Well, it’s been a while. Is this thing on? *taps mic* Ah, yes. First off, HI! It’s been… over a month. Almost two. Yeah, sorry about that. Dunno how that happened (actually we do — school is basically to blame). We fell into a major blogging slump over the past little while, with no desire to write posts at all, as we were swamped with school work (and will be for the next two weeks! huzzah!) and #PitchWars, which is now over. (More on our #PitchWars experience in a later post, but for now just know that it was amazing and Brenda Drake is the best. Go buy her books.) And can we just say it feels great to finally be writing up posts again? Our fingers are flying across the keypad!
Now, onto the topic of this post. Anticipated Diverse Reads of 2017. I (Sasha) recently held a poll on Twitter asking what your most anticipated diverse read of 2017 is, and the winner was (drum roll please!) … THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas!
Yay! (And thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.) Close behind was another one of our most anticipated diverse DEBUTS of 2017, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao. Seriously–it’s a Snow White Villain retelling. We need this one when it releases in fall!
Now, it’s time to talk about OUR most anticipated diverse reads of 2017. So here’s a list of ones you should be looking out for in the new year. 😀
THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao
FLAME IN THE MIST by Renee Ahdieh
ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han
NOW I RISE by Kiersten White
HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME by Adam Silvera
THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END by Adam Silvera
THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli
A CROWN OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi
TRAITOR TO THE THRONE by Alwyn Hamilton
THE BONE WITCH by Rin Chupeco
POISON’S KISS by Breeana Shields
EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES by Rhoda Belleza
THE SHIP BEYOND TIME by Heidi Heilig
THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzie Lee
27 HOURS by Tristina Wright
MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE by Nisha Sharma
THE GAUNTLET by Karuna Riazi
WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon
THE AMATERASU PROJECT by Axie Oh
DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone
GIRL OUT OF WATER by Laura Silverman
THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
IT’S NOT LIKE IT’S A SECRET by Mia Sugiura
And probably a gazillion others we are forgetting… but this list is getting long enough, so for now, be sure to add all these to your TBR!
Until next time,