On our most anticipated fiction reads of 2016 (so far)

It’s pretty obvious Jody and I are a tad book-obsessed. When we’re not reading them, we’re reading about them, writing about them, or listening to podcasts about them. We even keep notes in our calendars for the upcoming releases we’re excited about. With that in mind, we thought we’d let you know about the fiction books we’re ridiculously eager to read in the second half of this year.


The Muse by Jessie Burton: Burton’s The Miniaturist was hugely popular in 2014 and her next book sounds like it could be equally so. History, art and a little suspense combined! Released June 28.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Okay. So to be honest I don’t have high hopes for this play/book about Harry Potter’s life as an adult, but I’m still hanging out to read it in the hope that I’m wrong! Released July 31.

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty: Liane’s writing is full of wit and wisdom and we can’t wait to get our hands on her next book, especially after Jody just reread a whole bunch of her previous titles. Released July 26.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition: I know, I know, I’m showing my true colours here, but the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was beautiful so I will definitely be adding this one to my collection. Released October 1.

The Good People by Hannah Kent: like so many other readers, I thought Burial Rites- the story of the last woman hanged in Iceland – was an incredible book. So deeply moving. Hannah’s new book is based on another true story, this time set in a remote Irish valley. Released October 11.

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. Author of Room and apparently with the same level of psychological tension. Enough said? Released September 20.


The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi: I have been seeing this title everywhere over Twitter and even  read the sample. I can’t wait to read it! In fact I think it was released this week; so my wait is over.

Conrad & Eleanor by Jane Rogers: Sounds like an interesting and complex family story. Released June 2.

Heartland by Lucy Hounsom: The second book of the Worldmaker series. I read the first one (Starborn) last year and it was one of my books of the year. A great new fantasy series! Released June 30.

The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine: This one picked purely because I like the cover, then after reading the blurb I thought yes I really want to read this. Released July 1.

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson: book number three of the Remnant Chronicles, a young adult series I have really enjoyed. I can’t wait. Released August 2.

What have we missed? Is there anything you’re waiting for this year?

Amanda & Jody


4 thoughts on “On our most anticipated fiction reads of 2016 (so far)”

  1. Thanks for this post! I hadn’t heard about the new Liane Moriarty release and am now anxiously waiting for July! Big Little Lies was absolutely fabulous and had a perfect ending.


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