June 17, 2017

Seventeen 2017 Reads Check-In

Every year, I do two check-in posts to let y'all know how I'm enjoying the books I said were my top picks of that year. Well, it's time for the first 2017 one!


READ AND LOVED/LIKED

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett (4 stars)
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (5 stars)
The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber (4 stars)
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord (5 stars)
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson (5 stars)
The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig (4 stars)
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee (4.5 stars)
Wait for Me by Caroline Leech (4 stars)


READ AND WAS NEUTRAL ABOUT

By Your Side by Kasie West (3 stars)
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller (3 stars)
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (4 stars)


READ AND DISLIKED

Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos (2 stars)
Romeo & What's Her Name by Shani Petroff (2 stars)
Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse (2 stars)
The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (2 stars)
Waking in Time by Angie Stanton (DNF)


REMOVED FROM TBR LIST

The Continent by Keira Drake (technically I marked it as DNF and gave it 1 star, because it is problematic as all-get-out)
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham (didn't like the narrators' voices)
Rebels Like Us by Liz Reinhardt (lost interest)
Speak of Me as I Am by Sonia Belasco (due to slurs and descriptions of POC characters that compared them to food)
The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty (due to reviews that revealed racism and girl hate)
You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando (tried a few pages; really couldn't get into it)


STILL NEED TO READ
Between Two Skies by Joanne O'Sullivan
Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
Someone Else's Summer by Rachel Bateman


YET TO RELEASE IN 2017

A Dangerous Year by Kes Trester
Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
Lost Causes by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Meant to Be by Julie Halpern
Neighborhood Girls by Jessie Ann Foley
Nutcracked by Susan Adrian
Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
This Promise I Will Keep by Aisha Saeed
Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn
Who's That Girl by Blair Thornburgh
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore


PUSHED TO A 2018 RELEASE DATE

Black Rose by Bree Barton
Game of Secrets by Kim Foster
The Perfect Ending by Nisha Sharma
The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross
Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen
This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi


2017 has apparently been a hit-or-miss year for me.

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