Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Own That I Want To Read Before 2017


It has been a long time since I have participated in The Broke and The Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday — but this week it is a “freebie week”. This means that we could come up with our own or do one that we missed. And I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to participate. Woot, woot!

I decided to do: 10 Books I Own That I Want To Read Before 2017 (which doesn’t include any upcoming releases like Empire of Storms or Gemina, because I will be devouring them the moment they are released!).


Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

It feels like such a long time ago that I read Red Queen and I really need to know what happens! This is definitely on the top of my list to read before 2017!

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Despite the fact that I want to save this until the entire series is completed, I find myself really intrigued to read more about Celaena’s past lately.

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

For some reason it took me forever to find this book (my local bookstore was always sold out), and it has remained on my bookshelf still unread. I really need to read this book before 2017, so I can purchase the rest of the series!

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I recently finished The Grisha Trilogy, so I cannot wait to start this book and delve back into the beautiful world that Bardugo has created. Plus, all the reviews that I have seen regarding this book have been pretty positive.

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

I am always on the prowl for new young adult science fiction series to read, and this book is definitely one of the most intriguing. So, I definitely need to get my butt into gear and read it!

Cress by Marissa Meyer

I absolutely fell in love with Cinder and Scarlet, so I cannot wait to devour the third book in this truly incredible series.

Winter by Marissa Meyer

The final book in the series! I may have to save this until after I finish my thesis because this book is HUGE, but I am looking forward to reading it.

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

I have almost finished the Heroes of Olympus series, so I cannot wait to delve into this series! I always love Rick Riordan’s books, so I’m sure that this series will be just as wonderful.

Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

ZOMBIES! I absolutely love anything to do with zombies, but I haven’t read any good books with zombies before, so fingers crossed that this one is great!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I have heard so many wonderful/amazing/AWESOME things about this book and this series, and I really want to jump on the bandwagon. Because, seriously, this series sounds incredible!

What books do you want to read before 2017? Or, are there any new releases that you are looking forward to?

42 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Own That I Want To Read Before 2017

  1. I want to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children this year, preferably within the next few months so I’ve done it before the movie comes out 🙂 as for upcoming releases, I’m gonna devour The Hammer of Thor and Heartless the moment I manage to get my hands on them!

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    1. That’s very interesting. I heard someone else say the same thing, but for some reason, I just can’t bring myself to read The Assassin’s Blade! I just want to save it until the series is over so I have something else to read, haha. AND YES, EMPIRE OF STORMS! This book is going to be phenomenal, I can feel it! 🙂


  2. Great list! Six of Crows, a Thousand Pieces of You and the Raven Boys are on my TBR too. I’m deciding whether to read Red Pyramid or Heroes of Olympus first. This is the first time I’ve heard of Rot and Ruin. I’m going to check it out, just cause zombies. Haha.

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    1. I am about to start the last book in the Heroes of Olympus series, and I would definitely recommend that you this series if you are a fan of Rick Riordan. It is honestly brilliant and probably one of my favourite series, ever!
      I am so excited to read Rot and Ruin! Because, yes, ZOMBIES! 😀

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  3. Some of these are absolutely amazing books! Cress and Winter are part of my all-time favourite series so I really really hope you love them. Six of Crows, A Thousand Pieces of You and The Raven Boys are wonderful reads as well! 😀
    Great picks for this week, and a great topic as well! 🙂

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  4. SIX OF CROWS!! That it definitely a mist read. I’ve been debating whether or not I should read The Grisha trilogy to get a better feel for the world but I am conflicted. Should I?
    The Raven Cycle is also another favourite of mine. The character’s are just so wonderful and the story itself is full of magic and wonder. I hope you manage to tick these books off your list by the end of the year and that you enjoy all them. 😀

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    1. Thank-you, Lois!
      I’m not sure if you should read them before — I decided to, but I don’t know if its a must. The world-building of The Grisha Trilogy is honestly amazing and it was developed so wonderfully, so I hope that Six of Crows expands on that. To be safe, maybe read The Grisha Trilogy first, simply for the world-building?
      I’m so excited for The Raven Cycle. EVERYONE raves about it on the blogs, instagram and twitter! I cannot wait to delve into that world 🙂

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      1. Well, firstly I’d like to say that I absolutely loved the world-building, I thought it was fantastic. And whilst the plot was fantastic, my biggest problem was with the main character. Alina really, really annoyed me. She spent the majority of the time complaining and whinnying about her love life — instead of focusing on saving her people. In a few scenes in the last book, the author’s attempts to humanise her, made her come across as incapable, only for her to suddenly be able to save the day. I just didn’t believe that she was this saviour that the author was trying to portray. But that’s just my opinion :p
        [also, I don’t get everyone’s love for The Darkling?]

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      2. Oh, I can definitely understand why you didn’t like it as much! Sounds a bit like the book I’m reading at the moment – the main character is very annoying.

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  5. Six of Crows, Throne of Glass, Red Queen, ACOTAR, Lady Midnight, The Glittering Court. My list could go on forever, I have so many books on my bookshelf that I still have never got round to reading, i’m suffering from the dreaded too many books and not enough time!

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    1. I love the Sarah J. Maas’ books, they are definitely some of my favourites. If you decide to buy them, I think they would make a wonderful addition to your book collection. But fingers crossed that you move up the waiting list quickly! 🙂


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