Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is…
Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017
This week’s top ten is an easy one as there are so many awesome book in my TBR. You’ll also find a few of these in my 2017 Mount TBR Challenge Post. Here they are, in no particular order:
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The cover is gorgeous. The story looks amazing. I’ve been trying to expand my horizons when it comes to reading outside of my preferred genre. The early reviews are also very impressive.
The Gargoyle Hunters by John Freeman Gill
I’m always a sucker for a book set in NYC. The blurb sounds very interesting. In short, it’s about a family that is in the architectural salvage business.
The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
This book is about friendship and sacrifice, set in a traveling circus during WWII. The NetGalley blurb calls it “The Nightingale meets Water for Elephants.” That’s all I need to hear. I’m in.
I Found You by Lisa Jewell
Lisa Jewell has a large and devoted fan base. I, however, have not read any of her previous books. I’m not sure why.I love mysteries and thrillers set in England and this book includes a young bride, a single mother, and an amnesiac man of dubious origins. Sounds like a winner to me.
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
I received a copy of this book at BEA 2016. It’s been getting tons of buzz from readers and literary critics. I’ve read lots of book about WWII but not so many about the Civil War so I’m really looking forward to this for its potential as a great read and a learning experience.
My Last Lament by James William Brown
I’m really excited about this book. It’s WWII fiction from a different perspective than I’ve ever read. It’s set in northeast Greece. The story line looks very interesting. I’m woefully uneducated about Greece’s history as it relates to WWII so this is another learning opportunity.
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
This is another book set during WWII, this time in Poland. It’s based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who are separated at the start of the Second World War. Based on the reviews I’ve read, I’m predicting that this debut novel is going to be a hit.
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
From the blurb: “This father-daughter epic weaves back and forth through time and across America, from Alaska to the Adirondacks. Both a coming-of-age novel and a literary thriller, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley explores what it means to be a hero, and the cost we pay to protect the people we love most.”
The Leavers by Lisa Ko
This book, about an undocumented Chinese immigrant who goes to work one morning and never comes home, has won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for fiction, awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addresses issues of social justice.
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Fredrik Backman is one of my all-time favorite authors. I would read his grocery lists if they were published. I simply cannot wait to meet the residents of Beartown!
Thanks for reading! I’d love to know which books you’re looking forward to in 2017.