Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Books I Can’t Wait For
December 29, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish in which they select a topic every week, and the rest of us get to make Top Ten lists based on that topic. This week’s topic: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016. This one is pretty straight forward (although I’m cheating a bit with 11 choices) so let’s get to it:
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian – I am quite a fan of Bohjalian, and this newest looks intriguing – a bachelor party gone seriously wrong. As a side note, if you don’t follow Bohjalian on Instagram, you should (he is seriously such a nice, thoughtful, family-loving, bike-riding guy).
Here to Stay by Suanne Laqueur – I discovered the beauty of all things Suanne in 2015, and I am now a forever fan. Her writing is quite simply stunning, and I will sing her praises whenever I get a chance. This book is the third in her Fish Tales series, and I highly recommend all of them!
The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin – I absolutely loved The Aviator’s Wife by Benjamin, and I am totally intrigued with the concept of this one – a 1950’s historical fiction novel about Truman Capote and his friendship with a society “swan”.
This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp – This looks like another haunting novel involving a school shooting told from four different perspectives and covering a time span of less than an hour.
The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright – A YA novel about a girl discovering the secret identity of her mother and her developing relationship with an English prince.
The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan – A contemporary novel about a woman’s struggle to regain her own identity. I’m intrigued with the foodie aspect of this one.
Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon – I have never read a historical fiction account of the Hindenburg, and just by reading the novel’s synopsis, I know that I have a great deal to learn.
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell – This book is a mere 96 pages and is being published for World Book Day in the UK. I enjoyed Fangirl by Rowell, and I’m hoping to read much more of her in 2016.
Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer – So I was totally drawn to this one based on the name and cover. Then I read the unique premise – a girl thinks her father is Kurt Cobain and that he is alive. Who isn’t mildly intrigued by this one?
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner – Another YA novel – this time with two misfits navigating their senior year of high school while trying to maintain their friendship.
Love, Lies, and Spies by Cindy Anstey – A historical fiction novel set in the 19th century which features a nontraditional man and woman and their nontraditional relationship.
What books are you hoping to check out in 2016?