Top Ten Tuesday: 2017 Releases We Missed

Posted January 9, 2018 by Bekka in memes / 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week we are talking about 2017 releases we missed

bekka’s picks

1. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
I didn’t really read the synopsis before I requested this ARC, and when I learned it was about necromancy, my interest kind of waned. But I recently learned that I don’t actually dislike necromancer stories, and since this cover and the whole book design, really, is so beautiful, I now need to read it. Plus the sequel is somehow even more beautiful.

2. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
I really enjoyed the first book when I read it around its release. And for no reason at all, I just neglected the sequel. The third book comes out in 2018 and I plan to marathon the two.

3. The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Another I wasn’t super interested in until I read something else similar. But now I am very into female gladiators and I can’t wait to read this story.

4. Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
I’m really interested in this, but honestly I have to be in a specific mood to read science fiction, and it just hasn’t happened yet.

5. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
I love the growing number of fandom books that have been coming out lately. Eliza and Her Monsters and Queens of Geek both captured my heart and I don’t think this one will be any different.

6. Windwitch by Susan Dennard
I’m just really bad at series. I also wasn’t reading a lot when this book came out because Rosie was just a week old. But I will get to this soon, I will.

7. Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
This is about an abusive relationship and that’s a very heavy topic. I can only read so many heartbreaking and painful books before I get overloaded. But I did read some of it and it’s really, really well written so far.

8. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
So, as I said, I can only read so many painful books. And I can only handle so much real-world evil at a time. This is high priority for me, though, for a lot of reasons.

9. Fireblood by Elly Blake
So, I am bad at series. But also I thought this was going in be bad, and introduce a love triangle and all that. But then Morgan said it’s actually a really good sequel, so I am more motivated to read it. Definitely before Nightblood comes out.

10. Wonder Woman: Warbinger by Leigh Bardugo
The only reason I actually own this is because it’s Leigh Bardugo. I’m just not a super hero book person. I love superhero movies, but reading the books is hard. But obviously I want to read this because Leigh.

alexia’s picks

1. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Given how much I LOVED Simon, I’m baffled that I haven’t read this one yet. I started it about six months ago, but wasn’t really in the mood so I put it down.

2. Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer. This book looks like it’s gonna kill me, so I think it’s a good plan not to read it until I’m in a better state, mentally.

3. Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens. One of my auto-read authors. I cannot wait to read this one. Especially when it started out so well, but I wasn’t in the mood to read for various reasons.

4. Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage. I probably should have read this one by now, so ooops? I haven’t heard a lot of buzz about this book, which is strange and only makes me really excited to read it.

5. The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller. Um a gay guy with anorexia? Yes please. Holy crap, I need to read this book ASAP.

6. Fireblood by Elly Blake. Frostblood was one of my favorite books last year, so I am super excited to continue the series with Fireblood and then eventually Nightblood.

7. Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner. I started this book over the summer and by 20% of the way through, I had already sobbed like a starving baby. So I stopped reading it with the full intention of finishing it soon. Well, that didn’t happen.

8. How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake. I started this one too and made it about 20% before life got in the way and I had to put down this book to deal with life stuff. I am very excited to return to this book very soon.

9. When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. Oh my goodness, I have no excuse for not reading this one yet, except for the fact that I don’t usually reach for fluffy books. I want to try to read more fluffy books this year.

10. This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis. Ughhhh, I cannot believe I didn’t finish this book yet. After the sheer brilliance of A Madness So Discreet & The Female of the Species, I was so stoked to have this book on my Kindle. And yet, I still haven’t read it. I am excited to rectify that this year.

What 2017 releases did you miss out on?

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