Book Releases

2017 Book Releases On My Radar:

An asterisk (*) indicates that the book is a diverse read (a diverse book and/or a book written by a diverse author). This inclusivity encompasses people of color (POC), indigenous people, LGBTQIA, gender identity, religious minorities, religious movements, people with disabilities and diseases (seen and unseen) and mental diseases and disorders. If a title is missing an asterisk, feel free to kindly reach out.

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January 3
Flying Lessons and Other Stories by Ellen Oh*
Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser
The X-Files: Origins: Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia
The X-Files: Origins: Devil’s Advocate by Jonathan Maberry
Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos
Difficult Women by Roxane Gay*
Battle Hill Bolero by Daniel José Older*
Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living by Manjula Martin
Freeks by Amanda Hocking

January 5
Mafiosa by Catherine Doyle

January 10
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley*
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields*
You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
Lotus: A Novel by Lijia Zhang*
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler, Adapted by Damian Duffy, Illustrated by John Jennings
A List of Cages by Robin Roe*

January 17
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera*
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Little Deaths by Emma Flint
Human Acts by Han Kang*
My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King*
Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn
The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt*

January 18
Snowbirds by Crissa-Jean Chappell*

January 24
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson*
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen*
The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins*
City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson*

January 31
By Your Side by Kasie West
Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley*
Wires and Nerve Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer, Art by Douglas Holgate*
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
Exo by Fonda Lee*
Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell*
Home by Nnedi Okorafor*
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

February 7
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza*
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
Denton Little’s Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin
Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones*
Starfall by Melissa Landers
Guardian of Secrets by Brenda Drake
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
A Separation by Katie Kitamura
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom*
Traveler by L.E. DeLano
Six Four: A Novel by Hideo Yokoyama, translated by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies*
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
Stumptown, Vol. 4: The Case of a Cup of Joe by Greg Rucka, Justin Greenwood
All the Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers by Alana Massey
To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
Big Fat Truth by JD Roth
Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction by Mackenzie Phillips*

February 14
American Street by Ibi Zoboi*
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson*
Ones and Zeroes by Dan Wells
Dare You by Jennifer Brown
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour*
The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine
Giant Days Vol. 4 by John Allison, Illustrated by Max Sarin, with Whitney Cogar, Lissa Treiman, Liz Fleming
Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up by Jessica Brody
There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce by Morgan Parker*
Captain Marvel, Vol. 2: Civil War II by Christos Gage, Ruth Gage, Kris Anka, Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas

February 21
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham*
On Through the Never by Melissa E. Hurst
The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera*
Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig
Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin*
Against All Silence by E.C. Myers*

February 22
Safe & Sound by Alli Hope

February 28
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas*
Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton
Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot*
Lifeblood by Gena Showalter
The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig*
A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho*
Rebels Like Us by Liz Reinhardt*
Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan
Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies by Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, Laura Martin, Jodi Wynne

March 1
Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs*
Camp So-and-So by Mary McCoy

March 7
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco*
You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner*
Ultimatum by K.M. Walton
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz*
Class: The Stone House by A.K. Benedict, created by Patrick Ness
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui*
Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton*
The Walking Dead, Vol. 27: The Whisperer War by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn*
Lies We Believe About God by Wm. Paul Young
Madame President by Helene Cooper*
Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon

March 14
Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry*
Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta*
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl
Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan*
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde*

March 21
Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
Contribute by Kristy Acevedo
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves by Agnes Nixon
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
Hellworld by Tom Leveen

March 28
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Overturned by Lamar Giles*
100 Hours by Rachel Vincent
The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi*
A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi*
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman*

April 4
Mars One by Jonathan Maberry
Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han*
The Chosen by J.R. Ward
Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing by Rebekah Gregory with Anthony Flacco*
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
Get It Together, Delilah! by Erin Gough*
Saga, Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

April 11
Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli*
Literally by Lucy Keating
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar*
Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz*

April 18
Fireworks by Katie Cotugno
The Adjustment by Suzanne Young
Bang by Barry Lyga
The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie*

April 25
North of Happy by Adi Alsaid*

May 1
Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman*
Sondheim: The Man Who Changed Musical Theater by Susan Goldman Rubin

May 2
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi
The Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld, Alex Puvilland, Hilary Sycamore
Dreamfall by Amy Plum
And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz*
Avenged by Amy Tintera
Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu*
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han*
One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul*
No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal*
The Leavers by Lisa Ko*
Star Wars: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

May 4
Release by Patrick Ness*

May 9
It Started With Goodbye by Christina June
Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent
It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura*
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy*
Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular by Mayim Bialik*

May 16
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Seeker by Veronica Rossi
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana & Abigail Pesta
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh*
The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye
The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information edited by Kyle Cassidy*

May 23
The Gauntlet by Megan Shepherd
Vindicated by M.G. Reyes
Hold Back The Stars by Katie Khan

May 30
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia*
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo*
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon*
One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
House of Furies by Madeleine Roux
Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson
Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone

June 1
Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger

June 6
Once and for All by Sarah Dessen
Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill
What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard*
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

June 13
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay*
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
Be True to Me by Adele Griffin
Want by Cindy Pon*
Saints, Misfits, Monsters, and Mayhem by S.K. Ali*
Summer Unscripted by Jen Klein
Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh
The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May
Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie*
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan

June 27
Now I Rise by Kiersten White*
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda
If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak*
Girl On the Verge by Pintip Dunn*
The Windfall: A Novel by Diksha Basu*

July 1
Contribute by Kristy Acevedo

July 4
The Reason You’re Alive by Matthew Quick
A Void the Size of the World by Rachele Alpine

July 11
The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey*
The Keep of Ages by Caragh M. O’Brien
It All Comes Down to This by Karen English*
Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy edited by Ameriie*
Who’s That Girl by Blair Thornburgh*
This is How it Happened by Paula Stokes
Forever in Love by Susane Colasanti
The Zodiac Legacy: The Age of Bronze by Stuart Moore, Paris Cullins, Stan Lee

July 18
The Ends of the World by Maggie Hall
The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana*

July 25
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
Lucky in Love by Kasie West
Vanguard by Ann Aguirre
Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh*

August 1
Blight by Alexandra Duncan
Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
Sour Heart: Stories by Jenny Zhang*

August 8
Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert*
This Is Not the End by Chandler Baker
The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

August 15
Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović
Best. Night. Ever. edited by Jen Malone*
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin*
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee*

August 22
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

August 29
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody
The (Best) Worst Case Scenario by Sandy Hall
You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow*
Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens*
A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor
Thirteen Rising by Romina Russell
All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

September 1
The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke*

September 5
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera*
The Place Between Breaths by An Na
Devils Within by S.F. Henson
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
Odd & True by Cat Winters

September 12
Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older*
Three-Fifths a Man: A Graphic History of the African American Experience by Sid Jacobson, Ernie Colón*
Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello
Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson
The Grave Keepers by Elizabeth Byrne
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren*

September 19
Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake*
Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Null States by Malka Ann Older*

September 26
Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi*
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo, Illustrated by Sarah Kipin
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman*

September TBD
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi

October 3
Warcross by Marie Lu*
Never Apart by Romily Bernard
The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani*
Helix by Lauren Oliver
Satelitte by Nick Lake
The Pack by Kate Ormand
Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush

October 10
Inevitable and Only by Lisa Rosinsky
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao*
Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski*
This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis
Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

October 17
Dear Martin by Nic Stone*
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds*
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater*

October 24
Calling My Name by Liara Tamani*
The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

October 25
Nobody’s Pawn by Amy McNulty*

November 6
Mirage by Somaiya Daud*

November 7
The Gatlon School for Vigilantes by Marissa Meyer
Now Is Everything by Amy Giles
Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga*
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
Boomerang by Helene Dunbar*
Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey
The November Girl by Lydia Kang*
Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

December 19
Shadow Girl by Liana Liu*

December 26
The Mind Virus by Donna Freitas

Release Date TBD (Note: List does not include Untitled titles)
Antipodes by Michele Bacon
Lost Causes by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
When the World Became White by Dalia Betolin-Sherman*
Superman by Matt de la Pena*
The Year I Learned Everything by Roxane Gay*
36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant
Light Years by Emily Ziff Griffin*
Meant to Be by Julie Halpern
Twitch by Aaron Hartzler*
The Searchers by Jonathan Hill*
Chameleon by Ellen Hopkins
Batman by Marie Lu*
I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina, John Jennings, Stacey Robinson
Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda
Fall Boys & Dizzy in Paradise by Jandy Nelson
Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke
Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh*
Triangles: The Points of Love Anthology edited by Natalie C. Parker*
This Promise I Will Keep by Aisha Saeed*
Welcome Home edited by Eric Smith*
The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart
Broken Angel by Ismée Amiel Williams

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