Tuesday, June 14, 2016

TTT: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2016


I haven't done a Top Ten Tuesday in a long time, but I liked today's topic so I decided to join in.  If you're not aware of this super fun weekly meme, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? click on over to The Broke and the Bookish to read all about it.  Then, create your own TTT list and share it.  It's a great way to find new book blogs, add exciting titles to your TBR mountain chains, and share your love of books/reading.  Join in, won't you?  It's a good time, I promise!

You might remember back in December when TTTers were prompted to list the Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2016.  You can see my list here.  I guess I wasn't anticipating them too much because I've only read one of the books I listed.  Oh well.  Anticipation is half the fun, right?  In that spirit, let's talk about my Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2016:  


1.  The Trespasser by Tana French — French is one of my very favorite mystery/suspense writers.  I've loved all the books in her Dublin Murder Squad series.  My only complaint is that it takes two years for a new one to come out.  Patience is a virtue but not one I have when waiting for new books from my favorite authors!  The Trespasser (the 6th installment in French's popular series) makes its debut on October 4.  Guess who's counting down the days?


2.  Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton — After devouring Little Black Lies, I binge read the rest of this English author's mystery novels.  All of them kept me totally and completely mesmerized.  Even though I just barely finished reading them all, I've still been having Bolton withdrawals.  Lucky for me, her newest comes out on September 20.


3.  Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult — I mentioned this one in my post about releases for the first half of the year, but Picoult's newest will actually not come out until October 11.  This one concerns an African-American labor and delivery nurse and a decision she makes which leads to a court case that shakes up her life.  I love me some Picoult, so I'm excited for this one.


4.  I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows — As compelling as I find stories about people struggling to survive during difficult times, especially in a historical context, I haven't read many books about the Dust Bowl.  The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck might be the only one.  At any rate, this one sounds really intriguing to me.  It comes out on August 9.


5.  By Gaslight by Steven Price — As I said above, I've been big into British mystery/thrillers this year.  Naturally, then, this book caught my eye.  It's not written by a Brit (Price is a Canadian poet, actually), but the novel is set in London, 1885.  Sounds grisly but good.  It's available October 4.


6.  Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra — This psychological thriller about a teen who goes missing only to be "replaced" eleven years later sounds intriguing.  Comes out September 27.


7.  We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly — I know most people are so over dystopian novels, but I'm not.  As long as it tells a compelling yarn, I'm still game for a post-apocalyptic tale.  This debut novel by a former White House employee sounds like it fits the bill.  I'll be eager to find myself a copy when it comes out on August 30.


8.  Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz — This YA novel about a high schooler whose bright future is shattered when it's discovered that she—and her whole family—are illegal immigrants sounds timely and interesting.  It will appear on October 4.


9.  The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron — I enjoyed Cameron's Dark Unwinding series, so I'm anxious to see what she's up to this time around.  The synopsis of this book reminds me of Don't You Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn.  Every 12 years, the safe, rule-bound town of Canaan undergoes a bloody ritual that erases everyone's memories.  One teen girl is determined not to forget.  Sounds interesting.  I'll look for it on September 16.


10.  The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis — I enjoy this author's books, so I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for her newest YA novel.  I'm not sure how to describe this one exactly, but it looks intriguing.  Comes out September 20

There are so many amazing-sounding books still to come out in 2016!  Which ones are you most looking forward to?  What do you think of my selections?  Do we have any in common?  Which others should I be popping onto ye ole TBR mountain chain?  Leave me a comment and I will gladly return the favor.  

Happy TTT!

36 comments:

  1. This is the second time today I've seen I Will Send Rain on someone's list. Sounds like I might need to see what all the fuss is about.

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    1. I just heard about it. I like survival stories where people are battling natural disasters, economic hardships, etc. so I think it's the kind of book I'll like.

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  2. I'm looking forward to Daisy in Chains, too. (I already have it on hold at the library.) By Gaslight looks good, too. Yay. New books to happily anticipate. :)

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    1. I'm a huge Bolton fan, so I can't get my hands on DAISY IN CHAINS fast enough!

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  3. By Gaslight looks good and the Tana French reminds me that I really want to pick up the first one in that series. Somehow, despite being a life long mystery lover, I missed that entire series! I'm the say way with books. I'll be looking so forward to something and then when it does finally come out it's gotten buried by other books that need to be read!

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    1. French's books are pretty gritty in terms of violence and language, but I really like the way she writes. Her books have heart.

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  4. I've heard of Melissa De La Cruz's new novel but haven't really looked into it. I'll have to do so because she'd be a new-to-me-author, and those are always fun to discover. :)

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    1. I don't think I've read anything by her before either. Since she, herself, is an immigrant I figure she'll have an authentic view on the whole experience. Should make for interesting reading.

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  5. I haven't heard of any of these books before, but some of them will definitely be on my TBR after reading this list!

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    1. My favorite thing about TTT is discovering new books I've never heard of!

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  6. Ha I didn't make it past your first book because OMG I had no clue Tana French had a new book coming out. You made my morning!! I almost gave up on another installment of the series. I am also looking forward to the new Jodi Picoult. Greta list!!

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    1. Ha ha -- I know! I was so excited when I heard about it. It's definitely tough for me to be patient with French's slow publishing pace. I love her books too much :)

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  7. Melissa De La Cruz's upcoming release sounds really good! I'll have to check it out on goodreads. I'm personally waiting for her to write a sequel to The Ring and the Crown! I know it's horrible, but I haven't read any Jodi Picoult book besides the two she cowrote with her daughter. I'm hiding in shame! :D

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    1. I haven't read anything else by De La Cruz. I like the sound of her newest mostly because it sounds like an authentic immigration story that's very timely.

      You should definitely read Picoult. She's awesome. Her books always take a "ripped-from-the-headlines" issue and examines it from all sides. They always make me think!

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  8. I got Small Great Things and The Forgetting at BEA. I'm excited to read both. Jodi Picoult has been a favorite author of mine for the last 20 years or so.

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    1. Lucky you! They both sound like really great books. I'll look forward to seeing what you have to say about them.

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  9. Great list!
    These all sound so interesting!

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  10. Oooh, I haven't heard of most of those, but they all sound interesting. I really want to check out the Jodi Picoult book.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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    1. Jodi Picoult is great. I love how she looks at contemporary issues from different perspectives. Her books always open my mind and make me look at things in new ways.

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  11. I love making these sort of lists too, yet seem to never get to reading them. I shortened my list a bit in hopes that I will this time. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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    1. Ha ha. Right? I love lists, but sometimes mine get a little TOO ambitious :)

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  12. I love reading these lists because it gives me ideas of new books to read! :D

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    1. Agreed. That's my favorite part of TTT.

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  13. I haven't actually heard of any of these before seeing your TTT post but some of them sound amazing and I am definitely going to be adding them to my to-read list :D
    I've read Melissa De La Cruz before so I will definitely be picking up her book at some point. Also The Forgetting sounds amazing, and that cover as well...it's definitey going onto my to-read list!
    Great picks for this week :D

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    1. THE FORGETTING does sound amazing, doesn't it? The premise is intriguing. I hope the book lives up to its promise.

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  14. Something in Between sounds intriguing! May need to check it out...

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    1. I think it does, too, especially in light of all the immigration chatter these days.

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  15. This is a really great variation of books! I've heard of Something In Between and The Female of the Species, and both sound wonderful. I hope all of your anticipated releases live up to your excitement!

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    1. Thank you! Some of these are from my very favorite authors so I assume they'll live up to my expectations. Who knows about the other ones?

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  16. I'm intrigued by By Gaslight, but I couldn't find any information about it. I wonder if it's about Jack the Ripper. If I recall correctly, he was active around that time period.

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    1. Hmmm ... where did I hear about BY GASLIGHT? I couldn't find a website for the author, but I saw the book mentioned somewhere recently. Agh! I can't remember. I believe it's a murder mystery that takes place a few years before Jack the Ripper. Don't quote me on that, though ...

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  17. I enjoyed Sharon Cameron's THE UNWINDING series, but I recently read her book, ROOK that came out last summer/fall(?), and it was truly incredible. It's like her writing took this ENORMOUS leap. Amazing book.

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    1. Oh, good to know! I think I have ROOK on a bookshelf somewhere in my house ... I'll have to start looking for it. Or just check it out from the library -- that might be easier :)

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    2. It'll give you your Sharon Cameron hit while you wait for the new book this September. :-)

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    3. Yay! I just found it on my Kindle. Apparently, I downloaded an e-ARC of it from Edelweiss at some point. Nice!

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