Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Top Eight 2016 Debuts I'm Anticipating

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme for list-loving bloggers that is hosted by the 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.

I'm so excited to be back from my short hiatus (well, technically, my #RealYA wrap-up post brought me back a few days before I had planned)—and what could be a better way to return than looking forward to next year? 2016 is going to be an exciting year in my life (I'll be graduating from high school and starting college), and it's also going to be a great year for YA releases from new authors. Here are just ten eight debuts I cannot wait to get my hands on—and I'm sure I'll discover even more before we reach 2016.
I need this book because yes for sex-positive YA. Plus, I've heard the protagonist is a science nerd—and YA needs more girls who are book-smart in subjects other than English. I love Mercedes already.

This book takes a setup I've read and loved—overachieving high school senior who's desperate to impress a top college—but seems to put an original spin on it. I can't wait to read about Reshma's misadventures as she lands a literary agent and tries to live a life worth writing about.

A sea-bound story of epic-but-impossible love drawing from the tale of Blackbeard? Sign me up.

This one doesn't have much of a description yet—but I know enough to know I want it. I adore reading about the stresses of acting, and Peñaflor's debut sounds like Secrets of My Hollywood Life for a new generation.

This book's travel-averse protagonist is wary of spending her summer on a bus tour across Europe, but I'm so ready for the adventure. (It's technically not a debut, but it's the author's first printed YA book, so I'm counting it for this list.)

If the cover of this road trip story hadn't drawn me in, the blurb would have done the job. (Can you tell I like books about travel?) The story reminds me of Amy and Roger's Epic Detour, and it's sure to be just as emotional.

I'm hoping this debut is as literary and sophisticated as its cover indicates; it sounds like the kind of quietly beautiful story I love.

This book technically isn't the author's first published work (she's written a few poetry collections), but it appears to be her first novel, and I couldn't resist including it. I'm always up for a good Sherlock Holmes retelling, and this one, with its cover and clever-sounding characters, is shaping up to be a favorite.

What 2016 debut novels are you anticipating? Let me know in the comments. 


  1. I'm seeing Blackhearts on a lot of lists today!


  2. GOSH I'm so excited for Blackhearts and A Study in Charlotte! *high fives you* I've been seeing them on multiple lists today too. Personally the books I'm excited for next year aren't technically debuts, so my list for this week's Top Ten Tuesday was a bit of a cheat *sheepish grin* Most of them are sequels and the like. I never seem to learn that the wait for a sequel is excruciating and one should never attempt doing so. Good luck in college! AHHH I'm so excited for you! xx

  3. yay for A Study in Charlotte! I totally forgot about it when I was making my list this week - boo. My TTT

  4. I'm looking forward to Blackhearts as well! However, Stone Field is my most anticipated book for 2016. 2016 will already be an exciting year for you. :)
    Take care,

  5. You're so right about that there needs to be more YA characters that have other interests besides reading/english haha (referencing your First description).
    I'm really looking forward to Blackhearts!

    Here is my TTT!

  6. I have a few of these on my list as well, but the ones that are new to me make me really excited, and I immediately just added enter title here and wanderlost to my tbr list! thanks for sharing :)
    here's my TTT!!!

  7. Looks like we're excited for a lot of the same title! I'm especially excited for A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE and BLACKHEARTS as well. 2016 has so many fresh, new ideas! I hope you get to read some of these soon :)


  8. Today marks my return from a two-week hiatus! *high fives us* Oooh, yes, we need more science/math girls in YA!! oooh, ENTER TITLE HERE sounds good! You have a lot of titles that are new to meh ere, thank you!

  9. WE have quite a few of the same books on our lists. I cannot get over how excited I am about A Study in Charlotte. Sherlock/Watson gender swapping? It's basically everything I've ever wanted! And though it didn't make my list, Firsts sounds like a really good book too! Awesome list!!

    My TTT!

  10. A Study in Charlotte had me at Sherlock Holmes retelling!

    Check out my Music Monday and TTT.

  11. I have been seeing A Study in Charlotte everywhere today and am sad to admit I had not heard of it until now! It sounds FANTASTIC, and I am in love with that cover. Awesome TTT! ♥

  12. AHH. These all sound absolutely amazing Emily! I am so excited for each and every one of these as well. xD Especially Enter Title Here because, as a high school student in Silicon Valley myself, I can completely attest to all the Stanford hype. ;) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices!

  13. I'm also excited for Firsts! The synopsis is such a tease! :)

  14. I love anything to do with Sherlock Holmes, so definitely looking forward to A Study In Charlotte!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/top-ten-tuesday-33/

  15. i have been so out of the loop when it comes to upcoming releases so pretty much of all of these were new to me..and i marked all of them as to read on my goodreads because they all sound SUPER fantastic. i'm so excited now for 2016 to arrive. it sounds like it's going to be a great year for books!


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