This week’s TTT, hosted as always by The Broke and The Bookish, is all about the most anticipated book releases of the first half of 2016. I am technically cheating on at least one of these. I couldn’t find it in my heart to put these in any kind of order apart from chronological. I don’t want to make any of them feel sad.
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa Mcinnerney (December 31st)
Technically this comes out in 2015 but on literally the last day of the year when I am probably the only person nerdy enough to be at home reading books, so I am counting it as a very, very early 2016 release. Although I have already read The Glorious Heresies and reviewed it here and now I want everyone else to read it so I can obsess about it with other humans. It is amazing.
The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry (January 26th)
This is something else that the whole social media world except me has read. I believe I have seen it compared to The Time Traveler’s Wife, which presumably means it is going to be a book I lose all emotional control over and which is then made into a mediocre film.
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (January 26th)
I haven’t read that much about this book, but I’m seeing the words “post-apocalyptic” and “sardonic” bandied about and this excites me. As far as I can gather, it involves magic, time travel and San Francisco, all of which excites me. It’s out on January 26th (just in time for my birthday, so I will be needing vouchers, thank you kindly).
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (February 23rd)
I finished A Darker Shade of Magic a couple of days ago and really loved it; the whole Red/White/Grey London thing really grabbed me and I am hoping this second book will delve a little more into Black London because it sounds super-creepy and intriguing. Although I am starting to get very confused by all the YA series involving magic, I eagerly await the release of this book in February, by which time I will hopefully have unravelled this particular fantasy series from Red Queen and the Grisha books in my poor brain.
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (March 3rd)
I eagerly anticipate reading this book, a) because it sounds awesome and b) because I am the last person on Twitter not to have read it already. This makes me feel very rejected but also special because, unlike all these poor unfortunate souls who receive ARCs, I will have the immense fun of going to an actual book shop and actually buying it, thus knowing that I am contributing to the ongoing success and very existence of the publishing industry. Which is obviously loads better than getting free books.
The Trees by Ali Shaw (March 10th)
This book appears to be about a forest suddenly sprouting out of the ground and changing the whole world. It has a beautiful cover and sounds weird; consequently, I can’t wait to read it.
Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran (March 10th)
Caitlin Moran has basically been my hero since I read The Chronicles of Narmo as a child and I firmly believe everyone should be made to read How to be a Woman (although the childbirth bits are probably best left till you’ve actually done it and can’t be scared off). She is very clever at using her name to come up with great titles (see also: Moranthology) and I will be reading this intently.
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve (March 22nd)
This book has a very cool cover and sounds highly mysterious. The description on Amazon compares it to We Were Liars and The Virgin Suicides, both of which are amazing, so Wink Poppy Midnight must be astounding too, yes?
Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw (April 19th)
I clearly have to read this book because it is being compared to Daria, which is one of my favourite things of all time, and Scarlett is described as “snarky” which is both my favourite personality trait and one of my favourite words. So, when this comes out in April, I am going to be ALL OVER IT.
Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss (May 26th)
I have managed to procure this book through NetGalley and I am excited about reading it soon; it is set in New York on the eve of the 1980s and sounds very cool. The description makes it sound a bit like City on Fire but, hopefully, it is about half the length because life is short, man.