Hello all and welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! This weeks topic is books I am looking forward to read in the first half of 2017. So these are all books that have been on my TBR that I hope to read in the first half of 2016. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted the The Broke and the Bookish.
So without further ado, here is this weeks top ten Tuesday, Books I am looking forward to reading in the first half of 2017.
1) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
“They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.”
I have been meaning to read this book for so long! I bought it last year before the movie came out to read the book before the film. I have yet to do either. My Mum, Grandma and Nana have all read it. And my Mum is waiting for me to read it so she can watch the film with me. So I best get reading this in 2017!
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2) It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
“Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life – which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.
Craig’s suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbours include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.”
This is another book I bought really on in 2016 but put straight on my shelf and didn’t start to read it. I saw it the other day whilst I was organising all my books and immediately wanted to read it. I have a packed TBR for this month so it was put straight on the books to read in the first half of 2017!
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3) Orangeboy by Patrick Lawrence
“Sixteen-year-old Marlon has promised his widowed mum that he’ll be good, and nothing like his gang-leader brother Andre. It’s easy when you keep yourself to yourself, listening to your dead dad’s Earth, Wind and Fire albums and watching sci-fi. But everything changes when Marlon’s first date with the beautiful Sonya ends in tragedy; he becomes a hunted man and he has no idea why. With his dad dead and his brother helpless, Marlon has little choice but to enter Andre’s old world of guns, knives and drug runs in order to uncover the truth and protect those close to him. It’s time to fight to be the last man standing.”
I have been looking at this book on the shelf at the local bookshop for weeks. I put off buying the book for weeks and weeks. But then one of the ladies at the shop recommended that I bought it alongside another book so I did. I really cannot wait to read it! It has been grabbing my attention for weeks so I’m glad I finally have it and will be able to read it in 2017!
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4) Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.”
This is the other book that I bought alongside Orangeboy, it is another book I had been looking at and reading about for a long time. At first I thought it was all about the philosopher Aristotle and because I studied him in college I was interested. Turns out it isn’t but I was still really interested. This book has won so many awards and I cannot wait to read it in the first half of 2017!
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5) A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
“The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.
But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…
This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.
It wants the truth.”
I kept seeing this book on shelfs at all of my local bookshops but I never bothered to pick it up or look into it. Last week I decided to look into it and instantly wanted to buy it. I don’t know how I lasted so long without reading it or looking into it. So this is definitely a book I am looking forward to reading in the first half of 2017!
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6) Wonder by R.J Palacio
“August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?”
I read about this book early on into 2016 but forgot about it for some weird reason. I then saw it on the book shelf last week at my local bookshop and remembered all that I had read about it and how good of a book it was meant to be. So I ordered it in preparation to read it in the first half of 2017!
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7) Mosquitoland by David Arnold
“After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.
So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travellers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.”
I bought this book not so long ago and wanted to read it as soon as I got it but I have such a long TBR for this month I wouldn’t have had the time. So it was added to the list for 2017 and I cannot wait to read it. I have heard so many good things about it and want to know what it is all about.
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8) The Last Star by Rick Yancey
“They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.
But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.
In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.”
I have been meaning to read this book for so long now. I want to know how this trilogy ends. I have been so busy and haven’t had the time to read it. So this is one of the first books I will read in 2017 so that I can finally put an end to the trilogy.
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9) The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
“What if you aren’t the Chosen One?
The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.”
I bought this book a long time ago. I took it on holiday with me to read whilst I was away but never got the chance to, so it went straight back on my shelf when I got home. I cannot wait to finally read this in 2017 after hearing so many good things about it.
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10) The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian
“What if your town was sliding underwater and everyone was ordered to pack up and leave? How would you and your friends spend your last days together?
While the adults plan for the future, box up their possessions, and find new places to live, Keeley Hewitt and her friends decide to go out with a bang. There are parties in abandoned houses. Canoe races down Main Street. The goal is to make the most of every minute they still have together.
And for Keeley, that means taking one last shot at the boy she’s loved forever.
There’s a weird sort of bravery that comes from knowing there’s nothing left to lose. You might do things you normally wouldn’t. Or say things you shouldn’t. The reward almost always outweighs the risk.
I bought this book not so long ago and have wanted to read it since buying it. I am definitely going to give it a read in 2017. It seems like a really exciting and intriguing book that I really cannot wait to read!
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There you have it, my top 10 Tuesday, books I am looking forward to reading in the first half of 2017. I really enjoyed this topic, it helped me sort my TBR list for 2017.Let me know in the comments what books you are looking forward to reading in 2017!
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