17 Books We’re Reading To Escape In 2017

It’s almost 2017, and that means it’s time to hunt down some new reads. 2016 was an amazing year in books, from Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad to Susan Faludi’s In The Dark Room. Chances are you aren’t caught up on every great book from the past eleven months, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead to what you’ll want to add to your to-read list.

If the coming year is anything like the past one, you’ll definitely need the escape that comes from getting caught up in an amazing story. Whether you’re into thrillers like The Girl On The Train, mystery, sci-fi, or even historical fiction, publishers have already announced dozens of exciting new releases. Here, 16 enticing titles you’ll want to get your hands on in 2017.

1. The Girl Before by JP Delaney

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A pschological thriller about a woman who rents a house with a bizarre and twisted past. The buzz about this one is so hot, there are already plans to turn it into a movie.

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2. Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

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A debut novel about a woman struggling to come to terms with her father’s failing memory and her family’s dark past, set against the backdrop of rugged and rural northern Idaho.

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3. The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

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A story about two women who take on the male-dominated world of animation and how their ambition, personal successes, and past failures shape both their friendship and the people they inevitably become.

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4. We Were On A Break by Lindsey Kelk

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A proposal turns into a jaunt in relationship limbo for a young couple who can’t seem to get on the same page about what the future holds.

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5. The Patriots by Sana Krasikov

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This novel bounces back and forth between the stories of a young woman in Soviet Russia and her son in post-Cold War era Brooklyn, as he discovers untold stories about his mother’s past.

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6. The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe

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Chilling crime fiction that follows two women in Stockholm trying to unlock the mystery of a brutal murder and the man police think committed it.

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7. Borne by Jeff VanderMeer


A scavenger in a post-apocalyptic city makes a discovery that challenges everything she thinks she knows about the past, present, and future.

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8. My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

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A witty work of fiction that explores what it is to be a modern woman in the age of social media and digital perfection.

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9. Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby

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Traci and Simone are best friends, until Simone develops an unhealthy obsession with Traci that threatens to take both of them down.

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10. Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia


This thriller reconstructs the year before a woman’s death, and the secrets and lies that go along with it.

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11. The F Word by Liza Palmer


A blast from the past has an L.A. publicist scrambling to keep her perfect image (and life) from falling apart at the seams.

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12. And Then There Was Me by Sadeqa Johnson


Childhood BFFs Bea and Awilda are insperable, even as adults. But, as Bea’s marriage crumbles, the stresses of life and the darkness of betrayal threatens to tear them apart.

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13. The Girl Who Lied by Susan Fortin


Erin and Roisin are friends separated by a tragic accident, until Roisin uncovers something Erin’s been hiding for nearly a decade and mysteriously disappears, and Erin suddenly becomes the main suspect.

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14. Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese


This novel intertwines the stories of two women over 100 years to create a stunning fictional take on the real life near-destruction of artist Gustav Klimt’s paintings during WWII.

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15. The Valiant by Lesley Livingston


A badass female gladiator must avenge her father and fight for her own survival in the anicent Roman empire.

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16. The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson

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Johnson follows the drama surrounding a circle of ultraprivileged students of a San Francisco area high school who have “all the opportunities money can buy,” but t”are navigating a treacherous adolescence in which every action, every rumor, every feeling, is potentially postable, shareable, viral.” Yes, it’s about teens, but it’s fiction that’s current even for those of us who are well beyond our Mean Girls days.

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17. The Dry by Jane Harper


A Federal Agent returns to his hometown for a funeral, only to be confronted by new questions surrounding a mystery that’s remained unsolved for nearly 20 years.

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