It was surprisingly hard to narrow this down to a Top 5 list because there are a LOT of titles I’m excited about coming out this year.
The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esme Weijun Wang – I feel like there aren’t a lot of books about Schizophrenia, fiction or non. Let alone ownvoices Schizophrenia stories. The author also writes about her struggles with PTSD and Lyme disease and the medical communities thoughts and treatments towards mental illness and chronic illnesses. I think that in addition to being a compelling read, it will be an important one too.
Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Natalie Moreno – A contemporary YA romance with curses, a quirky town, and a Cuban family that’s been described as Gilmore Girls meets Practical Magic? If this book doesn’t scream to you that I will love it then you must not know me very well. It’s also got a ADORABLE cover and I can’t wait to read about curse breaking (hopefully!) love and cafecitos.
We Set the Dark On Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia – I swear the cover isn’t the only reason I want to read this book, but it is stunning. A book about a family’s expectations, an arranged marriage, and a rebellion with a f/f romance means that this book is a high priority for me to read.
The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh – Romance, brutal vampires, and a secret underground society set in historical New Orleans? Um, where do I sign up to read this before October because I need this in my life right now.
The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel – There’s not much out about the plot of this book yet, but I loved Station Eleven so much that I don’t even care I will pre-order this as soon as it’s available. Especially since there are promises of at least one character from Station Eleven making an appearance. I’m eagerly awaiting some more information about the plot but if it’s anything like Station Eleven it will be filled with beautiful writing that I will want to curl up and live in.
Well, that’s my top 5. What books are you looking forward to this year?