Happy new year, everyone! I love New Year's - there's just something so wonderful about the idea of a fresh start. (Especially after 2016.) I have a feeling that 2017 is going to be a great year here at Lost in My Library.
In a completely unrelated celebration, this is my 100th post! This somehow feels a lot more tangible than my blogoversary last week, but it's just as unbelievable to me.
It turns out that out of all of the 2017 books I'm excited for, there aren't a ton of debuts. There are a lot of books by authors I haven't read before, but a bunch of those are actually the author's second or third book. But there are enough debuts that I'm pretty excited for everything on this list. Almost all of these will be published in the first half of the year, which I'm a little surprised at - I guess it's just because I know more about those books.
WAIT FOR ME by Caroline Leech (January 31): I love historical fiction, and I especially can't get enough of World War II books. And I don't think I've read any set in Scotland before! (At least not entirely.)
CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber (January 31): I've heard so many amazing things about this book, and I can't wait to get my hands on it! This isn't one that I would make a priority based on premise alone, but you know me, I cave in to the hype.
THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas (February 28): This is the book on this list that also made it onto my overall most anticipated reads for the first half of 2017. I've heard such good things, and it's about such an important topic. I'm so excited to read it!
YOU'RE WELCOME, UNIVERSE by Whitney Gardner (March 7): I hadn't heard of this book until a few days ago, but it has such an intriguing premise that I knew I had to read it. Diversity and a graffiti war - yes. And look at that cover!
GIRL OUT OF WATER by Laura Silverman (May 1): I actually have an eARC of this one from NetGalley and I'm really excited to get to it! I have a few other books I need to read first, but I'll be getting to this one soon.
AND WE'RE OFF by Dana Schwartz (May 2): I love contemporaries that have to do with traveling, and this sounds like such an interesting one! I also really like books about art (from what I've read, which isn't a lot), and this has that, too!
COLD SUMMER by Gwen Cole (May 2): This looks like such a unique idea! I love books that are told in two different time frames at once, and this one has an interesting twist on that idea.
THE LOVE INTEREST by Cale Dietrich (May 16): There is nothing about this premise that I don't like. Taking tropes and flipping them on their head, spies (of a sort), LGBT+ romance...basically, I NEED this.
WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon (May 30): Every time I think about this book, I'm more excited for it. I read the first few chapters here and they just made me even more sure that I'm going to love this book!
DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone (October 17): This one doesn't even have a cover yet (though I've heard one is coming soon! - and also, I have no idea what happened to the text on that placeholder cover), but I've had my eye on it for quite a while. I can't describe it any better than the Goodreads description, so I'd highly recommend reading that - and adding this book to your most-anticipated lists.
What are some of your most anticipated 2017 debuts? Any great ones that I've missed? Have I convinced you to look out for any of these? Tell me in the comments!