So many fabulous books will be published this year. Here are ten in particular that I’ll definitely be reading as soon as they’re out.
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron
As a contemporary reader, I rarely read books about the paranormal, but I’ve heard such wonderful things about Out of the Blue. It features bisexual and gay main characters, takes place during Edinburgh Festival, and is about grief, guilt and fear.
“Ten days after Jaya Mackenzie’s mum dies, angels start falling from the sky. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single one has survived.”
I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman
Radio Silence was one of my absolute favourite books of last year, so I can’t wait to read her next novel. I also need to pick up her first book, Solitaire, this year.
“For Angel Rahimi, life is only about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are currently taking the world by storm.”
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Love, Simon is one of my most-anticipated movies of the year and I’m looking forward to this sequel to the book.
“Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.”
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Well, it wouldn’t be summer without a new Morgan Matson, would it? She’s one of my insta-buy authors – her books always make me feel warm and fuzzy.
“Charlie’s older sister is getting married and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.”
From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
Like most of the interwebz, I adored When Dimple Met Rishi (perhaps I’ll re-read it this year!), and immediately added Sandhya’s upcoming books (like When Ashish Met Sweetie) to my wishlist.
“Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favourite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.”
How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne
I’ve already reviewed Holly Bourne’s relatable and hilarious first adult novel, but I can’t wait to get my hands on a physical copy and re-read it over the summer!
“Holly Bourne is known for writing relatable teenagers, but, as a 28-year-old, How Do You Like Me Now? is her most relatable novel (for me) so far.”
Floored by Various
I couldn’t not add this! Floored is a YA contemporary story told from the perspective of six characters and a mysterious narrator, written by a bunch of my favourite authors, including Sara Barnard and Lisa Williamson.
“After they go through a traumatic experience together, the lives of six strangers become intertwined, and they decide to meet once a year to commemorate the day they met and the person they lost.”
Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber
I really enjoyed Katie Webber’s Wing Jones and can’t wait to read her next dreamy YA novel. Only Love Can Break Your Heart is about “a popular girl with secrets and cracks in her heart and the boy who thinks she’s perfect.”
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
Much to my surprise, I absolutely loved The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Henry and Percy are my faves – and I’m sure the sequel will be equally as amazing.
“A sequel to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, narrated by Felicity and featuring travel, pirates, and a science girl gang.”
The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman
I loved being part of The Book of Dust hype last year and will definitely be picking up the sequel to La Belle Sauvage – I’m sure the cover will be stunning, too.
“The Secret Commonwealth will feature Lyra Silvertongue as a twenty-year-old undergraduate, travelling to Central Asia via the Levant.”