I think by now we know how much I love talking about books I haven’t read yet (it seems like I enjoy it more than talking about the books I’ve already read, huh…) and I thought today would be a perfect opportunity to take a look back at the first half of 2017 and its releases and talk about which popular releases I haven’t read yet! Does that sound like a fun idea? You let me know! Let’s start at the beginning of the year and work our way towards the present!
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
I feel like most of you guys would’ve probably been able to guess that History Is All You Left Me would be on this list as it was a really, really popular release at the beginning of this year and I don’t think anyone in the book community was able to escape this book for weeks or even months on end. Adam is such a beloved author that I really want to know what he’s all about! And this is an Own Voices novel too, which is even more exciting! But I’ve also heard that Adam writes heartbreaking novels – so there’s that. When do you think the perfect time for these kinds of books is? Because I keep pushing this back saying I will find the perfect time to read it and have my heart shattered into a million pieces.
Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor
First of all, Strange The Dreamer is pure cover porn! In both the US and UK edition (which also comes with beautiful blue colored edges!) which, I think, is a rather rare thing to happen. Usually, I’ll only really enjoy either of the editions, but Laini hit the jackpot here! And from I heard about this book so far, the content seems to be jackpot worthy too! There’s a lost city, a librarian and a girl with blue blood (or something like that) if I remember correctly? This is just off the top of my head, so please don’t quote me on anything I just said. I don’t want to look too close into the synopsis of this book because I do plan on reading it soon and I feel like this might be a book where knowing less is better!
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
When Dimple Met Rishi is a fairly recent release and definitely got all the hype too (which, surprise Swetlana. You’re talking about popular releases here…) and I really need to know what it’s all about. But I’m also a bit afraid that I won’t enjoy it as much as everyone else as I tend to not enjoy contemporary as much as everyone else seems to enjoy it? I haven’t read many contemporaries that have knocked me off my feet in all my years of reading. Does anyone else feel like that sometimes? Like, you enjoy the book. Definitely. But you don’t seem to connect to it as much as everyone else? And you start wondering if you’re missing out on something? Please tell me it’s something you guys experience too!
Update: Since writing and scheduling this post I’ve actually finished reading this book already! GO ME.
Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh
I definitely had Flame In The Mist quite high on my list of books I really want to get to, but since its release, I have heard pretty mixed reviews which kind of pushed this book further down on my list. It’s kind of sad, really. But I am definitely keeping in mind that reading tastes vary and we’re all going to find something we might’ve liked a lot more than someone else – or the opposite, for that matter. We might end up really hating something a different reader absolutely loved. I do have Renee Ahdieh on my Author TBR list, so I definitely will pick up one of her books at some point, I’m just not sure when that’s going to be and if it’s going to be this book or her The Wrath & The Dawn duology. Have you read either or all of them? Which one do you think I should start with?
Our Dark Duet by VE Schwab
I feel like out of all the books on this list, Our Dark Duet is probably the book I will get to first. I’ve really fallen in love with Victoria Schwab’s writing through her Shades Of Magic trilogy and I can’t wait to see how it differs when she writes Young Adult! But I’m also really intrigued by the concept of acts of violence manifesting themselves in different kinds of monsters and the opposite kind of characters that Kate and August seem to be (from what I’ve heard)! I would’ve probably picked up this duology without knowing too much about synopsis simply because Victoria wrote it and I want to read more of her work this year! Have you had the chance to read this yet? What did you think? Where would you rank this amidst all of Victoria’s work? Let me know, please!
I honestly wonder how many of you guys saw this title in your reader and were able to correctly guess the books I was going to talk about in today’s post. Were you able to guess all of them? Some of them? Let me know!
Are there any popular 2017 releases (so far) that you really wanted to get to but haven’t had the chance yet? Or were you much better organized than me and actually got to read all the books you wanted to read? Let’s discuss in the comments below!