…and Looking Ahead to 2017

But enough about 2016 – that’s so last year!

Let’s take a look at what 2017 has in store for us (purely in a bookish sense, of course!)

I think that this will be another amazing year for books.  I’ve been lucky enough to have already read some of the great novels that will be published this year, and the standouts for me so far are:

  1. The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin – 12 January
  2. The Book of Mirrors by E. O. Chirovici – 26 January
  3. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough – 26 January
  4. The Good People by Hannah Kent – 9 February

And here are a few of the novels that I’m really looking forward to (this list is by no means exhaustive!):

  1. A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab – 21 February – picks up where A Gathering of Shadows finished and I really need to know what happens next!
  2. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone – 8 March – the sequel to The Hatching, one of my favourites of 2016
  3. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel – 6 April – book two of the Themis Files, following on from Sleeping Giants
  4. New Boy by Tracy Chevalier – 11 May – part of the Hogarth Shakespeare project, New Boy is a reworking of Othello, which I studied at A Level
  5. The Baltimore Boys by Joel Dicker – 18 May – I absolutely loved The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, and so I can’t wait to read this
  6. For the Winner by Emily Hauser – 15 June – I really enjoyed Hauser’s For the Most Beautiful, and I can’t wait to read her take on the tale of Jason and the Argonauts
  7. Early Riser by Jasper Fforde – 6 July – I love Fforde’s work, and I think that this sounds particularly interesting
  8. Iron Gold by Pierce Brown – 24 August – a Red Rising novel, so I have high expectations for this one

I’d love to hear from you, if you have books that you’re particularly forward to this year, or even if you just want to say hi! 🙂


  1. I’m excited about the new Hannah Kent (which I’ve just started reading) and Sylvain Neuvel. I’ve also heard great things about Caraval by Stephanie Garber which is out this month!

    1. I really enjoyed it, and I was glad that it was a little different to Burial Rites, as much as I loved that novel 🙂

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