Now, I suck at new releases. BUT, it is the new year so perhaps I’ll develop new reading habits (probably not). HOWEVER, here are the top 2017 new releases that I hope to read in the new year!
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Goodreads Summary: Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.
I’m NUMBER 16 ON THE WAITING LIST FOR MY LIBRARY I WILL PROBABLY NEVER READ THIS LMAO
Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
Goodreads Summary: The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister’s marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
Goodreads Summary: With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes
*sigh* I’ve only got three but that’s mostly because I’m behind on all of my fantasy series that it’s hard to anticipate a book if you haven’t read the most recent one.
If you read through the end, thank you so much!
What are your most anticipated 2017 releases?