Top Ten Tuesday │ Where’s Book Two?

November 3, 2015 18 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday │ Where’s Book Two?

November 3, 2015 18 Comments

Throwing confetti because today meant the return of Top Ten Tuesday to Dreaming Under the Same Moon. I love the fact that this meme assures there is something to kick off the new week of blog aside from the fact that this IS a fun meme to boot. That’s just icing on the cake, right!? Anyway, today I am again not going strictly on the proper subject. Here’s what today’s topic is all about:

Official November 3rd Broke and Bookish Topic:
Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel
(because when you love a debut you just are ITCHING to get your hands on the author’s second book) or Top Ten Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author’s Debut (no one hit wonders heeeere!)
As is usual, I am bending the rules for today’s ask. Why? Because I hardly ever read books when they’re new. Or most of the time that’s the case. Perhaps I should clarify, I hardly ever read debuts when they’re new. Most of the books I do read hot-off-the-press or as an ARC are novels by author’s I know I’m going to love hence they already have a plethora of books available. So. Instead of featuring debut author’s in that sense, most of the authors listed down below have either…
a.) already released their sophomore novel and I’ve yet to read it
b.) or are a well established author who have jumped into unfamiliar genre and excelled
Let’s get this list started, shall we.
Seeing Ally Carter’s name on this list is likely to make the seasoned YA reader giggle because this woman has written a small library of books. But this past summer I finally read my first book by her – All Fall Down. Considering it’s the first book in her newest series and book two comes out in January, I figured, why not add her name?
Katie is a seasoned pro at contemporary fiction. But this year, she dipped her toes into indie publishing and an entirely new genre: YA dystopian. This seemed like a good fit for today’s list because technically Katie published under the name K.E. Ganshert and therefore, The Gifting is her debut. Thank goodness book two (and three), The Gathering is already out! I just have to read it.

I finally read one of Tammy’s books and found I loved her novella. Makes me all the more excited to read her next novel, Sell Out. It’s always a pleasure to discover Indie Authors.

Those familiar with Jody Hedlund may be wondering why in the world I’m including her on this list. Well, it’s the same reason as Katie Ganshert: last year Jody debuted in YA literature with An Uncertain Choice (Silver Petticoat Review) and as is true of every single on of her novels, it was spectacular. Bring on book two!

Another 2015 discovery was Emery Lord. I adored her last novel The Start of Me and You. Cannot wait to read When We Collide, which will (for me) be her sophomore novel.

Melissa’s sweet debut may have been all about a mail-order bride (a trope that has been seen time and again), but it’s anything but ordinary. Something in her storytelling talent and voice makes A Bride in Store one of the sweetest historicals I’ve read. Looking forward to someday reading her other novels.

In love with Morgan’s Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour. Cannot wait to get my hands on her 2016 release.

Yes, Jodi has lots of books available but The Orphan Queen was the first I’d read by her (and it happened just this fall). Same as with Ally Carter, this works out perfectly since The Mirror King is nearing its release so (to me) it kinda’ feels like this will be her sophomore novel.

Anna and the French Kiss was amazing. Why I didn’t read it before 2015 I don’t know. Note to self: read Lola and the Boy Next Door with all haste.

Sarah’s debut was lovely! I read it thanks to the INSPYs and thoroughly enjoyed her amazing debut.
That’s it for today. Again, it’s another mish-mash of genres, authors and the like. But it was fun to put together.
Comment down below with the sophomore novels you cannot wait to have in your book addict hands!
Looking forward to chatting with you all.
Enjoy your Tuesday, fellow book nerds. Be happy.
Rissi JC

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  • Anonymous November 3, 2015 at 5:36 am

    I love Emery Lord and Morgan Matson. Both fabulous authors! I'd highly recommend Open Road Summer by Emery Lord. :-)

    • Rissi November 3, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Wonderful! Thanks for sharing that, Chrissi. I'm *dying* to read the rest of Emery and Morgan's novels. They sound amazing. :) Thanks for visiting.

  • Kara Isaac November 3, 2015 at 7:52 am

    I loved Lori Benton's debut Burning Sky and have her sophomore The Wood's Edge sitting on my TBR pile. Am excited!

    • Rissi November 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      I hear only amazing things about Lori's novels. I'm glad your excited about The Wood's Edge, Kara. Hope it lives up to that debut novel's expectations. Those are always the best kind of reads! :)

  • Dawn Janis November 3, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Katie's Gifting series is wonderful! I loved all three. And of course Jody is a favorite. I've already pre-ordered her next YA.

    • Rissi November 3, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      I'm so glad, Dawn. It's going to be like K.E.'s sophomore novel whenever I *finally* get around to read the next one. But I'm definitely looking forward to it. As for Jody's followup novel, I don't know if I've preordered it or not, but if its the latter, I really should follow your example! :)

  • Greg November 3, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I've heard a lot of good things about Ally Carter, might have to look into her books. Great list!

    • Rissi November 3, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Her books are such fun, Greg. Hope if/when you read them, you enjoy. :)

  • Lauren Stoolfire November 3, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    The only one I've read is Jody Hedlund with An Uncertain Choice. It was ok, but underwhelming.

    Check out my TTT and the weekly meme I hosting on my blog Music Monday.

    • Rissi November 3, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      Really enjoyed Jody's book, but as with everything, I understand it's not for everyone. Her next book sounds fabulous and the cover!? It's amazing! :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Lauren. :)

  • Kaitlin Snider November 4, 2015 at 4:32 am

    I loved Amy & Roger's Epic Detour too! Since You've Been Gone is also pretty amazing, so highly recommend that one. :)

    • Rissi November 5, 2015 at 12:50 am

      Thanks, Kaitlin! I'm so glad to hear that. I've hear that "Been Gone" is Morgan's best, so reading that one is high on my must list. :)

  • IloveHeartlandX November 4, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    You should definitely try Ally Carter's Heist Society books, they are great!
    My TTT:

    • Rissi November 5, 2015 at 12:49 am

      Thanks! I plan on it at some point; they sound like 100% my kind of books. :)

  • Lisa @ Lost in Literature November 5, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Emery Lord and Morgan Matson are two of my absolute favorite authors!! I've read everythign they've written, and I've loved every single one. Another one would be Kasie West. Her contemps are totally adorable!!! :)

    • Rissi November 6, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      I *just* started my first Kasie West book (On the Fence) and I'm loving it! As for Emery and Morgan, thanks, Lisa! I'm excited to read MORE of their books. :)

  • Shannon Miz November 8, 2015 at 6:59 am

    FONTS! I love all the fonts you used in the author names. Fonts are kind of my jam. Anyway. I don't know if I have read ANY of these authors ::hangs head in shame:: Nope :( I read a short story by Stephanie Perkins, but I don't think that counts. I DO want to read a LOT of them though. Especially Morgan Matson, Emery Lord, Ally Carter, Jodi Meadows… I have a lot of reading to do ;) Great list!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    • Rissi November 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks, Shannon! It's fun to switch up fonts and use contrasting ones as well. :)

      Well on the upside, you have lots of fun books/stories to read ahead! I hope if/when you get to any of Morgan's, Emery's, Ally's and Jodi's you enjoy. I've enjoyed all of the books I've read by these ladies. :)

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