My TBR pile is scary long, like over-100-pages-on-my-Kindle long, overflowing-my-bookcases long, and that’s just titles that have already been published. But like the book hoarder I am, I’m constantly adding new books to that list, and these are the top 12 upcoming releases for 2016 that I can’t wait to read.

All the covers below link to Goodreads. Leave me a comment and tell me how my Must Read list compare to yours. Which upcoming titles am I overlooking? And while you’re there *cough* *cough* my Contemporary YA, IF I FIX YOU (Fall 2016 from Harlequin TEEN) is now on Goodreads:

If I Fix You

Upcoming YA I Can’t Wait For (ordered by publication date)

The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)
The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)Marie Rutkoski
This series owns a part of my soul. It’s historical fantasy, but it’s imminently accessible and highly addictive. I MUST know what happens. Expected publication: March 29th 2016 by Farrar Straus & Giroux
Places No One Knows
Places No One KnowsBrenna Yovanoff
Brenna Yovanoff is one of my author heroes (go read PAPER VALENTINE right this second if you haven’t yet). She guts me every time with breathtakingly beautiful writing and characters that haunt me in the best possible way. Expected publication: May 17th 2016 by Delacorte.
Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories
Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love StoriesEdited by Stephanie Perkins
I really enjoyed MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, so I’m pretty psyched for this follow up anthology. I mean check out that line up! Expected publication: May 17th 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin.
The Problem With Forever
The Problem With ForeverJennifer L. Armentrout
What’s that? Jennifer L. Armentrout and I both have books coming out from Harlequin TEEN this year? No big deal. I’m not fangirling my mind out about it or anything. *Note* I am a liar. Expected publication: May 17th 2016 by Harlequin Teen.
P.S. I Like You
P.S. I Like YouKasie West
Hey Kasie…P.S. I love you too! Kasie West is one of my auto buy YA authors. Her contemporary titles have heart and humor in near perfect quantities. Expected publication: July 26th 2016 by Point.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8)J.K. Rowling
I might or might not have screamed when I heard that we were getting the book version of the play. I might or might not be screaming even as I type this. Expected publication: July 31st 2016 by Little Brown UK.
A Week of Mondays
A Week of MondaysJessica Brody
This sounds like the perfect romantic comedy book ever. I love Groundhog’s Day and can’t wait to see how that premise plays out here. Expected publication: August 2nd 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR).
The Burning World (Warm Bodies #2)
The Burning World (Warm Bodies #2)Isaac Marion
Isaac Marion. I have been WAITING for this book for five years. You just made the wait worse with the 2013 novella, A NEW HUNGER, which detonated my heart into teeny tiny glorious pieces. You think zombies are ravenous… I’ve got them beat. Expected publication: August 9th 2016 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books.
Every Hidden Thing
Every Hidden ThingKenneth Oppel
I have a thing about dinosaurs that *some* people have called an obsession. So when a book is described as Romeo and Juliet meets Indiana Jones AND it involves dinosaurs…PUT IT IN MY HANDS. Expected publication: October 11th 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
HeartlessMarissa Meyer
I adore fairy tale retellings, and Marissa Meyer’s has done them better than most with her Lunar Chronicles. At this point I would follow her down any rabbit hole. Expected publication: November 8th 2016 by Feiwel and Friends.
The Unexpected Everything
The Unexpected EverythingMorgan Matson
In a well-ordered universe, all YA covers would look this perfect. Seriously, I want to live inside this cover. Add in that the story includes friendships, a complicated father daughter relationship, and a budding romance, and basically Morgan Matson wrote this book specifically for me. Expected publication: May 3rd 2016 by Simon & Schuster.
The Fall of Butterflies
The Fall of ButterfliesAndrea Portes
Actual message I sent to my CP’s after reading Andrea’s last book, ANATOMY OF A MISFIT: “You guys. I just read THE book. And now you must go read THE book. Because I cannot stop thinking about THE book and I need to talk to someone about it.” Plus this book is described as We Were Liars meets Looking for Alaska. I’m sold. Expected publication: May 10th 2016 by HarperCollins.
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Abigail Johnson was born in Pennsylvania. When she was twelve, her family traded in snowstorms for year-round summers and moved to Arizona. Abigail chronicled the entire cross-country road trip in a purple spiral-bound notebook that she still has, and has been writing ever since. She became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was seventeen but hasn’t let that stop her from bodysurfing in Mexico, writing and directing a high-school production of Cinderella, and riding roller coasters every chance she gets. She is the author of several young adult novels including If I Fix You and Every Other Weekend. She is represented by Kim Lionetti at BookEnds Literary Agency.

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