This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about the books I am most looking forward to in the second half of 2016 (you can check out my post for the first half of 2016 here if you’re interested – you might notice This Savage Song is on both lists, and that’s because the release got delayed). There are quite a few books coming out later this year that I can’t wait to get my hands on (and a few I’ve already gotten my hands on). These books all look really great, and I’m excited for what the rest of 2016 has in store, reading-wise.
Here are the top ten books I’m most looking forward to in the next six months (in order of release date):
- This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – July 5. I will read anything Schwab writes. And this book looks soo good. It’s the first book in a duology that has something to do with monsters, humans, and music. Yes, please.
- Saga Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples – July 5. I’ve been trying to get into graphic novels/comics, because there are a lot of really great ones out there now that are about a lot of different subjects. Saga is one of my favorites, and I can’t wait for the next volume!
- Red Queen by Christina Henry – July 12. This is the second book in the Chronicles of Alice series. I loved the first one, Alice, when I read it last year (it was one my first ever ARCs), so I’m really excited for this one. I actually have an ARC (advance reader copy) of this one as well, so I will be reading it in the next couple of weeks.
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany – July 31. Do I really need to explain this one? I need it. Now. And if someone wants to fly me to London and take me to see the stage play, I will love them forever.
- Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer – September 6. I’m a huge fan of Foer, so when I heard he was writing a new book, I got really excited. I don’t even really know what it’s about, but I need it.
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – September 13. This book has been getting great reviews, and it sounds really good! It is about a female slave who embarks on a journey North to freedom through the underground railroad. Only, in this book, the underground railroad isn’t a metaphor, it’s a literal web of tunnels underneath the pre-Civil War South.
- The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore – September 27. I was sold on this the second I found out that 1) it’s about the “War of the Currents,” the race between Edison and Westinghouse to introduce working electric power transmissions, and 2) Graham Moore wrote the screenplay for The Imitation Game (for which he won an Academy Award). I actually currently have an ARC of this one, so I will be reading it very soon, and definitely expect a review!
- The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling and Jim Kay – October 4. I loved the first illustrated Sorcerer’s Stone, and am definitely collecting first editions of this series. Will be preordering sometime soon. Because I need it.
- Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristof – October 18. This book is probably on everyone’s list, but It’s definitely a book I’m looking forward to. I really enjoyed Illuminae, and can’t wait to see where it goes next.
- The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot – October 18. One of my favorite guilty reading pleasures is the “Boy” series by Meg Cabot. There are only three books, the last of which was published in 2004. These are some of the books that, for some reason, I keep coming back to every few years. They’re just so fun! And there is finally going to be a new one! I’m really excited about it.
What book release are you most looking forward to this year?