5 Books I Want to Read in 2017

Given that I’ve set myself the challenge of reading 24 books in 2017, I thought it would be a fun idea to list off 5 books I want to read in 2017, any more than that and I would pretty much just be lying to you guys. Of course, I have quite a busy TBR (to be read pile) considering I’ve still been collecting books I want to read over the past few years of reading slump, so it’s about time I made a dent in my personal library. I am such a mood reader that it’s almost guaranteed that my genre preference will switch drastically throughout the year. That’s just a fun fact about me!

Books I Want to Read in 2017

I am only talking about physical novels in this post, just to keep things simple. While I am counting pretty much anything that Goodreads counts towards my reading goal, I didn’t fancy working out which ebooks to include from over 1,000 on my Kindle (the freebies, man..), and I could easily fill it up with graphic novels so BOOKS. Yes.

1. Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch: The second book in the Locke Lamora series, I’m currently reading book one and I’m likely going to be continuing with the series. I also have book three in hardback which I picked up SO long ago thinking I’d have read these books by now *cough* but hey, 2017 will hopefully be the year.

2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: I picked up Ready Player One last year after hearing so much good stuff about the book and thinking the premise sounded really cool, just geeky and cyberpunky and I love that stuff.

3. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas: Another book two with Crown of Midnight, the follow-up to Throne of Glass, which I read a few years back (the fact that I have a review for it is a sign of how long ago that was) and adored. I’ve been trying to collect the series ever since, though my copy of Crown of Midnight is an ARC from the early days of my reading slump. Anyway, I want to read this series, though I’m not sure if I’ll start over from book one again or from book two.

4. Fantasy-Faction Anthology edited by Marc Aplin & Jennie Ivins: A few years ago, Fantasy-Faction had a writing contest for a promised anthology. I didn’t enter myself but I did pre-order the anthology, which took a while from contest-to-publishing but here it is and I really should read through it because I don’t really read short fiction and I’m probably missing out on some great stories.

5. The Copper Promise by Jen Williams: This one is a little bit of a wildcard. It’s just a book I bought a couple of years back and would really like to read because it sounds good, and partly because the author is a great person to follow on Twitter. And dragons. COME ON, IT’S ME!

Are there any books you want to get around to in 2017? Books gathering dust on your shelves or new releases, even? Let me know in the comments!

21 thoughts on “5 Books I Want to Read in 2017”

  1. Ready Player One is so good. I hope you’ll have the chance to read that this year. I, too, have planned on continuing The Throne of Glass series. I gave the first book a paltry star when I read it years ago, but I wanted to see why I seem to be the only one who’d hated it.

    Happy reading!

    P.S.
    LOVE THE FONT YOU’RE USING. 🙂

    1. I think I will do if I keep my reading up! 😀 And sometimes, a series just isn’t your thing, and that’s okay. I think I’m in that kind of position with Song of Ice and Fire, tbh. I’ve been trying to read Storm of Swords for years now and I just struggle so much with how miserable it is. Have been considering dropping the series.

      And thanks! It’s this one: http://www.dafont.com/darleston.font
      I’ve been using it for headers in my bullet journal so I thought it’d be fitting to use it here, too. I presume you mean the font in the featured image, at least!

  2. Crown of Midnight is definitely a must read. Honestly, anything by Sarah J. Maas is. If you like the Throne of Glass series, I suggest picking up her A Court of Thorns and Roses series as well.
    Leah Chiasson, of GGxB, has great detail in her book Marked for the Hunt (https://www.amazon.com/Marked-Hunt-Diana-Warren-Novel/dp/1520181418/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483979491&sr=8-1&keywords=Leah+Chiasson). I loved it and the book is shorter than some of Sarah J Maas’s.

    Leigh Bardugo is also an amazing author to pick up!

    1. I have book one on my Kindle! ^^ Actually, I have the audiobook, too. Added that one to my wishlist, I’ll try and check it out sometime. Thanks for the recommendations. 😀

  3. Over Christmas, I splurged on the entire five book series of Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence on Kindle.

    So far, I’ve finished the first book Three Parts Dead and am about 60% into the second, Two Serpents Rise. No regrets, though I’m not sure how much of my slow pace is distraction by other things or just wanting the whole experience to last longer and not end.

    It’s a glorious universe. Fantasy meets modern day corporation tropes. So you have necromancer lawyers / accountants that are busy climbing the corporate ladder by winning the highest stakes contracts ever (e.g. literal deals with demons and seventy thousand pages of legalese that need a separate dimension to contain them in); skeletal god-king magician CEOs who overthrew the old gods decades ago in the God Wars and now realize they have to do the jobs of those they deposed; a cleric of one of the last remaining gods Kos Flamebringer who smokes cigarettes like a chimney because it’s an act of worship; driverless cars (*ahem* horse-only carriages), flying Couatl taxis, and taps with running water (just watch out when the water demons attack).

    It’s hilarious and all very clever, in a Terry Prachett-esque vein. Did you know that an old word for company or corporation was “concern?” I did not, until I read Max Gladstone. (Apparently the concept exists more in real world Germany.)

    When you spend money in the Craft Sequence world, you are literally paying a part of your soul. You can kill a god (aka bankrupt a company) by creating more debts and obligations out than that flowing in. It’s a blend of genres that I’ve very rarely seen, and it works pretty darned well.

    1. Is this the plural of a ‘Locke Lamora’? xD Every time I mention I haven’t read them I get the “OMG YOU HAVE TO” treatment sooo I’ve had the books for a looong time. Haha.

    1. Woo! ^^ If the last few years of hardly reading has brought me anything, it’s a much bigger appreciation for scifi. (on the other hand, this means a vastly expanded TBR. Meep!)

  4. I’ve read ready player one from your list, it was a fun read. I’ve just finished Anansi Boys (Gaiman) which I really enjoyed. This year I’ve decided to use the library more and follow my old rule of 3 (one fluffy book, one more worthy and one factual), I’ll keep an eye on your list(s) too 🙂

    1. I toyed with including American Gods on my list but wasn’t sure if I’d read it or not, as much as I’d like to. I’m thinking of doing one fiction and one factual. I’d love to learn more about history and generally interesting things but fantasy is my love. 😀 Library is good, too.

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