Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Sophomore Novels I Need

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel (because when you love a debut you just are ITCHING to get your hands on the author’s second book). I have read plenty of debut novels in the last year or so and some were outstanding. I have also read books over the years that have had me wishing the authors would publish a second. So in no particular order here are the authors and debut novels that have me interested in what’s coming next.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Not a new book, but one of my favorites. Published in 1999 it is the only book Chbosky has written and it is just phenomenal. I need more of his writing.

The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi. Oh this book. It was so rich and detailed. I can’t wait to see what Trasi comes out with next.

Copygirl by Anna Mitchael and Michelle Sassa. A very cute read that was both smart and funny. I know that are working on their second novel together and am interested to see how they have grown as a pair.


Pretty Ugly by Kirker Butler is like seeing behind the scenes of Toddlers and Tiaras while all hopped up on Mt. Dew. I hope his next is just as awesome.


The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza was a super summer beach read. This is another fantastic writing team that is currently working on their second novel.


These are the Moments by Jenny Bravo. This is not the typical love story in all the right ways and I await her next story.

The Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey was at times, raw and painful, but so very good. This is one that I waited for and I hope a second book by Ramey is in the works.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli is one I have mentioned many times as a favorite. It was the topic of my first Diversity Month guest post and I will happily read anything Albertalli puts out next.

The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb. I went into this book with not very high expectations, and ended it happy I was wrong. I know there is a sequel in the works so yay!

Feng Shui + Charlotte Nightingale by Pam Ferderbar was a different kind of fun read. It wasn’t a typical formulaic chick lit and a sequel is forthcoming.

Feng Shui + Charlotte Nightingale

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So that is my list of ten sophomore authors I am looking forward to reading. What are your top picks?

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Posted November 2, 2015 by Laura in Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments

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