Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme for list-loving bloggers that is hosted by the fabulous team over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every week, readers compile a list of their favorite books, authors, or other literature-related things that fall under a certain category.
As a reader who loves to support emerging authors and discover new talent to adore, today's topic spotlighting 2015 debuts could not be more fitting for me. Here are just a few of the many new writers who I will be watching this year—and who you should be watching too.
1. The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
As a firm supporter of YA that incorporates politics, I cannot wait to read this novel about a girl who finds out that her long-lost father is running for president of the United States.
2. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
This book sounds creepy and intense and so, so good.
3. Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
This book's blurb had me at "Oregon Trail."
4. None of the Above by I.W. Gregario
This story about a girl finding out she's intersex features an issue I have never seen portrayed in YA, and I cannot wait to find out how the author deals with it.
5. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
With such an amusing title, how could I not want to read this book? And I have heard that the story inside is just as hilarious.
6. Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
I love books about the cutthroat world of performing arts, and this story about dancers sounds like it will not disappoint.
7. The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn
This story has such an original concept—five teenagers share their biggest troubles around a campfire and awake to find out that their burdens have been replaced by someone else's.
8. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
In addition to being a book nerd, I'm also a bit of a science nerd, so this novel about a young physicist planning her own death is a collision of two of my greatest loves.
9. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
Arranged marriages and Pakistani culture? Yes.
10. Pretending to be Erica by Michelle Painchaud
I'm getting an Ally Carter vibe from this book about a girl who impersonates an heiress in order to steal a legendary painting.
What 2015 debuts—or releases in general—are you anticipating?