T5W: Books You Want To Finally Read in 2017

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It’s a great topic but a hard one since I basically want to read all the books in 2017! 😛 However, I do have a couple of books that have been on my TBR for quite a while now and that I keep meaning to read as soon as possible and then completely forget about them when it’s time to pick up a new read!

  • Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

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I have included this book in several TBRs and I have almost started it a couple time, I really want to read it and I’ve heard great things about this series so I don’t know what’s preventing me from starting it. Hopefully next year will be the year where I finally start this series!

  • Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

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I read The Way of Kings more than a year ago, I liked it but I wasn’t blown away by any means so I don’t really feel the urge to pick up its giant sequel. However, Words of Radiance has been on my shelves for a while now and the third book is coming up next year so I think 2017 is the right year to continue on. If I don’t like this book, I’ll just have to DNF it and give it away and at least it won’t pick up dust on my shelves!

  • Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

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This book came out in 2014 and everyone and their mother raved about it. I’m always wary of the hype but now that it has died now a little, I feel very much in the mood to give it a try, I mean reading about a theatre troupe performing in a post-apocalyptic sounds like a neat thing to do.

  • Reaper’s Gale by Steven Erikson

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I read 20% of this book this year but I did not manage to finish it because I found it pretty boring. However, since it’s the seventh book in the Malazan series, I don’t really want to give up on this series after investing so much time in it. I’ll try this book again sometimes next year when I feel like I could read it without falling asleep.

  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

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This book sounds like something I would love to bits and I just really want to binge read this trilogy. I’ve read one short story by Leckie and it was excellent so I can’t wait to experience one of her longer works!

 

What is your top 5 books that you want to finally read next year? 🙂

 

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8 thoughts on “T5W: Books You Want To Finally Read in 2017

  1. I’d like to read ANY book by Alastair Reynolds in 2017, I feel he’s one of those authors I’ve been missing out on 🙂 Plus Station Eleven too, I’ve wanted to read that on for the last two sci-fi months but still haven’t managed to it it in, shame on me.

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  2. Reynolds is one of my favorite authors and the Revelation Space trilogy is an amazing series: it is indeed galaxy-spanning and at times quite complex, but a very satisfying read.
    Sanderson is one of those authors I keep reminding myself to start, one of these days: it’s just that the staggering page-count and the long list of his titles have proven somewhat intimidating! 🙂

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