IT’S TUESDAY! IT’S TUESDAY! Wait…why am I excited it’s Tuesday? Wednesday is my current fav day of the week so I don’t know why I’m so happy-g0-lucky. In fact, I have to make out a whole list of books I want to read in 2017. THIS IS JUST GOING TO FRIVOLOUS AND I’M EXHAUSTED FROM WORK! But I know I have to do it for you guys. I have to let you know all the amazing books I am looking forward to reading. Some of the books on this list are going to be older books that I haven’t quite gotten around to yet, but I know I have to read them at some point or another. Maybe this will give me the drive to do so! Without further a due, here is my 2017 TBR book list:
1. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea/Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke
As you can tell from said picture above, *points at the amazing and beautiful piece of work above,* I have been meaning to read Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and it second companion novel Between the Spark and the Burn. These guys originally came out in 2013, but I never mustered up enough time or money to purchase them until recently. I read a little bit of the first book and I already was sucked in. It also helps when the author is from your state! Since I finally finished up the current novel I was on I can now start reading these two beauties!
2. Timekeeper by Tara Sim
I picked up this lovely gem on the recommendation of a book review blog. I had previously seen it floating around on social media and was somewhat interested already. After I read the review I knew it was a done deal. I haven’t read any steampunk novels yet so I am really looking forward to this!
3. When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
I actually saw this book the same night I came across The Graces. I was drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Any (current) book that has stories with witches in it has to BE MINE! I don’t know why but I have been in a very witchy mood lately. I am also really into dark fantasy stories as well. I think When the Moon was Ours will definitely quench my thirst for a dark and broody tale.
4. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Speaking of dark and broody fairy tales, The Darkest Part of the Forest has peaked my interest for quite some time. I almost picked this one up the other night but settled for a different tale so I could have an aesthetically pleasing photograph…hahaha…I know right? I’m a weird one…don’t have to tell me twice. But I will probably be grabbing it sometime in January. I expect lots of Barnes and Noble gift cards for my birthday. *Crosses fingers and toes*
5. Spindle by Shonna Slayton
Spindle is the novel that beat out The Darkest Part of the Forest (in case all of you were wondering). I haven’t read many re-tellings of old fairy tales, but I do love the story of Sleeping Beauty. I thought this story might have a darker element to it (hence why I went ahead and bought it). I hope this one does not disappoint!
6. The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull
I actually had no idea what this book was when I saw it. I randomly picked it up to read the inside summary because the cover caught my attention (the cover I have is a bit different from the one pictured). As soon as I read the word “witches” in the summary I knew it was a done deal. SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED to my bookshelf. I think this is the one book I am excited for the most! Please let this be an undiscovered treasure that I can rave on and on about later!
7. Origin by Jessica Khoury
I’m actually a few chapters into Origin already, I just stopped reading it for the time being. I am really enjoying the story so far! I just need to go back and power through this bad boy. Maybe I should start reading multiple books at a time? I know it can be done.
8. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
If you loved David Bowie in the Labyrinth (as much as I do), then I am sure that Wintersong might be the book for you! At first when I read the books summary I wasn’t quite sure how I felt. Like I said…I don’t read too many books that retell old tales but I am willing to give this one a shot! I think I might grow to like it. Only time will be able to tell…so can February get here already?!
9. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Uhhh…I am sure you all can guess why this book is on my list. I HAVE A SLIGHT PROBLEM OKAY?! I’m sorry I like dark and witchy things! Or maybe I just want to be a witch??? Who knows for certain! I totally would be a vampire if I had the choice. I love the dark so so much ❤
10. The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
I had to make this choice last on the list because I couldn’t find any smaller pics of the cover. I need to figure out how to resize photos already! I feel like a total newbie sometimes. My apologizes my pack…anywho…this story here is another dark fantasy tale (jeez…who could have guessed?). And technically the main character’s name in this story has the first four letters of my real name. I think I will leave you guys with the summary of this one. It is quite captivating!
“A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this haunting and deeply satisfying tale.
Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village.
These soul eaters, twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human, devour human souls. Alys, and all the other children, were spared—and they were sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters—and of the Beast they believe guides them—rule village life. But the Beast is not what they think it is. And neither is Alys.”
There you have it my vivacious pack! These are the ten novels I will be reading in 2017. Of course there will be many more where those came from. These are the ones that have popped into my head recently. I may have to make a part two to this list! Which books are you most excited to read in 2017? Let me know your picks in the comment section. Cheers!