(January) 2017 Releases | Searching Saturday #9

Searching Saturday is a new weekly meme I created. The aim is to search a book (or multiple books) that is new to you and fits the weekly theme. This could be a new book to add to your TBR, or just to address on your blog. It’s up to you! You can search as many as you want.

You can find more information in the Introduction Post.

This week’s topic is “2017 Releases”

“It’s always exciting to take a look at all the new books that will be released this year. Most of us have probably already done some research. But have you seen all of them? Probably not. Search for books that will be released somewhere in 2017.”

My picks are actually all January 2017 releases… oh well.

searching-saturday-deviderHolding Back the Stars by Katie Khan

I found this one in the new YA releases. It stood out to me because of the cover. This is both a science fiction and a romance book, which are both genres I don’t usually reach for. Which is why I want to give it a try! The release date is January 26th.

“Carys and Max have ninety minutes of air left.
None of this was supposed to happen.
But perhaps this doesn’t need to be the end…
Adrift in space with nothing to hold on to but each other, Carys and Max can’t help but look back at the well-ordered world they have left behind – at the rules they couldn’t reconcile themselves to, and a life to which they might now never return.
For in a world where love is banned, what happens when you find it?” -Goodreads

searching-saturday-deviderDifficult Women by Roxane Gay

I found this one in the non-fiction new releases. It stood out to me because of the author’s name. I’ve heard a lot of good things about her other book ‘Bad Feminist’. I would love to read more non-fiction and more short story collections, and the topic of this one seems very interesting and important. This was released January 3rd.

“The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the marriage of one of them. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.” -Goodreads

searching-saturday-deviderEverything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Meija

I found this one in the mystery & thriller new releases. This is definitely my comfort zone genre, before 2016 that’s all I would read. Now that I’m reading from a ton of different genres, I’ve abandoned mystery & thrillers a little bit. This one sounds good and has a lot of positive reviews! It was released January 3rd.

“High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of her small town community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a family friend of the Hoffmans, vows to find her killer, but trying to solve her murder yields more questions than answers. It seems that Hattie’s acting talents ran far beyond the stage. Told from three points of view—Del, Hattie, and the new English teacher whose marriage is crumbling—Everything You Want Me to Be weaves the story of Hattie’s last school year and the events that drew her ever closer to her death.”

searching-saturday-deviderHouse of Penance by Peter J. Tomasi
Illustrated by Ian Bertram

I found this one in the & graphic novels new releases. It stood out to me because of the creepy cover, and I’ve never read a graphic novel! This one sounds so scary and it has some reviews saying it’s very unique. It will be released on January 24th.


A horrific take on the true story of the Winchester haunted house and one woman’s mission to wash away the blood curse of the Winchester rifle from claiming her own life and soul. This is a tale of guilt, ghosts, and guns . . . of how fortune brings misfortune as a grim and determined woman oversees the construction of a house twenty-four hours a day for twenty years, with the simple motto of keep busy building or get busy dying. Collects the six-issue miniseries.


searching-saturday-deviderWhich new 2017 releases have you found?
Have you heard of any of these?
Tell me in the comments!



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