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]
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”).
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!