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Top Ten Tuesday | 14 Anticipated Reads of 2017 (aka, a *Few* of the Books That Already Own Bookshelf Real Estate)


If there is one thing to anticipate about the start of a new year, it’s the influx of new books. Because, obviously, a good book nerd always makes room on her shelf for new books.

Broke and Bookish December 13
Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017
- Broke and Bookish

As with each anticipatory list we're asked to put together, the number of books to fill said list is never a small one. In fact, already, the 2017 books I’m looking forward to probably would fill up an entire shelving unit. And we don’t even know all of the books we’ll be getting in 2017 (because publishers are evil like this).

In order to keep this list in check (it already went over the usual ten), what I’ve done is limited this list to the books I’m anticipating for the first six months of the year (which totally falls in line with the "first half" of the year). Needless to say, there are some I cannot wait to get my grabby hands on.

1. The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron | Very much anticipating the arrival of Kristy’s next release. I’ve zero doubt it’ll be a classy masterpiece of a novel. March 2017, Amazon | Goodreads


2. To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden | Elizabeth’s books (in the past) have always been must buy purchases. But for some reason I’ve neglected picking up her more recent books. Here’s hoping I remedy that, beginning with her next novel. February 2017, Amazon | Goodreads

3. Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering | Another Drew Farthering mystery? Yes, please! January 2017, Amazon | Goodreads

4. Life After by Katie Ganshert | Katie’s novels never cease to pack an emotional punch, and this one promises to stay the course. April 2017, Amazon | Goodreads

5. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han | Is it weird that I’ve not even read any of Jenny Han’s books and I’m excited at the prospect of a new Lara Jean novel? (*Please say no.) April 2017, Amazon | Goodreads

6. For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund | Jody’s first two YA historical novels were all sweetness and lovely. I suspect this, her third, will be no different. March 2017, Amazon | Goodreads

7. Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge | A new book from master storyteller, Hillary Manton Lodge!? Cannot wait. (Can you tell I'm ridiculously excited for this one!?) June 2017, Amazon | Goodreads

8. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | After falling in love with Emery’s The Start of Me and You, I’m beyond ready to read more from her. Now I simply have to get my read on. May 2017, Amazon | Goodreads
  
9. The White Feather Murders by Rachel McMillan | I've carried on (and on) enough about this series. Hence it needs no introduction. May 2017, Amazon | Goodreads

10. Still Life by Dani Pettrey | An adrenaline packed mystery from mystery master, Dani Pettrey is always a must on any of my anticipated lists. This latest is no different. January 2017, Amazon | Goodreads

11. Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith | This one sounds really interesting, plus I love Jennifer's writing/style. May 2017, Amazon | Goodreads

12. True to You by Becky Wade | As a fan of Becky's unique, happy and all around lovely romance writer stylings, I'm happily grinning (and anticipating!) about the fact that she has a new series next year. May 2017, Amazon | Goodreads

13. The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber | After her Storm Siren trilogy, I'm excited to discover what world storyteller Mary Weber has next for us to explore. June 2017, Amazon | Goodreads

14. By Your Side by Kasie West | A new and (presumably) cute romcom from Kasie West? Obviously, this one will be a must. February 2017, Amazon | Goodreads

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That’s it for yet another Top Ten Tuesday, in the stylings of Finding Wonderland.

What are some of your most anticipated 2017 reads? I’ve love to chat with you about them, whatever they may be.

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland.
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  1. I've never read anything by Kristy Cambron before but The Illusionists Apprentice looks amazing so I might have to add it to my wishlist for 2017!!
    Here's my TTT

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    1. Kristy's writing is beautiful, Clare. I hope if you do give any of Kristy's books a chance you enjoy them. Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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  2. Why do all these books look so good? I had some like, The Names they Gave Us, on my radar but now I MUST has Windfall. Great list.

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    1. Right?! I feel this dilemma, Tara. It's one I experience all too frequently. Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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  3. I've only read the first Deering book but i liked it, and should read more. And I always love those vintage looking covers, something about 'em. That one's especially good.

    Love that cover of Windfall.

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    1. I agree, Greg. The Drew Farthering covers are amazing! Those vintage vibes are fabulous and so on point for this series.

      Windfall sounds great, so naturally I'm looking forward to discovering the story inside. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting!

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  4. I always anticipate Kasie West and Emery Lord books. I love those writers! :-) I hope these books live up to your expectations.

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    1. Thanks, Chrissi. So do I. It's always a bummer when anticipated books don't live up to their potential. :) Thakns, as always, for visiting today.

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  5. I really like Jenny Han's books so hope you like this one. I think Kasie West has two books coming out next year which can only be a good thing!

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    1. Good to know, Sue. I have high expectations for Jenny's! I've started one of Kasie's books but had to put it aside in order to finish reading review books. But I really, really liked what I'd read so far so the fact that she has not one but two books in 2017 makes me happy. :)

      Thanks bunches for visiting.

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  6. I cannot wait for Always and Forever, Lara Jean!!!! I am so psyched the duology is now a trilogy!!

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    1. I have high hopes for this series, Nicole. In fact, I'd even go as far and say I expect the 'Lara Jean' books will be among my favorites. :)

      Thanks, as always, for making a stop here on Finding Wonderland. :)

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  7. I'm definitely excited for more Lara Jean-- and that Emery Lord book is so dang pretty!! How could I resist it?? Also, Windfall sounds pretty cool. I mean, who doesn't imagine what it would be like to win the lottery?

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    1. Isn't it!? Emery's books all have pretty covers, but this might be my favorite yet. Ahh, what the allure of a pretty cover can do. :)

      I'm crazy excited for Jenny Han's upcoming novel despite having yet to read the series. ;)

      Windfall sounds fabulous. But then it's from Jennifer E. Smith, so I'm excited regardless of the story. :)

      Thanks for making a stop at Finding Wonderland, Michelle.

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  8. I'm so excited to read Always and Forever, Lara Jean! The covers for all these books are just so gorgous. I hope you'll enjoy them! I also just discovered Kasie West this year and love her books - so of course By Your Side is a must as well :)

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    1. I 100% agree, Lindsey. Whoever designs the 'Lara Jean' covers captures magic.

      Kasie's style is so easy going, plus I'm a sap for a sweet romance, so there is that appeal too. :)

      As always, appreciate you visiting Finding Wonderland.

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  9. Ouu Jane of Austen looks very interesting! Thanks for bringing it up! Great list :)

    My TTT

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    1. Doesn't it!? I'm beyond excited for this one, Chelsea, and Hillary is a wonderful author. Hope you enjoy if you read it.

      Appreciate you making a Top 10 Tuesday stop at Finding Wonderland. Visit anytime. :)

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  10. So many great books. Great list Rissi. "The Illusionist's Apprentice," "To the Farthest Shores." That's a beautiful book cover! :) "Murder on the Moor!!!" Looking forward to that one. "Jane of Austin." YAY! and "The White Feather Murders!!!" Yes! Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. SO many amazing books to come, right!? Cannot wait until we can read all the pretties. Something tells me all you mention will be top shelf kind of reads. :)

      Thanks, as always, for visiting.

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  11. Definitely adding the Houdini one. Did you read THE WITCH OF LIME STREET? It's a nonfiction book about a woman who claims to be a medium. Houdini is one of the committee to decide if she is.

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    1. I have not read 'Lime Street.' Thanks for the introduction though. As for Kristy's book, I hope you enjoy it! It sounds amazing, and I know she's a fabulous author so I've no doubt it will be so. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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  12. Windfall sounds so good! I'm really excited about that one.

    My Top Ten

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    1. As am I, Lori. Sounds great. :) Thanks, as always, for visiting.

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  13. I think I will just claim your list as a continuation of mine, since I didn't know Elizabeth and Katie have new books coming out! I'm also excited about Hillary, Jody, and Rachel coming out with new books. :)

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    1. It's ALWAYS exciting to learn about new books from favored authors, Amanda. So glad you spotted some exciting newbies. :)

      Thanks, as always, for visiting.

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  14. I really need to read Jenny Han's books. I am also excited for Kasie West's new book, too. Great list, Rissi and thank you for stopping by. :)

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    1. As do I, Jess. I believe I did start the first 'Lara Jean' novel (before having to put it aside for review books) and my early impressions were really good. Here's hoping we both enjoy them. Yay for Kasie West's new books - I'm particularly excited that she has two arriving in 2017!

      Thank you for the return visit. :)

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  15. The Illusionist's Apprentice and The White Feather Murders both made my list! I'm going to have to add a few of these, too. Great list, Rissi! :)

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    1. YES! Both promise to be amazing, Miranda. :) :) :)

      Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

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  16. Thanks for introducing me to The Illusionist's Apprentice - it sounds amazing! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. Doesn't it, Lauren!? I cannot wait for this one. :)

      Thanks so much, as always, for visiting.

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  17. Becky Wade, Rachel Mcmillian?! YES! Two amazing authors that I'm beyond thrilled to see this new year! Awesome list Rissi. ♥

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    1. As am I, Kara. I'm always excited to read something new from Rachel (she's got great humor) and I'm beyond excited from something new from Becky Wade. How fabulous the start of this new series sounds. :) Glad you stopped by.

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  18. Great picks!! I am really curious about Windfall myself- and the cover is a favorite! The Names They Gave Us *almost* made my list too! And Sofi Snow and Lara Jean made mine too!

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    1. I'm super excited about these, Shannon. Hoping Jennifer's is wonderful since I adored her last novel. YAY for 'Sofi Snow' and 'Lara Jean.' I'm excited about both. Mary's novels are always so creative. :) So glad you visited.

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  19. How are you so amazing with these graphics, Rissi?! Love the whole color scheme!

    I’m really looking forward to Illusionist’s Apprentice and To the Farthest Shores as well. Oh! And For Love & Honor!! I was *this* close to preordering last week, but ended up with other things in my cart. But I’ll get it eventually! I adore that whole series!

    What?! I haven’t heard of Jane of Austin, but just from that title I’M READING IT.

    I lovelovelove anything Dani Pettrey, Mary Weber, and Becky Wade…so obviously ridiculously excited for those three. ;)

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    1. Aw, thanks, Bekah. Can ya' tell I have way too much fun with the visual side of blogging!? ;)

      All you mention are HIGH up on my anticipated reads list. I have For Love and Honor pre-ordered (TNZ always gives customers an amazing pre-order price on those).

      Don't you LOVE the look of Jane of Austin!? It sounds fabulous too. Though this is WAY premature, I will just say, we usually have a read along for Hillary's books, so join in if you want - we'll be tweeting about it if/when we do. :)

      Ditto. Dani, Mary and Becky are "always" (auto buy) favorite authors. Always glad to have you visit. :)

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  20. Thanks so much for including Drew! You're the best.

    Happy New Year! :D

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    1. As always, my pleasure, Deanna. Bring on Drew & Co's 2017 adventure! :)

      Happy 2017.

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