Back in October, I shared my must-read books for the Fall and now that the colder weather is upon us and we’re into December (already!!) (but also, THANK GOODNESS, 2016 is almost over.), I’d like to share my most highly-anticipated Winter releases.
11/01 – The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Penguin Random House) – Young Adult (YA)
- From the author of Everything, Everything (which I LOVED)
- The beautiful cover is an actual photo of string art
- Inspired by Nicola’s own relationship with her husband
- The idea of big history, with asides about other characters and things that the protagonists encounter
11/08 – Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Raincoast) – YA
- From the author of the Lunar Chronicles series
- Prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- My blog tour stop with character excerpt!
11/15 – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Penguin Random House) – Non-Fiction (NF), essays
- From the current host of The Daily Show
- Essays from his life, his journey from South Africa to stand up comedy and then the host of a comedy news show
- “Born a crime” because he’s biracial.
- A good read even if you don’t know who he is
11/15 – Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick (Simon & Schuster) – NF, essays
- A collection of autobiographical essays from the actress in Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Into the Woods and Twilight
- Love her wit and personality!
11/29 – I See You by Clare Mackintosh (Penguin Random House) – Fiction, grip-lit
- From the author of I Let You Go (one of my favourite reads of 2016!)
- Originally slated for 2017 release but was pushed earlier
12/06 – Spindle by E.K. Johnston (Disney Hyperion) YA
- Sequel to A Thousand Nights, but can be enjoyed separately
- For new and old (me!) fans of The X-Files
- Origin stories for Mulder and Scully, when they were teenagers in the 70’s
01/12 – The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr (Penguin Random House) – YA
- “Memento meets Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything“
- Protagonist has no short term memory
- Norway setting
01/17 – History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (Penguin Random House) – YA
- LGBTQ read
- A boy grieving the death of his ex boyfriend with the deceased’s new boyfriend
02/07 – To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough (Raincoast) – YA
- Murder mystery, crime thriller
- The protagonist thinks the suspected killer that murdered her mother fourteen years ago may have struck again
02/28 – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Harper Collins) – YA
- Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement
- Protagonist witnesses the police shooting, and killing, her best friend.
- Very timely for what’s been going on in the U.S.
Which books are you most excited for this Winter season?