Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Top Ten 2015 Debuts I'm Anticipating

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concept—five teenagers share their biggest troubles around a campfire and awake to find out that their burdens have been replaced by someone else's. 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?

15 comments:

  1. A new Oregon Trail book? Ah. Intriguing! Thanks.

    Here's my Top Ten!

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  2. Oooh, there are so many amazing books on your list! The Wrong Side of Right sounds fantastic! None of the Above sounds fantastic. As does Pretending to be Erica!
    Great list :D

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  3. AWESOME LIST! I'll be sure to check these books out. Although I wished I had debut books to put on my post too.
    MY TOP TEN TUESDAY

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  4. Jenn's does sound really good. Plus, the cover is darling.

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  5. I just love the cover of Written in the Stars, it's very pretty! :)

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  6. A lot of these sound so good, and I found some new titles too. I really do want to read more debut novels!

    -Lauren

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  7. Written in the Stars also made it onto my list! I am so excited about this novel. Arranged marriage and foreign cultures aren't something usually found in YA literature. I'm very much anticipating this book. I can't wait to read it. You have got a great list. I hope you manage to get through all these wonderful debuts this year!

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  8. I started The Way We Bared Our Souls and was not very far in but unimpressed so I just moved on. It is very possible it got better past where I read to, but I've been so busy lately it has gotten to the point where if I am not wanting more after about 10 pages it's gotta go.

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  9. My Heart and Other Black Holes sounds really good! I'll have to check out the rest of them :)

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  10. I'm really excited about my Life and other black holes as well! It looks like a really promising contemporary read.

    Great list! <33

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  11. SO excited for all of these Emily - especially My Heart & Other Black Holes, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and None of the Above. All three of these sound like wonderful examples of YA contemporary, and if they're even half as good as their summaries are I'm sure everyone will be love them. Great choices Emily! <3

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  12. How did I miss Under a Painted Sky? why was this not on my tbr yet???? I thought I'd added all the awesome 2015 releases lol, apparently not. RECTIFIED THAT NOW

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  13. You seem a busy girl what with all your memes! But if you've got time, I actually tagged you in my latest post: The Reader Problems Tag, it would be so cool if you had a go! It was great fun, and of course let me know once you've done it!!! (if) http://prescriptionfiction.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/reader-problems-tag.html

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  14. The Way We Bared our Souls catches my interest. It comes after beta reading Heloise Jones' Flight. A mother and son, enduring a situation in the Appalachians in the 1950s.
    She's moving toward essay, uncovering herself more now.
    http://www.heloisejones.com/2015/06/23/a-most-beautiful-view/

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  15. The Way We Bared our Souls catches my interest. It comes after beta reading Heloise Jones' Flight. A mother and son, enduring a situation in the Appalachians in the 1950s.
    She's moving toward essay, uncovering herself more now.
    http://www.heloisejones.com/2015/06/23/a-most-beautiful-view/

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