Top Ten 2013 Debuts I’m Excited to Read

January 15, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday, Young Adult 26

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is debut books! I already listed 12 books I want to read for the DAC, so I thought it would be fun to list out 10 completely different books that have also caught my eye.

1. Fault Line by Christa Desir Male POV about a nice guy who wants to help the girl he likes after a traumatic event.

2. The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding  - This sounds heart-warming and funny. The list refers to the things the main character knows about her mother, a best-selling author, who she never met before she relocates to LA to live with her.

3. The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf – I’m laughing just reading the blurb to this one. The author is a comedy performer and her book is about a teenage hypochondriac named Izzy whose life is getting out of control. (The blurb says to imagine Woody Allen as a 15-year-old. Sounds funny, right?)

4. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - This is Rowell’s (Attachments) YA debut and it sounds so cute. It’s 1986 and two misfits bond over mix tapes and comic books, and their romance is an escape from Eleanor’s troubled life.

5. The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston – This is about a girl who moves around a lot and changes her name frequently since she’s in the Witness Protection Program. But she’s had enough and wants to do something about it.

6. Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green - Three girls are involved in a high stakes truth or dare, with a mysterious someone sending them dares. Sounds a little like PLL.

7. Ink by Amanda Sun I like the sound of this one. A girl relocates to Japan after a family tragedy and suddenly starts to notice drawings come to life.

8. The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell - I don’t read a lot of epic fantasy, but the premise sounds awfully good. Strong female heroine, gladiator games, political intrigue, etc.

9. Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland – This sounds like it has a good mix of friendship drama and romance. Can’t wait to read it this summer.

10. 45 Pounds by K.A. BarsonA bridesmaid wants to lose quite a bit of weight before the wedding. This book tackles body image with humor and sounds like something many will relate to.

What debut books are on your radar this year?

26 Responses to “Top Ten 2013 Debuts I’m Excited to Read”

  1. bookgoonie

    I guess I’ve been buried in my TBR pile that I haven’t checked out any debuts for 2013. I look forward to seeing what you think of the ones that stood out to you. Some unique premises, like Ink.

    • Lucy

      I know what you mean about the TBR, and the sequels competing for our attention too! Ink does look pretty good and I like the multicultural aspect.

  2. DEBtastic Reads!

    I read your blog post with some trepidation only because I knew I’d be adding to my TBR list after seeing your list. And yes, I’ll be adding a lot of these books to my pile, thank you! :) I’m so happy to see more comedy/humorous novels coming out! Audrey, Wait and Spanking Shakespeare were two that made me laugh out loud hysterically, but it’s been awhile since that any books done that again for me. (Books make me laugh, but those two books…OH! I was crazy laughing!)

    • Lucy

      I added several books to my TBR too from debut lists. Audrey, Wait is so funny and did whet my appetite for more humorous YA so yes that’s reflected a little on my list. Spanking Shakespeare sounds like a riot! Happy debut reading!

  3. Sunny

    These sound hilariously good! I can’t wait for these now so thanks for bringing them to my attention :)

  4. Rory O'Connor

    45 pounds sounds good as does The Symptoms of my Insanity. I think I’ll read Eleanor & Park just for the ’80′s references! On my list, I think I am most looking forward to Double Feature.

  5. Janita

    I haven’t heard of Truth or Dare! The cover looks sick! Cool list! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  6. Oksana

    Great list of debuts, Lucy, I’m adding them to my TBR list for this year, they all seem pretty exciting. Look forward to your reviews.

  7. tigerlilyrachel

    I really want to read Eleanor and Park and Nantucket Blue as well! Nantucket Blue seems like the best. thing. ever. to read in the summer.

  8. daphne

    we have a lot in common, there are several here I really want to read. it’s going to be a good year for YA

  9. library4delinquents

    Great selection – nice to see so many contemporary and a few light-hearted reads. I love the sound of The Symptoms of My Insanity, I feel like I need more comedy in my life!

  10. Quinn

    Eleanor and Park looks cute, and I love the cover! I’ve heard really wonderful things about The Cadet of Tildor.

  11. squee1313

    I picked out Ink, Cadet of Tildor, Rules for Disappearing, and Eleanor and Park from you list. Let’s hope my library has at least a few or will get them soon. Eleanor and Park especially, if its anything like Attachments.

  12. Sandra

    I have The Rules For Disappearing and Nantucket Blue on my list too. Eleanor and Park and The Reece Malcolm List sound really good.

  13. elena

    These all have such pretty covers! I LOVE the cover for Eleanor & Park. The Symptoms of My Insanity sounds super fun.

  14. marissa

    The idea for Ink sounds so interesting. I’m very curious about that one!

  15. Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

    Ooooh, this looks like a great list. I’ve already heard a little bit about Cadet of Tildor, both bad and good and it does sound fun.

    However the three that caught my attention were Fault Line, Eleanor & Park and Truth or Dare so I shall be off to add them to my list.

    Thanks for highlight and great list! :)

  16. Alecia

    Great list! So psyched for these books! The tops on my list include BEING HENRY DAVID by Cal Amistead, DEAR LIFE, YOU SUCK by Scott Blagden, and DR. BIRD’S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS by Evan Roskos.