Top Ten / YA & MG Books I’m Excited About

Top Ten / YA & MG Books I'm Excited About
It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday and this week we’re talking about our top most anticipated January-June 2016 releases! I decided to pick ten young adult and middle grade books. 

JANUARY
Never Evers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
I adored Lobsters and so Never Evers – a fun tale of romance, mayhem and hamsters – went straight on to my TBR! I cannot wait to read this in January and I’ll also be taking part in the blog tour.

FEBRUARY
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
A novel about friendship and growing up that I’ve been hearing lots of amazing things about. I already have a copy, so I will be getting stuck into it early next year! I was brave. She was reckless. We were trouble.

Head Over Heels by Holly Smale
Reading the next books in the Geek Girl series was a great end to the year. I loved returning to Harriet’s wacky world and I won’t be waiting too long to pick up the fifth book!

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Ruta Sepetys is one of my favourite authors (she’s also written Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy) and her new novel – based on a true story from the Second World War – promises to be as breathtaking as ever!

MARCH
Harper and the Circus of Dreams by Cerrie Burnell & Laura Ellen Anderson
Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella was one of my favourite children’s novels of the year and I cannot wait to return to City of Clouds in the sequel and join Harper on her next adventure.

APRIL
When We Collided by Emery Lord
I’ve never read a novel by Emery Lord (author of Open Road Summer and The Start of Me and You), which is shocking because they’re such me books. I’ll definitely be picking up her newest: Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them.

MAY
The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
I can’t wait to read my buddy Harriet’s debut romance novel about grief, world-stopping kisses and rips in the space-time continuum. I’m lucky to already have a copy so this is on my current TBR!

Mystery & Mayhem: Twelve Deliciously Intriguing Mysteries by Various
I adore middle grade mysteries and this is a whole book full of them, written by many wonderful children’s authors, from Katherine Woodfine to Robin Stevens.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
I added Morgan Matson’s upcoming novel to my Goodreads wishlist before it even had a title, description or publication date. Now it has all of these things and I know it’ll be as perfect as ever.

JUNE
Summer Days & Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
And lastly, a new short story collection edited by Stephanie Perkins. It’s the perfect companion to My True Love Gave to Me. If there’s anything I love more than wintry stories, it’s summer stories!

Are any of these on your wishlist?

13 thoughts on “Top Ten / YA & MG Books I’m Excited About

  1. When We Collided made my list as well! It sounds SOOO good :D

  2. I can’t wait for Summer Days and Summer Nights! I loved the holiday collection of short stories that Stephanie Perkins edited, so this one sounds promising. Great list! :)

  3. WeAreThePoisonedYouth (BookLoverFob)

    Ooh I’m excited for Summer Days and Summer mights

  4. I can’t wait for The Unexpected Everything, either! I loved all of Morgan Matson’s books so far! :) Great list!

  5. I can’t wait to read Summer Days & Summer Nights! Here’s my TTT for the week. Happy New Year!

  6. My TBR just keeps getting bigger and BIGGER!
    Great Top Ten!

    My TTT! :D

  7. First of all, I must address the beauty of every single one of these covers – wow!

    Secondly, there are a number of these books that caught my eye, but I just know Summer Days & Summer Nights will find its way on my bookshelves in 2016!

  8. I’m really excited for Summer Days & Summer Nights too! It looks like the perfect summer read, and I’m pretty sure I’ll love it (even though I haven’t read the other anthology). I read an e-ARC of Beautiful Broken Things, and I promise you, you won’t be disappointed! It’s such a beautiful story, and I loved it to pieces. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    Denise | The Bibliolater

  9. These sound great! I always love hearing about upcoming books, it’s fun to think about what we have to look forward to over the next few months. I added Never Evers, Beautiful Broken Things, When We Collided, The Square Root of Summer, and Summer Days & Summer Nights to my list. I actually think The Square Root of Summer is the one that intrigues me the most, so kudos to your friend (as well as congrats to them on getting a book published)!

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