Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debut Authors

Posted December 1, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in Kara, Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday / 9 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic: Top Ten Debut Authors in 2016

I will refrain from commenting on the fact that 2015 just flew by (WHERE THE HELL DID IT GO?!) and how time just slips away (IT IS DECEMBER, ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!). Along with new goals, resolutions, and disillusions of dramatic change, one thing we can always count on is the new kids coming up in the booksphere. (WTF HAPPENED TO 2015????!!!!!)

This week, Kara and I are getting ready for the ’16 Hype Express with our top debut books/authors for the upcoming year!

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Lyn’s Debut Authors

Marieke Nijkamp, author of This Is Where It Ends

Publish Date: January 5th, 2016

Although the subject matter is horrifying, I have seen a lot of praise for this novel. The subject is so relevant, and any author who is willing to treat such a premise with care and respect is certainly an author I want to support.

Janet B. Taylor, author of Into the Dim

Publish Date: March 1st, 2016

I can’t really turn down a good time traveling story, and then tying it in with Northern Europe is so promising! I just felt a certain pull when I first spied this book, and I am very excited to get my  hands on it!

Sarah Alexander, author of The Art of Not Breathing

Publish Date: April 26th, 2016

Contemporaries are not usually high on my wishlist, unless I know the author, but I love finding stories involving siblings. Also, this is another book set in Scotland, and I really have to know the answer to the mystery posed in the description.

Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl from Everywhere

Publish Date: February 16th, 2016

Because: “Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia…” Um, LYN BOOK.

Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of Fear the Drowning Deep

Publish Date: September 2016

So many of my friends adore her, and the book just gives me chills. Also, I have a fondness for witches and the sea, and the cover is just to die for.


Kara’s Debut Authors


Suzanne Cudd Goslee, author of Whatever.

Publish Date: August 2nd, 2016

This seems like a book that would be written by a guy, but it’s written by a female. Also, most of the time I love when women write male protagonists. I like awkward high school stories. And I’m personally looking for LGBTQ books that sound like Kara books.

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Sherri Goldhagen, author of 100 Days of Cake

Publish Date: May 17th 2016

I’ve been waiting for a book just like THIS to come out. I have been wanting a good YA book about depression for what feels like forever. I’m starting to come around to some contemporaries again, and there are some coming out next year that sound like me books.

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Will McIntosh, author of Burning Midnight

Publish Date: February 2nd 2016

Something about “sphere dealer” really grabbed me. It reminds me of Final Fantasy X and X-2, which are probably my favorite video games ever. I know this guy can write because he has multiple Hugos, I am just slightly worried about how the female love interest will be written. I remain optimistic, but I have not been impressed lately with the way males write females. That said, I am still fucking excited, and now I have an urge to play that damn game again.

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Julie Buxbaum, author of Tell Me Three Things

Publish Date: April 5th, 2016

I’m reading this right now. I’ve only read a few pages, but I already love the voice, and the premise of this book just sounds adorable. Plus, books actually set in high school I generally enjoy. Unlike most people, it was a pretty good time for me and I enjoy reading about the subject because it doesn’t make me have bad memories. Plus, there is an epistolary element to this book which I usually enjoy as well.

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Carrie Firestone, author of The Loose Ends List

Publish Date: June 7th 2016

This book sounds like it’s going to be devastating but also tremendously funny, which is the best combination, in my opinion. What a great premise. Do cruises like this actually exist? The last book I read about a wacky family I really loved, so there is a good chance I might really like this one too? To be honest, I’m not even really sure what I like anymore. If it grabs me, I’m in.


What freshmen authors are you looking forward to in 2016?

9 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debut Authors

  1. It is SO weird that it’s now December, how did a year go by so fast? Insanity. I read This Is Where It Ends! I liked it a lot, though it’s really dark and omg.

    The Art of Breathing is on my list as well! Ooh, 100 Days of Cake and Tell Me Three Things almost made my list, but didn’t at the last minute because I noticed they weren’t the authors first official books. I am so, so excited for both of them though. Like, an unbelievable amount.

    I’m interested in Whatever and The Loose Ends List too!

    A few books that made my list was How It Ends by Catherine Lo, Even If The Sky Falls by Mia Garcia and The First Time She Drowned. <3
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