Guysss….I’ve read 394 books in 2017. My goal is 400. Six to go. I’m so close. I have multiple in the pipeline right now, but here are the ones I’m aiming to start and finish before 11:59 P.M. on December 31:
THE LAST NAMSARA by Kristen Ciccarelli
Throughout history there has been a Namsara, the warrior and bringer of flight; and the Iskari, the destroyer and death-bringer. Our heroine, Asha, is a dragon-slayer and has been named the Iskari of her generation. She is so feared by the general public that people refuse to touch her. Asha is betrothed to a commandant–but is offered her freedom in exchange for the head of Kozu, a powerful dragon responsible for the facial disfigurement she suffered as a child.
I got this in the November Fairyloot and was so excited. I’ve only got 60ish pages to go and I’m really interested in seeing where the series will go from here. Although, I’m getting antsy with the sexual tension between Asha and Torwin, KISS ALREADY.
YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE by Rachel Lynn Solomon (ARC)
“Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist—and to convince her music teacher he wants her the way she wants him. Overachiever Tovah awaits her acceptance to Johns Hopkins, the first step on her path toward med school and a career as a surgeon.
But one thing could wreck their carefully planned futures: a genetic test for Huntington’s, a rare degenerative disease that slowly steals control of the body and mind. It’s turned their Israeli mother into a near stranger and fractured the sisters’ own bond in ways they’ll never admit. While Tovah finds comfort in their Jewish religion, Adina rebels against its rules.
When the results come in, one twin tests negative for Huntington’s. The other tests positive.” ~ via Goodreads
WOW I’m already crying and the response from my other blogger friends has been overwhelmingly positive. I need a good book cry and I have a feeling this will be the ticket.
TARNISHED CITY by Vic James (ARC)
“Luke is a prisoner, condemned for a murder he didn’t commit. Abi is a fugitive, desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind. But as the Jardines tighten their grip on a turbulent Britain, brother and sister face a fight greater than their own.
New alliances and old feuds will remake the nation, leaving Abi and Luke questioning everything – and everyone – they know. And as Silyen Jardine hungers for the forgotten Skill of the legendary Wonder King, the country’s darkest hour approaches. Freedom and knowledge both come at a cost. So who will pay the price?” ~ via Goodreads
I really liked GILDED CAGE, the first book in the series and I’m enjoying this sequel so far…however, there isn’t enough Abi and Jenner for my liking, yet.
THE FORGOTTEN BOOK by Mecthild Glaser (ARC)
“Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she’s convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon.
As it turns out, Emma hasn’t seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma’s way: anything she writes in the book comes true.
But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn’t the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her—and they’ll stop at nothing to succeed.” ~ via Google Books
GUNSLINGER GIRL by lyndsay Ely (ARC)
“Seventeen-year-old Serendipity “Pity” Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She’s been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great. In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity’s struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.” ~ via Goodreads
I traded my extra FURYBORN for this and I’m so happy. The colors on this cover are so pretty and I’m very proud of this photo.
ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman
“Meet Eleanor Oliphant. She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully time-tabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
Then everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living–and it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.” ~ via Goodreads
One of my BOTM picks for December and I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback from others who picked it!
Wish me luck, folks!
PS, next year’s goal will be much more reasonable. I bit off waaaaay more than I can chew with 2017. How many books did you read in 2017?