“Can’t Wait” Books of Late 2016
So maybe you’ve heard, but I love lists. My day-to-day life might not be as organized as I would like, but I do enjoy creating book lists and putting together reading schedules because I’m a bit of a nut when it comes to things like that. It also has the added benefit of focusing my attention to the “must-read” releases that I’m excited about, so why not? I made lists for Early and Mid-2016 after all, so I’ve decided to do it once more for the final four months of the year. So here we go! These are the Science Fiction and Fantasy titles I’m really looking forward to in the rest of 2016. What’s on your late-2016 “Must-Read” TBR? Anything you think I missed?
Everfair by Nisi Shawl (September 6) – Featuring alternate history, steampunk, and diverse characters, everything about this one intrigues me.
The Reader by Traci Chee (September 13) – I can never resist “books about books”, and Traci Chee’s YA debut sounds like a fresh take on the theme and more.
Like A River Glorious by Rae Carson (September 27) – September is a pretty big month for me in terms of YA, not least because of this sequel to Walk on Earth a Stranger, one of my favorite books last year.
The Apartment by S.L. Grey (October 4) – I’d read anything by horror writer Sarah Lotz, and since she’s one half of the writing duo of S.L. Grey, I must check this one out!
The Rise of Io by Wesley Chu (October 4) – Technically I’ve already read this book as a beta reader, but its awesomeness is such that I would happily read it again in its final finished glory – or maybe even listen to the audio.
Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (October 11) – A YA Star Wars novel about Ahsoka’s life between the time The Clone Wars ended and her surprise appearance on Star Wars Rebels. As a fan of both shows and the character, I say EEEEE!
The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett (October 11) – Pyr Books is really rocking it this year with some highly original and unique urban fantasy releases, and I am very curious about this one.
The Reanimatrix by Pete Rawlik (October 18) – I can’t help it, I am on super Lovecraftian-inspired fiction kick in 2016! And this one looks like so much fun.
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers (October 18) – The print version of this book isn’t set to drop in the US until spring 2017, but the ebook will be available in October for those of us who can’t wait for more of the Wayfarers.
Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (October 25) – I’ve been champing at the bit to read this dark urban fantasy novel ever since I heard about it. Because Aztec vampires.
Faller by Will McIntosh (October 25) – Will McIntosh is another one of my must-read authors, so Faller is very high on my priority list for this fall.
Willful Child: Wrath of Betty by Steven Erikson (November 1) – November is the month when releases usually start slowing down, but 2016 is having none of that, with book two in Erikson’s hilarious Star Trek spoof series kicking things off.
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin (November 1) – I freakin’ loved Wolf by Wolf, the first book of a series set in an alternate history where the Axis powers won World War II. I am so antsy to find out what will happen in this sequel.
The Facefaker’s Game by Chandler Birch (November 1) – Pitched as perfect for fans of Patrick Rothfuss and Scott Lynch, this fantasy adventure certainly has some pretty high expectations to live up to, but count me in!
After Atlas by Emma Newman (November 1) – It’s true I had some mixed feelings about the ending to Planetfall, but I wouldn’t mind revisiting the universe again in this separate tale. Plus, thanks to The Split World series I’m kind of addicted to the author.
The Gates of Hell by Michael Livingston (November 15) – This sequel to Livingston’s incredible historical fantasy debut The Shards of Heaven is firmly on my must-read list for this fall. More Ancient Rome! More Cleopatra Selene!
Star Wars: Catalyst: A Rogue One Story by James Luceno (November 15) – This prequel novel to Star Wars: Rogue One would have been on my list anyway, even if I weren’t keeping up with all the adult new canon books. I am so pumped for the movie.
Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey (December 6) – I swear these books just get better and better. I thought the latest one was the best yet, so the question now is, how will this sixth book stack up? Looking forward to finding out.
The Liberation by Ian Tregillis (December 6) – Everything that has been building up and brewing in the first two books of the Alchemy Wars trilogy will finally culminate in this grand finale, and I cannot wait.