Top Ten Tuesday – Top Twelve Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017

Posted by on May 30, 2017 4:01 am in Book talk | 3 comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week is posted a new Top Ten list idea that all bloggers are welcome to discuss.

There are so many books I really want to read and that are coming out in the next few months, I couldn’t pick only 10! And there’s plenty more I would have included in this list given more time – especially thrillers, there’s a bunch releasing soon that I absolutely want to read. The thing is, with how strong the YA hype can be, I have a much easier time keeping track of the coming YA releases than any other genre/category. But, I managed to find a bit of everything!

Without further ado, here are (some of) the books I’m most excited about for the second half of 2017!


1 – The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (August 15th): This one is a no brainer, and if there were to be only one book on this list, that’d be it. I loved the first two books immensely and I am both overly excited and a little sad to see the conclusion coming!

2 – La Belle Sauvage – The Book of Dust no.1 by Philip Pullman (October 19th) : I still can’t believe this is real! His Dark Materials was such an experience (so many tears!) and I’m looking forward to getting into this world again. I need to reread the original series, too!


3 – The Child by Fiona Barton (June 29th) : I really enjoyed The Widow last year and I am looking forward to reading more by Fiona Barton! I actually have an ARC of this one so I should get on it really soon.

4 – When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn (August 1st) : Stephanie Kuehn writes some of the weirdest YA and I’ve enjoyed her writing a lot, especially ComplicitThis one already intrigues me by its synopsis!

5 – Wonder Woman : Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (August 29th) : A favorite superhero written by a favorite author? I need this one!

6 – Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy (June 6th) : The cover, the title, and most important of all, the synopsis : everything about this book calls to me!

7 – The Power by Naomi Alderman (October 27th) : It’s been a while since I’ve read a dystopian novel, but this one looks too interesting to pass. It has girls with a dangerous power, and I believe it’s not YA, but I’m not sure.


8 – This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis (October 10th) : I’ve read and enjoyed Mindy McGinnis a few times before, especially last year’s The Female of the SpeciesI find the concept of “absorbed twin” a super fascinating one, so I am looking forward to reading this.

9 – There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (September 26th) : I think we’ve been waiting for this book for years, right? I loved Stephanie Perskins’ YA romances, so I’m curious to see what she’ll do with the thriller/horror/slasher genre!

10 – Warcross by Marie Lu (September 12th)  : I’ve really enjoyed Marie Lu’s previous YA series, and I love books about video games and with futuristic aspects, so there’s no way I’m passing on this one!

11 – Renegades by Marissa Meyer (November 7th) : I’m still playing catch-up with Marissa Meyer’s already published novels, but this one sounds like so much fun! Secret identities? Extraordinary powers? Yes, please!

12 – That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston (October 3rd) : This novel takes place in a near future where the British Empire never fell. It sounds intriguing and very different from the other book I read by this author last year, Exit, Pursued by a Bear (which was excellent!)

What are some of your recommendations for the Halloween season?


  1. “Warcross” and “Renegades” seem to be everywhere today! 😀

    I have to admit I hadn’t even heard of the Marissa Meyer book until today but I really like the cover, that alone already makes me want to get the book 😀 I’m also curious about the Marie Lu book because the video games setting sounds really interesting and I liked her Legend series, so maybe I’m going to give it a try.

    Oh, I didn’t know there was going to be a new “His Dark Materials” book, I didn’t even know the author was still alive XD

    As a thriller fan I’m also curious about “The Child”. I’ve seen so many people reading “The Widow” last year but I still need to give the author a try myself.

  2. Several of these are on my list as well!

  3. Warcross made my list as well 🙂 I love Marie Lu! And I didn’t realize Meyer had a new one coming out til I started reading everyone’s TTT. It seems to be on just about everyone’s list! So excited for more from her! Adding That Inevitable Victorian Thing to my TBR, love alternate history fiction and this seems right up my alley. Thank you for sharing!

    Here’s my TTT.

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