I have a pretty great group of best friends who all love to read and their TBR lists are extensive–for this post, I’m going to do three books per person. They are all fellow bloggers on here and some of you might follow them (or might want to follow them). We also each have given each other nicknames from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I will refer to my friends by their nicknames.
This is going to be a semi-long post.
This list is also for those of you who have been wondering what they should read during these next few hot (or cold) months. If you have any recommendations that you think my friends will like, then let me know! I will also include my three-book summer TBR at the end of this post!
With 2016 winding down, I thought I would look ahead to 2017. Here
are four books from the first half of next year that I’m eager to get my
hands on. Are any of these on your TBR pile? What ones do you think
should be on mine? Let us know!
Exo (Exo #1) by Fonda Lee
Release date: 31 January 2017
It’s been a century of peace since Earth became a colony of an alien
race with far reaches into the galaxy. Some die-hard extremists still
oppose alien rule on Earth, but Donovan Reyes isn’t one of them. His dad
holds the prestigious position of Prime Liaison in the collaborationist
government, and Donovan’s high social standing along with his exocel (a
remarkable alien technology fused to his body) guarantee him a bright
future in the security forces. That is, until a routine patrol goes awry
and Donovan’s abducted by the human revolutionary group Sapience,
determined to end alien control.
When Sapience realizes whose son Donovan is, they think they’ve found
the ultimate bargaining chip . But the Prime Liaison doesn’t negotiate
with terrorists, not even for his own son. Left in the hands of
terrorists who have more uses for him dead than alive, the fate of Earth
rests on Donovan’s survival. Because if Sapience kills him, it could
spark another intergalactic war. And Earth didn’t win the last one …
The Hate U Give by A.C. Thomas
Balzer + Bray/Harper Collins
Release date: 28 February 2017
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing
debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses
issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and
unflinching honesty.Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two
worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban
prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is
shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best
friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling
him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are
taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug
lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know
is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can
answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Release date: 7 March 2017
From the multi-award-winning author of Aristotle and Dante Discover
the Secrets of the Universe comes a gorgeous new story about love,
identity, and families lost and found.
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving
Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior
year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and
realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he
was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal
questions of belonging is a triumph.
Want by Cindy Pon
Release date: 13 June 2017
Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their
wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them
from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those
without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s
corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother who died as a
result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost.
With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the
wealthy in hopes of destroying the international Jin Corporation from
within. Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely
on, but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them
Yet the deeper Zhou delves into this new world of excess and wealth,
the more muddled his plans become. And against his better judgment, Zhou
finds himself falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp’s CEO. Can
Zhou save his city without compromising who he is, or destroying his own
Now that summer is coming to a close, I’m looking forward to cooler
weather and plenty of reasons to stay inside, curled up on my couch or
my bed, and reading a book. So here are four books I hope to read this
fall. Are any of them on your TBR list? What other books are on your
list? Let us know!
Sacrifice (Serpentine #2) by Cindy Pon
Skybright is plunged into the terrifying Underworld where demons are
bred, while Stone, stripped of his immortal status, must find a way to
close hell’s breach before more mortals die. Meanwhile, Zhen Ni,
Skybright’s former mistress and friend, is now wed to the strange and
brutish Master Hou, and she finds herself trapped inside an opulent but
empty manor. When she discovers half-eaten corpses beneath the estate,
Zhen Ni worries that Master Hou is not all he seems. As Skybright begins
the dangerous work of freeing Zhen Ni with the aid of Kai Sen and
Stone, nothing can prepare them for an encounter so dark that it
threatens to overtake their very beings.
A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir
A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire
as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from
the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by
the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox
their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.
In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will
of the Empire’s twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is
questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a
mission that might destroy her, instead.
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
A Thomas Dunne Books for St. Martin’s
When the Moon Was Ours follows two characters through a
story that has multicultural elements and magical realism, but also has
central LGBT themes—a transgender boy, the best friend he’s falling in
love with, and both of them deciding how they want to define themselves.
To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange
as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say
that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known
for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little
anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town.
But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away
from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now
they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their
scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every
secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.
Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
A YA re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet set in 1915
Texas during the height of the Mexican revolution, about Joaquin, a
Mexican-American teen trying to protect his family’s ranch and his
sweetheart, Dulcena, from the Texas Rangers and their posses.
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On Dave’s list of bad days, this was one was up there. It was supposed to be a hop, skip, and a jump to another world for a little time killing, instead there were wormholes, malfunctioning Time Tables, and…
Zombies, of all things.
Dave crash landed himself on a parallel Earth in 1998. He had a bad habit of getting stuck, but at least as of now it would only be for a few hours.
Given the circumstances, Dave was actually relieved to have not brought company with him. Running through a building Dave slams a door behind him to try and halt the incurring doom moaning behind him. As the horde shoves itself against the door the hinges start to creak.
The only way out at this point would be down. Dave looks to the window, and sees his way out; the fire escape. The door busts open and the zombies flood in, just as Dave breaks through the window. He slips down from the escape, landing with only slight loss to his footing. Standing, Dave brushes his white coat off and keeps his eyes against the groaning masses. It wouldn’t be long before the undead shoved themselves past the window and into the street after him.
"Hey you!” Dave hears the call of a female, and turns his head.