I had some success with seasonal TBR lists before, though I have to admit my winter list was a fail because a) life was crazy, and b) I only put weirdly serious books on it, which immediately put me off reading. Eh.
Anyway, I’m going for a combination of books already owned and new releases this time. I know I’ll be reading my favorite authors’ books as soon as they’re published (lots of romances, duh. Spring is going to be hell on my book budget.), but I want to mix it up a bit. Maybe I can even make some progress on my challenges.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – I already started reading it, so this is cheating a bit, but it’s my list and I can do what I want. This has been very high on my most-anticipated list of 2017. So far, so good. (read in May, a disappointment.)
- Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier – I’ve been reading this one for more than a month. It’s different from the previous two books and I’m not sure why it’s dragging so much.
The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn – this will release on May 30 and I can’t wait! Because of Miss Bridgerton, the first book of thisseries, was one of the few romances I rated with 4.5 stars. (read in May, so good!)
- Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab – obviously.
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong – I saw this one got 5 stars from three reviewers I trust implicitly, so I grabbed the audiobook when I had a new credit to spend. I’ve listened to a couple of chapters and it sounds great! It’s just going slowly because I don’t have a lot of time to listen to audiobooks lately. (read in April/May, loved it, already bought the sequel.) Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen – I can’t wait for this one. I haven’t talked about my love for Bowen’s romances yet, I need to do that soon, but she quickly became an auto-buy author for me. (read in May,binged it in 1 day, ha.)
- Stay by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy – yeah, like I said.
- I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne – I know I said I didn’t like Love Story that much but I *just* finished reading Walk of Shame (I binge-read it in a day) and it was gorgeous. Layne is another auto-buy author.
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – I bought this one when it was a Kindle deal and haven’t had the time to read it yet. But I really want to! I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.
- One of Amelie Nothomb’s novels – I have several unread ones and I don’t know which one I want to read first, but I want to read more French books.
- Le Secret by Phillippe Grimbert – I’m halfway through this one and really should just finish it, it’s not long at all.
I think that’s enough for now, don’t you? :)
Have you read any of these? Which should I tackle first?
What’s your most anticipated release for the rest of 2017?
I’d love to hear from you! :)