Book Thoughts

2017 Reading Lists

A couple people have asked me about book recommendations, so based on my 2017 reads I’ve whipped up a few random lists for you. The only way I could think to do this was by creating a few categories, because everyone’s taste is different.

P.S. Not all of these books were published in 2017, but I read them all last year.

Books that teen Theresa would have <3 <3 <3 and fangirled all over

  • A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Want by Cindy Pon
  • The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
  • Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Books that I think everyone should read

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • See also, the next list.

Books that are devastatingly good (but also nearly destroyed me or messed with my head)

  • The Broken Earth books by N. K. Jemisin
  • The Changeling by Victor LaValle
  • My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

Books for fairytale lovers

  • Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
  • The Girl Who Swallowed the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • Ash by Malinda Lo
  • Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao

Books for the worldbuilding afficionados

  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  • The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Newest comfort reads 

  • Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Insta-buy Authors

  • Renee Ahdieh – Historical fantasy + romance
  • Sabaa Tahir – Big not quite grimdark epic fantasy + romance side plot
  • Marjorie Liu – Monstress graphic novels

Compulsively readable, oh God I dislike those tropes, but why am I so invested?  Someone help me I have a problem…

  • The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare (Have you seen the TV show? I can’t wait for season 3 – also I’m glad they aged up the characters, because some of these themes are kinda iffy for YA)

6 Comments

  1. The past few years have gotten me SO out of the loop. I no longer know what the hot new titles are, and what to read. It hadn’t bothered me until now because my WANT TO READ list was so long… but then you go and post a list of titles I’ve never heard of… gah!

    1. T. S. Bazelli Author

      Perhaps you can pick one of these to start? Half of them are YA, so they’re quicker reads and not decade long series commitments (mostly) – which I really don’t have the energy for anymore 🙂

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