Today's topic is "top ten books on my TBR for the first half of 2017," but since I'm uncharacteristically behind on my to-read-list-planning, I decided to list January-through-June 2017 releases I can't wait to read.
Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley // January 31
Bisexuality representation! An unusual setting (youth group mission trip to Mexico)! And all by an author I adore. What more could I ask for?
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour // February 14
I'll automatically read anything by Nina LaCour, and this book's beautiful cover and synopsis only increase my excitement.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas // February 28
If this book isn't already on your to-read list, where have you been? Between its inspiration (the Black Lives Matter movement) and the acclaim it has already received, it's sure to be excellent and so, so important.
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner // March 7
The Serpent King was one of my favorites of 2016, so my excitement for the author's sophomore novel is a given.
You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner // March 7
Guys. This book is about a graffiti artist. Who's Deaf. And who gets into a graffiti war. I'm so excited.
Gem and Dixie by Sara Zarr // April 4
I've been waiting for a new Sara Zarr novel since 2013. I can't wait for this book about sisterhood and broken homes.
North of Happy by Adi Alsaid // April 25
Adi Alsaid's first two books are absolutely delightful and so much fun, so I'll be picking this one up ASAP.
I'm one thousand percent here for interracial f/f romances between two women of color. Please send this one (and any others you know of—there aren't nearly enough!) my way.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus // May 30
Five strangers walk into detention. Only four walk out alive. I'm already in suspense.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon // May 30
Arranged marriage rom-com? Sign me up immediately.
What early-2017 releases are you anticipating? Are any of these on your to-read list?