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August 10, 2016

ten most anticipated releases for the second half of the year
posted by soe 2:42 am

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson: I liked Brown Girl Dreaming and would like to revisit Woodson’s past.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. What Light by Jay Asher: As I said. This one’s about a girl whose family runs a Christmas tree farm.
  6. 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!
  7. Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly: The second book in a contemporary caper series.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?

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