Ok real talk – some of these have already come out but when I first drafted the post they weren’t and life got in the way so I am only posting it now!
2017 is shaping up to be an amazing year for us bookworms! There are sooooooo many books I am excited for I could go on for pages and pages but neither of us have time for that. So I have tried to pick 5 of my top faves from the first half of the year! I think I will do a few more anticipated release posts as the year goes on!
In no particular order because they are all amazing:
History is all you left me By Adam Silvera
“OCD-afflicted Griffin is grieving his ex-boyfriend and first love, Theo, who has tragically drowned. Griffin has history with Theo, but to learn more about the person he was becoming Griffin befriends Jackson, Theo’s boyfriend before he died. What becomes a complicated friendship between the grieving pair will have readers questioning Griffin’s own version of the truth—both in terms of what people are willing to hide and what love really means.”
How can you not want to read this!! What an amazing sounding blurb – like it sounds like it will rip put my heart but that is the price I will pay for its awesomeness.
ALSO I am very excited for They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, it is also coming out this year – Two Adam Silvera books in one year! We are VERY lucky bookworms!
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Available: February 28th
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community.
It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives
Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.
What a relevant and much needed book in all our lives. I am excited to read this book and learn about current events from the eyes of someone involved. Growing up a white girl in Australia I could not be more removed from current events involving the Black community in America and I think this book will be eye opening, emotional and open not just my views but everyones. While the story itself is fictional it is only too common occurrence in real life. ALSO the movies rights have been optioned with Amadla Stenberg to play the lead and I love them! They are an amazing Actor!
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Available: May 30th
A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?
Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.
The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
I only discovered this book a few weeks after seeing people discuss it on Twitter! I was immediately hooked, it just sounds so so adorable the perfect summer read- despite coming out in Autumn for us Aussies. Also HOW CUTE is this cover!
A Shadow’s Breathe by Nicole Hayes.
Then, things were looking up for Tessa. Her mum was finally getting her life back on track. Tessa had started seeing Nick. She was making new friends. She’d even begun to paint again.
Now, Tessa and Nick are trapped in the car after a corner taken too fast. Injured, stranded in the wilderness, at the mercy of the elements, the question becomes one of survival.
But Tessa isn’t sure she wants to be found. Not after what she saw. Not after what she remembered.
Reasons I am excited for this book: It sounds AMAZING. Its by an Australian author?? what more do you need! I was also lucky enough to go to the book launch last week and Nicole was super lovely 🙂
Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer
Available: March 27th
It’s the summer after high school ends and everyone is moving on. Winning scholarships. Heading to uni. Travelling the world. Everyone except Milo Dark. Milo feels his life is stuck on pause. His girlfriend is 200km away, his mates have bailed for bigger things and he is convinced he’s missed the memo reminding him to plan the rest of his life. Then Layla Montgomery barrels back into his world after five years without so much as a text message.
As kids, Milo and Layla were family friends who shared everything – hiding out in her tree house, secrets made at midnight, and sunny afternoons at the river. But they haven’t spoken since her mum’s funeral. Layla’s fallen apart since that day. She pushed away her dad, dropped out of school and recently followed her on-again-off-again boyfriend back to town because she has nowhere else to go. Not that she’s letting on how tough things have been.
What begins as innocent banter between Milo and Layla soon draws them into a tangled mess with a guarantee that someone will get hurt. While it’s a summer they’ll never forget, is it one they want to remember?
A boy-meets-girl-again story from the award-winning author of The Intern and Faking It.
Another Love OZYA title and I am so excited (These theme of this whole post is’ I’m excited haha) I recently read The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer and LOVED it! I really love Gabrielle’s writing style. It is easy to read and suck you in! I immediately had to add this to my TBR for 2017.
I could do many many more but it will take up too much space and time, so I will also post a list below of some other titles I am super excited for in 2017:
- A court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas – I don’t know if I am emotionally prepared for this hahahahaha I am laughing so I don’t cry.
- Untitled – Throne of Glass 6 by Sarah J Maas- This was originally a novella about Chaol but has turned into a FULL NOVEL! I am so excited to read it even though it means the final TOG novel wont be here till 2018.
- My not so perfect life by Sophie Kinsella – One of my favorite Authors! – HAVE ALREADY READ THIS IT’S AMAZING!!!
- Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
- The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
- Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
- Wires and Nerve, Vol 1 by Marissa Meyer
- The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon – I read the first two in the Bone Season Series about a year and a half ago AND the ending of the second was soooooo intense! I have been DYING for the third book!!!!
Ok ok I will stop my list now but there are so many books coming out and so little time.
Until next time bookworms,