Given that I’ve set myself the challenge of reading 24 books in 2017, I thought it would be a fun idea to list off 5 books I want to read in 2017, any more than that and I would pretty much just be lying to you guys. Of course, I have quite a busy TBR (to be read pile) considering I’ve still been collecting books I want to read over the past few years of reading slump, so it’s about time I made a dent in my personal library. I am such a mood reader that it’s almost guaranteed that my genre preference will switch drastically throughout the year. That’s just a fun fact about me!

Books I Want to Read in 2017

I am only talking about physical novels in this post, just to keep things simple. While I am counting pretty much anything that Goodreads counts towards my reading goal, I didn’t fancy working out which ebooks to include from over 1,000 on my Kindle (the freebies, man..), and I could easily fill it up with graphic novels so BOOKS. Yes.

1. Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch: The second book in the Locke Lamora series, I’m currently reading book one and I’m likely going to be continuing with the series. I also have book three in hardback which I picked up SO long ago thinking I’d have read these books by now *cough* but hey, 2017 will hopefully be the year.

2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: I picked up Ready Player One last year after hearing so much good stuff about the book and thinking the premise sounded really cool, just geeky and cyberpunky and I love that stuff.

3. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas: Another book two with Crown of Midnight, the follow-up to Throne of Glass, which I read a few years back (the fact that I have a review for it is a sign of how long ago that was) and adored. I’ve been trying to collect the series ever since, though my copy of Crown of Midnight is an ARC from the early days of my reading slump. Anyway, I want to read this series, though I’m not sure if I’ll start over from book one again or from book two.

4. Fantasy-Faction Anthology edited by Marc Aplin & Jennie Ivins: A few years ago, Fantasy-Faction had a writing contest for a promised anthology. I didn’t enter myself but I did pre-order the anthology, which took a while from contest-to-publishing but here it is and I really should read through it because I don’t really read short fiction and I’m probably missing out on some great stories.

5. The Copper Promise by Jen Williams: This one is a little bit of a wildcard. It’s just a book I bought a couple of years back and would really like to read because it sounds good, and partly because the author is a great person to follow on Twitter. And dragons. COME ON, IT’S ME!

Are there any books you want to get around to in 2017? Books gathering dust on your shelves or new releases, even? Let me know in the comments!