Top Ten Tuesdays #141: Anticipated

Posted May 30, 2017 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 8 Comments

Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2017

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.

This week’s topic is about the top ten books you’re anticipating for the second half of 2017. As always, I am very technical about these posts and usually choose books publishing after July 1st. As usual, I went above ten books because I’m an overachiever who is overly excited about booooooks.

Gimme the Sequels!

The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) The Broken World (Marked Girl #2) Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch, #2)

These Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee {August 29th} I definitely can’t wait to see what happens next. I couldn’t put the first book down and didn’t stop thinking about it for days! I love the futuristic Gossip Girl vibes and there was a definite cliffhanger to get resolved.

The Broken World by Lindsey Klingele {August 29th} I don’t read a lot of portal fantasy books (if any??) but this one reminded me a little of The 10th Kingdom as a result. I may even try to reread the first book because I have a terrible memory. I really enjoyed it though!

Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather {October 3rd} I was really intrigued when I learned where this series was headed, plot-wise! The first book was really interesting and perfect for October, so I hope this one will be the same for me. AND TITANIC!

Ringer (Replica, #2) All Closed Off (Rusk University, #4)

Ringer by Lauren Oliver {October 3rd} The first book was definitely different from my norm, but I certainly enjoyed it. I’m super interested to see where the series heads next! The format of reading one side and then the other (my preferred method) is so fun.

All Closed Off by Cora Carmack {October 16th} As excited as I am for the next Rusk University installment, I’m definitely nervous about the heavier topic. I’m excited for Stella’s story to finally be in the world because it seems like Carmack put her heart and soul into it!

Standalone Excitement

July and August

Bombshell 16 Ways to Break A Heart Who's That Girl

Bombshell by Rowoan Maness {July 4th} I love the idea of someone with hidden identities trying to maintain allll of her lives. I thought it was a parallel life book at first but I think the concept is good without that too!

16 Ways to Break a Heart by Lauren Strasnick {July 25th} Books involving letters and other epistolary elements are always going to make it on my lists. I love that this one involves a relationship and tracking down how things went wrong for them, like a scavenger hunt. GIVE ME IT.

Who’s that Girl? by Blair Thornburgh {July 11th} Celebrity + normal person romances are crack for me. This definitely has love triangle vibes, plus friends-to-more, plus second chance… We’ll see what ends up happening! I’m super interested.

Wesley James Ruined My Life You Don't Know Me But I Know You

Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn {July 18th} Second chance romance set in a medieval England restaurant? I’m SO READY. I love the coworker element, summer feelings, and the inevitable hate-to-love romance.

You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow {August 29th} I don’t read YA books involving pregnancy because they really just don’t appeal to me. However, I love the idea that the MC was adopted herself and is thinking about how to proceed with her own child.


Girls Made of Snow and Glass Moxie There's Someone Inside Your House

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust {September 5th} This synopsis had me at “feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale.” I really don’t need anything else!

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu {September 19th} It looks like September is a great month for feminist books! I love the idea of a feminist zine taking on the issues that plague every high school.

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins {September 26th} I remember we were all intrigued when Perkins announced her next story would be a YA horror book. It’s definitely not my genre, but I will clearly read anything she writes! Love the cover too.


Top Ten Far from the Tree 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You

Top Ten by Katie Cotugno {October 3rd} Yessss, of course Cotugno is going to make it on this list! I still have one of her backlist books to read but she’s a go-to for me anyways.

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway {October 3rd} I love Benway as well, so clearly she’s here too! I like stories about adoption even though I haven’t read too many of them. The idea of biological siblings coming together and seeing where life took them makes me so intrigued.

36 Questions that Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant {October 17th} Eeeek I am so excited about this one! It’s a YA contemporary book with epistolary elements, all centered around the study of those 36 questions people read and fall in love by the end.

Inevitable and Only My New Crush Gave to Me

Inevitable and Only by Lisa Rosinsky {October 10th} I have a feeling it may be too young/angsty for me, but (a) I bet younger readers will love it and (b) I’m totally going to try for it anyways! I love the idea of the sister she never knew she had being forced to live with her all of a sudden.

My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff {October 31st} I will ALWAYS add YA Christmassy books to my TBR. I have some addiction to them or something. I’m always looking for new holiday reads each year. Anyways, this one sounds awesome!

November and December

Renegades The Afterlife of Holly Chase Foolish Hearts

Renegades by Marissa Meyer {November 7th} Like everyone, I am suuuuper excited for this new series by Meyer! I didn’t love her first foray out of the Lunar Chronicles world as much as I hoped, but it was still super solid. Her writing and book ideas are awesome!

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand {November 7th} SHIT DUDE I am so incredibly excited about this one. Holiday book with The Christmas Carol vibes PLUS the whole afterlife thing? Sign me the fuck up.

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills {December 26th} Emma Mills has absolutely not let me down so far, and I hope this book is much of the same. I’m a big fan of A Midsummer Night’s Dream so that whole play being involved seems right up my alley too.

8 responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays #141: Anticipated

  1. I’m excited for There’s Someone Inside Your House too! I love AaTFK, and I can’t wait to read more of her writing.

  2. How did I forget There’s Someone Inside Your House on my list?! I’m also really excited for Top Ten and Girls Made of Snow and Glass (I have an e-ARC of that one begging me to read it soon). Also, RIP to my TBR after reading your list, lolol. I hadn’t heard of so many of these, but now I’M INTRIGUED.

  3. I still need to read The Marked Girl, it sounded so fun! I’m really excited for All Closed Off despite the heavier topic; I think it’ll be handled in a balanced way, I hope. Because those books are great. Ooooh I haven’t heard of 16 Ways To Break A Heart!! I do want to read Who’s That Girl and Wesley James. And Girls Made of Snow and Glass. And Renegades. And Foolish Hearts. Hahaha great list!

    • I think the sequel to The Marked Girl is the last book, so you could always binge both in a row 🙂 I’m so excited for all of themmmmm eeek. It’s going to be a good second half! 😉

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