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Top Ten Tuesday | Anticipated Books of 2017 (June – December!) aka the Books that Have Reserved Shelf Space. Sort of.


Hey, hey, Top Ten Tuesday-ers. (Is this a word? Nope, but we’re going to #JustGoWithIt because, why not??) Today, we’re talking about anticipated reads of 2017 – the latter half, because, say what, it’s (basically) June 1!

Broke and Bookish May 30: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017 
– Broke and Bookish

So, what books are we anticipating for the latter part of 2017? I’d wager there’s a lot we’re looking forward to. From fantasies to romances, adventures to laugh-out-loud humor, there are sure to be lots of great stories coming our way. All thanks goes to our favorite authors.

Below I’ve got a collection of stories that vary in their genres and styles, but then that’s the fun of Top Ten Tuesday. Not only do I love the chance to meet so many bloggers and chat with you all, it’s also fun to potentially discover new books. A trifecta that, in my opinion (99% of the time), yields fictional perfection.

With no further rambles or chatterbox mouth, let’s take a look at the books that already have a place on my shelf. Or, as I’d like to coin it: #JustTakeMyBookshelfRealEstate

Here we go… Anticipated Books of 2017 (June – December!)

1. Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo | August 29th

A YA novel that spins a an iconic superhero legend into a new story?? Yes, please, and thank you. Consider me sold. Amazon | Goodreads

2. Chasing Secrets by Lynette Eason | August 1st 

Lynette’s novels are always memorable, but there’s something about her Elite Guardian series that makes me love her writing all the more. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that these covers are kickbutt awesome. Amazon | Goodreads


3. Unraveling by Sara Ella | July 11th

After the cliffhanger of Unblemished (book one), reading book two in this exciting trilogy leaves readers breathless. Fortunately, we haven’t much longer to await its arrival to store shelves! Amazon | Goodreads

4. Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan | September 5th

Contemporary romance/suspense is one of my favorite genres. Though Rachel has published with Love Inspired, I’ve never read one of her stories, so to see her publishing with Bethany House makes me super excited! Amazon | Goodreads

5. Then There Was You by Kara Isaac | June 22nd

A shiny new novel from the talented Kara Isaac?? Um, heck yes. PS; As a native Kiwi, Kara’s characters boast those fabulous accents! Just sayin’. Amazon | Goodreads
  
6. Warcross by Marie Lu | September 12th

Ordinarily, this might not be a book that would catch my eye (gaming??), but in this case, it’s the author who does because I’ve heard SO many good things about this author. Like its cover design, you can color me curious. Amazon | Goodreads

7. The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay | November 7th 

Katherine’s novels are always full of hope and yet, each one packs an emotional punch. Her latest promises humor, but I suspect it’ll also include some complex emotional turmoil as each of her stories do. Amazon | Goodreads
  
8. All This Time by Melissa Tagg | August

Melissa’s novels never cease to make me smile, and the fact that she shares so openly and honestly about these stories during their creation one can tell that she puts her heart into each one. Amazon | Goodreads 

9. The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner | October 3rd

Debut author + intriguing synopsis?? Sign me up! Amazon | Goodreads

10. A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren | July 4th

I’m behind with this series (haven’t read the latest novel), but the fact it has Susan’s name on its cover ensures a lovely story (aka adventure!) awaits. Amazon | Goodreads
  
BONUS! Also on my Anticipated Reads List
*Links to Goodreads  

A New Shade of Summer (September) by Nicole Deese | My Unexpected Hope (June) by Tammy L. Gray | Jane of Austin (June) by Hillary Manton Lodge | Lady Jayne Disappears (October) by Joanna Davidson Politano | Hometown Girl (September) by Courtney Walsh  | The Evaporation of Sofi Snow (June) by Mary Weber | Lucky in Love by Kasie West (July)  

(Publishes Tuesday Afternoon) 

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This brings us to a close for (MOST OF) the 2017 releases (June - December) I'm excited about. 

What books are on your "must buy" list, aka already own a space on your shelves?? Comment down below with them, or introduce yourself. I love to meet new bloggers, and visit new blogs, so be sure to leave your Top Ten Tuesday post links. 

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  1. I can't believe I forgot Kara's book!
    Bethany's and Rachel are going on my TBR list.;)

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    1. I have this feeling ALL THE TIME post-Top Ten Tuesday posts, Amanda. It's always frustrating. But it's ok because this means we can feature those books on another prompt. :)

      Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I have high hopes for the Wonder Woman novel, but the idea does make me a little bit nervous. I did enjoy the Grisha trilogy though, so I have faith in Bardugo!
    Mallory @ The Local Muse

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    1. Good to know re: Leigh's writing, Mallory! Here's hoping we both enjoy Wonder Woman. I'm a little nervous too because of some of the story ideas being tossed around for this character (in the cinematic universe), but I remain curious. *fingers crossed*

      Thanks so much for visiting! :)

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  3. I am looking forward to Wonder Woman and Warcross too, big time.

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    1. *high five* Me too, Greg. SO. MUCH. (Especially Wonder Woman.)

      Appreciate you stopping by!

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  4. Great list! I have a few similar ones on mine! ;)

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    1. Thanks, Rachel - yay for shared similarities. :) Appreciate you stopping by.

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  5. I'm always happy to see Kasie West's books on lists! :-) She's such a fab contemporary writer. I hope you enjoy these books.

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    1. I agree, Chrissi; love Kasie's novels. They make me smile, and I've no doubt this new contemporary will be the same. :) Many thanks for visiting, as always.

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  6. I always add loads of books to my wishlist when I go round TTT! I stuck to 10 so The Evaporation of Sofi Snow and Warcross didn't make my list but are on my radar (like maybe buys, rather than must buys?). I'm waiting to see reviews of Wonder Woman before I decide because I'm not a big superhero fan, but Leigh Bardugo.

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    1. Right??? I know the feeling, Ellie. It's always and forever a book blogger dilemma. (And we're destined to have overflowing TBRs until the end of time methinks.)

      Hope we both enjoy Mary's and Marie's books once we read them. :)

      Sometimes I like to wait for book reviews, too. I cannot remember if I have Wonder Woman preordered or not, but it might be one I wait for too. Not because I'm not a superhero fangirl, but because I'm not sure I'll like the direction they take the canon. But I'm hopeful! :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Ellie.

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  7. Warcross and Wonder Woman made my list as well! I ADORE Leigh Bardugo, so her tackling a Wonder Woman coming-of-age story is a must for me :) And of course, a Kasie West book can't be missing ;)

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    1. I'm so glad you like Leigh's books, Lindsey! Recently I picked up Six of Crows (after seeing so many amazing things about the author and that book specifically), but I've yet to read it. Here's hoping we BOTH enjoy this one.

      I agree. A new Kasie West novel CANNOT be MIA from any anticipated list. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

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  8. I think I've seen "Warcross" on every list I've checked so far, people really seem to love Marie Lu :D

    I'm curious for it, too, though. While I didn't exactly love her Legend series I still enjoyed it quite a lot and the video games part sounds really interesting, so I might give it a try!

    I still don't know what to think about the "Warcross" cover though. On the one hand it looks kinda cool but on the other hand the colors and the font are really hurting my eyes XD

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    1. I've seen Warcross on a TON of lists this week too, Sebastian. It's certainly creating lots of buzz!

      I've not read any of Marie's books, but did pick up Legend so we'll see if I get to it prior to this release (that might help me judge if I'll like this new one or not).

      We all find different designs in book art cool or pretty, so while some of us like this design, others won't. And that's ok. I really like the colors for the cover - they really "pop" against the simplistic design. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

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  9. Quite a few in common with my list! Ronie Kendig's 'Crown of Souls' is one of the most anticipated of my most anticipated! :-D My TTT: http://wp.me/p6UZ6M-8o5

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    1. OhMyGosh! Not sure how I missed Ronie's. That's a "badly done" chastisement for me. :D

      Thanks so much for visiting today.

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  10. Lovely list, Rissi. There are some on here that I forgot were coming out but want to read. "The Evaporation of Sofi Snow" and "Warcross" being two of them. I'm curious about the Wonder Woman book. The movie looks so good, too.

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    1. Hi, Grace! Glad to see you over here, friend. :)

      'Sofi Snow' and Warcross both have me curious. I'm going to review the former soonish, so I'm about ready to dive into it; it sure sounds unique!

      YES! Wonder Woman (film) does look really good. I'd like to get to see it in theaters, but not sure I'll have the time. We'll see.

      Thanks for visiting.

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  11. I am super excited for Wonder Woman. I love everything that Leigh Bardugo writes and also can't wait for The Language of Thorns! Great list!

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    1. So happy to read some positive endorsements for Leigh's books. I've not read any, so that also plays a part in my back-and-forth, "Do I want to read Wonder Woman?" thought. It sure sounds good, though!

      Hope you enjoy, 'Language' - and thank you! Appreciate you stopping by, Kelly. :)

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  12. What an amazing list of books and authors to be grouped with! Thank you so much, Rissi, for including The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck. It's more of an honor than I can say!

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    1. My pleasure, Bethany! Very much looking forward to reading your novel this fall. Thank you for visiting. Always a pleasure to chat with the authors of these amazing stories. :)

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  13. Warcross made my list as well. It looks so good! I just added Warbringer to my TBR as well. Looking forward to several on your list. Great list :)

    Here's my TTT.

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    1. Cool! Always fun to find so many of the same or similar titles on fellow book blogger's lists. Glad Warcross is showing up on many of our lists; makes me more hopeful it'll be a great read. :)

      Thanks for visiting, Lillian.

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  14. I have several of these on my list too. It was really hard to keep it down to ten. There are so many great new releases coming out in the next couple of months. Plus a few that have just released that I still haven't been able to get to yet.

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    1. This is a feeling I know all too well, Brittaney. ALL TOO WELL.

      I know I missed lots of books on this list (even though I went past ten!), but some I'm featuring next week with the topic, so I didn't try to cram MORE on this list. :)

      Here's hoping we can make some time to fit these, and lots of others into our 2017 reading life.

      Glad you stopped by - thank you!

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  15. I've seen THE AUSTEN ESCAPE mentioned a few times today. I hadn't heard of it before, but it sounds awesome. I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list.

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Katherine's books are all amazing, Susan. Especially if you like contemporary fiction that highlights classic literature. Glad you discovered The Austen Escape. :)

      Appreciate you visiting!

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  16. A bunch of these are completely new to me. I'm headed off to check out Jane of Austin and The Austen Escape. :-)

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    1. Both you mention are two of my most (most) anticipated reads, Lark. Hillary's 'Two Blue Doors' trilogy is beautiful and Katherine's contemporary novels have a respect for classic lit, so they're lovely. :) Enjoy - and thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I'm so out of the loop - this is the first I'm hearing about Warcross!

    Wonder Woman made my list too. Like, what else can I ever ask for after it's released??

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    1. Fun. Glad you could discover a new book this week, Kelly! Because is there ever such a thing as "too many" books for us bookworms?? :)

      Right?? Bring on the Wonder Woman epicness. Please be epic! *she pleads*

      Appreciate you visiting! :)

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  18. AI I'm hearing about Sara Ella's book all over the place! I should probs check it out XD Also excited for Susan May Warren :D

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    1. Most definitely, Hanne! Sometimes I discover books that way too (when I look into them after seeing them everywhere), and sometimes those are among my favorite stories. :)

      YAY! Susan's books are always entertaining.

      Glad you visited.

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  19. I feel exactly the same about Warcross! And I have pre-ordered The Evaporation of Sofi Snow because it looks great and I have heard good things. Also, it was nine dollars. I won't lie, the cover of A Matter of Trust gave me a good chuckle ;) I hope you love all of these!

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    1. I'm still "on the fence" about Warcross, Shannon, but considering I hear amazing things about Leigh as an author, I am curious. I can't help it. :D

      'Sofi' sounds fabulous. I'm going to review it in the next month so I need to start reading it. Hooray for great deals; love it when I can get a hardcover for a steal.

      LOL, I know what you mean. Some covers aren't among my favorites (A Matter of Trust being one of them), but I do like that it fits with the series design. (Because that's one of my bookish pet peeves: series covers that don't match.)

      Thanks! Me too - and as always, really glad you stopped by. :)

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  20. I'm so excited about Warcross! I can't believe I forgot to put it on my list! Great picks, Rissi!

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    1. YAY! Glad to meet another reader who is excited for Warcross. It seems to be really popular this week. :)

      Thanks for visiting, Lori.

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  21. Wonder Woman was also on my anticipated reads list, but I haven't heard of The Austen Escape, so that's really exciting!

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