Debut Author Challenge Check-In

As of today, March 29, 2018, I have read three books that count toward this year’s Debut Author Challenge. I hope to read at least nine more before the year is done! One thing that’s really helped me is that the Uppercase Box has been sending YA debuts. I’ve also gotten a bunch of Netgalley approvals, which always helps. The library, in this case, hasn’t actually been that helpful since they’re usually a few months behind on debuts. I also did some pre-orders, but that doesn’t help me yet!

Read so far:

  • I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter
  • A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole
  • Frat Girl by Kiley Roache

Not yet read, but next up:

  • Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  • The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
  • The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  • The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
  • Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

Hoping to read:

  • Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
  • You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  • Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke
  • Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  • Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
  • People Like Us by Dana Mele
  • The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

Have you read any debuts this year? What’s been your favorite so far?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten new releases I’m looking forward to in 2018

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is top ten new releases I’m looking forward to in 2018, which I had a lot of fun coming up with.  I’ve noticed pink and teal seem to be the trend in these book covers, and I’m totally cool with that.


Summer Skin 🔹 The Brightsiders 🔹 The Way You Make Me Feel


My Plain Jane 🔹 Stay Sweet 🔹 You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone


Royals 🔹 Starry Eyes 🔹 Emergency Contact


On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Which 2018 releases are you looking forward to?