This list is not binding. As the year progresses, I will switch out titles based on availability and mood.
My completely unscientific criteria for picking a title is simple:
- Early buzz
- Availability from Netgalley
- Intriguing title
- I met the author at the SCBWI conference this summer
February: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen (Available from Netgalley!)
March: Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig (I met the author at the SCBWI conference this summer! Available from Netgalley!)
April: A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont (Intriguing title! Available from Netgalley!)
After April, I don't know yet what's available from Netgalley, so I'm going with title alone.
May: What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen (sounds like it might be a ghost story)
June: Something Like Normal by Trish Doller (sounds like YA contemp)
July: Insignia by S.J. Kincaid (possibly a dystopia)
August: The Wheel by Lisa Stasse (I'm thinking maybe a fantasy)
September: If I Lie by Corrine Jackson (could be YA contemp)
October: Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone (oooh, I hope it's a time travel book)
November: Through to You by Emily Hainsworth (yet another YA contemp?)
December: Pivot Point by Kasie West (bet it's ballerinas ... or dystopia. I personally would love to see a post-apocalypse Nutcracker)
Here's to a new year with new books!