Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where book bloggers from all over the world make a list of 10 things that fit that week’s topic. This week’s topic is “Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2017”. However, instead of giving my top ten I’m going to limit it to five since I’ve already talked about my TBR for summer 2017 and I don’t want to repeat myself.
Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton : I’m really hoping the representation is okay in this one because a schizophrenic MC is quite rare. It’s very easy to fall into the stereotype trap, so here’s me hoping this’ll be as good as it sounds.
“Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who aren’t there: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy who’s unfailingly polite. It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can’t. Still, there’s hope. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. Suddenly everything seems possible, even love. When he meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret.”
Everything all at Once by Katrina Leno : “Lottie Reeves has always struggled with anxiety, and when her beloved Aunt Helen dies, Lottie begins to fear that her own unexpected death might be waiting around every corner. In her will, she leaves one last writing project—just for Lottie. It’s a series of letters, each containing mysterious instructions designed to push Lottie out of her comfort zone. Soon, Lottie’s trying some writing of her own, leaping off cliffs, and even falling for a boy she’s only just met.”
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman: Kiko Himura doesn’t get into her dream art school, Prism, at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera: For those of you who’ve been around for a while, this will come as no surprise since I rave about History is All you Left Me every chance I get. I love that book to death (see what I did there?) so I’m really excited about a new book by Silvera. Excited…and also kind of terrified because he has a reputation of crushing hearts and souls with his writing. Just take a look at the summary:
When Mateo receives the dreaded call from Death-Cast, informing him that today will be his last, he doesn’t know where to begin. Quiet and shy, Mateo is devastated at the thought of leaving behind his hospitalised father, and his best friend and her baby girl. But he knows that he has to make the most of this day, it’s his last chance to get out there and make an impression.
Rufus is busy beating up his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend when he gets the call. Having lost his entire family, Rufus is no stranger to Death-Cast. Not that it makes it any easier. With bridges to mend, the police searching for him and the angry new boyfriend on his tail, it’s time to run.
Isolated and scared, the boys reach out to each other, and what follows is a day of living life to the full. Though neither of them had expected that this would involve falling in love…
Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield: a story about two sisters and best friends who’re part of a circus. One day, one of the sisters meets a boy and then things get complicated when secrets are tearing the community apart.
Which books are you most excited about?