Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017
I’ll be honest: I’m so overwhelmed with books to read right now that I feel kind of numb or even burnt out. It’s hard to muster much excitement for anything that’s going to add to that neverending list, even if they are books I would normally look forward to. But there are some that I’m. . .
- Once a Rebel (Rogues Redeemed #2; Mary Jo Putney) – 8/29
- The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase #3; Rick Riordan) – 10/03
- A Scandal in Battersea (Elemental Masters; Mercedes Lackey) – 10/03
- A Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings #1; Kevin Hearne) – 10/17
- Tortall: A Spy’s Guide (Tamora Pierce, et al.) – 10/31
- Someone to Wed (Westcotts #3; Mary Balogh) – 11/07
- Artemis by Andy Weir – 11/17
Looking forward to, but not quite as energetically
- A Stardance Summer (Eternity Springs; Emily March) – 6/27
- On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service (Royal Spyness; Rhys Bowen) – 8/01
- Body on Baker Street (Sherlock Holmes Bookshop #2; Vicki Delany) – 9/12
- Murder, Magic, and What We Wore (Kelly Jones) – 9/17
- Snow and Rose (Emily Winfield Martin) – 10/10
- Death in St. Petersburg (Lady Emily; Tasha Alexander) – 10/10
Anticipating, but with reservations
- Apex (Hunter #3; Mercedes Lackey) – 9/05
- Renegades (Marissa Meyer) – 11/07
- Year One (Nora Roberts) – 12/05 – might be too dark and/or multi-charactered for me.
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You may notice that there are very few romances on these lists. I seem to be drifting away from them at the moment, except for romantic suspense. That could change in a few months; I go through phases when I gravitate toward certain genres, and right now I seem to be leaning toward fantasy, mystery, and romantic suspense.
Some of my favorite authors are disappointing me a smidge this year, so here are the books I would have been anticipating, if they were coming:
- Laurie R. King isn’t releasing a Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes book this year.
- Mercedes Lackey isn’t bringing out a Valdemar book (other than an anthology of short stories) for the first time in ages.
- The first Numair book by Tamora Pierce has been pushed back again—to at least 2018.
- Patrick Rothfuss hasn’t finished book three yet (it’s been six years. Not that I’m counting.)
- Jayne Castle (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) isn’t releasing a book in the Harmony series for the first time since I started reading her. (She has a recent book under her Amanda Quick pseudonym, and one written as Jayne Ann Krentz in early January.)
- Mary Robinette Kowal (a newly discovered favorite) doesn’t have anything coming out this year.
Which 2017 books are on your can’t-wait list?