Top Ten 2013 Debuts I’m Excited to Read
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. Barson – A 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.