There are so many amazing sounding debuts coming out this year that I am SUPER EXCITED to read all of them and share my thoughts in my Showcase feature. I’ve changed things a little bit this year, and I’m still trying to find a format that works for me, but January’s post is looking mighty fine, if I do say so myself.
Released in January
January is probably THE month for debut releases. It happens every year, and every year I have a minor freakout about not being able to read all of them. I really want to, though, because these all sound SO GOOD. These are the ones that came out this month that I haven’t read yet.
Happy DebJune everyone! This month has an insane amount of debut books that I’m looking forward to reading eventually. Let me know which ones you’re interested in in the comments below! Or recommend some to me if you have already read any of them.
Did the debut authors decide to team up against us fragile readers this month? Did the publishers plan an avalanche of debuts to unleash upon us and leave us quivering? I’m not going to lie, researching this month’s debut novels was frightening. There are just so many of them! I haven’t included every release in this post and there are still a load of them out there. Wow. Tell me which ones you’re reading in the comments below!
The Violet Hour by Andrea L. Wells
To be honest, I just like the title and the cover. The Violet Hour is about a girl who tries to uncover family secrets.
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
This is about someone with schizophrenia, which isn’t a perspective that I’ve read from before. Continue reading
I was going to do some intense research for this month’s Debut Showcase but I’ve ended up just fangirling about An Ember in the Ashes because it pretty much overshadows all other releases for me. Oops. Which debuts are you looking forward to this month? Have you been lucky enough to read any of these books already? If so, I’m incredibly jealous.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Because this is set in a Rome-like world. I put this on my list of books that I absolutely MUST read this year, because a) Rome and b) that cover. I just hope I love it!
In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks
Alternate universes are freakin’ awesome, no?
None of the Above by L. W. Gregario
Because I’ve never read a book about anyone who is intersex before, and I want to learn more about someone who is “none of the above”.
Do you ever have moments of regret over not requesting review copies? I do, particularly this month because there are a bunch of debut novels coming out and most of them were on Edelweiss. I’m kind of glad I didn’t get them because I’m no longer doing the whole review copy thing if I can help it (Queen of Shadows would be an exception… if there are ARCs), but at the same time I’m probably not going to get to these awesome sounding debuts for ages! Do you ever feel this way?
Anyway, there are a bunch of debuts out this month and I want to read every single one of them!