T5W : December 7th – Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

Top 5 Wednesday was created by gingerreadslainey and is hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes

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This weeks topic is Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

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These are those books you meant to read in 2016 or 2015 or 2014 and never got around to. Those books that have been sitting on your TBR for a while, and you really want to get to. These aren’t upcoming 2017 releases; these are older books that need your love too!

In no particular order… These are the books I would love to finally read!!!!



Throne of Glass
(Throne of Glass #1)
by Sarah J. Maas

Published August 2nd 2012

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly.
Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?divider12


(The Nevernight Chronicle #1)
by Jay Kristoff

Published July 25th 2016

Destined to destroy empires Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Six years later, the child raised in the shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.

The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student. The shadows loves her. And they drink her fear.



The Raven Boys
(The Raven Cycle #1)
by Maggie Stiefvater

first published September 1st 2012

“‘There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,’ Neeve said. ‘Either you’re his true love…or you killed him.'”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them — not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all — family money, good looks, devoted friends — but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.


Six of Crows
(Six of Crows #1)
by Leigh Bardugo

first published July 28th 2015

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager
A runaway with a privileged past
A spy known as the Wraith
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first. divider12

26073151A Court of Thorns and Roses
(A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
by Sarah J. Maas

first published May 5th 2015

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin-one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever.



(Beautiful Idols #1)
by Alyson Noel

Published May 10th 2016

Everyone wants to be someone.

Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter’s desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her “we need ethnic but not your kind of ethnic.” Tommy Phillips dreams of buying a twelve-string guitar and using it to shred his way back into his famous absentee dad’s life.

But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her bitch a long time ago.

She’s Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel.

That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the glamorous and gritty world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a high-stakes competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing. . . . And all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.

Unrivaled is #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël’s first book in a thrilling suspense trilogy about how our most desperate dreams can become our darkest nightmares.

Hollywood Boulevard is a place best viewed behind a pair of polarized lenses and lowered expectations.

Yet if you know where to look (and if you’re fortunate enough to boast a spot on the guest list), it’s an oasis of the city’s hottest nightclubs—a hedonistic haven for the young, fabulous, and rich.

But there’s no exiting through the gift shop if you buy a ticket to this show. Once you push past the velvet ropes and pulsing crowds, you might never escape.


These are only some of the books I have to catch up on!! As you can see I’m jumping on the hype-train. Can’t wait to see if some of these live up to my expectations 😀
Have you read these? What did you think?
Are you planning on reading any of these?




26 thoughts on “T5W : December 7th – Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

  1. omg I’m so glad I’m not the only person who hasn’t read Throne of Glass, hahahaha. I need to get to that one next year too. Nevernight and The Raven Boys are two of my favourites so I hope you enjoy those 😀 I’m currently reading Six of Crows and am loving it!! I wasn’t the biggest fan of ACOTAR so I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on that one too!!

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    1. Haha it is really surprising how many people haven’t read some / all of the books on this list!!
      I have heard soooo many good things about Nevernight and The Raven Boys, I can’t wait to read them!!!
      Also can’t wait to see your review on Six of Crows… Have you read the Grisha Triology?
      I was told the ACOMAF is a lot better than ACOTAR and to stick it out because it is worth it lol.


        1. 😂😂😂😂 gotta love judgemental books, I have a shelf, desk and bedside table full of them.
          I’m hoping to read The Grisha trilogy next year too. I was hoping I didn’t have to read that before Six of Crows.
          I’m thinking of skipping ACOTAR and going straight to ACOMAF 😂😂😂😂


    1. Hahaha it’s okay, I felt the same way!
      But thanks to this post I have learnt that there are a lot of readers who haven’t read some or all of the books listed!! 😂😂😂 we haven’t been left behind!!!
      I feel so much better about life hahah

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  2. Most of these are on my “finally will get to” list, too! I actually have had library copies of some, but always have to take them back before I get to them!! (Might be due to my NetGalley problem with requesting too much!). I really can’t wait to try Sarah J. Maas. Also need to get to An Ember in Ashes!

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    1. Ooh yes I’ve heard great things about An Ember in the Ashes!!
      NetGalley is an amazingly terrible thing. I have a major problem with the request button too lol.
      At least you can always go back to the library and get them again

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    1. Ooh I’m glad you enjoyed ToG. I can’t wait to read it.
      It’s nice to know other people haven’t read these books as well! I feel like the whole world has read and raved about them haha
      Have you read The Grisha trilogy?
      I need to read those as well lol. 😩 so many books, so little time!!!

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        1. I never even make it to the party 😂😩
          Is that the second book? Haha I’m so behind!! 😂😂
          Oooh I should have put A Darker Shade of Magic on here too 🤔

          I’m reading Caraval at the moment. And. OH. MY. EFFING. GAWWWWD. I AM IN LOVE!!!
          I read half the book last night and had to make myself put it down!! Planning on reading the rest tonight 😂😂😂

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            1. 😂😂😂 yes 1st book of The Greisha Trilogy. I got so confused!! At least I know what it’s called now so it will be easier to find 😂😂
              Gotta say that there’s one perk to being an Aussie, the publishers here are awesome!! I’ve got so many great books because they have been AUS only.

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