Top Ten 2016 Releases I Will (Probably) Read in 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

My first TTT of 2017 is a look back at 2016. A ton of incredible books came out that I 100% planned to read…and didn’t. Here are some that I still plan to read (hopefully).

1. Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

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I was so drawn in by the concept of this book, but I was just…never in the mood to actually sit down and read it.

2. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab


I have been meaning to read more by Schwab forever, and I honestly though 2016 would be my year. Hopefully it will be 2017. 🙂

3. Gemina (Illuminae #2) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

cover gemina

I don’t blame myself for not having the emotional courage or energy to read this book. Besides, it has been getting mixed reviews, and I do not want to have my hopes dashed. Still, I have to know what happens next in this amazing series.

4. And I Darken by Kiersten White


I love the idea of this book, and rave reviews have given me hope that it lives up to its potential. I honestly have no excuse for not reading it besides that I never bought it for myself.

5. Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes


This book has been on my radar forever. I keep coming back to it, though I have yet to buy or read it—something I want to fix.

6. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

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My sister just read this book and LOVED IT. I feel ridiculous for not picking it up sooner, but I plan to ASAP.

7. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi


From everything I’ve heard, this book has incredibly gorgeous prose, which I need more of in my life.

8. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West


Kasie West always surprises me with how she is able to take a flippant premise and create an adorable, sweet, and thought-provoking story. I want to read more of her work, and the synopsis of this one is A+.

9. Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf #2) by Ryan Gruadin


Another sequel I held off from to save my emotions. When it came out, I was not ready to read it—but I cannot go an entire year without finishing this ridiculously powerful duology.

10. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

cover the serpent king

This book (for me) came out of nowhere and took over the blogging world. I think it will ruin me emotionally, but sometimes that is worth it.

What 2016 releases did I miss? I always want to increase my TBR, especially with books that might not be on my radar yet!

What books do you plan to read in 2017?

15 thoughts on “Top Ten 2016 Releases I Will (Probably) Read in 2017

  1. I like Firsts! It has some problematic flaws but I like the premise and the discussions the characters have. This Savage Song is a good one, too, but I must admit that Schwab is my fantasy queen. I also like And I Darken, GATU, My Lady Jane, TSTQ, Blood for Blood and The Serpent King. That last one didn’t ruin me emotionally, but it was still pretty sad at parts. 😦

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    • I’m glad you liked pretty much every book on my list! I’m prepared for Firsts to be imperfect, but I am still interested to see how it handles the subject matter.
      I need to read more Schwab! I’ve only read her Archived series, but I LOVED it. Also, her Twitter gives me life 🙂


    • Oooh yay! I haven’t really seen much hype for Girl Against the Universe, so I’m glad to hear something positive about it! I’m even more excited for it now 🙂
      I’ve seen some reviews in which people felt like they were let down by Gemina. Did you feel that way at all?

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  2. Gemina & This Savage Song two of my favorites of 2016. I also read Blood for Blood, but it was quite disappointing. The Serpent King is on my 2017 TBR, too.

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      • Well, I really wanted to know more about Adele’s character, after all she’s such an important part of the story, but you don’t know much about her. However this book focused on Yeal, Luka and Felix.
        There are other things that bothered me, but I consider those spoilers.

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