Top 10 Most Anticipated Debuts of 2014
Posted by Lucy
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about debut books! I read about half of the books on last years list, though I did read a lot of other debut authors books. Maybe I’ll discover a new favorite author! These are (some of) the debuts I have my eye on:
1. A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller - This debut is a witty, feminist historical book about an aspiring artist in Edwardian England. On sale Jan. 23 from Viking Juvenile.
2. Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs - BSA is a coming of age book set at a Kentucky summer camp for gifted teens. On sale April 8 from Candlewick.
3. One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva - An Armenian boy goes to a NYC summer camp and falls in love with the city and a skater boy. On sale May 27 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
4. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord - This looks cute! OPR is about a girl who goes on tour with her country star BFF and falls for the guy who is the opening act. On sale April 15 from Walker Childrens.
5. Something Real by Heather Demetrios - Bonnie is one of the Baker’s Dozen, a reality TV family, and she just wants to get out of the spotlight. On sale February 4 from Henry Holt.
6. Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell - A spoiled rich girl is forced by her dad to be a counselor at a summer camp for teens with special needs. On sale April 1 from Running Press Kids.
7. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes - Soccer star Lainey uses The Art of War as her guidebook to win back her ex. On sale May 20 from HarperTeen.
8. The Other Way Around by Sashi Kaufman – After a disastrous Thanksgiving, Andrew decides to go on a road trip of self-discovery with some Freegans. On sale March 1 from Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab.
9. The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu - A multi-POV book about a bullied girl named Alice, and the people that who have their reasons to bury the truth. On sale June 3 from Roaring Brook Press.
10. The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer - Poets is set at an arts academy where a reality show is filmed, and the students want them out. On sale April 8 from Knoph Books for Young Readers.
What debuts are on your list? Do we have any books in common?