…But I Plan on Reading in 2017!
Good Evening Loves,
So I spent some of the day blog hopping and realized that today’s TTT was too much fun to pass up! I loved seeing everyone’s lists and it made me a little less guilty that I hadn’t read some of the 2016 releases. So I thought, why not do my own list so I can bond with others who haven’t (or have) read some of these awesome 2016 releases!
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2016 was a crazy busy year for me and I wasn’t always the best blogger or reader for that matter, so some books slipped through the cracks for me. BUT I’m planning to read these books this year to catch up and remedy my missed reading opportunities in 2016. My special twist on this list (because I didn’t read a whole ton of books last year) is to focus on books I purchased last year that were also published last year, but I didn’t read yet 🙁 So here you go, books I didn’t get to in 2016, but plan to read this year!
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven | Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours. (edited synopsis from GoodReads)
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria | In 1919, Ada Navarra—the intrepid daughter of immigrants—and Corinne Wells—a spunky, devil-may-care heiress—make an unlikely pair. But at the Cast Iron nightclub in Boston, anything and everything is possible. At night, on stage together, the two best friends, whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art, weave magic under the employ of Johnny Dervish, the club’s owner and a notorious gangster. By day, Ada and Corinne use these same skills to con the city’s elite in an attempt to keep the club afloat. When a “job” goes awry and Ada is imprisoned, she realizes they’re on the precipice of danger. Only Corinne—her partner in crime—can break her out of Haversham Asylum. But once Ada is out, they face betrayal at every turn. (synopsis from GoodReads)
Georgia Peaches & Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown | Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees. Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school. But Jo couldn’t possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad. Even if she’s starting to fall for the girl. Even if there’s a chance Mary Carlson might be interested in her, too. Right? (synopsis from GoodReads)
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab | There’s no such thing as safe. Kate Harker wants to be as ruthless as her father. After five years and six boarding schools, she’s finally going home to prove that she can be. August Flynn wants to be human. But he isn’t. He’s a monster, one that can steal souls with a song. He’s one of the three most powerful monsters in a city overrun with them. His own father’s secret weapon. Their city is divided. Their city is crumbling. Kate and August are the only two who see both sides, the only two who could do something. But how do you decide to be a hero or a villain when it’s hard to tell which is which? (synopsis from GoodReads)
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater | The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore. (synopsis from GoodReads)
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco* | Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world. (synopsis from GoodReads)
*I actually already started reading this in December 2016, but for some reason put it aside. What I have read so far is really good, so I’m definitely re-picking this one up soon!
Wanderlost by Jen Malone | Not all those who wander are lost, but Aubree Sadler most definitely is on this novel’s whirlwind trip through Europe. Aubree can’t think of a better place to be than in perfectly boring Ohio, and she’s ready for a relaxing summer. But when her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talked into taking over Elizabeth’s summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe. Aubree doesn’t even make it to the first stop in Amsterdam before their perfect plan unravels, leaving her with no phone, no carefully prepared binder full of helpful facts, and an unexpected guest: the tour company owner’s son, Sam. Considering she’s pretending to be Elizabeth, she absolutely shouldn’t fall for him, but she can’t help it, especially with the most romantic European cities as the backdrop for their love story. But her relationship with Sam is threatening to ruin her relationship with her sister, and she feels like she’s letting both of them down. Aubree knows this trip may show her who she really is—she just hopes she likes where she ends up. (synopsis from GoodReads)
Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman | Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything. Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. Following her parents’ deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay. (edited synopsis from GoodReads)
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson | Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks). But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that? (synopsis from GoodReads)
So there you have it! These books are just some of the many that I bought in 2016 that I’ve still to read! It’s quite embarrassing, but I’m hoping to focus on reading just the books I own this year (minus a few library books) before purchasing anymore new books. Of course I’ll buy one or two here and there as I really can’t totally quit cold. But I’m really going to dedicate myself to reading what I already own this year 🙂 These 2016 books will be some of the firsts!
Let me know what books you didn’t get to in 2016! Read any of the books above?! Let me know your thoughts below!
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Candid Cover11 January 2017 at 11:30 am
There are so many of these books that I still need to read, too! Blackhearts was one of my favourites, so I hope that you get to it soon. The Unexpected Everything is one that I really enjoyed, but I know a few that weren’t as enamoured. Good luck with your 2017 reading goals! 🙂
Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA11 January 2017 at 3:23 am
OHH You need to read Stalking Jack the Ripper ASAP! The opening scene is EPIC!!!! Plus the creepy factor is awesome! This book reminds me of The Madman’s Daughter series!!