There are so many books that are being released this year it is a little bit overwhelming. I scrolled through a lot of lists and I am sure their are more books that I will be picking up as soon as they are released but I have found 10 books that I am excited to read. There is a few LGBT novels, some fantasy, mostly YA and even a cook book on this list.
I was going to add Winds of Winter – the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series – but George R R Martin has revealed that the books is yet to be finished. Damn it George get your act together!!!!!! Another books I was considering putting on this list was Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – the first book in the Dark Artifices series. This is the third series set in the world of Shadowhunters. I am just not sure if I want to start another series within this world at the moment so I have left it off for now.
1. Truthwitch Susan Dennard (X)
Release Date: January 5th
‘In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.’ This novel focuses on two Witches a Truthwitch and a Threadwitch and their fight to be free of the politics of the kingdom. I am excited to pick this up I have heard very positive things about it and it is not like anything else I have ever read so I am hoping that it will be a new and exciting world to dive into.
2. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (X)
Release Date: February 2nd
This is a collection of novella’s based around the characters of The Lunar Chronicles. Their are nine stories in this collection five of which have never been published before. I love The Lunar Chronicles and despite only having read the first novel I am still excited for this to come out as I fully plan on reading all offerings this year.
3. Shylock Is My Name by Howard Jacobson (X)
Release Date: Febuary 9th
Is this the only adult novel on this list? Probably. ‘Winter, a cemetery, Shylock. In this provocative and profound interpretation of “The Merchant of Venice,” Shylock is juxtaposed against his present-day counterpart in the character of art dealer and conflicted father Simon Strulovitch.’ I have never read The Merchant of Venice but this sounds really interesting and I have heard wonderful things about Jacobson’s works.
4. Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigan (X)
Release Date: February 23rd
This is a cookbook! I have been anticipating this books since I found out that Chrissy was writing one and I pre-ordered it the moment I saw the announcement of her Instagram page and I am waiting with baited breath the get my hands on this. If you follow Chrissy on Instagram you know that the account is just basically food porn and her. I feel grown up wanting a cook book.
5. A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood (X)
Release Date: March 8th
Another collection of stories written by female YA authors. ‘Criss-cross America — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago.’ I am a big fan of collections and I think that their will be some great stories in this collections especially with writers such as Marie Lu, Marissa Meyer and Beth Revis.
6. Jerkbait by Mia Siegert (X)
Release Date: May 3rd
This is first LGBT novel on my list. It is a novel about twins, the story is written from Tristan’s POV as he watches his brother Robbie struggle with coming out and accepting his sexuality, suicide and running away. Does Tristan accompany Robbie or tell their parents and risk the trust of his twin forever?
7. You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour
Release Date: June 7th
I am so excited to read another David Levithan novel!! This LGBT novel is the second on my list and I am very excited to get this one as it sounds so interesting. Mark and Kate have never really met but one night they do pining after their respective crushes, from what I understand it is the development of their relationship and how important they become to each other.
8. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins (X)
Release Date: June 14th
Yet another collection of stories (is three a theme?). I love Stephanie Perkins collection of winter romances and when I saw that she was releasing a collection of summer romances I knew that I was going to pick it up as soon as I will be able too. The collection of authors includes Nina LaCour, Cassandra Clare, Leigh Bardugo and Libba Bray to name a few and I want this NOW. If I go abroad this year I think this will be my summer/holiday read.
9. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (X)
Release Date: Fall 2016
OMG I don’t even care that their is no information about this book other than the title. I have just finished Illumiae and I am in love with it. It was so beautiful and a rollercoaster of emotions and my grubby hands will be pre-ordering this novel as soon as I can. Read Illuminae, you won’t regret it!!!
10. Heartless by Marissa Meyer (X)
Release Date: November 8th
Marissa Meyer is writing a new series! I must have! I feel like I just need to own everything this woman has written. This is a re-telling of Alice in Wonderland but we aren’t reading a book about Alice. Have you ever wondered about The Queen of Hearts? ‘Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.’ How good does that sound?