Thursday, January 04, 2018

2017 Releases You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

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It is NO LONGER 2017 but that doesn’t mean you cannot revisit the past and read some amazing books that came out last year. This list is based on what I’ve read and still isn’t entirely complete because I HAVEN’T READ SO MANY BOOKS that came out last year. I also wanted to narrow it down so as not to dump too many books on your tbr! The following is a list of some of the best books out in 2017 in my opinion.
Looking for a book to make that will make you cry, or at the very least, make you FEEL? These books might have something in store for you. Just as an FYI, all of these books involve death.

Saint Death by Marcus Sedwick

What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

The Girl with the Ghost Machine by Lauren DeStefano

Words in A Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Honestly, I am not really the kind of person who actively seeks out books that are gonna tear me apart and usually prefer some feel-good reads. Basically, don’t shit on the fluff because fluff is amazing and important.

You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly


2017 was an amazing year for diverse books which meant we also got a lot more books that dealt with identity and intersections. We need diverse books where a character’s identity has nothing to do with the book but we ALSO need diverse books where characters explore and learn about their identities.

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Forest World by Margarita Engle

The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Mina doesn’t really struggle or explore her identity in The Lines We Cross but her identity is central to the novel which is why it is in this category as opposed to another!

That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim


If what you really want is a book that dark, gritty and/or complex as fuck, these might just strike a chord with you. Be aware though, THINGS GET FUCKING REAL. So……

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry


2017 was a year where I didn’t read as much genre fic as I would have liked. It was a hard year so I stuck to a lot of contemporary and the known but I did venture out of that a couple of times and did read at least two books that just REALLY stuck out to me.

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Warcross by Marie Lu

SO, there you have it! A semi-definitive list of some of the best books that came out in 2017! Anything out from last year I need on MY tbr?



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Rashika has been tired since 2013. There are very few things that spark joy for her besides a nice cup of tea, warm, baked goods, good books and good TV shows. She is here to pile onto your giant TBRs and to-watch lists. Offer her a cookie and she might be nice to you.

8 Responses to “2017 Releases You Shouldn’t Miss Out On”

  1. Valerie

    Omg you are just STILL hung up on 2017 aren’t you?

    Jk love you buddo. And I’ve read like maybe 3 of these so clearly I need to get on it.