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Give Me, Give Me: Top Ten Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2017

This Week's Top Ten Tuesday is all about what we want, but can't have. Created by the Book and the Bookish,  the Top Ten, we will be discussing is Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2017. Should be easy enough, considering my TBR pile has doubled in size with books that aren't physically tangible. Luckily, a girl can dream.

Starting the list off is an another known for keeping us bookies waiting in the lurch.

1. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas.
 *Insert mystery cover here* This novella continuation of the Throne of Glass series may have only Chaol's story, but rumor has it the book is nearly 600 pages long. Even if those pages amounted to fifty, I'd still pre-order it with the click of a button. Having read five of the Throne of Glass books and two of the Court of Thorns and Roses novels, I've admitted to myself that I am a SJM fan--making this my ultimate #1 Give Me, Give Me.
Publishing Date: September 5, 2017
Goodreads Page: Tower of Dawn

2. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Although it's strange to picture the same woman who brought us Anna and the French Kiss writing teen slasher fiction, I will overcome my scaredy cat syndrome for Stephanie Perkins's upcoming release. Perhaps, I'll create a book circle with the disguise of wanting more friendship time. Perfect idea.
Publishing Date: September 17, 2017
Goodreads Page: There's Someone in Your House

3. Renegades by Marissa Meyers
Meyers is another hot name in the Young Adult world, so I'm excited for her newest series. Superheroes. Vigilantes. A Potential Forbidden Romance. Can you say, yes please? I'm most intrigued by the cover. I've read only the first book of the Lunar Chronicles, hoping to dive into more. If this new series is similar to her writing style for Cinder, I'm all for it.
Publishing Date: November 7, 2017
Goodreads Page: Renegades

4. Lucky in Love by Kasie West
Nearly every YA reader has a guilty pleasure sub-genre. Mine? Fluffy, contemporary romance. Sometimes, you need that easy, uncomplicated love to soothe you through a hard day. My go-to author for teeth-rotting cuteness is Kasie West. Her characters are quirky, her plots unpredictable enough that I'm not guessing every scene before it occurs. I'm excited to add Lucky in Love to that list.
Publishing Date: July 25, 2017
Goodreads Page: Lucky in Love

5. Once for All by Sarah Dessen

Saint Anything. Along for the Ride. Keeping the Moon. What do these phrases have in common? Novels crafted by the contemporary, powerhouse Sarah Dessen. If Kasie West is my go-to fluff, then Dessen writes for my introspective moods. Once and For All, about cynical love and serial wedding planning, will hopefully be added to the list. I'm interested to see how she approaches Adult Contemporary. The good thing, my friend Bram (here at GLIW) received this one as an ARC. I'm hoping she likes me enough to let me take a peak. *Cough Cough*
Publishing Date: June 6, 2017
Goodreads Page: Once And For All

6. Loved by P.C Cast & Kristin Cast
Wow. Moons have passed since I've seen this mother-daughter writing duo. We survived high school on the House of Night books--crouching under low bunk beds to rave about Stark and Zoey's aw-inducing romance. I'm enthused to see they're returning to the series for its tenth-anniversary. This will give me more motivation to finish the last four books.
Publishing Date: July 11, 2017
Goodreads Page: Loved

7. Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell
This man has become my solace. Santino Hassell combines two of my favorite things: complex characters and manly love. To see he's now added a third, sports, to the mix, I'm not sure I will survive the read. If you've never experienced a Hassell book, give his Five Boroughs series a chance. His characters are always, always dynamic and the romance is steamyyy.
Publishing Date: August 15, 2017
Goodreads Page: Illegal Contact

8. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

This blurb reads as if the author wrote it just for me. Claiming to be a mixture of Fangirl AND Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Nature? Those are some colossal shoes to fill. About two boys who fall in love at a writing class, it's slated to be sad, gritty, but also steamy. All from an author that mastered the New Adult/ Adult Romance genre. I don't want to place too much pressure on it, so I'll go in with fresh eyes and a low expectations. Therefore, if its amazing, I'll be pleasantly surprised and ready to spearhead the fan club.
Publishing Date: September 12, 2017
Goodreads Page:  Autoboyography

9. Coming Up For Air by Miranda Kenneally
I haven't read a Kenneally contemporary in several years, but she does the 'boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love despite tribulations' well. Circa 2011, I haven't recovered from the best friend love in her first novel, Catching Jordan. Amping up the hype, this one is also bestie romance, which is a sub-genre that lands on my shelf too often.
Publishing Date: July 4, 2017
Goodreads Page: Coming Up For Air

10. I Hate Everyone But You... by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin

To round off the list, here is an upcoming release from debut authors (and Youtubers). I admire Youtube culture, so I will read this for no other reason than to support entrepreneurs venturing into new outlets. Written as a series of texts and emails, this novel illustrates what happens when two best friends attend colleges across the country from one another. Having split from all my close Boarding School friends once we walked across that stage, I'm excited to see explore the relatability of Ava and Gen's experience.
Publishing Date: September 5, 2017
Goodreads Page: I Hate Everyone But You...

Well, there you have it, the books I'm most anticipating for June through December. My goodness, is it already June. Where has 2017 gone? What are you most excited to read for the rest of this bookish year? What have you read so far? Any recommendations? I've read 33 books of my challenged 75 so I'm always looking for more give me, give me's.

I'll be doing a review of the first books in the Court of Thorns and Roses series soon, so I'm excited about that. As always, hoped I entertained you enough. Thanks for reading!

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