Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. There is a new subject each week and this week's theme is "Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2017".

Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson

I think this is the book I'm anticipating most. After the way things ended in the second book, I'm curious to see where the story will go.

On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen

I always find these mysteries so delightful to read and I'm glad to have another one to look forward to this August.

Cafe By the Sea by Jenny Colgan

I enjoyed The Bookshop on the Corner and the Rosie Hopkins books and I think this sounds like fun. I love the cover too.

The Paris Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal

I love this WWII spy series and the setting for this one is especially appealing. Maggie continues to be an interesting character and I love how each book includes historical events and characters.

From a Certain Point of View by Renee Ahdieh, Meg Cabot, et al.

This collection of stories all take place during the events of the first Star Wars movie but from the POV of minor "background" characters (not the main cast). I think that the concept is interesting and I'm willing to give it a try.

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

I still need to read her second book which I've heard is fantastic and I also want to read this one. I love the colorful cover.

Daughters of Ireland by Santa Montefiore

After reading The Girl in the Castle last fall I've been tempted to buy this sequel (under its original title) from Book Depository but I am going to wait and get it from the library. The final book comes out this summer in the UK.

The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby

I usually like her books and while this amnesia story sounds familiar I plan to read it anyway.

The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

This book is being compared to Jenny Colgan's and the fact that it features a librarian and is set in Ireland makes it a win-win for me. Love that cover!

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

Thankfully I don't have to wait very long to read this (hopefully) as it is released next week. I am sure I will love it :)


  1. Is the Maggie Hope series pretty clean? I love mysteries, and it looks right up my alley!

  2. Oh, here is my list: http://amandanicolle.blogspot.com/2017/05/take-ten-most-anticipated-books-of.html?m=1

  3. I've not read any of Rae's books, but this series has beautiful covers. Sarah Dessen is another author I've neglected to read, but this cute cover and title makes me curious! :)

  4. That Star Wars short story collection looks cool! This is the first I am seeing of it. I'll have to add it to Goodreads, as it would be a great gift for my brother who loves Star Wars.
    Mallory @ The Local Muse

  5. Ooh the Rhys Bowen one looks fun, and I LOVE that cover of the PAris Spy. Not to mention that Star Wars one- THAT got my attention. :) I love that cover with just the droids on it.

  6. For some reason I didn't realise Jessi Kirby had a book coming out! So glad she does. I love her writing.

  7. Oh there'll be a star Wars collective book? Sounds interesting!

  8. So many awesome books! You know I completely agree with you regarding Daughters of Ireland. Loving that series and I am excited to continue with it. I saw you could get it at Book Depository as well and was tempted too, but I will wait till August! I still need to try out those Rhys Bowen books. They seem like something I'd enjoy. I can't wait to get my hands on Sarah Dessen's novel. I already pre-ordered it! I am looking forward to Jessi Kirby's as well and The Cafe by the Sea is a book I just added to my TBR pile last week. How am I just hearing about this one now?!? I love the cover. I will have to check out Library at the Edge of the World as well. I hope you had a nice MDW.

  9. I'm so excited about Into the Bright Unknown, The Secret History of Us, and Once and for All. I can't wait to read those!

  10. I also really enjoyed Jenny Colgan's books and am looking forward to reading her latest. I will have to check out Library at the Edge of the World so thanks for putting that on my radar. I'm also looking forward to Sarah Dessen's latest, her books don't disappoint.

  11. What a great list! The Cafe by the Sea sounds really good--and I really need to get back into MacNeal's series. I really enjoy spending time with Maggie Hope! The Secret History of Us sounds good too . . . So many tempting titles!

  12. The Library at the Edge of the World looks amazing! Gives me Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society vibes. Adding it to my TBR! Thanks for sharing :)

    Here's my TTT.

  13. Great list! INTO THE BRIGHT UNKNOWN is definitely at the top of my list for 2017. I'm also excited for THE LIBRARY AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD. I just finished THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER and now I want to read everything Jenny Colgan!

    Happy TTT!


  14. Into the Bright Unknown and Foolish Hearts made my list, too! I'm excited to read Once and for All, too.

    My TTT: http://bookworm716.blogspot.com/2017/05/top-ten-tuesday-most-anticipated-2017.html

  15. I'm really excited about Jessi Kirby's new book too! I just started Once and for All last night. I love Sarah Dessen's books so much. Great list!


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