One of the exciting parts of every new year (for me at least) is looking through all the great new books being released that year. And let me just tell you, 2018 is going to be a year of amazing books! So many amazing books, in fact, that there was no way I could narrow it down to my usual top 5. It would’ve been an impossible task, trust me. With that said, check out my picks for top 10 new releases of 2018!
It’s that time of year again! Time to choose my absolute favorite books of 2017. It’s always a difficult task, and so many amazing books came out this past year that it was hard to narrow down. There were so many stand out books–and so many more I know I haven’t been able to get to yet–so picking just five was a real challenge. But, there are always a few that stand out above the rest. My five favorites this year all feature beautiful prose, excellent storytelling, and characters that will grab you by the heart and stay with you.
So here are my top 5 books of 2017. I hope you’ll love them just as much as I did.
My To Be Read pile is getting extremely out of hand, but what’s a bookworm to do with so many great new books being released all the time? It’s a blessing. Or a curse. So now I’m going to share the love and maybe make your TBR piles a little ridiculous, too.
Here are seven must-read books to add to your TBR list this fall.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
With all the hype from the Wonder Woman movie earlier this year, it’s no wonder Wonder Woman: Warbringer is one of the most anticipated releases this fall. This isn’t just a novelization of the movie, though! Wonder Woman: Warbringer is written by Leigh Bardugo, best known for her Grishaverse books like Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows. And now she’s tackling Diana’s story.
Warbringer follows a different version of Diana’s first foray into the World of Men. Diana is eager to prove herself amongst her warrior sisters, but when she rescues a mortal girl named Alia, she may doom them all instead. Though she doesn’t know it yet, Alia is a Warbringer, a descendent of Helen of Troy fated to bring about an age of bloodshed. And now her story and Diana’s are inexorably linked.
Release date: August 29th
Book: History is All You Left Me
Author: Adam Silvera
Genre: YA / realistic fiction
What it’s about: For Griffin, falling in love with Theo was the easy part, it’s learning to get over him that’s so hard. Especially because now that he’s dead, his presence seems to be a haunting constant, and Theo’s boyfriend (Griffin’s former competition) isn’t half as terrible as he expected. Griffin and Jackson form an unexpected friendship as they try to mourn and heal after losing the boy they both loved, but it’s not that easy when they’re both keeping secrets– about themselves, about Theo, and maybe even about each other. As Griffin spirals, his OCD worsening exponentially in the wake of his first love’s death, he’ll have to come to terms with the history Theo left him and learn how to look to the future. Continue reading
A new year, a new collection of books to add to your TBR list which is really getting too long and you should probably do something about that, okay? Or is that just me? Either way there are tons of exciting new releases coming out this year. Here are five books coming out in 2017 that I am eagerly awaiting.
- History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Griffin always expected his ex-boyfriend Theo to be his future (even if they’re broken up now, and Theo’s moved on to Jackson), but when Theo dies in a tragic drowning accident Griffin doesn’t know where to turn. He’s deep in despair, his OCD is getting worse, and to make matters even more complicated Jackson seems to be the only person to really understand his grief. No one but Griffin can save himself, though, and it will take confronting his past for Griffin to find some way to move forward.
I fell in love with Adam Silvera’s writing last year when I read his debut novel More Happy Than Not. Even though I’ve only read one of his books, he has become one of those authors (and I don’t have many) where I will pre-order anything he writes. That’s how much I loved More Happy Than Not. It was poignant, the characters were honest, and the story was equal parts touching and heartbreaking (with just a dash of near-future sci-fi, which I always love). I’m very excited to see what he’s done with this next novel, and I have high hopes that History is All You Left Me will be just as incredible.
Release date: January 17, 2017
So many new books come out every year it’s impossible to keep up with them all. I can’t even keep up with all the books I want to read that came out years ago, so it is definitely a losing battle– but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try to read anything and everything I can! I’m sure I was only able to read a fraction of the great books that came out in the past year, but since I only have 24 hours in the day, here are my favorite five (that I read) of 2015.
1.More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
There is plenty in life that Aaron Soto would like to forget– like how his father killed himself or how his own suicide attempt nearly tore his family apart, but Aaron is determined to try to find happiness again. And it seems like he just might be able to do it, but when his girlfriend Genevieve leaves for a few weeks Aaron begins spending all of his time with the new guy, Thomas, who seems to understand Aaron in a way no one else ever has. The only problem? Thomas isn’t gay. And neither is Aaron– or, at least, that’s what he always thought, but his new, confusing feelings for Thomas must mean something. Even if Aaron doesn’t know what to think of his feelings, he knows that he doesn’t want them, and fortunately for him there might just be a way to forget about them altogether– but it may come with a price, because if Aaron forgets about his feelings he may also lose himself in the process.
More Happy Than Not is a fantastic near-future YA novel about relationships and learning to accept who you are, but it’s also about how our experiences and memories shape who we are. It’s gritty and heart-wrenching and real. Definitely a must-read.