Gimme that Book Now: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For the Rest of this Year

Gimme that Book Now: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For the Rest of this Year
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the awesome group over at The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the awesome group over at The Broke and the Bookish.

How do you even start listing all the books you want to read? Or at least how do I start? Perchance your TBR pile is reasonable and under your control.  If I did nothing but read 16 hours a day for the next three years I might start making a dent in mine. If I didn't add anything new. And let's not kid ourselves, I will. In fact I added at least six books just looking up goodreads urls writing this.  But here are the books that I am determined to read come rain or storm or dark of night. 


The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo cover

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
by Leigh Bardugo 

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: September 26th 2017
Preordered/own: for some reason not yet.

Reasons I want to read: Leigh Bardugo.  I wasn't a huge fan of the Grisha series (it wasn't terrible but it wasn't my favorite) but Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom were both amazing and I will auto-buy her stuff forever now. I am also a fan of short story collections.  YA doesn't have enough of them.  Much excitment.


The Color Project by Sierra Abrams cover

The Color Project
by Sierra Abrams

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: July 18th 2017
Preordered/own: yes

Reasons I want to read: It just looks so adorable. I have to have it the moment that it comes out.  Nobody bother me that day. I have plans.


The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee cover

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
by Mackenzi Lee 

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: June 27th 2017
Preordered/own: yes

Reasons I want to read: Other bloggers have convinced me that I need this and who am I to argue with that? Also, the cover. It makes me think of this description of an actor (Jonathan Rhys Meyers?) who described him as having a slightly rotted kid of beauty.  I kind of dig it. It is getting really good buzz from some bloggers who have tastes similar to mine.  I see that the author has a backlist so I might put some of those on my TBR pile as well.  Nothing to see here. 


Dear Martin by Nic Stone cover

Dear Martin
by Nic Stone

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: October 17th 2017
Preordered/own: yes

Reasons I want to read: I have read a couple of different blurbs for this book and they have all caused me to be enraged on the main characters behalf.  Things better turn out right for him because I am already invested.  It also reminds me of the recent incident where 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was shot and killed by police.  He was an honors student which seemed to garner more public outrage.   I remember reading an article where the writer was making the point that a report card shouldn't be a marker of worth or of whether someone deserves to live.  I have some sky high expectations for this book and I really hope that it lives up to them.


Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf cover

Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
by Maryanne Wolf

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: March 6th 2008
Preordered/own: I got it from my schools professional library

Reasons I want to read: I am a reader and I am an educator.  How have I not read this before? I went to a literacy conference in March and this book was metioned and has been on my list ever since.  Along with a few dozen education based books.  But this one is more for pleasure reading.  


Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner cover

Goodbye Days
by Jeff Zentner 

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: April 6th 2017
Preordered/own: yes

Reasons I want to read: The Serpent King was my number one book of 2016. I have had this since it came out but have been putting it off due to fear of second book slump.  Or that it will somehow damage the expereience that I had with The Serpent King.  Something like that.  I never claimed that my reasoning made sense.


The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby cover

The Secret History of Us
by Jessi Kirby

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: August 1st 2017
Preordered/own: not yet

Reasons I want to read: 100% here for Jessi Kirby. Her stuff isn't perfect but her stuff is so fresh that I don't even care. It also involves amnesia. I am not sure how I feel about that. I am not sure that I have read a book with a character who has it before.  It seems to be a movie/tv thing more often.  It could be fascinating or terrible depending on how much research and attention to detail was done.  Pretty confident in this one.


A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard cover

A Quiet Kind of Thunder
by Sara Barnard

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: January 12th 2017
Preordered/own: currently in my amazon basket.

Reasons I want to read: Yes, this one has been out for six months but it wasn't released for the kindle which means that I haven't had access to it.  The main characters are deaf and selectively mute.  I haven't read anything about the representation but I am excited enough by the premise to risk it.


Alexander Hamilton  by Ron Chernow cover

Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow 

Goodreads | Amazon | Audible
Series: no
Published: March 29th 2005
Preordered/own: yes

Reasons I want to read: This has been on my pile for more than two years now. I have started it a couple of times.  It is excellant but something like 800 pages long.  You have to kind of be in an extended mood for that.  However, in exactly one month I will be in NY seeing the play Hamilton.  I want to have this read by then.  My strategy is the audiobook.  I started it a couple of days ago and making it through really quickly.  A mere 38 hours left.  But since I moved this weekend and this book will be perfect for listening to while I am unpaking.


All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater cover

All the Crooked Saints
by Maggie Stiefvater 

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: I think it is a stand alone
Published: October 10th 2017
Preordered/own: not yet

Reasons I want to read: Maggie Stiefvater.  Need I say more? The more I read of her work the more I like it. The Raven Boys was one of my top reads of last year but I also loved Shiver, Linger, and The Scorpio Races. I didn't even read the description before adding it to my "to read" list in Goodreads, Something, something owls, rock'n'roll, miricles. Give. It. To, Me. Now.

 

What do you think of this list?  Do we have anything in common?  Do you have any recommendations for me? Any and all are welcome!  Summer starts in two and a half weeks and I have many a fourteen hour plane ride to get through.  

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