At the start of the year I posted a list of my most anticipated releases for the first half of 2016, so as we're entering this later part of the year it's time to give you another ten books that I'm really excited to read.
10) 'Frost Like Night' by Sara Raasch
I enjoyed 'Snow Like Ashes', but it felt like it was one of those books that would improve in relation to the entire series. I decided to wait to read the second installment until the third and final book was released, and 'Frost Like Night' will be out on the 1st of October.
9) 'Our Chemical Hearts' by Krystal Sutherland
I'll find out how I feel about it for sure when it comes out on the 4th of October.
8) 'What's a Girl Gotta Do?' by Holly Bourne
Do you like feminism? Well you should probably read Holly Bourne's Spinster Club novels, which are filled with empowered and empowering female characters who own their lives despite many hurdles.
'What's a Girl Gotta Do?' is out on August 1st.
7) 'Heartless' by Marissa Meyer
'Heartless' is released towards the end of November.
6) 'Strange the Dreamer' by Laini Taylor
Since being involved in the cover reveal for 'Strange the Dreamer' (UK on the left, US on the right) I've been very excited about Laini Taylor's new novel, which releases on the 29th of September. I haven't read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy yet, but I'll get around to that eventually.
5) 'The Fate of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen
The final book in 'The Queen of the Tearling' trilogy, 'The Fate of the Tearling' is releasing on December 1st. I haven't read the second installment in the series yet, but I'm going to start work on it fairly soon - it's a monster, so it'll take me a bit of time to get it done.
4) 'Crooked Kingdom' by Leigh Bardugo
The second book in the 'Six of Crows' duology, 'Crooked Kingdom' is coming out at the end of September. When it's finally released, I'm going to power through both of the books - I've heard they're a lot better than the Grisha trilogy, so that's a good sign.
3) 'The Shadow Hour' by Melissa Grey
If the release date doesn't get changed again, 'The Shadow Hour' will be out July 12th.
2) 'This Savage Song' by Victoria Schwab
As soon as I laid eyes on the cover of 'This Savage Song', I knew I needed to pick it up as soon as it came out. It actually released a couple of days ago, and I haven't gotten around to it yet... That's why I'm still counting it as one of my anticipated reads.
If you haven't read any of Victoria Schwab's writing, why not start here?!
1) 'Nothing Tastes as Good' by Claire Hennessy
My copy of 'Nothing Tastes as Good' actually arrived last week, despite the fact that the official release date is July 14th. I haven't picked it up yet, as I'm not sure my heart will be able to take it - as you can probably guess by the title, it's a story about anorexia.
I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday! What books are you really looking forward to?