11 Books You’ll Love in 2017

As 2016 makes it way to the end, it’s now’s the time where everyone begins to think about their New Year’s resolutions. While others might get creative, set fitness or health goals, sign up for classes or all of the above, I prefer to be a creature of a habit.

Mine is the same every year — read 52 books in a year! I might not always meet this goal (but hey, that’s what resolutions are for, right?). This year though? I don’t think I’ll have any problem speeding through these books. Here are the books I am most looking forward to:

If you keep up with Lauren Conrad’s book club, Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

This is Jenny Han’s third Lara Jean book and I can’t wait for the story to continue. The characters in this book are so likable and relatable. You truly root for their happiness. Plus, LC had the first book in this series in her book club, so you know it’s gotta be good.

If you read the Divergent series, Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

I’m sure I’m not alone in getting swept up with post-apocalyptic female-led teenage sci-fi trilogies of the past few years. Whether it was The Hunger Games or Divergent, I was definitely hooked. Those may be over but Divergent author, Veronica Roth, is back with a new book and I can’t wait to see her new spin that’s sure to be a hit (and yep, probably a movie!)

If you love a good cry, History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

This book is already receieving some pretty great early reviews. Some of my favorite YA (young adult) authors have added it to their to-read lists so I had to do the same. Plus, I definitely love a book that can make me cry and this sounds like it will do the trick.

If you live for Game of Thrones,  The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin

Alright, to be fair, there are no guarantees this actually comes out in 2017, but we should start getting excited now anyway! George R.R. Martin is notorious for taking a long time to write books. So much so, that the hit HBO series based off his books has already passed him! However, this new book is slotted to come out soon-ish so fingers crossed it comes our way this year.

If you have a mild crush on Robert Langdon, Origin by Dan Brown

If you haven’t read The DaVinci Code and all the books related to it, start there. If you have already read those, get excited because Dan Brown has a new Robert Langdon book for us in 2017! Fingers crossed that this means another Tom Hanks movie as well!

If Miranda Sings makes you laugh/cry,  101 Things That Piss Me Off by Rachel Balinger

Every heard of Miranda Sings, YouTube sensation? How about the new Netflix series Haters Back Off? Well if you don’t know who Rachel Ballinger is by now, you definitely will since her new book is destined to be hilarious. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

If you loved Confessions of a ShopaholicMy Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Every year I always judge at least one book by it’s cover so I guess this year, this is it! Described as a part-love story, part-workplace drama, this book is by the same author who wrote Confessions of a Shopaholic so I know it will be a fun read!

If you already miss the Final Five, I Got This: To Gold and Beyond by Laurie Hernandez

It’s been months since the Olympics ended but I am still thoroughly obsessed with the U.S. Women’s gymnastics team. Those girls are so inspiring and lovable, especially Laurie Hernandez. When I heard she was writing a book I immediately added it to my list and you should too!

If you love fantasy and mythology, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

I’m adding this one to the list for a couple of reasons: 1) Neil Gaiman is an incredible writer and storyteller and 2) I love learning new things! This book looks fascinating and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

If you are obsessed with Hamilton the MusicalAlex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz

Okay, to be fair most of Melissa de la Cruz’s books are meant for a much younger audience. However, when it comes to anything related to Hamilton I have no choice but to read it! This is bound to be an adorable piece of fiction that will satisfy your love for Alexander and Eliza Hamilton.

If you want to read what ClassPass is reading, I See You by Clare Mackintosh

My reading list of the year is always jammed pack with thrillers and I’m excited to add this one to the list! At ClassPass, our employee book club is reading this mystery right now so if you want to join in, grab yourself a copy of this book when it comes out early 2017!

Cara Friedman is the Director of Community at ClassPass. When not trying new classes, you can find Cara at the movies, reading her Kindle or celebrating happy hour.