I do this thing during pilot season where I don’t really watch new shows until everybody else has, and then I check out the ones that have good buzz. I do the same thing when it comes to books. I’m never on top of new releases, so I usually pick the ones I want to read by seeing what other people are excited about.
So for this Top Ten Tuesday (which is supposed to be focusing on 2016 debut authors), I’m just going to cover the three books releasing in 2016 about which I am most excited.
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard: I read Red Queen last month and I liked it. That is, until I discovered that the majority of the book took place in my (post-apocalyptic) hometown. After that I was super into it. Aveyard said in an interview that Mare would be returning to the Stilts some time during the next book, so I’m pretty excited about that.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: There are some books that hit all your favorite tropes and Six of Crows was one of them. Heists, fantasy, moral ambiguity, found families, and teams with complementing skills. Yas, sounds amazing. I’ve grown really fond of Leigh Bardugo this year and I need her to write more books.
Shaming the Devil by Melina Marchetta: I would read anything of hers. Melina Marchetta could publish the most ridiculous book ever written and I would still respond like “Well I’ve never read a romance book about time-traveling ogres, but now seems like a good time to start!”
Let me know what books should be on my TBR for 2016. I’m sure you’re all much more knowledgeable about upcoming releases than I am!