Ready for the best books of 2017? We’re taking you to the list of the most anticipated books this year! We know our fellow bookworms are itching to find out which titles are super interesting this 2017 – apart from the exciting film adaptations you shouldn’t miss for the world. So without further ado, here’s our own fearless forecast of what we think will become best sellers in 2017:
Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders
Top short story-teller of our time, George Saunders asks a timeless and universal question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end? Narrating a fictional plot based on real and invented characters, the novel is about Abraham Lincoln’s son Willie. Set in the time frame of post-civil war, Willie was afflicted with a disease that he was expected to recover from. However, he died and went into the purgatory where his soul encountered the bardo (from the Tibetan tradition) – where the soul meets a struggle. Abraham Lincoln, on the other hand, has been reported by newspapers saying the President is stricken with grief and returns to crypt to hold his young son’s body. To pre-order this book, contact us via this form.
Homesick for Another World – Ottessa Moshfegh
After an award-winning debut novel, Eileen, which became “Book of the Year” by the Washington Post, Ottessa Moshfegh brings us to yet another most anticipated book of 2017: Homesick for Another World. This is a collection of short stories. It is expected to be more phenomenal than her novels because of the author’s ability to write unsettling, delightful, really funny characters and storylines. Homesick of Another World depicts a variety of self-deception experienced by the human race. Pre-order the book from NBS online to get first dibs to this must-have book.
Written by international best-selling author, Veronica Roth, Carve the Mark is making waves in the book section of sci-fi. The story revolves around Cyra and Akos who each come from entirely different worlds and become unexpected allies. It’s set in a galaxy where everyone develops a ‘currentgift’ – a unique ability intended to shape the future. Unfortunately, Cyra and Akos are dealt with a not-so-favorable currentgift, one which makes them vulnerable to others’ control. Get the book here for only P675 via online order through National Book Store.
Exit West – Mohsin Hamid
An unforgettable love story set in a chaotic environment of wars and unrest, this novel by international best-selling author Moshin Hamid is a must-have this year. It tells of the highly passionate and sensual love affair of Nadia and Saeed, who were pushed to the walls of the destruction of their city. They decided to exit through one of the doors that promise an escape. Both struggle to hold on to their past and to each other. A timeless tale you can’t miss. Get the book via pre-order online at NBS.
Men Without Women – Haruki Murakami
One of the most popular writer of our time, Haruki Murakami takes us into a fictional collection of seven tales of men who find themselves alone. Featuring his unique style of humor, this books is definitely a classic – just like his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Pre-order this book from the National Book Store site.
Into the Water – Paula Hawkins
If you enjoy psychological suspense stories, like The Girl on the Train, then this new novel by New York Times bestselling author Paula Hawkins is sure to keep you engaged. The plot begins when a single mother turns up dead by the river in the town. Earlier, there was also a teenage girl who died the same way. Follow the suspense with this exciting fiction release. Contact NBS for a pre-order online.
History is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera
A rising star in the YA market, Adam Silvera follows through after a succesful debut novel “More Happy Than Not” – with another epic work entitled: History is All You Left Me. This is a more intense narrative that is all about lies, grief, obsession, and gay culture. It’s one interesting read as it features a gay man (Griffin) on the verge of suicide because of the loss of a former lover (Theo) – and the presence of Theo’s current beau (Jackson). Pre-order the book today via this contact form.
Related: Author Feature on NBS: Adam Silvera
King’s Cage – Victoria Aveyard
This is the third installment of the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard. The plot centers on Mare Barrow, a powerless prisoner without her lightning. Her group of newbloods and Reds organize a rebellion to get out of the shadows. As war erupts, Cal the exiled prince aims to bring Mare back. The circumstances become ever so desperate that Mare believes Norya is set to be burned down. Follow the action by pre-ordering the book, King’s Cage at National Book Store.
Love and Gravity – Samantha Sotto
A passionate novel between the young Isaac Newton falling in love with Andrea Louviere who lives in modern-day San Francisco. She discovers a peek into past as she sees into a crack the young Isaac Newton who then sends her a three-hundred-year-old love letter. Andrea becomes obsess with their shared destiny despite a present romance. When she finally discovers a way through Isaac’s time, she faces a decision between the past and the future. Read this enchanting tale with the likes of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Get it straight online from National Book Store.
A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas
A sequel after New York Times bestselling novel A Court of Thorns and Roses, this read tells us about Feyre on the verge of destruction as she plays with deception. One mistake will end in the ruin of everything she holds dear. She must then decide whom to trust. This highly-exciting books presents the earth as a war zone as forces struggle for power. Pre-order online to get first dibs on this series here.
Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare takes us to a sequel of her #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Lady Midnight. The Lord of Shadows is set in Los Angeles. Characters Emma, Julian, and Mark, and get spiraled into a story of parabatai relationships, the Faerie, and the laws of the Clave. Follow the dark tale of this novel by pre-ordering your copy online.
Startup – Doree Shafrir
A delightful read about the New York City-based tech culture, Startup leaves you thinking which ones are real and which ones are made up. Written by Buzzfeed writer Doree Shafrir, this is a satirical take on how it’s like to live in app-hungry, traffic-desperate media and startup lifestyle of today. Pre-order your copy here.
All Grown Up – Jami Attenberg
Jami Attenberg writes about the modern-day dilemma of women in their 40s – when happy ever after is not in sight, or at least not in the way society paints it to be. It’s a hilariously funny story that will definitely get a lot of women reading because of how relatable the story is: breaking conventions and living according to you. Get it on pre-order here.
Hunger – Roxane Gay
A refreshing take on weight and self-image issues, Roxane Gay, the popular Tumblr blog shares her honest journey on struggling with food and body problems. In this book, she delves into her past that covers a poignant act of violence that became her catalyst in saving her young self. Read the inspiring, and candid story of Roxane in Hunger. Get the book here on pre-order.
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