This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels for 2015. I honestly haven't really started looking towards 2015 for new books from my favourite authors, let alone debuts! But now's as good a time to start as any. Let's see how many I can find!

The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins because I just finished it and you probably want to read this.
If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie because the author is not only Canadian, but used to be a pro skateboarder and went to my University. Win, win, win.
The First Bad Man by Miranda July because Lena Dunham said so.

Girl In A Band by Kim Gordon because I'm reading Patti Smith's Just Kids right now and GAWD.
Visitants by Dave Eggers because even though he's a seasoned author, this is his first book of travel writing.

Beyond the Pale by Emily Urquhart because not only is she the daughter of Canadian legend Jane Urquhart, but this book about albinism sounds fascinating.
Where Did You Sleep Last Night? - Lynn Crosbie because it's about a hospitalized boy who is possessed by the spirit of Kurt Cobain, and I'm a child of the '90s.

Not debut but still pretty exciting:

It's A Long Story by Willie Nelson because I've been watching Sonic Highways and he seems like a pretty cool dude.
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume because I finally read my first Blume book last year, and this is a new one for adults, so I'm curious.

Glow by Ned Beauman because London.
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby because he can be hit or miss, but when he's a hit... he's a hit. (Side note: did you watch A Long Way Down yet? If not you really should. Don't let Pierce Brosnan put you off. It's fucking hilarious.)

Honourable mentions:  

Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving because it's been a while since I've read an Irving book, but he has been responsible for some of the most memorable (if also most disturbing) reading experiences I've ever had. Also Made You Up by Francesca Zappia because damn, just look at the cover:

I think I got this right, but excuse me if one or two of the "debuts" aren't really debuts - they still look really good! I clearly don't know enough about books coming out this year, so clue me in! Share links and suggestions in the comments please and thank you!

(Thanks to The Globe and Mail's list of 50 most anticipated of 2015 for helping me find some of these!)


  1. I've been dying to read Nick Hornby's "Funny Girl". Great list!

  2. AHHH Made You Up!!!! I'm looking forward to that one as well! All the other books I've only heard about now, but this is a great list! thanks for sharing. :)

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

  3. This is an eclectic mix! I hadn't heard of several of these so thanks for putting them on my radar. If I Fall, If I Die looks particularly interesting.

  4. Not sure if I understood the word "debut" but I focused on (mostly) books that are coming out this year, not necessarily brand-new authors. Oh well!

    Here's my Top Ten!

  5. The Girl on the Train is firmly on my TBR. It sounds like a great thriller. I hadn't heard of Beyond the Pale or Where Did You Sleep Last Night? but they both sound really interesting. Thanks for sharing! A few more for the TBR!

  6. YES for the Girl on the Train...that one made my list too! And I am excited for a new Judy Blume book! :) Great list!

    Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library--My TTT!

  7. Um, new Judy Blume?! Yes please! I loved her books as a kid.

  8. I am so excited for the new Nick Hornby (and many other great books on your list)!

  9. I am SO excited for the Nick Hornby and so many other great books you've shared on this list!


Share Buttons