Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Top Ten 2017 Releases I Didn't Get Around to Reading

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I read 58 books in 2017—a respectable amount for a busy university student, but not enough to truly get in on the end-of-the-year wrap-up post fun. As always, I compiled a best-of-the-year list, but that's about it.

One wrap-up post I totally can get in on, though, is a post about books I didn't manage to read. Here are the top ten 2017 releases I somehow didn't make time to read last year (but hope to read this year).

1. Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz
A magical realism f/f romance-slash-coming-of-age story centering a prize-winning teenage painter? Why haven't I read this yet?

2. North of Happy by Adi Alsaid
I've been an avid fan of Adi Alsaid's since 2014, so I can't believe I didn't pick up this book ASAP!

3. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
I've heard so much praise for this fun story about fandoms and friendships set in a convention center.

4. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
I know. I'm behind. I'll get caught up before From Twinkle, with Love comes out.

5. Be True To Me by Adele Griffin
I'm not sure why I haven't read the latest book by one of my favorite authors—especially since I met her at Book Expo—but I will soon. I can't wait to enter the sure-to-be atmospheric world of 1970s Long Island.

6. You Don't Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow
This book about an adopted teen whose teenage pregnancy forces her to come to terms with her own biological mother's choices sounds like everything I love about contemporary YA.

7. Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza
With a cover so attention-grabbing and a premises centered around fandom and mental health, this book begs to be read, and I absolutely will  this year.

8. That Thing We Call A Heart by Sheba Karim
I have got to read this novel about a girl navigating friendships, faith, and family; exploring her sexuality; and so much more in 2018.

9. You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
A book about a graffiti war featuring a Deaf protagonist? I have to read this one (and the author's 2018 release, which sounds equally wonderful) this year.

10. If Birds Fly Back by Carly Sorosiak
This novel is described as "a sparkling debut about love, family, and the mysteries of the universe." I'm sold, even if I didn't get around to reading it in 2017.

Which 2017 releases do you still need to catch up on? And which of these books should I tackle first? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter.


  1. Nice list of books!! I hope you read them all in 2018!! Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/01/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-meant-to.html

  2. I think you did pretty well considering you're a college student! I rarely got to read anything for fun when I was in school. I hope you find some time this year to read the books on your list.

    Happy TTT!

  3. I bought You Don't Know Me, but I Know You and I haven't read it yet, but it made my list and I'm excited to read it.

  4. I liked Queens of Geek and You're Welcome, Universe! I still need to read Kat and Meg, too, as well as the books in my post.

    My TTT: https://bookworm716.blogspot.com/2018/01/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-meant-to-read.html

  5. Hi! I still need to read nearly all of these. There's not enough time!!! :)
    My TTT


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