Top Ten Tuesday: 2017 Releases I Meant to Read

Every year, I add hundreds of new books to my TBR list, and I probably only read a fraction of them. So even though in 2017 I read about fifty new releases, there are still tons of 2017 books I never got around to. Here are a few I hope to read soon as long as all the 2018 releases don’t bury me first…

[This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018!!)]

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: I’m sure you all have heard of this book. I really wanted to read it last year, but it was constantly checked out from the library and I just never had the time to pick it up. After I get through the first wave of 2018 releases and read through several books I own, this book is going to be a top priority for me.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston: I heard a lot of good things about this fairytale retelling. It sounds cute and hilarious and a contemporary book I would actually enjoy.

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe: History plus saving books? Count me in. The premise of this story, and the fact that’s based on a true story, is so intriguing.

Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds: Although my experience with superhero novels hasn’t been the greatest lately, I still want to read Miles Morales. This book has been getting loads of attention because of the impact it is having, and I’d like to see what ideas, new and old, are presented in this story about Spider-man!

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman: Vincent Van Gogh is my favorite artist (mainly because of Starry Night, but whatever). I’ve read about his life before, and I am curious what this YA biography will reveal about his life and relationship with his brother.

The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker: A friend of mine recommended this middle grade novel to me, and the cover is so gorgeous I couldn’t help but add it to my list. I don’t know a whole lot about the plot, but it sounds magical.

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh: While I haven’t read her Wrath and the Dawn duology, I really want to read Renee Ahdieh’s Flame in the Mist. I’ve been told it’s sort of a Mulan retelling but set in feudal Japan, and basically, shut up and take my money!

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills: I received this book in the December Owlcrate box but didn’t have a chance to read it yet. It’s next on my TBR list and I’m excited, despite it being contemporary, because it’s about Shakespeare!

Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry: I love Peter Pan so much that I’m always hesitant when it comes to retellings. Usually I can’t even get through the god-awful synopses to even pick the book up, but this one… this one seems different. First, it’s Captain Hook’s story about he once was a lost boy. (I AM SCREAMING.) And second, it has a horror vibe to it. I’m not usually one for horror, but I am intrigued!

Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson: After watching The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, I’m curious about Captain Phasma and her story. I’ve been told this book is excellent and really digs deep into how Phasma became the most cunning officer in the First Order. I’m hoping to find an copy of the audiobook to listen to because Star Wars books are always better as audiobooks.

What books from 2017 did you mean to read? Any more suggestions for me to add to my TBR? Don’t forget to join the link up!

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 2017 Releases I Meant to Read

  1. Re Flame in the Mist: if you read it, I hope you enjoy it. However, please don’t expect much Mulan. The MC in FITM is not nearly as kick-ass as Mulan is, and the book itself has an ending which I feel would be better suited to a chapter ending instead of the novel ending. I know a lot of people loved this book, but I wasn’t one of them. I also expected (and hoped for) too much Mulan compared to what was actually provided.

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    • I’ve read a few reviews that warned it’s not actually a Mulan retelling; it was just marketed that way. So I know what I’m getting into.

      Hopefully the ending of the book is only like that because it’s a duology and maybe it’ll wrap up in book two.


      • I hope so! I didn’t go into the book with any warnings, though, and so I expected a lot of things that I didn’t get. Hopefully since you know what you’re getting into you’ll love it! The premise is great, at least, and the setting was my favorite part of the book.

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  2. I bought THE FLAME IN THE MIST in 2017….and I never actually got around to, eh, /reading/ it…. (shame on me).

    Then I kinda have heard mixed reviews on it? I’m still interested in reading it (Thank God bc I own it), but I’m trying to not be too hyped and stay on a level of calm expectancy with it, so I’m not totally disappointed or anything.

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    • I heard mixed reviews because it’s advertised as a Mulan retelling but it’s not really like Mulan at all. So maybe that’s what was disappointing? If I read it, I can let you know if it’s good or not, or if you do, let me know!


    • You’re welcome! I haven’t heard a lot about it, but my library has it and I came across it and thought it would be interesting.

      Thank you!


    • I’m glad to hear your enjoyed both of those books! And I’ve heard such great things about the Phasma book. I’m hoping it makes up for what they did with her character in The Last Jedi. 😉


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