Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Top Ten Tuesday | More Anticipated 2017 Releases


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week's theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week's theme is 'Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017', so below are the ten books, published between July and December of this year, that I'm most looking forward to!


Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: Ng's debut, Everything I Never Told You (reviewed here), was the best book I read last year, so I can't wait to get my hands on her second novel. She has a real talent for writing families and I'm hoping this book's going to be just as good as, if not better than, her first.

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: If you've been following my blog for a while then you'll know I'm a big fan of Moreno-Garcia's work. Her debut, Signal to Noise (reviewed here), is one of my favourite books of all time and I really enjoyed her second novel, Certain Dark Things (reviewed here), too. Her third novel seems to be a kind of fantasy of manners book - it's giving me The Night Circus vibes - and I can't wait to read it.

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant: Grant is the author of one of my other favourite books, Feed, and Into the Drowning Deep is a novel-length sequel to her horror novella, Rolling in the Deep (reviewed here). I must thank Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies for bringing it to my attention, because after reading Rolling in the Deep I remember thinking I'd love to read something longer about Grant's killer mermaids.

The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin: The final book in Jemisin's The Broken Earth trilogy which is simply fantastic. I can't wait to see how Jemisin concludes this story.

Black Tudors by Miranda Kaufmann: I love me some Tudor history, and this book sounds fascinating. When we think of Tudor England we imagine a very white England, but Kaufmann has written a book about the black people who were very much around during this time. October is Black History Month in the UK, so I'm aiming to read this book this autumn.


There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins: I haven't read any of Perkins' novels, Anna and the French Kiss etc. don't really interest me, but I did enjoy her short story in My True Love Gave to Me and I'm very interested in checking out a novel described as Scream meets YA. I really enjoyed Riley Sager's Final Girls (reviewed here) earlier this year, so I'd love to read more novels that play on slasher movie tropes.

Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw: Urban fantasy doesn't tend to be a genre that reels me in, but every now and then I'm in the mood for it and this sounds interesting! I love it when stories play around with the Dr. Helsing figure.

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge: This has a beautiful cover, ghosts and it's released on my birthday - what's not to love? I've also read virtually no historical fiction set during the English Civil War, so this should be interesting.

The Tiger's Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera: Eastern-inspired high fantasy and girls kissing. It's all I need in a book.

The Orphan of Florence by Jeanne Kalogridis: If a story's set in Florence then I'm already sold, and if it's set in Renaissance Florence I want it even more.

Which books made your list this week?

24 comments:

  1. I've noticed The Beautiful Ones on other people's lists as well and it didn't really catch my eye. Until I saw your comment about it having The Night Circus vibes.. That book is so magical! I'm definitely going to check it out now!

    Thanks for the lists and descriptions! ^.^

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    1. I'm probably the only person who didn't love The Night Circus as much as the rest of the world did, but I'm a big fan of Silvia Moreno-Garcia's work so I definitely recommend checking her work out. =)

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  2. As I take a look at blogs today, I think I'm most surprised to find that there is no one book that everyone has on her list!

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/05/books-that-arent-published-yet-and-i.html

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    1. That's very true! I've been finding lots of new titles today.

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  3. The Black Tudors sounds FASCINATING! Thanks for putting it on my radar!

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  4. The Orphan of Florence does sound amazing! :-) I am intrigued! I hope you enjoy these books when they are released. :-)

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  5. First time I've seen The Beautiful Ones today and that cover is gorgeous. Think I'll be adding it to my TBR! Thanks for sharing :)

    Here's my TTT.

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    1. Hooray! I definitely recommend checking out Silvia Moreno-Garcia's work.

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  6. Oh! I forgot Ng's newest book was out this year! Thanks for the reminder. I really enjoyed her debut too. It was so atmospheric for a book that had a real-world setting. Great list!

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    1. You're welcome, thanks for bringing Celeste Ng's work to my attention in then first place!

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  7. Ooh, I'd forgotten about the new Mira Grant. I need that, too! Good list!

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  8. ...and I still haven't read Signal to noise! I'm interested in Stephanie Perkins horror novel. I was at a book signing for her last romance book and she was talking about and it seems neat!

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    1. It sounds like a really fun idea for a novel, I recommend checking out Riley Sager's Final Girls, too, if you're in the mood for a book that plays on horror tropes. =)

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  9. Yay, we have some in common! I am very excited for A Skinful of Shadows and The Tiger's Daughter. Also really want to read There's Someone Inside Your House, and The Beautiful Ones. I also want to get to Mira Grant's other books, but I still have to finish the Newsflesh series! Great choices, hope you love them all!

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  10. Hi! I just added Little Fires Everywhere to my TBR list! :)
    My TTT
    Leslie

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  11. Black Tudors could be good. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  12. All new to me titles^^ though it's not surprising since I'm so out of the loop with reading/blogging these days >.< I need to look these up and get myself on track again ahaha! Thanks for putting these on my radar anyway :)

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