Predicting the Future: Books I May Read in 2017

I told you guys a couple days ago about Anne’s reading challenge for 2017. Today she shared the books she may read for the challenge to give her readers book choice ideas. I thought I’d share some of the books I’m considering as I look through the challenge.

As I said before, I’m tackling her Reading for Fun challenge:


A book you chose for the cover:

51porsplnjl-_sx326_bo1204203200_The first book that came to mind when I read this prompt was Replica by Lauren Oliver. I am so intrigued by the two books in one thing and the cover art is gorgeous and pulls at you from across the room.

A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able:

I’ve been hearing great things about the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown.

A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit:

51vf1u6wpflAnne mentioned The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell in her list and I was immediately intrigued.

A book you’ve already read:

I’ve been thinking about rereading Catch-22 because I didn’t really give it my full attention when I read it in college.

A juicy memoir:

51sksyfzidlI’ve got a couple in my wish list but Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham is pretty high on my list. Or perhaps Anna Kendrick’s.

A book about books or reading:

Perhaps The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan?

A book in a genre you usually avoid:

51xidvcqmql-_sx273_bo1204203200_I’m weirdly half tempted to read The Gunslinger by Stephen King because my husband loved the series so much. He insists it’s very different from King’s usual books and not so much horror. I’m also frankly intimidated just by the sheer size of the book.

A book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read:

I’m not really embarassed by any of the books I want to read by Moone Boy by Chris O’Dowd is probably a strange one to mention. More of a middle reader book that I’m guessing my ten year old might like but being a fan of the actor, I kind of want to read it as well.

A book in the backlist of a new favorite author:

61c6fbw1q3lThe Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson after absolutely loving Since You’ve Been Gone.

A book recommended by someone with great taste:

A couple of my fellow book clubbers recommended The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith awhile back and I keep meaning to dig into that series.

A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet:

51ewt6q24clThis could be half my book shelf but honorable mention goes to Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige which I stalked in bookstores for ages before I finally broke down and bought a copy and then promptly got too busy to read it.

A book about a topic or subject you already love:

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrove Manner by Stephanie Barron because you pretty much just have to say the words “Jane Austen” and “retelling” or “modern adaptation” in close proximity and apparently I’m there for it.

What books are you eyeballing for 2017?

2 responses to “Predicting the Future: Books I May Read in 2017”

  1. Lindsay Avatar

    I really liked Bookshop on the Corner and am a big Jenny Colgan fan (nothing too deep but really delightful characters and the setting is amazing. I read The Unexpected Everything and found it kind of dragged for me. The characters were a little flat for me but I still made it through and haven’t read other stuff by the author but might need to go back and see if other books are better. Thanks for sharing your list! It’s always fun to see what others are reading.


    1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot Avatar

      Good to know on both accounts. Thanks for commenting!