As I’m sure you’ve gathered, I love to read. As I type this, I’ve read 49 books this year (and counting) and you’ll likely find me at either the library by my house or the library by my office.
There are quite a few books coming our way within this next season that I can NOT wait for, so I figured I’d write them down before I explode with anticipation.
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
Release Date: September 5
I will always hype Adam Silvera’s books. He has never disappointed me and he thinks I’m stylish. True story.
Anytime I see him on a panel, or when I had the chance to meet him, or even when I read his books, he says words that need to be said in a way I never could. He has a way of encouraging you, pushing you, and putting words together in a way that is incredibly real and comforting.
“On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.”
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Release Date: October 10
John is back!!! Why yes, I did immediately pre-order the signed copy the second I heard him announce this.
Other than JK Rowling, I believe that John Green was one of my biggest influences in reading because I literally devour anything he creates. I cannot say that I love everything about every one of his books, but I know that they all make me feel things and think.
“Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. “
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Release Date: September 26
If you’re ever looking for a good young adult book about love, I’m likely going to recommend Anna & The French Kiss because WOW that trilogy is good. Now that the author has written a horror novel, I’m a bit intrigued. I can’t say that I’ve heard super great reviews, but I’m hoping for the best. Stephanie is one of the most adorable humans ever and I hope she didn’t write this one about her husband (like the AATFK series 😉).
“It’s been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she’s still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii. Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets.”
Warcross by Marie Lu
Release Date: September 12
I can’t say that I’ve ever read any of Lu’s books, but the book seems so hyped that I just have to check it out.
“For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life… teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally… Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation. Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job… But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.”
Genuine Fraud by E Lockhart
Release Date: September 5
I read We Were Liars when I was in Australia and have a vivid memory of Delaney and I on our way to dinner with Courtney’s parents at the Great Barrier Reef but I had just finished the book and just needed a minute to pace the room before leaving. That good.
I haven’t heard the best reviews about this book either, but I loved We Were Liars so much that I have to give it a shot.
“Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.”
I hope you enjoyed the list! My bookshelf is full to the brim, but I’m seeing all these books calling my name.
Do you have any books you’re looking forward to in the rest of 2017? Let me know in the comments below!
I got my inspiration for the post from my friend Jesse, so I’ve linked his video below:
Note: All synopses are from Goodreads.