It’s another week of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly bookish link-up for bloggers to share their top ten lists! My it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these…and what a perfect week to do it, because it’s a freebie week!
So one of my big goals this year (besides a myriad of others) is to hit my reading goal for 2017. I was so happy to have hit my reading goal of 25 books last year, and I want to keep that momentum going by reading at least 27 books.
Since I’m rereading the Harry Potter series this year, I know I have seven books under my belt for the year, but what about the other 20?
These are the top 10 books I hope AND PLAN to read in 2017. Have you read any of these?
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Illustrated Edition) by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay: Because I loved the the illustrated edition of the Sorcerer’s Stone, I’m really looking forward to reading the illustrated Chamber of Secrets.
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 and 2 by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany: It’s a play, I know it’s a play. But I need to see what all the hype (and disappointment) was for this for myself. And I will do that after I reread the series, just so everything is fresh.
- Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham: If my brother is reading this, I know he’s having a fit. While he might not like Lauren Graham or Gilmore Girls, she and it are two of my favorites. So the fact that she wrote a book recapping her career that flourished because of an all-time favorite show of mine–I’m really looking forward to it.
- To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin: I’m not sure if I’ve shared this before, but I’m obsessed with all things French, as well as historical fiction. Give me a historical fiction novel set in France and I’m as happy as a clam.
- The Queen’s Accomplice by Susan Elia MacNeal: Besides loving all things French, I’m also a big Anglophile. Who binged watched The Crown on Netflix? This girl. Who watches movies and documentaries revolving around the British Monarchy? This girl. So an espionage/spy book set in Britain during WWII. Again, happy clam.
- The Innocent by Harlan Coben: The first genre that I religious read before expanding into other genres was mystery. I’ve only read one of Harlan Coben’s books, and I remember it put me on a thrill-ride.
- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova: THIS HAS BEEN YEARS IN THE WORKS AND IT’S JUST SO INTENSE THAT I GET SCARED IN THE DAYLIGHT. But this will be the year I finish it!
- The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: As an Illinoisian, I obviously have pride in my state, and the World’s Fair of 1893 in Chicago is absolutely fascinating. This is a non-fiction piece about the splendor of building the World’s Fair exhibition grounds known as the White City as well as the movements of the United States’ first serial killer using the fair as his hunting ground.
- The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth: I read The Things We Keeplast year and I fell in love. Sally Hepworth does an amazing job of capturing the emotion of family, loss and hope in a way that I can’t explain. In short, this book is about “the story of a single mother who is dying, the troubled teenaged daughter who is battling her own demons, and the two women who come into their lives at the most critical moment.” (From Goodreads).
- The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis: I picked up the arc for this from NetGalley late last summer and haven’t gotten around to reading it. Time to change that. Yay for historical fiction set in New York City with a mystery appeal to it.
What’s on your reading list for 2017?