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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Top Ten Books I'm Excited to Read in 2012


Here is my list of books I am looking forward to reading in 2012.  Some have not been published, but most are just books I am eager to read and I haven't gotten to yet. (The list is in random order.)
  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green---I'm on the countdown for this book which is set to come out next week.
  2. Insurgent  by Veronica Roth---sequel to Divergent a very good, exciting dystopian novel by a debut author. Due out May 1st.
  3. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini---I am on the list at the public library for the audio version of this book.  I checked yesterday.  I am currently 46th in line.  It will be months before I get a chance to listen to this one. 
  4. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore--- the third book in the Graceling series.  I was enthralled by Graceling and its prequel, Fire. This is due out in May.
  5. The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler---I have this book in my hot little hands and won't let go until I read it.
  6. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson---Amy and Roger's Epic Detour was one of my favorite reads from last summer.  It is now one of the most popular books in my library with older girls. Is this a sequel or a story that stands on its own?  I don't know but I hope to find out in May.
  7. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake---one of my colleagues raves about this book so I must check it out.
  8. Stick by Andrew Smith---students who have read this return it with glowing reports.
  9. Death Comes to Pemberly by P.D. James---This was the only book I asked for Christmas. As an unashamed Jane Austen fan I am looking forward to this book more than any others on my list.
  10. ???---The great unknown book.  Every year there is some book that I absolutely love that I stumble upon.  What book will it be this year?


  1. I love PD James but am not sure if I'll like this book. Still, she's a fantastic writer! Love the Cashore series and ordered Divergent because I had to get more of my dark chocolate sauce from Amazon and didn't want to pay shipping!

  2. Oh my word. I am SO excited for Bitterblue! It feels like I've been waiting forever for this book. I'm really looking forward to seeing how Bitterblue's grown and the queen she's become, but honestly? I want to see Katsa and Po again :D

    I just read an AMAZING review for The Future Of Us, and now I'm itching to read it!

    AMAZING picks. And Death Comes To Pemberly! So excited for your review of this one :)

  3. Hope all the books are as good as you anticipate!

    Here's my list: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-ten-tuesday-anticipation.html

  4. I also can't wait for The Fault in Our Stars. I ordered it so long ago, I can't believe it will be coming soon.

  5. Your list and mine are officially best friends. Bitterblue and Anna Dressed in Blood made it to mine, but The Future of Us and Death Comes to Pemberley are on my extended TBR list. I'm so excited to read them all I can hardly sit still!

    Fabulous list, as usual.

  6. I'm so excited for Bitterblue too! I like that you have a mystery book. I hope I have on of those. I really, really hope so. ;)

  7. Okay, I haven't even gotten to Divergent yet and now Insurgent is coming out?! I am feeling left behind :-)

  8. Second Chance Summer and Anna Dressed in Blood are both on my wishlist. I really can't wait to read them. Nice list of books!


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