It’s looking like 2017 is going to be a great year for books, and I’m looking forward to a lot of this year’s releases. So many that I decided not to include them on my 2017 reading list, because that would make it a very long (and slightly overwhelming) list. I also didn’t include books from series I’m not quite caught up on yet, because I want to get out of the habit of finishing series I’m not enjoying. This year, I want to focus on the books that I’m really excited about, and there are quite a few of them.
Series I’m Continuing
Iron Gold (Iron Gold #1) by Pierce Brown. I love that Brown is writing a trilogy set after the end of the Red Rising trilogy. He does an amazing job with the political aspects of his books, and I’m excited to see how he approaches what happens after an oligarchy is overthrown.
Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel. Even if I didn’t like the first book in this series – Sleeping Giants – I’d probably read this one because I need to find out what happens after that cliffhanger. Luckily, I did really enjoy the first book, and am definitely looking forward to reading this one! I actually received an advance copy, so I will be reading it sooner rather than later.
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V. E. Schwab. The second book in this series ended on an epic cliffhanger, and I need to find out what happens NOW. The good news is, this is almost out. And based on the fact that it’s V. E. Schwab, I’m pretty confident it’s going to be amazing.
Untitled (The Diviners #3) by Libba Bray. I’ve been a fan of Libba Bray for more than a decade now, and I’ve read almost everything she’s published. Her series are some of my favorites, and I can’t wait for the next installment in this one.
Court of Wings & Ruin (A Court of Thorns & Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas. I honestly don’t want to like this series. There are so many problems with it, and I don’t particularly enjoy Sarah J. Maas’s writing (I didn’t like Throne of Glass and don’t plan on reading further in that series). But these books are my guilty pleasure, and I know I will end up reading this one.
Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) by Victoria Schwab. Again, Victoria Schwab is amazing. I love that this series is a duology, and I am so excited to see what she does with this book because the first one was So. Good.
Stand-alones From Authors I Love
The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova. Elizabeth Kostova is one of this authors who takes forever to write books, but it’s totally okay because they end up being masterpieces. I adore her first two books (and think it’s time for a reread), and am exited to delve into this one. I have an ARC, so I’m hoping to get to it soon!
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Neil Gaiman is an auto-buy author for me. Meaning, if I see his name on something, I will buy it. It just so happens that this one is all about Norse Mythology (in case you couldn’t tell from the super mysterious title), which I love. I think I preordered this in like September.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. I really enjoyed Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. Even though I know close to nothing about this one, I like Becky Albertalli’s writing, and think this will be a great read when I’m in the mood for something cute.
The Comfort Zone by Sally Thorne. I’ve been in the mood for romance lately (which is rare) and nothing has come close to Thorne’s debut novel, The Hating Game, which I read and loved a month or so ago. I definitely need another dose of Thorne’s writing, and can’t wait for this to come out!
Because You Love to Hate Me Anthology. I’ve only read four of the thirteen authors contributing to this book, but they’re the reason I want to read it, so… I also follow quite a few of the BookTubers who collaborated on it, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they all came up with.
New Releases/Debuts from Authors I Haven’t Read (Yet)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Everyone has been talking about this lately, and for good reason! I have actually read one other young adult book that deals with the Black Lives Matter movement, and I really enjoyed it. I personally think it’s important to get literature like this out there, so I plan to read an review this book when it’s released.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I’ve heard so much about this debut, and it looks amazing. I am definitely in the mood for some young adult fantasy, especially something involving magic. Everyone seems to love it, and I’m excited to get my hands on it.
Gilded Cage by Vic James. I have an ARC of this one as well, so I will definitely be reading it soon! It’s another young adult fantasy that sounds a bit like Red Queen, and has been getting great reviews so far. It’s also the start to a series, and I need another fantasy series since the Shades of Magic series is ending.
Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields. This one actually comes out today, but I probably won’t get around to it for a bit. It’s a really intriguing debut, and it seems like something I’ll really enjoy. (Although I didn’t really like the other book about a teenage assassin I’ve read.)
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera. I’ve had More Happy Than Not on my TBR for probably more than a year, and still haven’t gotten to it. I’ve heard great things about both of Silvera’s books, and I need to read them.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. Creepy, dark, and reminiscent of a fairy tale? Yes, please! This is another book I keep hearing about and need to get my hands on soon. Luckily, it comes out today, so I don’t have to wait.
What books are you looking forward to this year?