I seem to like to make all the reading goals. It’s a problem I have at the beginning of every year because I tend to get super excited over all the books. Since I’m likely moving this year, my large focus is going towards books I own and have in my possession though there’s a few books on this list that I’ve had a hold on at my library that are coming to be expired, so I should probably read those soon. Let’s dig into the eighteen books that I need to read this year or consider unhauling! I am hoping to do a round up of thoughts at the end of the year, even if they are quick little one liners. Let me know if you’ve read any of these in the comments below.
Salvage (Salvage #1)
by Alexandra Duncan (Released: April 1st 2014 by Greenwillow Books)
This was a book that back in 2015 my co-blogger, Molly, was completely over the moon for. Space adventures are usually more her jam compared to mine, but I do love books that take place in space and show the discomfort of the unknown. My friend, Melissa, gifted both and the sequel, Sound to me, and both books have been calling my name.
False Hearts by Laura Lam (Released: June 14th 2016 by Tor Books)
This was a book recommended to me by my friend, Katherine, who raves about Laura Lam’s works. I’ve read Pantomime and the sequel (but have somehow missed out on the third book, I suck at keeping up with series). This one is pitched as Orphan Black meets Inception — sounds engrossing!
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
by Jill Lepore (Released: October 28th 2014 by Knopf)
This book was recommended to me by my best friend years ago. It examines the origins of Wonder Woman’s inception and the polyamorous relationships that creator William Moulton Marston had. Could be intriguing, and it’s one of the few non-fiction titles on my list.
The Devil You Know
by Trish Doller (Released: June 2nd 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens)
Recommended to me by my librarian friend, Liz, this is one of those books that I meant to get to when I had gotten it in the mail. I am a sucker for road trip stories, and this one may be a road trip filled with regrets. Should be fun fun fun times! (Or terrifying, which ever!)
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
by Stephanie Oakes (Released: June 9th 2015 by Dial Books)
I won this book in a giveaway back in 2015 and on the high of reading Jennifer Mathieu’s Devoted, picking this book up should have been a no-brainer. There is religious cults, murder, and intrigue. A thriller that I know once I do read, I’ll likely get sucked into without trouble.
Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles #8)
by Kevin Hearne (Released: January 26th 2016 by Del Rey)
I am trash for this series. I am also behind. I have work to do.
As Brave As You
by Jason Reynolds (Released: May 9th 2017 by Atheneum)
Hell, my name is Sam, and I am a Jason Reynolds fangirl. My goal is read every one of his books that has been released, and I don’t actually have many left. My colleague read this one and she said it made her feel so emotional. So yeah,a typical Jason Reynolds book.
Sunny (Track #3)
by Jason Reynolds (Expected publication: April 10th 2018 by Atheneum)
See above. The Track series is amazing and you need to read it. RIGHT NOW.
Everything All at Once
by Katrina Leno (Released: July 25th 2017 by HarperTeen)
Katrina Leno is one of Molly’s favourite authors and since she has published three books, I have read zero of them. The worst part is I know I will adore them, though I have been warned that a lot of her writing might hit too close to home for me which is why I have avoided this one for awhile. However, this is the one I own, and this is the one I’m reading. I am hoping I love it.
Eliza and Her Monsters
by Francesca Zappia (May 30th 2017 by Greenwillow Books)
This book was gifted to me at the last #FrenzyPresents event. It also looks like a book I would be head over heels in love with as it focuses on fandom, mental illness, and a lot of subjects that are near and dear to my heart. I’ve only heard positive things about this one and I am looking forward to giving it a read in 2018.
Far from the Tree
by Robin Benway (Released: October 3rd 2017 by HarperTeen)
It’s a new Robin Benway book, and I forgot it existed! I only remembered because it won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 2017. I am made of fail, especially give my love of YA contemporary.
Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve #2)
by Marissa Meyer (Expected publication: January 30th 2018 by Feiwel & Friends)
I needed this sequel the moment I finished the first volume. It’s hard not to love the Lunar Chronicles universe, and I adore this cast. It’s also so wonderful to Iko to have her own story and this is just so well done. I hope I love volume two as much as the first.
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World
by Ashley Herring Blake (Expected publication: March 6th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie, gimmie more LBGTQIA+ middle grade fiction PLEASE. This one focuses on friendship, blossoming sexuality, and artwork. Between this and Herring Blake’s other release Girl Made of Stars, I really just need both right now.
Tess of the Road
by Rachel Hartman (Expected publication: February 27th 2018 by Random House Books for Young Readers)
Hellllllllllloooooo new Rachel Hartman book with dragons. I LOVE Rachel Hartman’s fantasy novels, and Tess of the Road looks like it’s going to be quite the epic adventure. I need it now.
Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3)
by Seanan McGuire (Released: January 9th, 2018)
2018 is the year I want to catch up on my Seanan McGuire books. I am behind on October Daye by two books, I’ve just caught up on InCrypid for the moment (then March will be another book and I will be behind again) and then there is this beauty, book three in the Wayward Children series. I can at least have that one completed this year, right? RIGHT?
Leah on the Offbeat
by Becky Albertalli (Expected Release: April 24th 2018 by HarperCollins)
Leah was one of my favorite characters in Simon vs the Homo-sapiens Agenda. I am interested to see what her story has in store. I can only hope it will be as fun and upbeat as Becky Albertalli’s other books.
by Star Spider (Expected Release Date: April 10th 2018 by HarperCollins)
I know nothing about this book other than it’s an LGBTQIA+ YA release. One of my wonderful publishing contacts thought that this would be a book I would enjoy, and I really hope she is right. It comes out in April, so I suppose I should get to this one soon.
In Search Of Us
by Ava Dellaira (Expected publication: March 6th 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
I enjoyed Love Letters to the Dead when it released, though I admit, I can’t entirely remember what it was about. This new release seems like it’s going to be very heartfelt, given it’s a mother/daughter story. I don’t know if I am emotionally ready for that, but I am going to try my best to not weep into a ball of goo.
Annnnnd these are my picks! I think this is overly ambitious, but this is me were talking about and I like to over extend because yay goals! Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these, because I’d love to know which ones to prioritize. I think if I get through all the ones I own physically, my Shelf of Shame will thank me.