Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The List: Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2017

On the assumption that I'm also reading my own damn books and clearing off my Nook and iPad as well, these are some of the book being published in 2017 that I'm looking forward to reading. Of course, you know me by now and know that I'm more likely to finally get around to most of these in 2018!

Books By Authors I've Read Before (and the books I've previously read by them):

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova (The Historian and The Swan Thieves)

South and West by Joan Didion (The Year of Magical Thinking)

Selection Day by Aravind Adiga (The White Tiger)

Manderley Forever by Tatiana De Rosnay (Sarah's Key)

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia and The Reluctant Fundamentalist)

Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge, The Burgess Boys, My Name Is Lucy Barton)

Books By Authors I've Been Wanting To Read:

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates

Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders

The One Inside by Sam Shepard

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird

So this is a start anyway. You KNOW I'll be adding a lot more to the list as the year goes on. What are you looking forward to in 2017?


  1. I'm excited for the new Strout and Kostova books. I love Kwan's other two books so much, so I just know this third one is going to be such a fun treat to read. So many great books on your list :)

  2. The first half of 2017 is going to be filled with amazing books. I've read one or two of them already and cannot wait until others read them. It makes it so difficult to go back and read books that have been sitting on your shelves forever, doesn't it?

    I wish you luck in reading ALL the books!

  3. I haven't given much thought yet to what I'll read in 2017. I wanted the new Murakami to be my first read of the year but the darn thing is not available in any of the four bookstores I visited and my library copy hasn't come in yet. I may have to order it online. This whole year I've focused on family stories. I can already tell that next year I may be in more of a loner mood so maybe books on self discovery, still fiction but On the Road type books maybe.

  4. Counting down the days til Difficult Women!

  5. As much as I love finding new authors in 2017 I'm most looking forward to books from authors I already know. Some of the ones I've got my sights set on are: Paul Auster 4 3 2 1, Sarah Dunant In the Name of the Family and yes, to Kevin Kwan and Elizabeth Kostova!

  6. Thank you for your blog, Lisa. I'm always interested in your book reviews and recommendations. Wishing you happy reading in 2017.