2016 Debuts I am Over-the-Moon Excited For

Posted December 1, 2015 by Carlisa in Features, Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday

IT’S ALMOST 2016, WHAT THE HECK. It is now December of 2015 and I don’t even know where my life has gone. But 2016 is upon us, and that means another year of brand-spankin’-new books. Before book blogging, I never really paid attention to whether a book is an author’s debut or whatnot, but now it’s super cool to note. There are so many authors coming out with their first books, which are fabulous. And I am so excited for them. Sooooo here are ten 2016 debuts that I just want to be in my hands already:

[Click on the cover to be taken to the Goodreads page]

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A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Release Date: March 1, 2016

This book looks absolutely wonderful. SHERLOCK IS A GIRL, MY FRIENDS. Like, who runs the world? Girls. Anyway, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson are suspected for a murder “ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories” and they have to investigate to find the true crooks. Aka it sounds fabulous.

Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia

Release Date: August 2, 2016

Reshma is a high school senior, aspiring to the great heights of being valedictorian and making it into an ivy league school. When she writes an article for Huffington Post, she’s contacted by an agent to write a book…dun dun dun! Basically every book nerd’s dream. So, yes, of course, I want to read this book.

Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw

Release Date: April 19, 2016

I’ve never written fan-fiction in my life, but for some reason I am always drawn to stories about character’s that write fanfic. I mean, thinking about it, I guess I’ve only read Fangirl about a fanfic writer…BUT I LOVED THAT BOOK, OKAY? So I’m hoping I’ll love this book just as much.

The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin

Release Date: January 26, 2016

The first line of the summary that this book is “in the tradition of Sarah Dessen,” so of course I was sucked in right away. I’ve also seen some authors recommend this one on Twitter, so…again, I’m down. Basically, it’s about a girl who is trying to cope with her mother’s cancer diagnosis, while also dealing with the loss of her best friend. But the cover’s beautiful and the summary sounds beautiful. The world’s just beautiful, okay?

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Release Date: February 16, 2016

This book is about a girl who has sailed through the world and throughout time on her father’s boat. But her father finds a map that can take them back to before her mother died…which can change the past and ultimately lead to her non-existence. Guys, time-travel is awesome. And this books sounds awesome (sometimes there isn’t a better word than “awesome”).

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Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

Release Date: February 9, 2016

You guys must know how much I enjoy a good retelling. And this is a retelling of the classic Blackbeard story…not that I really know the Blackbeard story besides that he’s a scary, evil pirate. But this is the story before he was Blackbeard. And it’s sure to be rrrrrrriveting (lots of r’s because he’s a pirate, obviously).

Dreamology by Lucy Keating

Release Date: April 12, 2016

My good blogger friend Brittany (from Brittany’s Book Rambles…go check her out) described this book as “one of the most epic love stories” she’s ever read. And the cover is beautiful. And I want it. Alice has always dreamed of a boy named Max, who she traveled the world with and fell in love. And one day in school…she meets him. But he’s quite different from the man of her dreams. But what will happen? We shall see…

The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry

Release Date: January 26, 2016

Again, this cover is beautiful. Props to all the cover designers out there making uber-gorgeous book covers. Described as a book where Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife (love that book), this one immediately sucked me in. I feel like I can’t really fit the summary into one or two sentences so just go check it out on Goodreads for yourself.

The Serpent King by Jeff Zenther

Release Date: March 8, 2016

This one has already been receiving a lot of hype. What was surprising to me, though, is that this book is not fantasy. Despite the fantasy-seeming title and cover. It’s very much a contemporary. But it’s about a couple of outcasts making it through their last year of senior year. And I’ve already heard so many good things about it that I just want to read it now.

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Release Date: May 3, 2016

Again, we have another time travel book! I haven’t heard as much about this one but it’s about Gottie, a 17-year-old Physics prodigy, making her way through summer, heartbreak…and, you know, the space-time continuum. #nbd

Have you heard of any of these books? If not, do any of them sound like something you might like? Or have you heard of any 2016 debut books that I should check out? Let me know!


  • Molly

    Blackhearts and The Girl From Everywhere are on my list as well 🙂 I just added Dreamology to my TBR today from seeing it on a bunch of other posts! It sounds really interesting.

    Here is my TTT!

    • Yeah, I’ve heard reaaaally good things about Dreamology so I’m excited to pick it up!

  • Lefty Book Lover

    It looks like we have really similar taste in books, because quite a few of these made my list as well! I’m especially siked for A Study in Charlotte and Blackhearts. Adding The Square Root of Summer to my TBR list right now. Sounds like fun! Fantastic list!!

    My TTT!

    • I’M SO EXCITED FOR A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE. I think that’s like my #1 in the excitement level for next year. I just love Sherlock. And it’s a GIRL Sherlock. Badjsiaodjsia. Sorry, just excited.

  • The Square Root of Summer and The Girl From Everywhere are what I’m looking forward to aswell 😀 I hope we both enjoy these 🙂 Thank you sharing these, I’ll have to check some of them out, especially Black Hearts that seems to be on everyone’s lists 😀

    Here’s my TTT @ Emma’s Bookery if you would like to check it out 🙂 Have a great day 🙂

    • There’s a ton of excitement for The Girl From Everywhere and Blackhearts so I’m hoping they’ll live up to expectations! Thanks for visiting, Emma!!

  • I haven’t heard of any of these, but that’s good because now I have books to look forward to for next year. I’m loving the concept of A Study in Charlotte. Female Sherlock? Yes, please.
    – Emma @ Emma Likes Books

  • A lot of great choices! Dreamology is just such a great book, I have already re-read it at least 5 times and I still get all of the feels.