6.12.17

2018 Reading Challenge: #2017Throwback

So I did not complete my reading goals or challenges from this year (including the one I hosted, yikes) because school kicked my butt. But I'm hoping to do better in 2018. However, I feel like I can't just forget 2017 happened so I am going to make up for all the reading time I lost this year. This reading challenge is a "throwback" to 2017 by reading a different book every month that was published in 2017! You can make it fun by trying to read a book that was published in that specific month or you can just choose twelve books from 2017 and read them. You can make this as fun and challenging as you wish.

Below you will find the 12 books I am going to read this year, but I will also give you options if you want to read a specific book from that month! Feel free to make a TBR and link it below. You can use the graphic I made, just be sure to link back to me.

January

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ALLEGEDLY

Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
Series: N/A
Source: Purchased from Chapters
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: January 24, 2017

Summary:
Mary B. Addison killed a baby.

Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say.

Mary survived six years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn’t really “home”—no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home.


There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?
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February

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THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL

Author: Peternelle van Arsdale
Series: N/A
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: Maragaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: February 27, 2017

Summary:
Alys was seven the first time she saw the soul eaters. Twin sisters, they radiated an energy that excited Alys. Through them she felt the wildness of the forest, and The Beast within it. Too late, she learned of their power to destroy.

By the time she is fifteen, Alys knows too much about both the lure and the danger of the soul eaters. She lives in a world of adults who are terrified of their power, and who cower behind high walls and grim rules. Fear of the soul eaters—and of The Beast—rules their lives. Even more, they fear the ways in which The Beast may lurk among them—and within a girl like Alys.

For Alys has a connection to the soul eaters, and The Beast. And she hides a truth about herself that she can reveal to no one, for fear she will be called a witch. As the threat posed by the soul eaters grows, Alys must undertake a journey through the wild danger of the fforest. But the greatest danger is not outside her. Alys’s secret about who—and what—she is terrifies her most of all. And in order to save her world, she must also risk losing herself.
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March

I'll be reading...

TRAITOR TO THE THRONE

Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Series: Rebel of the Sands #2
Source: Gift from Dani
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication Date: February 2, 2017

Summary:
This is not about blood or love. This is about treason.

Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince's message has spread across the desert - and some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruellest manner possible.

Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert-girl's instinct for survival. For the Sultan's palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper's nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive... But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani's past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart.
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April

I'll be reading...

THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED

Author: Becky Albertalli
Series: N/A
Source: Gift from Sarah
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: April 11, 2017

Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back. 

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?
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May

I'll be reading...

AVENGED

Author: Amy Tintera
Series: Ruined #2
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 2, 2017

Summary:
A war that will fuel her. A bond that will destroy her.

Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister, Olivia, from imprisonment in rival kingdom Lera, Em and Olivia together vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory. 

But just because Em and Olivia are out of Lera doesn’t mean they are safe. Their actions over the past year have had consequences, and they are now targets of retaliation. Olivia will destroy everyone who acts against Ruina. Em isn’t as sure. 

Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir’s betrothed in Lera, she’s started to see another side to this war. Lera may have destroyed the Ruined for decades, but Em knows that Cas is different. And now that he’s taken the throne, Em believes a truce is within reach. But Olivia suspects that Em’s romantic feelings for Cas are just coloring her judgement.

Em is determined to bring peace to her home. But when winning the war could mean betraying her family, she faces an impossible choice between loyalty and love. Em must stay one step ahead of her enemies—and her blood—before she’s the next victim in this battle for sovereignty.
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June

I'll be reading...

THE GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE

Author: Mackenzi Lee
Series: Guide #1
Source: eARC via Publisher
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: June 27, 2017

Summary:
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
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July

I'll be reading...

WASTE OF SPACE

Author: Gina Damico
Series: N/A
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 11, 2017

Summary:
Cram ten hormonal teens into a spaceship and blast off: that’s the premise for the ill-conceived reality show Waste of Space. The kids who are cast know everything about drama—and nothing about the fact that the production is fake. Hidden in a desert warehouse, their spaceship replica is equipped with state-of-the-art special effects dreamed up by the scientists partnering with the shady cable network airing the show.

And it’s a hit! Millions of viewers are transfixed. But then, suddenly, all communication is severed. Trapped and paranoid, the kids must figure out what to do when this reality show loses its grip on reality.
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August

I'll be reading...

THE LOVE INTEREST

Author: Cale Dietrich
Series: N/A
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: May 16, 2017

Summary:
There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: the boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: the brooding, dark-souled guy who is dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose the Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be—whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.

What the boys don’t expect are feelings that are outside of their training. Feelings that could kill them both.
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Books published in August 2017...


September

I'll be reading...

ONE DARK THRONE

Author: Kendare Blake
Series: Three Dark Crowns #2
Source: Purchased from Chapters
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: September 19, 2017

Summary:
The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.
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October

I'll be reading...

THE MESMERIST

Author: Ronald L. Smith
Series: N/A
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: February 7, 2017

Summary:
Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London’s supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners. Can Jess fight these powerful forces? And will the group of strange children with mysterious powers she befriends be able to help? As shy, proper Jess transforms into a brave warrior, she uncovers terrifying truths about the hidden battle between good and evil, about her family, and about herself. 
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November

I'll be reading...

A CONJURING OF LIGHT

Author: V.E. Schwab
Series: Shades of Magic #3
Source: Purchased from Amazon
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: February 21, 2017

Summary:
Witness the fate of beloved heroes - and enemies.

THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED...
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell - once assumed to be the last surviving Antari - begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace - but never common - thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.
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Books published in November 2017...


December

I'll be reading...

DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING

Author: Tricia Levenseller
Series: Daughter of the Pirate King #1
Source: eARC via Publisher
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: February 28, 2017

Summary:
If you want something done right . . .

When the ruthless pirate king learns of a legendary treasure map hidden on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows there's only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her passage on the ship, confident in her ability to overcome any obstacle. After all, who's going to suspect a seventeen-year-old girl locked in a cell? Then she meets the (surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive) first mate, Riden, who is charged with finding out all her secrets. Now it's down to a battle of wits and will . . . . Can Alosa find the map and escape before Riden figures out her plan?
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Books published in December 2017...


Will you be participating in my reading challenge? Leave your TBR list below!

7 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! I am trying to pick my challenges right now, and this one could also help me show some shelf-love.

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  2. Question: Do we have to list the books in advance?

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    1. Hi Darlene,
      Absolutely not! If you have some that you know you will be reading, feel free to make a TBR but if not, just go with the flow. This is all about catching up on your TBR! If you have any other questions, let me know!

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  4. amazing challenge I will be joining you and this is my list
    https://mnmona91.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/2017throwback/

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  5. http://rachaelc94.blogspot.com/2018/01/2018-reading-challenges.html

    I'm excited to be apart of this challenge.

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  6. I'm joining this challenge. I'm excited about this challenge. Here's my sign up post:
    http://ectecticreader.blogspot.com/2018/01/reading-challenge.html?m=1

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