Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Top Five Most Anticipated Books For 2017

I can't believe almost half of 2017 has just...vanished. It feels like just yesterday that I was standing in my garden yelling Happy New Year and making all sorts of crazy resolutions! One of the good things about the year going so fast is that we are closer to all the  awesome new releases that are happening at the end of the year. So here are my most anticipated books for June to December 2017.

The D.B. List by Rebekah L. Purdy. 
Release Date: June 13
Seventeen-year-old Ellie Gebhardt has spent the last three years of high school in psychotherapy, trying to fix a very broken her. And her shrink (or therapist as she likes to be called) seems to think that in order to totally heal, she needs to recognise all the good and bad things that have led her to this point. As if a trip down memory lane will suddenly make her better.  So begins Ellie’s Douche Bag list (or D.B. List for short). And once she gets started, it’s hard to stop remembering all the jerks, the petty crap, the times she’d been bullied or the main focus of the rumour mill. 

The Grave Keepers by Elizabeth Byrne
Release Date: September 12
Lately, Athena Windham has been spending all her spare time in her grave.
Her parents—owners of a cemetery in Upstate New York—are proud of her devoutness, but her younger sister, Laurel, would rather spend her time exploring the forest that surrounds the Windham’s’ property than in her own grave.  
As the new school year begins, the outside world comes creeping in through encounters with mean girls, a new friend, and a runaway boy hiding out in the cemetery. Meanwhile, a ghost hangs around the Windham property—the only grave keeper never to cross over—plotting how to keep the sisters close to home and close to her . . . forever.

Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
Release Date: September 17
Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. 
(That's all you need to know really. If you do want to know more, you can look for it on Goodreads.)

It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne. 
Release Date: October 1
Audrey is over romance. Since her parents' relationship imploded her mother's been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn't mean things are easy. Because real love isn't like the movies...

Sparrow by Sarah Moon
Release Date: October 10
Sparrow has always had a difficult time making friends. She would always rather have stayed home on the weekends with her mother, an affluent IT Executive at a Brooklyn bank, reading, or watching the birds, than playing with other kids. And that's made school a lonely experience for her. It's made LIFE a lonely experience. But when Mrs. Wexler, the school librarian, a woman who let her eat her lunch in the library office rather than hide in a bathroom stall, who shared her passion for novels and knew just the ones she'd love -- is killed in a freak car accident, Sparrow's world unravels and she's found on the roof of her school in an apparent suicide attempt.
With the help of an insightful therapist, Sparrow finally reveals the truth of her inner life. And it's here that she discovers an outlet in Rock & Roll music..

As you can see my list is full of young adult books, but there is no specific genre. At the moment all my excitement for new releases is spread across a multitude of genres, although I am more interested in shrinking my TBR, not growing it! Are any of your most anticipated books on this list? Are there any other books you think I should know about? Please let me know in the comments!

And until next time, keep reading!


  1. Oooh, I've never really heard of any of these before, but they all sound really interesting! It Only Happens in the Movies sounds like such a fun, cute read (and I love the cover)!!

    ~ Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover
    My TTT!

    1. I love the cover too; it's the main reason I want to buy it!