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TTT: The 2017 Books I Hope I Find Under My Christmas Tree


December 25: Books I Hope I Find Under My Christmas Tree This Morning (If you don’t celebrate Christmas, spin this to be a book wish list.)

I was going to do this list based on all of the upcoming releases I really want to pick up, but I figure we’ll be doing all of the anticipated early-2019 releases soon enough. Then, I thought I could do 2018 releases I still need to pick up, but again, there’s loads of top 2018 book prompts going around. So, here are ten 2017 books (some are pretty new, but all are at least a full year old now) which I don’t currently own but would love to either receive as a gift or (more likely) gift myself.




Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi




Ink by Alice Broadway

Witchborn by Nicholas Bowling

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

13 thoughts on “TTT: The 2017 Books I Hope I Find Under My Christmas Tree”

  1. Ooh Daughter of the Pirate King looks so awesome- that and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. Those are both books I wanted to read and never got to. Hope you get some of these soon!!

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  2. Lou, love how you -reset- the bookish wish list to suit your own needs!! You’re quite right too – 2017 had a lot of lovelies being published, even I didn’t get to half of them and one in particular stood out to me on your list!! “Forest of a Thousand Lanterns” — after I re-queue “A Mortal Song” to finish this New Years, I want to read this one next! I am hoping I feel as attached to it as Song, as everything I’ve read about it seems like it would be a good fit for me — we shall see!

    Others that also interest me are: Whichwood – I know I’ve heard something about this one but I’m not remembering well what it was,.. hmm. The four novels with Cole’s are ones I want to research – the cover art is eluding to stories that could swoon me with interest but I don’t know the premise yet so its hard to say for sure!

    The only author who personally disappointed me was Alyssa Cole – I tried reading one of her Romance novels but for me it was just too abrasive and brash. I have a sliver of a hope left in case she one days writes something I could soak into but until then, I had to let it go.

    I love your game plan with this list – its like you said, stories never expire – we just take a bit longer to get to them! 🙂

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    1. “stories never expire”
      That is such a beautiful phrase! I completely adore that. I’m going to have to start applying it to my backlist books or something!
      I’m sorry Alyssa Cole’s writing didn’t work out for you! Personally, I’ve never read anything by her yet, but she seems to get favourable reviews so I’ll at least give it a try (hopefully!). I think she’s also got some Hamilton-inspired novellas, so I thought they might be a great fit for my readathon in March! 🙂

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