January 9: Top Ten Books I Meant To Read In 2017
As a mood reader, I am notoriously bad at reading books from any stipulated weekly/monthly/seasonal TBR list. As a result, this week’s list is compiled from books I placed on my Spring, Summer and Autumn “TBR’s”.
1. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
This was on my TBR at the very beginning of 2017 upon its release; fast-forward to the autumn and I read Adam Silvera’s second release of the year (!) They Both Die At The End, which turned out to be my favourite book of the year, so I have high expectations for this novel.
2. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
Having heard Melinda speak on a panel at YALC 2016, I subsequently added her book to my TBR, but I never got round to reading it. Cue her appearance at YALC 2017 and yet more buzz about her series, but I still haven’t read it. Terrible, I know.
3. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
This novel received massive hype on social media upon its release, but since then it seems to have disappeared. I meant to read it at the time, but I’m less bothered about it now.
4. Release by Patrick Ness
Having read (and adored) A Monster Calls in 2016, adding Patrick Ness’s newest release to my TBR was a no brainer: I then heard him talk on a panel at YALC 2017 and I was completely enamoured with the plot of Release, so I definitely plan on picking it up soon.
5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This book easily received the most hype in 2017 (and I’m assured rightly so) but I’m often sceptical about such releases, so I put it on the back-burner until the buzz had died down. It never did, thus I never read it (I will do).
6. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Despite not having read the Grisha Trilogy, I am assured that this book, the first in a new duology, can be read without previous knowledge of the series, despite being set in the same world. Complicated though that sounds, I’m going to give it a go.
7. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
As the author of one of my favourite YA novels, We Were Liars, E. Lockhart’s new releases automatically end up on my TBR, and after hearing her on a panel at YALC 2017 this novel bumped even higher up my list.
8. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
In the summer and autumn of last year, every book blogger/vlogger/Instagrammer and their mother was reading this book. I’ve heard countless wonderful reviews, so I will definitely be picking it up.
9. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
The amount of hype this novel received during the middle and latter months of 2017 was intense; so hyped was this book that it didn’t make it off my TBR pile into my hands. It will do though, especially since Sarah J. Maas is releasing the third book in the “series” in 2018.
10. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
I read (and loved) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda a couple of years ago, so I’m sure I’ll love Becky’s second novel too. I’ll get to it, I’m just currently drowning under my TBR pile.
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