There are a lot of 2016 releases that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet. 60, in fact, if my Goodreads TBR is to be believed. I buy most of my books, so it’s a struggle deciding which ones to splurge on and get right away in hardcover and which ones wait on until the paperback is released. Because I wait for most of them, I usually end up reading a lot of books the year after they are released. These are the ten that are at the top of the list for 2017!
1. Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys
There was a ton of buzz online about Salt to the Sea this year. I like to think that I’m pretty knowledgable about WWII, but I don’t know much about the events shown in this book, so I definitely need to read this.
2. Fellside by M.R. Carey
I loved The Girl With All The Gifts and am looking forward to reading more by M.R. Carey!
3. Some Kind of Happiness by Clair Legrand
I love Middle Grade fiction, especially fantasy. I’ve read some great reviews for this one, and it looks like the perfect balance of fantasy elements and real-life issues (plus this cover is so cute!).
4. Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
Age of Myth is the first book in a new prequel series tied to Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria Revelations books. It’s probably my favourite epic fantasy series, and I’m excited to get back into the world he’s built!
5. Girl Mans Up by M.E. Girard
I don’t read a ton of YA contemporary, (I’m not about that drama and romance) but this one really caught my eye. The masculine female character looks like someone I’ll be able to relate to.
6. Mark of the Plague by Kevin Sands
I loved The Blackthorn Key and I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for this sequel!
7. A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby
I’ve been looking for some creepy books lately, and both the cover and description of A Taste For Monsters seem to fit the bill.
8. Jerusalem by Alan Moore
After finishing up the Sandman comics this year, I need a new epic graphic novel to get into.
9. Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
David Arnold’s Mosquitoland was one of my favourite books of 2016, and Kids of Appetite looks just as good!
10. Lost Gods by Brom
A few year’s ago I read Brom’s novel The Child Thief, and I was simultaneously captivated and horrified by his spin on Peter Pan. Lost Gods is his take on the idea of Purgatory, and it looks super dark (just Google the illustrations!).
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