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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

TTT: Looking Forward to 2017

I haven't done one of these since September, so I figured I should jump back into the fray for the month of December.  There are some great topics coming up this month—I couldn't resist!  Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme and you should definitely join in.  Just click on over to The Broke and the Bookish to see what it's all about.  

One of my favorite things about a new year is checking out all the sparkly books it will be bringing us.  Here are ten on which I have my eye:  

Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward to in the First Half of 2017 

1.  Returned by Kimberley Griffiths Little—I'm excited to see what happens in the finale of this YA Mesopotamian adventure/romance series.  I enjoy everything KGL writes, so this one is naturally at the top of my list.  Available February 7, 2017

2.  Caraval by Stephanie Garber—This YA novel sounds like an intriguing blend of adventure, magic, and romance.  What's not to love?  Available January 31, 2017.

3.  Wintersong by S. Jae Jones—This Phantom of the Opera-ish story sounds magical.  I want.  Available February 7, 2017.

4.  Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves—This YA novel about a girl who is Barren in a world of magic has intrigued me ever since I first heard about it.  Available March 28, 2017.

5.  In Farleigh Field by Rhys Brown—I received an ARC of this WWII novel the other day and can't wait to delve into it.  Available March 1, 2017.

6.  Follow Me Down by Sherri Smith—You all know I love me a good psychological thriller.  This one, about a woman who returns to her North Dakota hometown after her twin brother goes missing, sounds compelling.  Available March 21, 2017.

7.  Into the Water by Paula Hawkins—I enjoyed The Girl on the Train, so I've been anxious to see what Hawkins will do next.  I'm not sure what her newest is about, but that doesn't matter.  I'll read it no matter what.  Available May 2, 2017.

8.  One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus—YA mystery/thrillers are not exactly plentiful, so I get excited when I hear about one that sounds good.  In this one, five kids walk into detention, but only four come out.  How did Simon die?  And why?  Available May 30, 2017.

9.  Proof of Lies by Diana Rodriguez Wallach—Another YA mystery, this one is about a teen who's trying to solve the mystery of her sister's disappearance.  Available March 7, 2017.

10.  Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor—This YA novel, about a boy in search of a mythical lost city, sounds exciting and mysterious.  Available March 28, 2017.

What do you think?  Do any of these appeal to you?  What are you looking forward to reading in the first half of 2017?  I'd love to know.  Comment on this post and I'll happily return the favor.

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! 


  1. Great minds! We have four of the same books on our list. Thank you for the heads up on In Farleigh Field (I love WWII books) and Follow Me Down which looks very good.

    1. Same name, too! I think it's obvious what's going on here -- we're book twins who got separated at birth :)

  2. I am really looking forward to Into the Water! I want to see what she comes up with next. Great list!

  3. Great list. Caraval was a good read. I hope you'll enjoy it as well. :)

  4. Okay, so Proof of Lies sounds super interesting. As do some of the others on your list.
    *scurries off to add them all on GR)

  5. Just finished Banished--looking forward to Returned!

  6. I'm really excited about Caraval too. I can't wait to get to it. Let's just hope 2017 is a better reading year for me than 2016 was.

  7. Caraval and Blood Rose Rebellion were on my list this week too. One of Us Is Lying sounds really interesting.
    My TTT:

  8. Yeah, several of these look good.

  9. Farleigh is on my list too! I really like Bowen's work though be prepared that she's a cozy author so it may not have much grit to it. I'm really excited about it! Strange the Dreamer looks amazing and Taylor is author I've been wanting to try. Great list!

  10. A new release from Laini Taylor! And it sounds sooo good. Can't wait til March for that one!

  11. Great list! I have Strange the Dreamer on my TBR. Can't wait to read it! I haven't heard of a lot of these, but they sound so good. I'll have to go add them to my TBR! :D

  12. Caraval sure has been a popular choice this week. I haven't added it to my TBR list just yet, but I am really excited to see what everyone thinks of the book when it is published. Hope you enjoy it!

  13. I'm completely **thrilled** to see RETURNED at the top of your list for 2017 - WOW!! Thanks for sharing it with your blog readers! I can't wait, too, but it's beginning to make me really nervous too! :-)

  14. This is a great list! I'm really looking forward to Caraval (Stephanie is one of the sweetest authors) and Strange the Dreamer. I just read Wintersong and loved parts of it but am still mulling over others (I'd love to know what you think).


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