Top Ten Tuesday │ Where's Book Two?
Throwing confetti because today meant the return of Top Ten Tuesday to Dreaming Under the Same Moon. I love the fact that this meme assures there is something to kick off the new week of blog aside from the fact that this IS a fun meme to boot. That's just icing on the cake, right!? Anyway, today I am again not going strictly on the proper subject. Here's what today's topic is all about:
Official November 3rd Broke and Bookish Topic:
Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel
(because when you love a debut you just are ITCHING to get your hands on the author's second book) or Top Ten Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author's Debut (no one hit wonders heeeere!)
As is usual, I am bending the rules for today's ask. Why? Because I hardly ever read books when they're new. Or most of the time that's the case. Perhaps I should clarify, I hardly ever read debuts when they're new. Most of the books I do read hot-off-the-press or as an ARC are novels by author's I know I'm going to love hence they already have a plethora of books available. So. Instead of featuring debut author's in that sense, most of the authors listed down below have either...
a.) already released their sophomore novel and I've yet to read it
b.) or are a well established author who have jumped into unfamiliar genre and excelled
Let's get this list started, shall we.
Seeing Ally Carter's name on this list is likely to make the seasoned YA reader giggle because this woman has written a small library of books. But this past summer I finally read my first book by her - All Fall Down. Considering it's the first book in her newest series and book two comes out in January, I figured, why not add her name?
BOOK REVIEW: All Fall Down by Ally Carter
Katie is a seasoned pro at contemporary fiction. But this year, she dipped her toes into indie publishing and an entirely new genre: YA dystopian. This seemed like a good fit for today's list because technically Katie published under the name K.E. Ganshert and therefore, The Gifting is her debut. Thank goodness book two (and three), The Gathering is already out! I just have to read it.
I finally read one of Tammy's books and found I loved her novella. Makes me all the more excited to read her next novel, Sell Out. It's always a pleasure to discover Indie Authors.
BOOK REVIEW: Just One Summer (Novella Collection)
Those familiar with Jody Hedlund may be wondering why in the world I'm including her on this list. Well, it's the same reason as Katie Ganshert: last year Jody debuted in YA literature with An Uncertain Choice (Silver Petticoat Review) and as is true of every single on of her novels, it was spectacular. Bring on book two!
Another 2015 discovery was Emery Lord. I adored her last novel The Start of Me and You. Cannot wait to read When We Collide, which will (for me) be her sophomore novel.
BOOK REVIEW: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
Melissa's sweet debut may have been all about a mail-order bride (a trope that has been seen time and again), but it's anything but ordinary. Something in her storytelling talent and voice makes A Bride in Store one of the sweetest historicals I've read. Looking forward to someday reading her other novels.
In love with Morgan's Amy and Roger's Epic Detour. Cannot wait to get my hands on her 2016 release.
Yes, Jodi has lots of books available but The Orphan Queen was the first I'd read by her (and it happened just this fall). Same as with Ally Carter, this works out perfectly since The Mirror King is nearing its release so (to me) it kinda' feels like this will be her sophomore novel.
Anna and the French Kiss was amazing. Why I didn't read it before 2015 I don't know. Note to self: read Lola and the Boy Next Door with all haste.
BOOK REVIEW: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Sarah's debut was lovely! I read it thanks to the INSPYs and thoroughly enjoyed her amazing debut.
That's it for today. Again, it's another mish-mash of genres, authors and the like. But it was fun to put together.
Comment down below with the sophomore novels you cannot wait to have in your book addict hands!
Looking forward to chatting with you all.
Enjoy your Tuesday, fellow book nerds. Be happy.