This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is debut authors whose sophomore novels I’m super looking forward to. Because YA publishing moves so fast, with authors releasing their sophomore novels 1-2 years after the debut, I could only get to eight authors, and they’re all from 2015!
That said, these are definitely my favourite debuts of this year. Check it out:
I’m Waiting Sophomore Novels From These Debut Authors:
- David Arnold (Mosquitoland) – Mosquitoland is on my list of favourites for 2015 – brilliant, unusual, quirky..I am DESPERATE for Kids of Appetite, David’s 2016 release.
- Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything) – I was amazed by Nicola’s unique storytelling with found documents hand-drawn by her husband. Really looking forward to another book from her.
- Becky Albertalli (Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda) – one of the cutest debuts this year, I totally ship Blue and Simon, and am hoping that whatever Becky writes next, it will include these adorable characters.
- Emma Mills (First & Then) – this slow-burn love story based on Pride & Prejudice (and Friday Night Lights) is ridiculously sweet and realistic. LOVED this. Can’t wait for Emma’s next release.
- Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not) – Adam’s debut broke my friggin heart. Like, I was SHATTERED. I’m looking forward to that horrible/awesome feeling again in History is All You Left Me, coming out in Jan 2017.
- I.W. Gregorio (None of the Above) – Ilene has a unique perspective on YA, as a surgeon and mother. Her debut was all about a young girl exploring her diagnosis as intersex, and coming to terms with it. I think she did this incredibly successfully, and I hope her next book will be just as eye-opening.
- Tommy Wallach (We All Looked Up) – Tommy’s debut was wise and realistic, world-weary and philosophical about the end of the world. It spoke to me. Can’t wait to read Thanks for the Trouble, coming out in Feb 2016!
- Jenn Marie Thorne (The Wrong Side of Right) – this is the only book on this list I haven’t reviewed, and it flew under the radar a bit, but trust me, it’s a very smart, well-plotted contemporary with a political bent. You should definitely, definitely read it, and check out Jenn Marie’s companion novel The Inside of Out when it comes out in July!
What sophomore novels are you looking forward to? Did I miss any on my list? What debuts should I be reading? Let me know in the comments!