I read 118 books in 2016 and although I’m proud of that, I’m exhausted so therefore I set my 2017 goal for a modest 95 books.
I’ll be at ALA Midwinter for five days and I won’t be able to read and a couple of these books are 500 pages so I’m shooting for five books for January.
Wintersong by S. Jae Jones-I’ve been seeing this book all over the bloggerverse but I didn’t look into it. I recently had to write a blog post about diverse debuts and after reading this description, it jumped up to the top of the TBR list. I think it’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast but seeing as I don’t like Disney movies, I don’t know this story. I have read the original tale though so don’t judge me. YA Interrobang recently did an interview with Jones where she discusses how she had to cut out the erotica scenes to make it YA-WHAT? Now I’m intrigued.
Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab-This is the final book in the Shades of Magic Series and although I’ve enjoyed this series immensely, I’m excited to see how it ends. My only complaint is that I don’t like Lilah but I know she’s going to save the day and I know she and Kell are going to get together so…UGH
Last of August by Brittany Cavalarro-I’m a fan of everything Sherlock and I like Cavalarro’s reimagination of Sherlock as a teen girl. Cavalarro’s writing in honest and gritty and if you are a Sherlock fan (maybe not that first episode of season 4) I highly recommend Cavalarro’s take.
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth-Although I wasn’t a fan of the Divergent Series, I think Roth’s world building is worth me reading a new series. Goodreads has it at 3.83 which is scary because loyal fans usually rate high regardless of anything. I know there weren’t many ARCs so maybe these ratings are from literary critics.
The X-Files Origins: Agents of Chaos-I was in high school when The X-Files was on TV (yes, I’m old) but I didn’t watch it. I’m not sure why because I love scary stuff. Anyway, I binged all 1o seasons last year around this time and I loved it so I’m really excited to see Mulder and Scully as teens. Let’s hope this doesn’t suck.