Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Top Ten Most Anticipated New Releases for the Rest of 2015

Holy cow...I disappeared from the blog for ten whole days. I feel like a completely neglectful blogger. I've been in a total funk the last little bit and I didn't feel like I had much to contribute, so I just lurked on other blogs instead. But you haven't gotten rid of me yet!

I'm still contemplating what to do with myself over the summer, but I have a feeling that I'll be doing a bit of book blogging for the next few months. It's what feels good right now. Besides...I need to take advantage while I can. Around here, fall is always taken over by Halloween and pumpkins, winter is project work, spring is read-a-thons and A to Z Challenge. If summer isn't for books, well then I don't know when a good time is. Okay...so read-a-thons are a bunch of book stuff and January is pretty good since I usually do my Book of the Year then, but let's just let books take summer as well, okay? How about if I promise to mix it up with some actual craft projects here and there. Deal? Great. I knew you'd come around.

Today is Tuesday though, and Tuesday means books. It's Top Ten Tuesday!!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, created due to a fondness for lists. Each week they post a new Top Ten topic. After that, it's bloggers UNITE! Participate with your own Top Ten post, have fun, and get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is anticipated reads. More specifically, we're focusing on the top ten anticipated reads that have yet to be released for 2015. I honestly didn't think I was going to have enough picks for this one since I'm not always on the cusp of all things literary, but thanks to last month's BEA (Book Expo America) and all the great book bloggers and booktubers out there, I've been exposed to some amazing books on the horizon and I actually had to whittle my list down to squeeze it into ten measly spots.

There are some amazingly beautiful covers in this pile and I will very much admit to some sway held by cover love. There also seems to be a heavy preference for September release dates, with September 22nd holding three of my top ten spots, including my number one most anticipated read this year (which is also the only book on this list that I have preordered). Are you curious yet?

Here's what I'm looking forward to picking up between now and December 31st...


Never Always Something by Adi Alsaid
Release Date: August 4th

One of several Young Adult fiction novels on this list, Never Always Something focuses on the relationship between best friends Dave and Julia as they tackle a reverse bucket list, attempting to do all those things they said that they shouldn't ever do. It seems like a cute premise.


This one is also YA fiction. It's one of a handful of novels that I've chosen for this list that has a plot based on a mental disorders in some capacity. (I must be starting some kind of new trend in mood reading.) Every Last Word centers on Sam and her challenges with Purely-Obsessional OCD.


Paperweight by Meg Haston
Release Date: July 7th

Young adult mental disorder novel #2. Paperweight is an emotional read about a young girl with an eating disorder who has been checked into a rehab facility and is dealing with not only her medical condition, but the emotional scarring that has resulted from the death of her brother -- "a death she caused" (from the Goodreads blurb).


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Release Date: September 1st

(White book cover on white blog background looks ridiculous, but what are you going to do...) 

The narrator of this YA novel is a teenage girl who has an immune system disorder that leaves her allergic to practically everything. Think The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, but updated and with a female protagonist. This one could go either way, but I have optimistic hopes.


Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson
Release Date: September 22nd

Odea has the ability to walk through the dreams of others. How cool does that premise sound? There are so many possibilities with this book. I'm totally getting antsy. It's one of my three September 22nd release picks and it's got a wicked cool cover. I'm expecting this one to be amazing.


The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
Release Date: September 22nd

I heard about The Scorpion Rules from just about everyone who went to BEA. It sounds like it could be pretty amazing. The premise centers on some kind of worldwide agreement that the child of the ruling couple for any country that goes to war will be killed as punishment for engagement in that war. It sounds like it has a kind of post-apocalyptic Hunger Games feel to it. I'm intrigued.


Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales
Release Date: September 15th

Pretty cover, September release date, author that I've totally loved before: that's a trifecta for a good book if I've ever heard one. From the author who wrote The Song Will Save Your Life, this one is about Arden, who becomes infatuated with a blog written by Peter. It's a road trip novel, with Arden travelling to meet Peter after he is dumped by his girlfriend. Road trip novels can be great. Fingers crossed!


Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Release Date: October 6th

So much excitement building for this one! Rainbow Rowell is releasing a novel based on Baz and Simon, the characters from the book within her book Fangirl. Oh my goodness. This could just be plain fantastic. I love everything I've read of hers, so I'm definitely feeling the buzz on this one. There were so many fan fiction options given in Fangirl for Baz and Simon that she could just take this plot anywhere. I'm excited to see what she did with it.


After Alice by Gregory Maguire
Release Date: October 27th

My love for all things Alice collides with the dark humor of Gregory Maguire. This book just might be magic. It's a re-imagining of the fairy tale from the perspective of Alice's friend Ada, who goes looking for Alice after she has fallen down the rabbit hole. I'm very much read to get my Alice on.


Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson 
Release date: September 22nd.

Yes, yes, YES!!! I absolutely cannot wait for this one. If you're not familiar with Jenny Lawson, you need to be. Jenny is better known as The Bloggess. This is her second memoir and the only nonfiction book on my list. Her first memoir, Let's Pretend this Never Happened, took the number one slot for my 2012 Book of the Year.

I have had this one preordered for about a month now and I am just giddy over the fact that it comes out this year. I'm also planning a trip to Seattle in the fall to go and actually meet Jenny at one of her book signings. So much good about this. I can hardly contain myself. You might say that I'm furiously happy about Furiously Happy. Of course I went there. You had to see that one coming.

What about you? What books are on your 2015 Have to Have list? Which ones are you counting down the days for?


  1. This is such a great list! I totally forgot about Everything Everything but here's my list https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/most-anticipated-releases-for-the-rest-of-2015/

    Happy reading!

    1. Thanks! There are just so many good choices out there! Now I'll have to go snag some of your picks for my TBR, I'm sure...

  2. I just added Everything Everything to my list. Sounds so good. I can't wait to read Every Last Word, too!

    1. I need more money so I can spend it all on books. There are too many good options!

  3. Great list! I just love the cover of Furiously Happy! And how on earth did I miss hearing about a new Rainbow Rowell until today? I'm adding that to my tbr list for sure. Here's my <a href="http://www.bookishginger.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-ten-tuesday_9.html>TTT</a>. Happy reading!

    1. Jenny is a hoot. She always has something entertaining. I actually didn't hear about the Rainbow Rowell until recently as well. I'm almost giddy about it.

  4. I can't wait for Everything Everything! It sounds so amazing. I've heard good things about it already too which makes me even more pumped! I have a copy of Adi's new book so I'll be reading that soon. I'll let you know how it is! Happy reading!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. Yay for good things! I'll be watching to see what you think of Never Always Something. It seems like it could be a really good beach read.

  5. I cannot wait for Carry On! I still can't believe we are getting and ENTIRE book about Simon and Baz!
    My List: http://millionbookmill.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-ten-tuesday-most-anticipated-book.html


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