Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2016

The first half of 2016 is rocking!


1. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (2/2/16)

salt to sea

Okay, I’ve already read it. But I can’t wait for others to read it, so we can talk about it!

2. Underwater by Marisa Reichardt (1/12/16)


The cover just sucks me in! I’ve heard this book is excellent.

3. The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd (2/23/16)

Key to extraordinary

Gosh, I love Natalie Lloyd. I am extremely excited to read this book and am jealous of some of my friends who have read it already!

4. Rescued by Eliot Schrefer (4/26/16)


Readers of this blog know that Kellee and I love Eliot Schrefer. I am pumped to read his next book. I wouldn’t miss it!

5. Finding Marvin Gardens by A.S. King (2017)

No cover

I am cheating. But A.S. King’s first middle grade novel? Uh, YES!


1. Booked by Kwame Alexander (4/5/16)


Crossover was brilliant and students loved it, so I cannot wait for the newest. Also, there are such few soccer books (and my kids are always asking), so I am even more excited for that reason!

2. Amulet Vol. 7: Firelight by Kazu Kibuishi (2/23/16)

amulet 7

I love this series (and so do my students)! If you haven’t read them, go pick them up now!

3. Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (4/12/16) 


Kate DiCamillo is brilliant.

4. The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd (2/23/16)

Key to extraordinary

I cannot wait to see what Natalie Lloyd writes after Snicker of Magic. She is such a beautiful writer!

5. Rescued by Eliot Schrefer (4/26/16)


Yay yay yay yay! Can you hear my fangirling excitement? I love Schrefer’s Endangered and Threatened (and I love Eliot too!), and I cannot wait for this one.

Extras. (Sorry Ricki!)

Dear Dragon by Josh Funk (?/?/16) 

dear dragon

I am sure this is going to be hilarious if his debut picture book has anything to say about Josh’s humor.

 The Tiara on the Terrace by Kristen Kittscher (1/5/16) 

tiara on the terrace

I already read and loved this one, but I wanted to make sure to remind you about it!

What books are you looking forward to in 2016?

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3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016”

  1. I am looking forward to Rescued, too. And, as you both know, I am SO EXCITED about Salt to the Sea & already pre-ordered copies for my teen cousin & I 🙂

    I just went through the Scholastic catalog last night & passed on The Key to Extraordinary because my list was getting too long (and I still have a full shelf of kid/teen/YA TBRs sitting here), but you BOTH included it on your list – hmmm….maybe on audio! I have an easier time fitting those in.

    Great lists – thanks for the inspiration!


    Book By Book


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