Top Ten Books I'm For Sure Going to Read in The First Half Of 2017

I am terrible about book procrastination.  I will have a book on my TBR to read, I will want to read this book, I will also use any excuse ever not to read it.  What is wrong with me?  Internal conversation: Me- I want to read the second book in a series that I really enjoyed.  Also me- Let's read this random book that you haven't been planning on reading but is on the first page of your kindle library instead.  

It is a problem.  But this coming year is going to be different!  I am finally going to get to these books. I swear...


Days of Blood & Starlight  by Laini Taylor cover

Days of Blood & Starlight
by Laini Taylor 

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Published: November 6th 2012
Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2

“I am one of billions. I am stardust gathered fleetingly into form. I will be ungathered. The stardust will go on to be other things someday and I will be free.” 

I have no idea what has been stopping me from reading this book. I greatly enjoyed Daughter of Smoke & Bone and I still randomly wake up wondering about what happens after the book ends.

 
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My Sister Rosa
byJustine Larbalestier

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Series: no
Published: November 15th 2016

“Why did you push her ?' Rosa screams again. I realise she's pointing at me.” 

I think that it was Adam Silvina who convinced me that I needed to read this book due to one rave on twitter.  Sold. I don't read much horror but I have come across a couple of titles recently that have intrigued me.


Is this new cover ugly or is it just me? Maybe.  I could just be judging his hair and her outfit.  

Is this new cover ugly or is it just me? Maybe.  I could just be judging his hair and her outfit.  

The Wrong Side of Right
by Jenn Marie Thorne

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Series: stand alone
Published: March 15 2015
Update: Full review of The Wrong Side of Right

“It’s amazing how much one person can change the world, even if they don’t know they’re doing it.”

I have read this before but I didn't have stong feelings about it.  I am giving it a reread because of how much I enjoyed The Inside of Out.  It is about the daughter of Republican Presidential nominee and in the current US political climate I might find this cathartic.  Or depressing.  There really isn't room for middle ground.


All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood  cover

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
by Bryn Greenwood 

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Series: stand alone
Published: October 5th 2016

“I wanted a fairy tale ending for Wavy, because if she could find happiness, there would be hope for me, too.”

I saw this on somebodies blog.  So long ago that I cannot remember a thing about it other than I was interested and wanted to read it.  The blurb makes me think that this is a contemporary adult literary romance set in the midwest.  It doesn't sound like me but someone must have talked it up enough and I am going to see what that hype was about. #ClearingUptheMystery


I love this cover. Pretty.

I love this cover. Pretty.

The Smell of Other People's Houses
by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

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Series: nope
Published: February 23rd 2016

“Sometimes you can be inserted into another person's life just by witnessing something you were never really supposed to be a part of.”

This one was a recommendation from Cait from Paper Fury (I spend a lot of time on her blog- I regret nothing). I am reading this one because of food description and because it is set in Alaska and I am always a little nostalgic about anything Alaska.  #ThatOneTimeILivedIntheBush


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I Capture the Castle
by Dodie Smith

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Series: no
Published: 1948
Update: Read in December

“How I wish I lived in a Jane Austen novel!”

I read The Hundred and One Dalmations as a child and my love for it has survived subsequent rereads.  Only recently have I discovered that Dodie Smith wrote anything else.  I am expecting much cuteness. And apparently there is a movie?! On the list you go.  Has anyone seen the movie?  Is it worth the watch?  I have a seven hour flight on Sunday and if it is worthwhile I might watch it then.


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The Knife and the Butterfly
by Ashley Hope Pérez

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Series: no
Published: February 1st 2012

Ashley Hope Pérez has become one of my favorite authors in 2016.  I think this is the only one of the books in her backlog that I haven't read yet.  It is going to have to last me because I don't think her next book is coming out until 2018 which is horrifically far away.


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Our Chemical Hearts
by Krystal Sutherland

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Series: no
Published: October 4th 2016
Update: read in December

“Well, it is a crypt. In the philosophical sense. All old buildings become crypts the moment they're finished. A shrine to a time that's already dead.” 

This book has been compared to Rainbow Rowell which is all I needed to hear.  Then I saw the cover and was sold.  It is so pretty. 


The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson cover

The Unexpected Everything
by Morgan Matson

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Series: no
Published: May 3rd 2016
Update: Full review of The Unexpected Everything

“I could do this. If whole galaxies could change, so could I.” 

There are dogs on the cover and the blurb promises me cuteness.  


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More Happy Than Not
by Adam Silvera

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Series: no
Published: June 2nd 2015

“The boy with no direction taught me something unforgettable: happiness comes again if you let it.”

Another one that has been on my list forever and yet I have just not gotten to it.  

 

 

 

What are you pulling to the top of your TBR?