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Top 10 Tuesday – Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward to Their Sophomore Novel

Wow! I feel like I haven’t participated in a Top 10 Tuesday in forever! For those of you who don’t know, Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s Top 10 Tuesday theme revolves around the Top 10 Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novels! Which debut authors are you most excited about?! What is your most anticipated sophomore read? I hope you enjoy this list as much as I enjoyed writing it and I look forward to hearing about your top 10 debut authors who have you looking forward to their sophomore novels.

1. David Arnold

(Debut Novel: Mosquitoland)

Mosquitoland

Author: David Arnold

Publisher: Viking Children’s

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mental Health

Release Date: March 3rd 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 336

ISBN: N/A

Mosquitoland was one of my favourite young adult new releases of 2015. It was almost hard to believe that it was a debut novel! David Arnold really found his style and after reading Mosquitoland, I am one hundred percent ready to read anyting else released by him in the future.

My Review


2. Pierce Brown

(Debut Novel: Red Rising)

Red Rising

Author: Pierce Brown

Publisher: Del Rey

Genre: Science Fiction

Release Date: January 28th 2014

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 382

ISBN: 978034553986

I read Red Rising quite a while ago, and although I had mixed feelings towards it, I know that the second novel in the series is supposed to be amazing. I’ve had Golden Son (Red Rising #2) sitting on my shelf for quite some time now and I’m hoping to read it before Morning Star (Red Rising #3) is released early next year!


3. Adam Silvera

(Debut Novel: More Happy Than Not)

More Happy Than Not

Author: Adam Silvera

Publisher: Soho Teen

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+

Release Date: June 2nd 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 293

ISBN: 9781616955601

More Happy Than Not was so good. It was impressive, especially for a debut novel. Even more so considering the content that it deals with. Adam Silvera’s writing style feels so genuine and real and I’m excited to read anything he writes in the future.

My Review


4. Becky Albertalli

(Debut Novel: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiends Agenda)

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+

Release Date: April 7th 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 303

ISBN: 97800062348678

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda was extremely hyped up and I think that may play a part in why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. There were definitely moments that were fun and well written and I would love to give the writing styles of Becky Albertalli another chance!

My Review


5. Jennifer Niven

(Debut Young Adult Novel: All The Bright Places)

All The Bright Places

Author: Jennifer Niven

Publisher: Knopf

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mental Health

Release Date: January 6th 2015

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 388

ISBN: 9780385755887

All The Bright Places was probably one of the more controversial books that I had read in 2015. Either you loved it or you hated it. I was one of the many who loved it. I couldn’t put it down! I know that All The Bright Places isn’t Jennifer Niven’s debut novel, but it is her debut young adult novel which is why I have included it here. I really do hope she releases another young adult novel as I would love to read another one by her.

My Review


6. Raziel Reid

(Debut Novel: When Everything Feels Like The Movies)

When Everything Feels Like The Movies

Author: Raziel Reid

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+

Release Date: October 21st 2014

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 176

ISBN: 9781551525747

When Everything Feels Like The Movies was so raw and shocking that it caused quite a stir in the book universe. A lot of people thought it wasn’t appropriate for a young adult audience and that it shouldn’t be marketed toward them. This book was so real and unforgettable. I’m curious to see what else Raziel Reid will pull out of his hat.

My Review


7. Sally Green

(Debut Novel: Half Bad)

Half Bad

Author: Sally Green

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy

Release Date: March 4th 2014

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 394

ISBN: 9780670016785

Half Bad was one of the biggest pleasant surprises of 2015 for myself personally. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it and I only purchased it because it was $5 and I heard a few good things about it. I ended up loving it! Technically, I have already read the sophomore book by Sally Green which is also the second book in this series, Half Wild. The third instalment, Half Lost is set to be released early next year and I cannot wait!

My Review


8. Ransom Riggs

(Debut Novel: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children)

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy

Release Date: June 7th 2011

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 352

ISBN: 9781594744761

Here is another debut series in which I have already read the sophomore book by the author/in the series. Both Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as well as Hollow City were amazingly unique stories that used a “peculiar” way of telling a story through accompanying photographs. I have the third book in the series, Library of Souls, sitting on my shelf waiting to be read! I’m excited to read it as well as anything Ransom Riggs writes in the future!


9. Andy Weir

(Debut Novel: The Martian)

The Martian

Author: Andy Weir

Publisher: Crown

Genre: Science Fiction

Release Date: February 11th 2014

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 369

ISBN: 9780804139021

Can you believe The Martian was a debut novel?! It was so smart and expertly written that I almost didn’t believe that it was Andy Weir’s first novel. Imagine having your first novel turned into one of the most successful films of the year? Insane. I would gladly read anything new by Andy Weir, hands down.

My Review


10. Paula Hawkins

(Debut Novel: The Girl On The Train)

The Girl On The Train

Author: Paul Hawkins

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense

Release Date: January 13th 2015

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 325

ISBN: 9781594633669

I love a good psychological thriller! The Girl On The Train was constantly compared to Gone Girl and although that had me worried at first, the book was better than I had expected. I love discovering new authors who write psychological thrillers so I’m excited to see what Paula Hawkins comes out with.

4 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday – Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward to Their Sophomore Novel

  1. Nice list and I’m finally in a place where I look at book lists and I have actually read something which makes me happy 😀 Three out of 10.. and I sort of started with More Happy Than Not so.. 3,5 books. I’m now wondering if I should participate in this tag.. it seems fun.

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    1. Yay! That’s awesome! And you should! Top 10 Tuesday is one of my favourite tags to participate in! I don’t know why I stopped for a little while there haha

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      1. My regular posting schedule is 2 posts a week, if I would participate, I would probably have to raise it to 3 and I’m not sure if I’d be able to do it. 😀

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  2. I’ve been meaning to read Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda! I’ve heard great things about it, but I’ll adjust my expectations knowing that you didn’t enjoy it as much as you thought you would. It’s so hard to believe that The Martian is Andy Weir’s first novel. Like you, I can’t wait for another!

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