Most Anticipated Books of 2017

It looks like 2017 is shaping up to be an immaculate year for book releases. From romantic sagas to psychological thrillers, this list complies the most anticipated books of the year. These page-turning books are sure to be the perfect choice for any book club!

  1. Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

idaho-emily-ruskovich From the O. Henry prize winning author, comes a story about love and forgiveness, and about the violence of the loss of memory. Ann and Wade carved out of life for themselves in the rugged landscape of Northern Idaho. As her husband’s memory fades, Ann attempts to piece together the truth behind what happened to Wade’s first wife, Jenny, and to their daughters. Told from multiple perspectives, we learn of the mysterious and shocking act that fractured the lives of Wade and Jenny (now in prison) and of the love and compassion that brought Wade and Ann together.

Release Date: out now

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/222269/idaho-by-emily-ruskovich/9780812994049/

2.   A Separation by Katie Kitamura

a-separation-katie-kitamura

A mesmerizing, psychologically taut novel about a marriage’s end and the secrets we all carry. A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband to separate. For the moment it’s a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go and search for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she’s not even sure if she wants to find him. Adrift in the wild landscape, she traces the disintegration of their relationship, and discovers she understands less than she thought about the man she used to love.

Release Date: out now

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30407998-a-separation

3. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

pachinko-min-jin-lee Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.

Release Date: out now

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29983711-pachinko

4.We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

we-were-the-lucky-one-georgia-hunter A novel based on the true story of family of Polish Jews who were separated at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive and reunite. The horrors that overtook Europe, forced the Kurc family to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. The Kurcs, driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. A novel of breathtaking sweep and scope that spans five continents and six years and transports readers from the jazz clubs of Paris to Krakow’s most brutal prison to the ports of Northern Africa.

Release Date: out now

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/535884/we-were-the-lucky-ones-by-georgia-hunter/9780399563089/

5. If Not for You by Debbie Macomber

if-not-for-you-debbie-macomberIf not for her loving but controlling parents, Beth Prudhomme might never have taken charge of her life and moved from her native Chicago to Portland, Oregon where she found a job as a high school music teacher. If not for her friend Nichole, Beth would have never have met Sam Carney. Sam is everything Beth is not- a parents’ worst nightmare: a tattooed auto mechanic who’s rough around the edges. If not for an awkward setup one evening, Beth would have never left early and been involved in a car crash. If not for Sam, who witnessed the terrifying ordeal and rushed to her aide. Sam feels compelled to check on her daily, even bringing his guitar to play songs to lift her spirits. Soon their unlikely friendship evolves into an intense attraction that surprises them both. But what happens when Beth’s mother strolls into town spouting harsh opinions and shocking secrets from Sam’s past are revealed?

Release Date: March 21

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/239642/if-not-for-you-by-debbie-macomber/9780553391961/

 

 

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