“Top 10 Tuesday” is a weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish
If you can be sure about one thing then it’s the fact that our bookish wishlists are always full to bursting point so that we didn’t have to think long about finding books we’re excited for in the second half of 2017. What was actually quite a challenge was cutting these lists down to just 10 books but we’re very happy with the result and optimistic the listed books will indeed be real highlights and hopefully even become new favorites.
The Song of the Orphans – Daniel Price (04.07.)
We’ve already read this one, so trust us when we say you should pre-order it. The Flight of the Silvers was amazing, but Daniel Price outdid himself with The Song of the Orphans, and you don’t want to miss this fantastic science fiction series.
The Lost Ones – Sheena Kamal (25.07.)
The Lost Ones, also known as Eyes Like Mine, features a protagonist who’s been compared to Lisbeth Salander and Harry Hole, which alone is enough to make us want to read it. However, it also catches our attention because it’s a diverse thriller, and those are hard to come by.
A Man of Shadows – Jeff Noon (01.08.)
A science fiction mystery, a serial killer, and an A+ cover? Sign us up!
The Dire King – William Ritter (22.08.)
We’ll be sad to say goodbye to Jackaby and Abigail, but we’re looking forward to seeing how their story wraps up.
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye – David Lagercrantz (07.09.)
Even though David Lagercrantz’s previous Millennium novel wasn’t perfect (but way better than expected!), we can’t say no to more books about Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Hopefully this one will feel a bit more like Stieg Larsson’s original trilogy.
Paradox Bound – Peter Clines (26.09.)
After loving The Fold and 14, we’re desperate for more stories from that universe. Until then, we’ll take anything we can get from Peter Clines, whose writing is both thrilling and humorous.
Sleeping Beauties – Stephen King & Owen King (26.09.)
It’s Stephen King (and son). Need we say more?
Origin – Dan Brown (03.10.)
Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code are still among our all-time favorite thrillers and while The Lost Symbol and Inferno couldn’t quite live up to their predecessors we don’t think we’ll ever get tired of Dan Brown’s conspiracies and his unusual hero Robert Langdon, the Harvard professor with the Micky Mouse watch who just can’t help saving the world over and over again.
Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier – Mark Frost (02.11.)
We were both surprised at how much we enjoyed The Secret History of Twin Peaks, and we’re anticipating that the second volume will be just as captivating. Also we’ll just never get tired of books that use the dossier style to tell their stories.
Artemis – Andy Weir (14.11.)
It’s hard to imagine anything living up to The Martian, but our expectations for this one are still through the roof. If it’s even half as hilarious as The Martian, we’ll be happy.