Top Ten 2017 Debuts

Happy Tuesday, all! This is the first Top Ten Tuesday of 2017 (hosted by the lovely readers over at The Broke and the Bookish). I hope you all celebrated in whatever way you saw fit (I was snuggled in bed with my pride, reading In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken).


This week’s topic is Top Ten Debut novels of 2017. I’m trying to take reads as they come, and plan a little less (also, I’m trying to read more of T’s recommendations), so I only have four that I’m looking forward to (two of which I’m using in my dissertation, and three of which I’ve talked about here before).

The first, I’ve talked about already a million times, so I’ll just link you to some of the other times I’ve written about The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.


The second made an appearance in this post, Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson, about a girl in a group home following the death of a child from her church. That is an over simplification of the story line, so if you want more, click here.

The third is one I think I’ve seen somewhere before, but I can’t put my finger on where. It’s The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera. The publisher bills it as Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx. It’s a coming of age story about family, making choices, and finding the courage to question your desires. I’m adequately intrigued.

The last, I’ve also mentioned before: American Street by Ibi Zoboi, about a Hatian girl’s emigration to the United States, and how she navigates family, a new place, and the American dream. I was also excited to find out that she’s doing a children’s book about Octavia Butler, who is T’s favorite author. I’m counting Zoboi as a debut author; this is the first of hers that I’ve found that is YA

What debut novels are you looking forward to this year? 


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