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TTT: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by  The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, bloggers get a topic which entails giving a list of ten things based on the topic

Today’s instructions were as follows: June 14: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year.

The first book on my list was released on February 2nd 2016 but I have just received my copy. I will feature it on this list because I can’t wait to read it!

memoryThe Book of Memory by Pettina Gapah

Memory is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she has been convicted of murder. As part of her appeal, her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it. As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted father. But who was Lloyd Hendricks? Why does Memory feel no remorse for his death? And did everything happen exactly as she remembers?


Other Books

  • The Sister by Louise Jensen- Expected publication: July 7th 2016 by Bookouture
  • You will know me by Megan Abbott- Expected publication: July 26th 2016 by Little Brown
  • The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware- Expected publication: July 19th 2016 by Gallery/Scout Press

And more Books

  • The Couple next door by Shari Lapena- Expected publication: August 23rd 2016 by Pamela Dorman Books
  • All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda- Expected publication: June 28th 2016 by Simon & Schuster
  • The whistler by John Grisham- Expected publication: October 25th 2016 by Doubleday
  • The Vanishing year by Kate Moretti- Expected publication: September 27th 2016 by Atria Books
  • Fractured by Catherine McKenzie- Expected publication: October 4th 2016 by Lake Union

This final book had been listed as the most anticipated book in African Literature. It was released on June 7th 2016 and I can’t wait to get my copy.


Home Going by Yaa Gyasi

Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and will live in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising children who will be sent abroad to be educated before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the empire. Esi, imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle’s women’s dungeon and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, will be sold into slavery.


Honorable Mention

This next book seems to be quite popular and has been listed everywhere as the most anticipated book for 2016. The publishing date is today, June 14th.

the girls.jpgThe Girls by Emma Cline

Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence, and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong

So these are the new releases that I can’t wait to read.Have you already read some of them? What new releases are you looking forward to? Share the links to your TTT posts, I look forward to reading them.


6 comments on “TTT: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

  1. Bina
    June 14, 2016

    So many books to look forward to, I find these lists so uplifting! The Pettina Gapah book is on my list, too, and of course Homegoing! I’ll have to wait a bit to read it but I’m sure it’ll be worth it. Hope you’re doing okay, take care! 🙂

    • Diana
      June 15, 2016

      Hey Bina, thanks for stopping by 🙂 I am okay and hope that you are too.

      I also look forward to reading the two books especially. Luckily, I received both copies yesterday so I guess I will be reading them sometime this month. I hope that you get your copies soon too.

      Happy reading and take care too 🙂

  2. ChrissiReads
    June 14, 2016

    These books look fascinating! 🙂 I’m really intrigued by so many of them.

    • Diana
      June 15, 2016

      Glad to hear that and I hope that you do get to read them sometime too. I only have tow of the books so far but I look forward to getting the rest as the year progresses 🙂

  3. Yvo
    June 15, 2016

    I think most of these are on my wishlist as well; we definitely have a lot of great books to look forward to in the rest of 2016!

    • Diana
      June 16, 2016

      You can say that again 🙂 I can’t wait to get my hands on a number of titles. This year has been great, book-wise. Happy reading 🙂

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