Top Ten / YA Books I’m Excited About

Top Ten / YA Books I’m Excited About
I thought I’d talk about my top anticipated July-December books today since I first blogged about this topic for Top Ten Tuesday in December.

JULY (even though it’s a bit late!)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
I wasn’t too fussed about the script book until I saw the play and now I’m really looking forward to revisiting the story! I know it’s not a possibility for everyone, but if you can, definitely see it before you read it.

AUGUST
What’s a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne
I adored Holly’s Am I Normal Yet? – a fantastic story of mental health, friendship and feminism – and so I’m delighted there are three more books to go, including the sequels How Hard Can Love Be? and What’s a Girl Gotta Do? Bring on the Spinster Club!

Unboxed by Non Pratt
As Non is one of my favourite authors, I was super excited to hear she was writing a new novella, about four teenagers who reunite after their friend passes away. I’ve heard such amazing things from everyone who’s read it so far, so I’m making it my next book!

SEPTEMBER
I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Various
As soon as it hits December, I’ll be reading I’ll Be Home for Christmas, a collection of new stories and poems on the theme of home. It includes some of my very favourite YA authors, such as Holly Bourne and Lisa Williamson.

OCTOBER
The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
If I needed an excuse to re-read Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares once again, this would be it! Dash and Lily have been dating for nearly a year, but when Lily’s beloved grandfather falls ill, the repercussions take their toll on everyone.

Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
This is a dèbut I’ve seen a lot of excitement around – about the unlikely love between Henry and Grace – so I was happy to get my hands on a copy at this year’s YALC. 

Replica by Lauren Oliver
I’ve not read a Lauren Oliver novel in a while (not by choice – my TBR is just towering!), but I really want to make time for Replica. I’m intrigued by how this science fiction story is written; you can read Gemma’s story first, or Lyra’s, or in alternate chapters!

The Last Beginning by Lauren James
I’m looking forward to delving back into the tricksy world of Matthew and Kate, and meeting new characters Clove and Ella!

NOVEMBER
Blood For Blood by Ryan Graudin
As Wolf By Wolf was my favourite book of 2015, Blood For Blood must be my most anticipated book of 2016! I haven’t even looked up what it’s about because I’m going to read it no matter what.

…And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne
Aaaand finally, another new story from Holly, this time a novella. I’m delighted that we get not one, but three new festive YA stories this year!

Will you be reading any of these?

 

18 thoughts on “Top Ten / YA Books I’m Excited About

  1. I read Replica recently and really enjoyed it!! I haven’t read any of Lauren Oliver’s other books but reading that one really made me want to!

  2. So many great books… Hopefully you can whittle down your TBR pile in time to read them all :)

  3. I’m so jealous that you saw the HP and the Cursed Child play! I read the script and was kind of disappointed, but I bet seeing the play would make me appreciate and enjoy it a lot more.

  4. Ooooh, I would be interested to hear your take on the HPatCC script since you HAVE seen the play. You could lend more insight, I think (rather than reading only the script, or reading the script then seeing the play).

    IBHFC looks good! I hope we’ll have access to it in the US…

    I had no idea there would be a sequel to Dash & Lily!! EEE!!! I mean, the premise sounds sad…but, oh, I can’t wait now!

    At BEA this year I managed to snag an ARC of Blood for Blood. Now I need to read Wolf by Wolf so I can dive into the sequel, too! Your review on Graudin’s book is what prompted the purchase and snag in the first place.

  5. So much to read, so little time …

  6. I can’t wait to read The Cursed Child. I am currently rereading HP, so I will be prepared :) :)

  7. There are a few books on here I’ve not heard of and others I’m really excited for too. I am so excited to read Blood for Blood because Wolf by Wolf was amazing (a reread is necessary closer to release date so I can have a little binge read). I am also feeling the pressure to read The Next Together now since the next book is coming out! Why have I not read it yet? I didn’t realise Holly Bourne had so many books coming out I really need to read the ones I have because I hear so many good things. I think I’m just nervous about reading them.

  8. Have definitely added a few books to my TBR after reading this! GREAT post :)

  9. In these 10 books i love to read the blood for blood book, this book was so much fun. And I feel kind of strange saying that, because it’s actually kind of dark. Thank you for sharing your excited reads.

  10. Many of these books are agreeably going on my TBR! Such great blog, when did you start it?

  11. I’m excited to read the new Harry Potter book! I want tot start it soooo bad but I have to finish some books for my children’s literature class before I can do any reading just for me.

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