestly, there’s not much I can say about this. Saga is my favourite comic book series, and I start anticipating the next volume as soon as I start reading the one that came before it. I love the characters, and the plot always surprises me. I know that I could read these as single issues, but that doesn’t really work for me, and there’s something to be enjoyed about waiting for each release!
THE HATE U GIVE BY ANGIE THOMAS
Expected UK publication: April 2017
This is a YA contemporary book inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, focusing on the protagonist, Starr after she witnesses her unarmed friend, Khalil, get shot and killed by a police officer. I feel like this is going to be an important, powerful book, and I’ll definitely be picking it up as soon as it comes out.
So those are my most anticipated books! I’m probably missing quite a few, but honestly I tend to be quite bad at keeping up with new releases, so more often than not I end up being surprised when I see a book is out.
I’d love to know if any of these books also made your list! 🙂