I’m a big fan of Top Ten Tuesday posts (I LOVE lists!), and Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit is one of my favorite bloggers. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Shanyn started a new challenge this year called the Sophomore Reading Challenge. The goal is to read past debut authors’ sophomore book releases. You can learn more about it here because Shanyn explains it much better Hopefully you’ll join her challenge if you haven’t already! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post is all about authors that we wish would release new books, so I figured these two topics blend well together.
1. Kelly Creagh–I LOVED Nevermore and many of my students do as well. Creagh’s debut released in 2010, so I’ve been waiting a long time to read her second book in the series titled, Enshadowed (Goodreads). It’s set to release on my birthday (yay!) which is August 28th. I really hope it actually releases this year because it had an earlier release date that fell through.
2. Veronica Roth–Divergent is awesome, so waiting until May to read Insurgent (Goodreads) feels like forever!
3. Kirsten Hubbard–Like Mandarin was one of my favorite 2011 debuts and it really didn’t get enough hype. Hubbard’s sophomore release is titled Wanderlove (Goodreads) and it releases in March. I hope more stores will carry this title, so Kirsten Hubbard’s talent is exposed to a wider audience.
4. Denise Jaden–Denise’s debut, Losing Faith, released in 2010. It was one of my favorites that year, so I’m so excited that she finally has a second book releasing this year! Her new book is titled Never Enough (Goodreads) and it releases in July.
5. Nina LaCour–Hold Still is one of those books and I positively LOVE it. It’s extremely popular with all of my students, so the fact that Nina LaCour FINALLY has a new book releasing next month is HUGE! Her new book is titled The Disenchantments (Goodreads) and releases on Feb. 16th.
6. Kendare Blake–Kendare is one of my favorite 2011 debut authors. I’m not a horror fan, but Anna Dressed in Blood rocked my socks! The sequel, Girls of Nightmares (Goodreads), doesn’t release until August 7th. That’s a long time to wait for more greatness!
7. Ann Aguirre–Last school year my book club decided to read Enclave. I wasn’t sure if the girls were going to enjoy it and they ended up loving it. They enjoyed it so much, they told me to look for an ARC of Outpost (Goodreads) at NCTE which I didn’t find. We’ll have to wait until September to read the second book.
8. Michelle Hodkin–I was fortunate enough to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer in June, but it didn’t release until the fall. Now I’ve been waiting even longer than normal for the second book to release (Goodreads), but it doesn’t have an official title OR release date. I really hope it releases sooner rather than later!
9. Tom Leveen–I read Tom Leveen’s 2010 debut, Party, during a plane ride and decided right away that I wanted to read more of his books. He finally has a sophomore novel releasing on April 24th. His new book is titled Zero (Goodreads). It’s not on Shanyn’s Goodreads Sophomore Reading Challenge list, but I’m still counting it
10. Kim Harrington–Clarity is a wonderful YA mystery debut with a touch of the supernatural. It’s hooked some of my reluctant readers, so I’m really excited to read the sequel, Perception (Goodreads) which releases in March.