Top Ten 2016 Debut Novels I’m Looking Forward To


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is…

2016 Debut Novels I’m Looking Forward To*…

The Trouble With Goats and Sheep – Joanna Cannon

  • When: January 28, 2016 (expected)
  • What: England, 1976. Mrs Creasy is missing and ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands and try to solve the mystery.

A Study In Charlotte -Brittany Cavallaro

  • When: March 1, 2016 (expected)
  • What: The grandchildren of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson meet at a Connecticut prep school where they are framed for a murder. Conducting their own investigation, mystery ensues.

Tuesday Nights in 1980 – Molly Prentiss

  • When: April 5, 2016 (expected)
  • What: A critic, an artist, and their shared muse find their way among the New York City art scene of the 1980s.

Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Ed Tarkington

  • When: January 5, 2016 (expected)
  • What: 1977. Eight-year-old Rocky worships his older brother, Paul. Then one day, in an act of vengeance against their father, Paul picks up Rocky from school and nearly abandons him in the woods. Fast forward and Rocky is now a teenager when a double murder brings terror to their small town.

The Smell of Other People’s Houses – Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

  • When: February 23, 2016 (expected)
  • What: Intertwining stories of four teenagers in 1970 Alaska just trying to get by and become who they want to be.

Kill the Boy Band – Goldy Moldavsky

  • When: February 23, 2016 (expected)
  • What: The story of four friends who are so devoted to their favorite boy band that it has murderous results. Supposedly going to be a dark comedy.

The Year We Fell Apart – Emily Martin

  • When: January 26, 2016 (expected)
  • What: Harper and Declan have a falling out, but when Harper’s mom gets a cancer diagnosis she needs someone to turn to and she wishes it could be Declan. They must decide which parts of their past are still salvageable, and which parts they’ll have to let go of once and for all.

Scarlet Epstein Hates It Here – Anna Breslaw

  • When: April 19, 2016 (expected)
  • What: When Scarlett’s beloved TV show is canceled and her longtime crush, Gideon, is sucked out of her orbit and into the dark and distant world of Populars, Scarlett turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, though, she talks about the kids she goes to school with. Scarlett never considers what might happen if they were to find out what she truly thinks about them.

Blackhearts – Nicole Castroman

  • When: February 9, 2016 (expected)
  • What: The story of Blackbeard the pirate as a young man. Nothing could stop him from chasing the adventure he craves, until he met the one girl who would change everything.

The Girl Who Fell – Shannon M. Parker

  • When: March 1, 2016 (expected)
  • What: Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and…terrifying? But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed. So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life. If she waits any longer, it may be too late.

*most of the summaries were summarized from the Goodreads synopsis


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