Ten 2017 Releases I Really Should’ve Read Last Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. Today, we’re talking about books we really wanted to read in 2017, but haven’t gotten around to. I could scream ‘I REALLY WANTED TO READ THIS’ at all of these books, to be honest. There are so many books I wanted to read in 2017. But I didn’t.

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada // I’ve seen this on quite a few best-of lists, which is surprising because I had completely missed the hype on this one. I got an ARC of it at YALC in July, and somehow haven’t read it yet. 

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty // This is one I’m really kicking myself for. It sounds like the type of fantasy book I’d absolutely love with diverse aspects to it. I NEED TO READ THIS ASAP. 

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao // An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress… Why haven’t I read it?

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck // Set at the end of WWII, in a Bavarian castle. It’s the story of three widows whose lives are intertwined. Sounds incredible!

Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon // This is a book about the friendship between two girls: one is the daughter of a biker club president, the other in the services of a lawyer who wants to dismantle them. This sounds amazing, and I always want to read more books about female friendship. 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas // I KNOW. I even own a copy of this book! I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet… Well, yes I do. I’ve been in a massive reading slump for 4 months now. Still, I want to read it.

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor // I actually do have a reason for not reading this. The paperback copy hasn’t been released yet. I generally prefer reading paperbacks over hardcovers (and especially prefer the price of a paperback). So I haven’t bought it yet. 

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence // I just bought this which means I no longer have an excuse and have to read this soon. 

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo // This sounds like such an adorable read, and I know I’ll probably end up loving it. So I need to buy it. 

Chemistry by Weike Wang // I haven’t seen this on my blogs, but it looks like an incredible read to me? It’s about a Chinese American female scientist, who really needs to answer the question: ‘What do I really want?’ 

There you go, 10 books I really should’ve read last year.
I could probably make a list of 30 books I should’ve read in 2017…
Have you read any of these? Which ones should I make a priority? 

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42 thoughts on “Ten 2017 Releases I Really Should’ve Read Last Year”

  1. I hope you will read The Hate U Give and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns soon – I loved both of these books 🙂 I haven’t read Strange The Dreamer and I Believe in a Thing Called Love just yet, but both are on my TBR, they sound fantastic 🙂
    Happy reading!! 🙂

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  2. The City of Brass, Strange the Dreamer and The Hate U Give I want to read as well. And I really want to buy or get The Forest of a Thousand Lanterns as well. So pretty.


  3. I’ve had the hardback copy of Strange the Dreamer since August and I still haven’t got round to it. It’s a shame, because I’m really looking forward to it 🙂

    I HAVE read The Hate U Give though – I’m proud because it’s rare I get round to new releases so quickly!


  4. I freaking ADORED This Mortal Coil. Like, I want to build a shrine and worship to it every day. Not to say, I’d suggest to immediately try to read that one ;).


  5. I feel so bad about not reading The Women in the Castle yet! It sounds great, and I actually won a copy in a giveaway… and it’s still sitting there on my shelf. You have a lot of great books here — good luck getting to them!


  6. The Hate U Give, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and Strange The Dreamer are still on my TBR as well. I did read and love I Believe in a Thing Called Love, so hope you will too 🙂


  7. I Believe In A Thing Called Love looks like my sort of book for sure! 🙂 Enjoy these when you get around to them.


  8. THUG is definitely the one I’d recommend most! The only other one I’ve read is Strange the Dreamer, but it was actually one of my disappointments of last year. 🙈 I need to read City of Brass as well! I’m thinking of maybe listening to the audiobook, but the hold line is so long.
    Here’s my TTT: http://buecher-monster.de/2018/01/09/top-10-tuesday-ten-books-we-meant-to-read-in-2017-but-didnt-get-to-and-totallyyyy-plan-to-get-to-in-2018/ 😊


  9. The book Chemistry looks really interesting! Especially because I’m studying something in the lines of chemical engineering 😀 And the premise seems quite unique.


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