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Come up with a party? Done! It’s not worth a fig for me. The best party is a spontaneous party! Let’s celebrate the mid-summer and the mid-year of 2017. June is the equator of the year, so I suggest you freeing your weekends as I’ve decided to share 8 books you should read before they hit the theatres in 2017.
Let’s arrange a selfish party? Grab some snacks and beverages, as many pillows as you can find and a warm blanket. Coax your domestics to live you alone. Subordinate your cat to purr nearby or your dog to curl up in your just-built cozy nook. Oh, don’t forget the boyfriend! It’s his finest hour to become a hero. He will give you the napkins during the romantic and heartwarming episodes. He will hold your hand while you will survive the tragic movie moments and will protect you from all the horrors and nightmares after you finally get tired and fall asleep. Not that I wish you the nightmares, but there are a couple of horror movies on the list. Don’t forget to grant your boyfriend a kiss in reward.
There’s only one rule: read first. Deal? Let’s the party begin!
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron Release date: January 27.
Blurb: Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny.
A Dog’s Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog’s many lives but also a dog’s-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man’s best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Release date: March 3.
Blurb: Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman Release date: March 31.
Blurb: A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.
After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these “guests,” and human names for the animals, it’s no wonder that the zoo’s code name became “The House Under a Crazy Star.” Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story―sharing Antonina’s life as “the zookeeper’s wife,” while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Release date: June 2.
Blurb: My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King Release date: July 28.
Blurb: A #1 national bestseller, The Gunslinger introduces readers to one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations, Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.
It by Stephen King Release date: September 8.
Blurb: Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.
They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio Release date: November 17.
Blurb: August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
I highly anticipate all of these motion pictures. Don’t forget to visit my 13 Must Reads as many of these reads made into movies as well. Hit the subscription box on the right not to miss future updates. Thank you for reading!