From Becca's Shelves...
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
This week's topic is Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel/Top Ten Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author's Debut, which I'm kind of going to cheat on, because sometimes TTT's are hard. I'm just going half-sies and doing five of both, because I can and it seemed like more fun to my sleep-deprived brain!
Five Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel...
Courtney Alameda (PITCH DARK) - Alright, so basically, Courtney is the bomb dot com, and her debut book, Shutter? Well, it basically blew me away. I'm dying to get my hands on Pitch Dark. I know she has put so much work into making PD the best book it can be, and I cannot wait to see what she has come up with!!!
Joy N. Hensley - I actually haven't heard about an official sophomore novel from Joy Hensley.....yet, but I hope there's news soon, because Rites of Passage was such a great, empowering novel. SO. GOOD.
Stacey Lee (OUTRUN THE MOON) - Under A Painted Sky was definitely a top five favorite of mine this year, which is pretty high praise, because there have been so, so, so many great books this year. Knowing my end of the year survey is coming up scares me, but I, for sure, know UaPS will be on there! I'm ecstatic to read Outrun the Moon. It sounds fantastic!
Natalie C. Parker (BEHOLD THE BONES) - Natalie is such a sweetheart, and Beware the Wild was one of the most unique, gripping novels I've ever read. I'm so curious to see how the spin-off novel plays out that I can hardly contain my excitement!
Nicola Yoon - Everything, Everything is everything, everything, and I know Nicola's sophomore novel will be phenomenal, phenomenal.
Five Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author's Debut...
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord - because duh. Every one of Bec's TTT's has to include Emery, my homegirl. Without a doubt, one of my top favorite books of ALL TIME. I need a reread sooooon, and if you haven't read either of Emery Lord's books, well, you need to get on that so we can flail about them together.
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson - Oh man. Second Chance Summer broke my heart, and put it back together again in ways that Amy & Roger didn't. Such a beautiful book. The story and characters have a very special place in my heart. Very well done, Morgan.
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy - I simply did not like Side Effects May Very. The MC drove me absolutely insane because she was such a butt, but Dumplin' was nothing like that whatsoever. Dumplin' resonated with me on such a deep level. Fabulous sophomore novel that I'm glad I didn't pass on because I didn't like her debut.
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios - This book also broke my heart. Heather Demetrios is a heart-breaker, but at least, she writes it so incredibly well. *applause*
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - I know I'm technically kind of cheating on this one, but I count it as a sophomore novel because it's not in Leigh's debut series, and I ADORED THIS BOOK. EVERYONE NEEDS THIS BOOK. I LOVED IT SO SO SO SO SO MUCH MORE THAN SHADOW & BONE AND ANDYE WAS SO RIGHT ABOUT IT.
So tell me: which debut authors are you dying for more from? What Sophomore novels have you loved just as much, if not more than that same author's debut? Do any of yours match up with mine?