What are you reading in 2017?

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What are you reading in 2017?

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1konallis
gen. 4, 2017, 4:35am

Taking the liberty of starting a new thread for the new year. I'm reading The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo by Catherine Johnson.

2Sakerfalcon
gen. 4, 2017, 7:19am

I read two YA graphic novels which I got for Christmas - Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, who has become one of my favourite GN authors, and Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova. Both are perhaps more middle grade than YA, but I think they'd still appeal to people who remember the woes of being a young teen. I loved both books.

3ejlesny
gen. 5, 2017, 4:44pm

I just finished 'This is what happy look like' by. Jennifer E. Smith. Its a great cheesy contemporary. I am now reading 'Damned' by. Chuck Palahniuk.

4konallis
gen. 11, 2017, 4:36am

Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones. DWJs I haven't yet read are becoming thin on the ground, but this is one of them. Enjoying it very much so far. I like the trope of the middle child who thinks he/she is ordinary compared with his/her siblings, yet who turns out to have the greatest destiny of all.

5curioussquared
gen. 11, 2017, 11:54am

>4 konallis: konallis - I'm in the same boat with unread DWJs. Power of Three is one I still need to get to, too. Glad you're enjoying it!

6konallis
gen. 11, 2017, 12:33pm

>5 curioussquared: It'll be sad when there are no unread ones left. I'm lucky to have her book of essays Reflections: On the Magic of Writing on my TBR pile as well.

7Peace2
gen. 11, 2017, 5:21pm

>4 konallis: I was looking at that just the other day where it sits on my TBR pile - so I hope to hear that it should move up to the top!

8konallis
gen. 13, 2017, 12:25pm

>7 Peace2: I'd say yes, but then I don't know what else you have there :)

9Cmatha
gen. 17, 2017, 10:44am

Right now I am almost done with Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty...love it! I have the sequel lined up already!

10curioussquared
gen. 17, 2017, 1:54pm

Just finished Wren to the Rescue by Sherwood Smith, which has been sitting on my shelf for years. A fun fantasy adventure - I'll be keeping an eye out for the sequels!

11konallis
gen. 18, 2017, 4:41am

I'm on Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman, winner of the 2015 Carnegie Medal.

12rockinrhombus
gen. 19, 2017, 11:00am

I am reading I am Princess X. Cherie Priest is keeping the action going.

13curioussquared
gen. 19, 2017, 12:30pm

I'm in the middle of Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin - it's sort of a post-apocalyptic steampunk Frankenstein. I'm not in love with the main character, Nell, but it's definitely a compelling story.

14konallis
feb. 3, 2017, 5:49am

About a third of the way through The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd.

15Sakerfalcon
feb. 13, 2017, 4:45am

I'm currently reading On the edge of gone and loving it. I don't want to put it down when it's time to get off the train!

16konallis
feb. 13, 2017, 7:00am

>15 Sakerfalcon: One sure sign of a good book is when the person in the window seat starts tutting at you to move!

17nrmay
Editat: feb. 13, 2017, 11:44am

Just finished An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.
The second one - A Torch Against the Night - is waiting for me at the library!

18AriJenelle
feb. 19, 2017, 10:07pm

Hi, guys. I'm new to this community. I'm currently reading Caraval. I'm not really sure if I like it right now, yet at the same time, I can't put it down. Has anyone read this book?

19AriJenelle
feb. 19, 2017, 10:15pm

Hello all. I'm new to this community, but I'm reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I'm not sure if I like it yet, but at the same time, I can't seem to put it down. Has anyone else read this book? Is it good?

20konallis
feb. 20, 2017, 9:38am

I'm reading The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. Rich and uncanny details; reminds me a bit of Frances Hardinge.

21SF_fan_mae
març 18, 2017, 9:29pm

I just finished a fun new YA novel that I really enjoyed - Stranger than FanFiction by Chris Colfer. Great for older kids and any adult who's even been a fan of a TV show. Also for teens facing difficult life decisions and the importance of being yourself even if your family doesn't accept it.

22Sakerfalcon
març 20, 2017, 9:40am

I just finished reading a YA novel from New Zealand dating from about 2000, The Tiggie Tompson show. This was a nice story, dealing with body issues, parent troubles, fitting in and all the usual teen problems but told in an engaging voice and with an interesting look into the world of TV soaps. Maybe it is a bit too convenient that Tiggie happens to be so good at acting, which helps her learn to accept herself in the end, but she still has to struggle. I have the sequel lined up which I will read soon.

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març 24, 2017, 8:42am

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25konallis
abr. 3, 2017, 7:10am

I'm reading The Shining Company by Rosemary Sutcliff.

26konallis
maig 31, 2017, 5:32am

Just finished The Speed of Darkness, the final volume in the Chronoptika series by Catherine Fisher. I'm ambivalent about this series. It's well-written and entertaining, but has a few too many characters and plot elements that never entirely cohere.

27konallis
juny 12, 2017, 7:42am

I'm reading Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence, which has featured on several awards lists this year.

How about everyone else?

28AnnieMonkey
set. 1, 2017, 12:25am

This year I am reading a lot of new novels because this is the year I really started to read! I have been reading some fantasy, dystopian, contemporary, and middle-grade. I've really loved most of these books so far and I'm still reading to hopefully complete my GoodReads Reading Goal for 2017!!!

29Sakerfalcon
set. 1, 2017, 4:41am

I just got a copy of Challenger Deep which I'm looking forward to.

30Sakerfalcon
set. 1, 2017, 10:25am

Forgot to add, I recently read Goldenhand but didn't think it lived up to the standard of the original Sabriel trilogy. Too much telling rather than showing, and Lirael's romantic musings felt a bit forced. I still love the Old Kingdom and its stories though.

31curioussquared
set. 1, 2017, 11:50am

Sakerfalcon, that's how I felt about Goldenhand, too. It was a pleasure to return to one of my favorite worlds and some of my favorite characters, but it just didn't quite hold up.

I've read a bunch of really great YA lately - some of my favorites from the past month have been Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee, Noteworthy by Riley Redgate, The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, and A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. All recommended!

Last night I started Geekerella by Ashley, which is lighthearted fun and exactly what I need while I'm so busy at work.

32konallis
set. 5, 2017, 4:45am

I'm reading Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood.

I still have Goldenhand on my TBR pile, along with (more shamefully) Clariel. I must get to them soon!

33Sakerfalcon
set. 5, 2017, 5:11am

>31 curioussquared: I'm glad I'm not alone in my reaction to Goldenhand!

>32 konallis: It's definitely a good idea to read Clariel first.

34konallis
set. 5, 2017, 8:55am

>33 Sakerfalcon: Thanks. Prequels before sequels makes sense.

35Sakerfalcon
set. 5, 2017, 9:14am

>34 konallis: Some prequels are optional, but I thought this one gave information that is valuable to the plot of Goldenhand.

36Addison_Books
oct. 5, 2017, 1:08pm

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37konallis
nov. 13, 2017, 5:26am

Just finished The Red Ribbon by Lucy (L.J.) Adlington, the story of two teenage girls who sustain each other while working in the dressmaking shop at Auschwitz.

38Sakerfalcon
des. 22, 2017, 4:38am

I'm reading a YA ballet novel, Tiny pretty things. It's kind of a soap opera but I love all things ballet so it's hard to put it down!

39jnwelch
des. 22, 2017, 12:29pm

I'm near the end of Untwine and it's a very good YA about Haitian-origin twin sisters and the effects of a bad car accident. It's quite different from the other Danticat books I've read.

40Sakerfalcon
des. 25, 2017, 4:32pm

Tiny pretty things was a real nail-biter and I have the sequel lined up to read soon. In the meantime I read Geekerella, a cute romance based on Cinderella (of course) between a superfan of a (fictional) SF TV show and the prettyboy actor who has just been cast as the lead in a movie reboot of the franchise. Because of the fairy tale source the plot twists were predictable but it was fun seeing how the characters and storyline translated into this modern setting. I especially loved the fairy godmother and her pumpkin.