A few days ago, I posted about my 20 (well, 23, technically) favourite books of 2015. And it was hard limiting that list to just that number. Even harder was choosing just 15 books from 2016 that I'm excited about. If I could, I would just list ALL THE BOOKS. And then there are ones that I know authors are planning but haven't been announced and therefore can't really talk about. But despite all that (and despite wanting to bang my head against the wall in frustration a couple times), I was able to narrow down this list to just 15 books (not really, because, again, I cheated because this is my list and I can do whatever I want with it). Unsurprisingly, there are only two books on this list that aren't contemporary because that's who I've become in the last couple years. But that's besides the point. So in no particular order, here are the 15 books I'm the most excited to read in 2015.
Game On by Michelle Smith - Since Play On was on my best of 2015 list, it shouldn't really be a surprise that I really (REALLY, REALLY) want and am looking forward to Game On. I need to read Eric's story. I wanted to read Eric's story while I was reading Play On (even though I loved Austin and Marisa's story). So yeah, I need Game On.
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West - Kasie West writes some of my favourite lighthearted contemporary stories. Though I still have to read the one that was published this year (I know, I know), I still can't wait for this next one. I just know reading it is going to put a smile on my face.
Traitor's Pyre by Josephine Angelini - I DESPERATELY NEED THIS BOOK. The ending of Firewalker left me begging for Traitor's Pyre. Even if I'm afraid of what Josephine Angelini will do to my heart with this book, I still can't wait to read it.
When We Collided by Emery Lord - I've actually had a a copy of When We Collided for a few months now and why I still haven't read it, I don't know. But it's an Emery Lord book and I know I'm pretty much guaranteed to love it.
Out of Frame by Megan Erickson - I absolutely LOVE Megan Erickson's In Focus series. The two books that are already out were some of my favourite books of 2015 and I can't wait to read more in Out of Frame. Though I am a little worried about the emotional rollercoaster these books tend to be.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson - You can't really go wrong with a Morgan Matson book. I've pretty much been waiting for a new one since finishing Since You've Been Gone. So The Unexpected Everything can't come soon enough.
All Closed Off by Cora Carmack - IT'S STELLA AND RYAN'S BOOK. Do I really need to add more? If you've read the Rusk University books, you totally know what I'm talking about.
Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally - I've yet to be disappointed by a book Miranda Kenneally has written. So Defending Taylor is pretty close to teh top of the list of books I absolutely need in 2016.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover - I know literally nothing about this book. Only that Colleen Hoover is writing it. And that's pretty much all I need to know where this book is concerned.
Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry - I've been thinking about Walk the Edge since finishing Nowhere But Here. And it feels like I've been waiting so much longer than I actually have been waiting. Basically, I need Walk the Edge in my life.
Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren - In the past year I have become a major Christina Lauren fangirl. And I can't even begin to explain how much I need Wicked Sexy Liar. I need Luke and London's story like you wouldn't believe. I just need this book.
Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes - I loved Paula Stokes's The Art of Lainey and reading the description for Girl Against the Universe I just know that it's totally going to be my kind of book, there's no doubt in my mind about it.
Right of First Refusal/Out On Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler - I loved Dahlia Adler's first NA book and I can't wait for the two sequels. I've read an excerpt of Right of First Refusal and it only made me want the book that much more. And I can't wait to read another f/f romance by Dahlia with Out On Good Behavior.
The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne - The Inside of Out was said to be Meg Cabot meets Glee and that's pretty much all I need to know. A combination of my favourite author and one of my favourite TV shows, this pretty much has my name written all over it.
Inflict by Cora Carmack - This is the second Cora Carmack book on this list and for good reason. I've been DYING to read Inflict from the moment I finished reading Inspire. And now I'm finally close to being able to read it and I can't wait.
Have you heard of any of the books on this list? Are any of them books you're excited about?