17 for 2017: My Most Anticipated Books of 2017

2017 in candle flames

And we’re back with another edition of “as the page turns”. It’s time to look forward to the fantastic new books that are scheduled to come out this year, and take a look back at the books that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this time last year. Mostly to see whether I actually did get my hands on them.

Out of last year’s 16 books. There were only three that I didn’t get around to, and two of those are because they didn’t get around to being published. A Peace Divided was on last year’s list as Peacekeeper #2, but it looks like more of a sure thing this year. Four Arts #2 was iffy last year and looks iffy this year as well.

One book, Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay, didn’t get read simply because I really, really need a round tuit for this one. I love his books, but I’m a couple behind, and I want to get caught up. Maybe this year?

There’s no review for Jane Steele from last year’s list because it turned out to be a disappointment, and I DNF’ed it. Hopefully the author’s return to Sherlock Holmes this year will work better for me. Lots of people loved Jane Steele, but it just turned out not to be for me.

As always, there are books in this list that I am relatively sure are going to be published this year. There are even a handful that I already have ARCs for. But there are also several that are more rumored, or occasionally simply wished for, than have covers, publication dates or even titles. Hopefully most will arrive in the months ahead.

I can hardly wait!

Assassin’s Price (Imager Portfolio #11) by LE Modesitt Jr.
The Burning Page (Invisible Library #3) by Genevieve Cogman
Cat Shining Bright (Joe Grey #20) by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #13 by Louise Penny
Chronicles of Elantra #13 by Michelle Sagara
Chronicles of Promise Paen #3 by WC Bauers
Cold Welcome (Vatta’s Peace #1) by Elizabeth Moon
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
Echoes in Death (In Death #44) by JD Robb
Etched in Bone (The Others #5) by Jacqueline Carey
Frenchman and Rampart (Sentinels of New Orleans #6) by Suzanne Johnson
In This Grave Hour (Maisie Dobbs #13) by Jacqueline Winspear
Mary Russell #15 by Laurie R. King
A Peace Divided (Confederation #7, Peacekeeper #2) by Tanya Huff
Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1, Psy-Changeling #19) by Nalini Singh
Six Feet Over (Craft Sequence #6) by Max Gladstone
Sorcerer Royal #2 by Zen Cho