These Are The 2016 Books Readers Are Most Pumped For

It’s going to be a good year.

Goodreads let BuzzFeed Books know which books its users were most pumped about in this coming year. Below are the titles getting the most buzz, based on amount of people adding them to their “to-read” shelves, in order of when they’ll be released.

1. The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

Penguin Random House

Geoff Howe

 

Genre: Fiction
What it’s about: This is Martel’s first novel from the Life of Pi writer since 2010, and it takes the reader to Portugal for an epic story told over the course of almost 100 years: in 1904, when a young man discovers a journal that leads him on a trip to find an ancient artifact; to 1939, when a pathologist finds himself implicated in the result of that young man’s search; to 1989, when the quest comes to a surprising end in a northern village, where a Canadian senator is mourning his late wife.
When it comes out: February 2 (Pre-order here.)

2. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

HarperCollins

Victoria Aveyard

 

Genre: YA fantasy
What it’s about: In this sequel to the wildly popular Red Queen, the red-blooded Mare Barrow has escaped the vindictive Maven and sets out to find others like her to fight against their oppressors.
When it comes out: February 9 (Pre-order here.)

3. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

 

Genre: Historical fantasy
What it’s about: This sequel to the much-loved A Darker Shade of Magic picks up 4 months after Kell — one of the last Travelers, a breed of magicians who travel to parallel universes — got hold of the shadow stone, and things have almost completely gone back to normal in Red London. That is, until Kell starts experience haunting, ominous dreams, hinting that Black London might be rising again.
When it comes out: February 23 (Pre-order here.)

4. Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

Simon & Schuster

Courtney Dowling

 

Genre: Mystery, thriller
What it’s about: In the followup to You, the twisted and possibly dangerous anti-hero Joe Goldberg continues on the trail of the object of his obsession — a woman he’s dead set on marrying.
When it comes out: February 23 (Pre-order here.)

5. The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Simon & Schuster

Morgan Dox

 

Genre: Psychological thriller
What it’s about: Two days after her husband dies in suspicious circumstances, Tanya Dubois gets off the grid and hits the road, creating new identities along the thrilling way, and all the while insisting on her innocence.
When it comes out: March 1 (Pre-order here.)

6. America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

HarperCollins

Renee Hollingshead

 

Genre: Historical fiction
What it’s about: Dray and Kamoie dive deep in this extensive, thoroughly-researched story of Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson — a woman who held the secrets of her father close to her, and had to make sacrifices of her own for the sake of his reputation and legacy.
When it comes out: March 1 (Pre-order here.)

7. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

Penguin Random House

Piotr Cieplak

 

Genre: Fiction
What it’s about: Oyeyemi’s fantastical short story collection is structured around keys — the literal keys that unlock a house, a library, or a mysterious diary; the metaphorical keys that open hearts, or the very secret to a person’s fate.
When it comes out: March 8 (Pre-order here.)

8. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Gage Skidmore

 

Genre: YA fantasy
What it’s about: Lady Midnight is book one in a brand new series by the author of The Mortal Instruments, though it continue in the same universe. Here, the orphaned shadowhunter Emma Carstairs, deadset on avenging her parents, finds herself paired with her best friend, chasing down a dangerous new killer — or set of killers — in a demonic plot unfurling in LA.
When it comes out: March 8 (Pre-order here.)

9. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

HarperCollins

Ecco Press

 

Genre: Fiction
What it’s about: Sweeney’s debut novel — which sold in a seven-figure deal — centers around a endearingly dysfunctional family, specifically three adult siblings who must confront their oldest brother, fresh out of rehab and squandering their trust fund.
When it comes out: March 22 (Preorder here.)

10. The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

 

Genre: Fiction
What it’s about: Mahajan’s novel looks at the expansive effects of terrorism, for both victims and perpetrators. After young Mansoor Ahmed survives a 1996 bombing in a Delhi marketplace — a bombing which claims the lives of two of his friends — the deep physical and psychological effects follow him throughout his brief time in college in the U.S., and his complicated return to Delhi. But the book also weaves in the story of Shockie, a Kasmiri bomb maker who’s sacrifices his life for something he believes in.
When it comes out: March 22 (Pre-order here.)

11. One With You by Sylvia Day

St. Martin's

Ian Spanier

 

Genre: Romance
What it’s about: One With You is the much-anticipated finale to the Crossfire series — and getting married was just another beginning in the very hot, often heartbreaking Gideon Cross / Eva Tramell love story.
When it’s out: April 5 (Pre-order here.)

12. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

St. Martin's

Aman Sharma

 

Genre: YA fantasy
What it’s about: Inspired by both Indian and Greek mythology, The Star-Touched Queen tells the story of 16-year-old Maya, whose horoscope foretells death and destruction, and whose dreams of scholarly pursuits are dashed when her father arranges her a marriage of political convenience. When she finds herself unexpectedly named queen of Akaran, she is plunged into a world of secret history and mysterious dangers.
When it comes out: May 3 (Pre-order here.)

13. End of Watch by Stephen King

Scribner

Shane Leonard

 

Genre: Horror, mystery
What it’s about: Retired police detective Bill Hodges’ adventure comes to a suspenseful and terrifying conclusion, with one final case related to a very dangerous man looking for revenge.
When it’s out: June 7 (Pre-order here.)

14. The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

Larry D. Moore

 

Genre: Horror, science fiction, dystopian fiction
What it’s about: The City of Mirrors concludes Justin Cronin’s vampire trilogy, picking up at the end of the 100-year reign of The Twelve, when the survivors — ready for their hopeful future — find out there is still a deadly darkness waiting for them.
When it comes out: June 16 (Pre-order here.)

15. The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch

 

Genre: Fantasy
What it’s about: The fourth book in the popular Gentleman Bastard series brings about the war the previous books have been leading to, and Locke Lamora — thief, conman, rebel — must become a soldier.
When it comes out: July 21 (Pre-order here.)

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