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.