Since today was both National Book Lover’s Day and a freebie for The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday, I thought I’d answer one of their topics from earlier this summer that I’d missed:
The Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of the Year:
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling: This script was my most anticipated book of the year, so I picked up a copy at a local bookshop the night it was released. Keeping in mind that it’s not a novel, I really enjoyed it.
- Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson: I liked Brown Girl Dreaming and would like to revisit Woodson’s past.
- Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: Illuminae branched across the novel format (epistolary, ephemera, verse, space, dystopian, mystery, romance), and I’m excited to see how the second book in the series stacks up.
- The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan: I loved the first Dash and Lily book, and, frankly, anything Christmassy is likely to get my nod.
- What Light by Jay Asher: As I said. This one’s about a girl whose family runs a Christmas tree farm.
- Bandette, Vol. 3: The House of the Green Mask by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover: The greatest thief in Paris is back with another comic collection!
- Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly: The second book in a contemporary caper series.
- Teddy & Co. by Cynthia Voigt: I loved Voigt’s books, especially the Tillerman books, as a teen. I’m excited she’s writing a kid’s book featuring lost toys. Obviously I’ll need to preview it before giving it to every child I know this holiday season.
- The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary by John Simpson: Written by the former editor of the OED.
- The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill: It’s about a guy whose made a fortune by posting cat videos to the internet, a trip to Cuba, and romance. I haven’t heard any buzz, but how can you resist that combo?
How about you? What new books are you looking forward to?