My January TBR is exclusively ARCs. At the end of the month I'll get to let you know what I thought about all these upcoming releases! And since I'm taking part in two reading challenges for 2017, I've included what challenge they meet, when applicable.
1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 (link) The Female of the Species- Mindy McGinnis 2. A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view) Our Dark Duet- Victoria Schwab 3. A book you meant to read in 2016 Pretty Girls- Karin Slaughter 4. A title that doesn't contain the letter "E" ✓ Final Girls- Riley Sager 5. A historical fiction Do Not Say We Have Nothing- Madeleine Thien 6. A book being released as a movie in 2017 The Circle- Dave Eggers 7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title Six of Crows- Leigh Bardugo 8. A book written by a person of color ✓The Hate U Give- Angie Thomas 9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list The Gallery of Unfinished Girls- Lauren Karcz 10. A dual-timeline novel Violent Ends (collaboration) 11. A category from another challenge 12. A book based on a myth The Scorpio Races- Maggie Stiefvater 13. A book recommended by a favorite authors ✓ I See You- Clare Mackintosh (rec: Mary Kubica) 14. A book with a strong female character Dare Mighty Things- Heather Kaczynski 15. A book written or set in Scandinavia Burial Rites- Hannah Kent 16. A mystery ✓The Perfect Stranger- Megan Miranda 17. A book with illustrations ✓ Penguin Cover to Cover 18. A really long book (600+ pages) Illuminae- Jay Kristoff + Amy Kaufman 19. A New York Times best-seller 20. A book owned for a while & haven't gotten around to The Girl with a Clock for a Heart- Peter Swanson 21. A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read Always & Forever, Lara Jean- Jenny Han 22. A book by an author you haven't read before ✓ Gem & Dixie- Sara Zarr 23. A book from the BBC "The Big Read" list (link) Pride & Prejudice- Jane Austen 24. A book written by at least two authors Because You Love to Hate Me (Anthology) 25. A book about a famous historical figure ✓Queer, There and Everywhere- Sara Prager 26. An adventure book 27. A book by one of your favorite authors ✓At the Edge of the Universe- Shaun David Hutchinson 28. A non-fiction Hidden Figures- Margot Lee Shetterly 29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses ✓Beautiful Broken Girls- Kim Savage 30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books (link) Hate List- Jennifer Brown 31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre The Perfect Girl- Gilly MacMillan 32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle) Fall Boys and Dizzy in Paradise- Jandy Nelson 33. A magical realism novel Wild Beauty- Anna-Marie McLemore 34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere We Should All be Feminists- Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie 35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty That Inevitable Victorian Thing- EK Johnston 36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee (link) The Graveyard Book- Neil Gaiman 37. A book you choose randomly ✓The House on Mango Street- Sandra Cisneros 38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature A Million Junes- Emily Henry 39. An epistolary fiction 40. A book published in 2017 ✓ Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined- Danielle Younge-Ullman 41. A book with an unreliable narrator Dangerous Girls- Abigail Haas 42. A best book of the 21st century Me Talk Pretty One Day- David Sedaris 43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold) Dead Mountain 44. A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next" (link) More Than This- Patrick Ness 45. A book with a one-word title ✓ Literally- Lucy Keating 46. A time travel novel The Ship Beyond Time- Heidi Heilig 47. A past suggestion that didn't win (link) (# in title) First We Were IV- Alexandra Sirowy 48. A banned book 49. A book from someone else's bookshelf ✓The Upside of Unrequited- Becky Albertalli 50. A Penguin Modern Classic Something by Shirley Jackson 51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays) A Poem for Every Night of the Year 52. A book set in a fictional location Down Among the Sticks and Bones- Seanan McGuire
I wanted to provide some of my own recommendations for each category- but belonging to none of these groups myself, that felt unnecessary when I could boost others' voices- so I linked to blog posts and articles from people I trust, or that I found helpful when curating my own list. I apologize if there are books on these lists that you don't feel are respectful representation, or don't list 100% #ownvoices recommendations. I am happy to listen and change my reading choices, as well as the links I have chosen.
There are also a lot of 2017 releases on my list, as a majority of my TBR this year (as seen here) are yet-to-be-published novels. This means a lot of this list has had very few, or in some cases, zero readers. Because of this, please keep in mind that there is no guarantee that these books are respectful representation of the categories I have placed them in, or that they are respectful representation of any other marginalized group(s) that they may contain. Again, I am happy to listen and change my list accordingly.