Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Most Anticipated Books First Half 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke & the Bookish.

This week, the topic is the most anticipated books for the first half of 2016. That's hard to come up with only 10. I mean I looked at my list of books from the publishers I review for, and I found at least 100 on it. So narrowing it down to just 10 was very hard. I managed to do it though.

1. You're the One That I Want by Susan May Warren - This is the conclusion to the Christiansen family. It's Owen's story. Can this rebellious prodigal find his way back to the family who loves him? I really hope so. I've enjoyed this family a lot. It's due out in February from Tyndale.

2. Undaunted Hope by Jody Hedlund - The conclusion to her Beacons of Hope series finds Tessa Taylor running from her past and seeking a position as a teacher. I'm looking forward to seeing how Jody redeems Tessa from the previous book. It's due out in January from Bethany House.

3. Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey - The first in a new series, Dani will be taking the reader away from Alaska and across the country to Baltimore and introducing a new cast of characters. I have really high hopes for this novel as I loved her Alaskan Courage series. It's due out in February from Bethany House.

4. Thin Ice by Irene Hannon - Book 2 follows Lance MacGregor as he works to get to the truth of a note claiming that Christy Reed's sister is still alive. I'm hoping for her usual twists and turns as I dive into this one. It's due out in January from Revell.

5. Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer - Last year we met Evie in Dandelion Field though she was a more minor character in it. This time, she gets her own story. I'm looking forward to catching up with some of the characters from Dandelion Field in this book. It's due out in March from Zondervan.

6. Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund - This is her second YA novel. I loved the first one, and can't wait for the second. In fact, I've already pre-ordered it! It's due out on March from Zondervan.

7. Like Never Before by Melissa Tagg - Melissa's become one of my favorite romance authors. Her characters are quirky and fun. This one looks really good. It's due out in April from Bethany House.

8. Her One and Only by Becky Wade - I have high expectations for this book. It's the conclusion to the Porter Family series and deals with Dru. I want to see how her older brothers deal with their little sister falling in love. It's due out in May from Bethany House.

9. The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron - I really have no idea what this one is about. But because I was captivated with her debut, The Butterfly and the Violin, I am looking forward to this one. It's due out in June from Thomas Nelson.

10. The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan - Seriously, I get to go back to the world of Percy Jackson?! Yes! This one is about when Apollo angers Zeus and becomes mortal for a time. Even it's only a brief period. It's due out in May by Disney Hyperion.

And there you have it. Out of the hundreds on my list, I managed to narrow it down to just 10.


  1. The Hidden Oracle was on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/top-ten-tuesday-37/

    1. I like your list. ANother one I should have added to my list (but I only heard about it yesterday) is Stars Above. I need that Epilogue!

  2. So. Many. Good. Books. Where will we find the time to read them all!? :) Yay for Susan's, Melissa's, Jody's, Irene's, Dani's and Becky's books. All are musts on my 2016 reading list. :)


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