Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten 2016 Debuts Novels We Are Looking Forward To. I had such a hard time narrowing down this list, so I focused mainly on YA debuts. 2016 looks to be an excellent year for new authors and as always there are plenty of lack of sleep worthy books coming out. So in no particular order here are the debut novels that I am waiting for.
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad – publishing February 23, 2016
In her brilliant, hilarious, and at times shocking debut, Mona Awad simultaneously skewers the body image-obsessed culture that tells women they have no value outside their physical appearance, and delivers a tender and moving depiction of a lovably difficult young woman whose life is hijacked by her struggle to conform.
The Girl Who Fell by S.M. Parker – publishing March 1, 2016
In this gripping debut novel, high school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense and volatile relationship—by the new boy in school.
26 Kisses by Anna Michels – publishing May 24, 2016
When Veda’s boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her right after graduation, Veda finds the perfect solution to heal her heartbreak by embarking on a summer-long quest to kiss twenty-six boys—one for every letter of the alphabet.
The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith – publishing March 22, 2016
In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault.
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin – publishing February 2, 2016
From debut author Jeff Garvin comes a powerful and uplifting portrait of a modern teen struggling with high school, relationships, and what it means to be a person.
The Two of Us by Andy Jones – publishing April 21, 2016
The Two of Us is a charming, honest, laugh-out-loud novel about life, love, and the importance of taking neither one for granted.
This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp – publishing January 5, 2016
Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.
The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin publishing – January 26, 2016
In this honest and affecting tale of friendship and first love, Emily Martin brings to vivid life the trials and struggles of high school and the ability to learn from past mistakes over the course of one steamy North Carolina summer.
The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan – publishing April 5, 2016
An addictively readable debut romantic comedy, drama, and mystery rolled into one, about two very different strangers whose lives become intertwined when they receive an unusual proposition. This is a funny, tender, and enchanting story about love, attraction, and friendship: Jane Austen in Los Angeles.
Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley – publishing April 5, 2016
Two sisters share the surprising highs and cringe-worthy lows of social media fame, when their most private thoughts become incredibly public in this fresh and funny debut novel.
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So that is my list of ten 2016 debut novels I am looking forward to reading. What are your top picks?