Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.
Today’s topic is ‘Top Ten Anticipated Releases from the Second half of 2016.’ I’m not sure I’ll be able to come up with ten, just because a lot of my anticipated releases either have no release date yet, so it’s unsure if the release is in 2016, (Cormoran Strike series), or got pushed back (I’m looking at you, Samantha Shannon.) But I will try. Some really amazing books seem to be releasing later this year, including one book that may just get me to camp out outside the Strand Bookstore in midnight lines in Manhattan. That’s one hell of a feat, and I don’t say that lightly.
1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne | Releases on July 31st
Was this a surprise? It shouldn’t have been. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out in 2007, and it was the end of my childhood as I knew it. Sure, we had the movies to keep it breathing for a little while longer, but the last book marked the end of an era in my mind. I often found myself reminiscing, years later, about waiting for a new Harry Potter book, turning through crisp new pages to discover new things about the world, new adventures that the trio went on, new lessons to learn and things to experience. And then it ended, and I never, in my life, expected to get a new story. Created by the woman herself. This book isn’t a novel, yes- it’s a play, and do I wish it was a novel? Yes, but I’m so, so, so excited for the play too. I don’t think I’ll be ready when July 31st rolls around and I finally get this book in my hands. I haven’t anticipated a release this hard since 2007 when Deathly Hallows was coming out…
Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor | A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab | Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo | Heartless by Marissa Meyer
The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire #6) by George R. R. Martin | The Beauty of Darkness (Kiss of Deception #3) by Mary E. Pearson | Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Do you know what the saddest thing in the world is? That last year, for the same exact post, The Winds of Winter was one of my most anticipated releases. But it did not come out. It didn’t come out in Spring either. And I’m STILL not sure if it’s final that it’s coming out this year, but I’m hoping that if I say it enough times, it’ll be out before the end of 2016. This is the pain of reading the Game of Thrones books. I would not wish the painstaking agony of waiting on my worst enemy.
That’s it for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! Let me know in the comments below what some of YOUR most anticipated releases are? Are you looking forward to any of the books I mentioned; have you already reads ARCs? Let me know in the comments below, and as always, happy reading!