10 highly anticipated new books in 2017

10 highly anticipated new books in 2017

Thanks to the Rock Your Reading challenge I’m having a great reading year! And there are so many new books in 2017 I’m excited about. I’ve made a list of the 10 I’m looking forward to the most. I hope you enjoy!

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Highly anticipated 2017 releases - The Lonely hearts Hotel

The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

Expected publication date: February 7th

The Lonely Hearts Hotel*: Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1910. Before long, their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing clown routines, the children fall in love with each other and dream up a plan for the most extraordinary and seductive circus show the world has ever seen.

Heather O’Neill is a two-time Giller Prize shortlisted author, and I love historical novels. And one with a circus theme? Sign me up!

Highly anticipated 2017 releases - One Day This Will Matter

One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul

Expected publication date: March 7th

In One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter* Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share her fears, outrages and mortifying experiences as an outsider growing up in Canada. Her subjects range from shaving her knuckles in grade school, to a shopping trip gone horribly awry, to dealing with internet trolls, to feeling out of place at an Indian wedding (as an Indian woman), to parsing the trajectory of fears and anxieties that pressed upon her immigrant parents and bled down a generation.

For fans of Mindy Kaling, Jenny Lawson and Roxane Gay, this sounds like a fun one. Scaachi Koul is a writer at Buzzfeed and her writing style is fun.

Highly anticipated 2017 releases - Men Walking on Water

Men Walking On Water by Emily Schultz

Expected publication date: March 21st

Men Walking on Water* opens on a bitter winter’s night in 1927, with a motley gang of small-time smugglers huddled on the banks of the Detroit River, peering towards Canada on the opposite side. A catastrophe has just occurred: while driving across the frozen water by moonlight, a decrepit Model T loaded with whisky has broken the ice and gone under–and with it, driver Alfred Moss and a bundle of money. From that defining moment, the novel weaves its startling, enthralling story, with the missing man at its centre, a man who affects all the characters in different ways.

Stephen King is full of praise for Emily Schultz, so I really want to read one of her books. And this one sounds so good.

Highly anticipated 2017 releases - The H-Spot

The H Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic

Expected publication date: May 2nd

What do women want? It’s a time-old question, but if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done in The H Spot*, you discover that what they want is happiness. Unsurprisingly, the way to achieve happiness is as varied as the realities they face.

I really like non-fiction books that are collected by interviewing many people and learning their stories. It makes for interesting reading, and I hope this book lives up to the hype.

Highly anticipated 2017 releases - Wintersong

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Expected publication date: February 7th

In Wintersong* nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King her whole life. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns. But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above.

This seems like a modern version of the labyrinth, which I love! And I like fairytales, so I hope this will be good.

Highly anticipated 2017 releases - Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

Expected publication date: February 7th

In Swimming Lessons* Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan. 12 years later Flora tries to figure out the mystery of her mother, but doesn’t realize that the answers are hidden in the books that surround her.

This seems like a really fascinating family mystery. I like the idea of the letters, how they might be found, and in what order.

Highly anticipated 2017 releases - the Refugees

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Expected publication date: February 7

The Refugees* is a collection of stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family. With the coruscating gaze that informed The Sympathizer, in The Refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth.

Viet Thanh Nguyen has received a lot of awards for his writing, and I wanted to read his last book, but never had time. I will get to this one, it seems really interesting. Like with the H-spot above, it’s interesting to read books that’s compiled of different people telling their stories.

Highly anticipated 2017 releases - All Our Wrongs

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

Expected publication date: February 7

In All Our Wrong Todays* Tom lives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, a world that is strange and foreign to him. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom’s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be.

I love time-travel. And this is original as someone travels to our time. It seems interesting to see out life from an ‘outside perspective’.

Highly anticipated 2017 releases - The Leavers

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Expected publication date: May 2

The Leavers* is a vivid and moving examination of borders and belonging. It’s the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he’s loved has been taken away. One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate.

Interesting premise and seems like a really interesting read.

Highly anticipated 2017 releases - Woman No. 17

Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki

Expected publication date: May 9th

Woman No. 17* is a sinister, sexy noir about art, motherhood, and the intensity of female friendships, set in the posh hills above Los Angeles, from the New York Times bestselling author of California. High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. She’s going to need a hand with her young son if she’s ever going to finish her memoir. In comes S., a magnetic young artist, who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady’s young toddler son, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage, one. S. performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady.

This seems like a really sneakily creepy book, which can be really good. I’m looking forward to finding out!

See more awesome books at ModernMrsDarcy’s Quick Lit. So how about you? Any new books in 2017 you want to read?

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