Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.
The topic for today (16/02/17) is: Published 2017 Books I Want to Read Due to Good Reviews
1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Some of my favourite Booktubers have wonderful things to say about this YA version of The Night Circus. While I enjoyed the latter, I wasn’t a huge fan and gave it only a 4 stars out of 5. With the book featuring sisters, family issues and kidnapping, I’ve been told that the similarities end with the circus. The average rating on Goodreads is 4.11, so I’m excited to pick this one up!
2. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
This book came out early in January and one of my reliable blogging friends rated it 5 stars, calling it a contender for her 2017 Favourite Reads. Of course this prompted me to check the book out and found out she wasn’t the only one. The average rating is an amazing 4.23! Set in the Russian wilderness with a cover that evokes memories of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – I’m just dying to get my hands on this!
3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This book had been gathering hype from 2016 itself. Being a debut book and a contemporary, I might have ordinarily skipped this one as fantasy is more my type. However, the average rating is a heart-stopping 4.68 on Goodreads and everyone is raving about how relevant, real and superb it is. Not being from the US means that it’s not really an issue here, but that’s not an excuse not to read about a movement that could potentially affect countless lives, especially in the hateful times we live in. I’m going to break away from my fantasy streak to grab this one.
What are some of the recent releases you’re most excited to read?