Top Ten Tuesday ǀ Anticipated Releases of Early 2016

December 29, 2015 42 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday ǀ Anticipated Releases of Early 2016

December 29, 2015 42 Comments

If one has to accept and welcome a New Year – with a smile intact,
the best part of that might be the new novels that we get to spend an entire
year squealing over.  

Broke and Bookish December 29


Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016 

Considering there are plenty of upcoming releases yet to be
announced, this list probably won’t even come close to the number of novels
that I will be excited about as the early months of 2016 progress, giving way
to later months and more news of book publications. Yet I put together a list of 10 that I am anticipating from the first three months or so of this next year.

Let’s find out what those are.

Who cares that I’ve not read Red Queen. Apparently I’m still lobbying to snatch a copy of this immediately upon its release. I’ll use the  beauty of its cover as reason why.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Sherlock Holmes reimagining plot is enough to make me super curious.

Amazon | Goodreads


This being a trilogy is all I expected from Julianna Deering’s 30s era mystery series. A fourth story with Drew and Co. is icing on the cake. If you like BBC productions like Grantchester or the beyond brilliant Aussie series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, you’ll likely enjoy these. 

Amazon | Goodreads

This seems to be the “it” book of early 2016. So naturally, I added it to my must list.

Amazon | Goodreads

A return to Jody Hedlund’s fun YA world (medieval era) is a hotly anticipated novel for my bookshelf. Plus how could I miss a book involving a heroine who (apparently) excels in archery!? (Bravo on the whole “reverse Robin Hood twist.”)

Amazon | Goodreads

Contemporary romance sap that I am, reading Denise’s next novel in her new series (which began with Falling Like Snowflakes) is a given. It sounds like a really sweet story that still uses her trademark, which is to tackle some tough emotional subjects.

Amazon | Goodreads

Apart from the fact that this sounds like “Rissi catnip” story wise, the setting of this book has me all like: *Throws confetti* This is primarily because of my childhood love of the Anne of Green Gables movies. I’m thrilled to be reading this in the next week or so for a review commitment.

Amazon | Goodreads


After discovering The Start of You and Me this year, reading Emery’s next novel sounds exciting. I so enjoyed Max and Paige from said novel and feel like, while this new novel sounds completely different, I’m going to again be swept up into a masterful and entertaining YA novel.

Amazon | Goodreads


I don’t know what more to say about this novel that I already haven’t. It continues to sound sensational.

Amazon | Goodreads

This one being on the list should be self-explanatory. I adored Dani’s debut series about five siblings living in Alaska, so reading her new series (which will step away from that comfortable world) promises to be one breath-catching adventure after another.

Amazon | Goodreads

That’s a wrap on today’s final Top Ten Tuesday of 2015 meme.
I’d love to know which books you’re anticipating in the early parts of 2016.
Or any bookish conversation you’d like to have.
Comment down below with your thoughts, friends and readers.


Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • Halee December 29, 2015 at 5:42 am

    First of all, I absolutely love your blog! It's gorgeous. Secondly, you have a great list. I'm also excited for A Study in Charlotte. Sherlock-esque stories are my weakness.

    My Top Ten Tuesday

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Hi Halee, thank you for the kind words. I was ready for a change. The design aspect is part of the fun of blogging. :)

      I'm super excited for A Study in Charlotte. Sherlock is always a fun thing to see re-told, and BBC's show is one of my favorite "addictions." :D

      Thanks so much for visiting.

  • Anonymous December 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Yay! Five of these are on my reading list. Thanks Rissi! Happy New Year!

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      How fun! I hope you enjoy the three on your reading list – as well as whatever else made up your list. :)

      Happy New Year to you as well, Katie. Hard to believe 2015 is about over.

  • proxyfish December 29, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    A Study in Charlotte looks fantastic. I also love both Miss Fisher and Grantchester so will have to check out that Julianna Deering series. Great post and you have a beautiful blog :D

    My TTT

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      Nice to meet another fan of Miss Fisher and Sydney. Both of their shows are some of my most favorite. I hope you enjoy Julianna's books if you ever do give them a chance – and thanks for the kind words. I appreciate you visiting and leaving a comment. :)

  • Dawn Janis December 29, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I find it always dangerous to stop by your blog. In a good way that is. More added to my to read list! I'd actually forgotten about Denise's. It's one I'm looking forward to.

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      LOL, I know that feeling, Dawn. Anytime I troll Amazon/Goodreads or amazing blogs, I come away with more books on my mental list if not a physical one. It's definitely a good/bad thing. ;)

  • Carrie December 29, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I'm excited about so many of these too! Going to go check out Truthwitch! My TTT

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:28 pm

      Yay! Hope you and I both find some fabulous new 2016 reads, Carrie. :)

  • Dani Pettrey December 29, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you so much for including me on your awesome list, Rissi. Appreciate you so much! Happy New Year!

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      Cannot wait to discover the world you've created in Cold Shot, Dani. It promises to be amazing. Thank you so much for visiting and Happy New Year to you and your family. :)

  • Beckie B. December 29, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing such a great list!!

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      Sure, Beckie. Thank you for the visit. :)

  • Amber (Books of Amber) December 29, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    A Study in Charlotte sounds brilliant!

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      I agree, Amber! Anything that has Sherlock involved gets my attention because SHERLOCK! ;)

      Thanks so much for the visit.

  • Kaylee December 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Sometimes I think the anticipation is also as sweet as reading the books themselves. What you think? Thank for sharing your list of course your blog is as beautiful as always!

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      Very true, Kaylee. Plus it helps that as we wait there are plenty of other wonderful stories to distract us. :) Thank you so much for visiting! :)

  • Rachel December 29, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    woop!!! Jem and Merinda LOVE you!!

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Aw, thanks, Rachel. I love Jem and Merinda too – they're going to be fun gals to hang out with. I can tell. :D

  • Miranda A. Uyeh December 29, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I will confess that I'm looking forward to `Cold Shot' by Dani Pettrey!

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Hooray! Here's hoping we both enjoy Dani's brand-new novel, Miranda; I have a great feeling I will. :D

      Thanks so much for visiting.

  • Ella December 29, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Haven't heard about most of these new releases. I'll have to check them out.

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      That's part of the fun in visiting the rounds of TTT memes; there's always new books to be discovered. :) Hope you found some that sounded good, Ella.

    • Ella December 30, 2015 at 7:16 pm


    • Rissi January 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      Sure! :)

  • A Flurry of Ponderings December 29, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Truthwitch has been EVERYWHERE lately, I really need to get my hands on it!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings Enter my 2nd Annual Blogoversary Giveaway

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      I know, right!? I have a copy preordered and am going to let it go through because I simply must discover what the fuss is all about – and hopefully I'll actually get a review written promptly. :D

      Hope you enjoy it, Missie!

  • Alicia AKernelofNonsense December 30, 2015 at 12:40 am

    A Study in Charlotte is one I'm really looking forward to as well. There are so many great releases coming out!

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      I agree, Alicia. Here's hoping our anticipated novels live up to the hype. :)

  • Lauren Stoolfire December 30, 2015 at 3:29 am

    A Study in Charlotte sounds like it has promise!

    Check out my TTT and my current giveaway.

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      Definitely! I hope all of our excitement pays off. :)

  • IloveHeartlandX December 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    A Study In Charlotte was on my list this week too!
    My TTT:

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Fun! That one seems to be super popular; I hope it winds up being a great read. :)

  • Krystianna Straley December 30, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I can't wait for Truthwitch! It sounds so incredibly amazing. I've already heard such good things about it!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    • Rissi December 30, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Hooray! I'm glad to hear there are good reports on Truthwitch. I anticipate it being a fun read if nothing else, but suspect it will go beyond that. :)

  • Courtney Clark December 30, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Great list!!! Some here I definitely will read, and some series I need to go back and catch up with. Like Julianna Deering and Jody Hedlund's. :)

    • Rissi January 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Hi Courtney! Thanks. I hope you enjoy the catch up with Julianna's books. They're SO fun and grand really. Plus, there's Drew. ;)

  • Amanda Holmes December 30, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    I found out about a Study in Charlotte on another list and am so excited about it!;)

    • Rissi January 2, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      As am I, Amanda. I spotted it on LOTS of lists this past week, so hopefully, it'll be good. :)

  • Tressa S January 11, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Such a great list! I still have to get my anticipated reads for this year up. It was a busy year last year and this one I'm planning on not being quite so busy, but more reading getting done. :)

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    • Rissi January 13, 2016 at 2:28 am

      Ooo, yay! I'll look forward to your list if you have a chance to publish it, Tressa. Hooray for more reading! That's always in style. :)

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