Friday, December 30, 2011

My Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2012

The 2011 Top Ten meme is hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Lisa from A Life Bound by Books, Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books, and Rachel from Fiktshun.

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This is also the Top Ten Tuesday topic for January 3, which is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

Today’s topic:
Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2012

There are so many amazing-looking books coming out in 2012 that it was really hard to narrow it down, but somehow I managed! So here they are, in order of release date, my top ten most anticipated books for 2012:

By: Abby McDonald
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: January 24, 2012

Contemporary books are my new-found weakness, and this one looks so cute. And fortunately it's coming out in January, so not much of a wait left!

By: Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Dial
Release Date: May 1, 2012

I LOVED Graceling and I feel like I've been waiting for Bitterblue forever. I can't wait to return to the world and find out what everyone has been up to (Katsa and Po in particular :P).

By: Jessi Kirby
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Release Date: May 8, 2012

Road trips! Last wishes! Heartache! Her older brother's stubborn, arrogant (and good looking) best friend as a driving companion! So much goodness in one novel (and possibly too many exclamation marks).

By: Diana Peterfreund
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: June 12, 2012

Ajsdfk jlekfjlzsdkf I NEED THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW. Oh my lord. I don't even know what to say. My WoW post featuring this book is much more coherent and lists the six main reasons I want it, which are too long to post here.

By: Trish Doller
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: June 19, 2012

This book looks amaaaaaazing and I've heard incredible things about it. I love stories with love interests who have a bad history together and I also love that it has a male protagonist. I'm going to explode with awesomeness come June.

By: Lara Zielin
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release Date: August 2, 2012

Yet another one I'm DYING for. (I know, I know, that's what this whole list is about.) Tornado chasing, family drama, tornado chasing, escaping with her older brother and his tornado chasing friends for a summer, did I mention the TORNADO CHASING? I've always had a secret desire to be a stormchaser. Aaaaah, I want this book.

By: Gina Rosati
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release Date: August 7, 2012

Astral projection! Body snatching! Falling in love with someone you can't touch! And an absolutely gorgeous cover. This one sounds fantastic.

By: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: October 2012

Miranda blew me away with Catching Jordan, and I'm SO excited to read more from her. I don't know much about this one but I already love it. It's about a girl named Parker (I LOVE guy names for girls) who falls for the older baseball team coach (not older in a creepy way, older in a hot, she's-17-and-he's-23 kind of way). Plus, I've heard that our favorite characters from CJ make appearances, which is always fun. :D

By: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: November 2012

Shatter Me was freaking amazing, so even though the sequel doesn't yet have a title, cover, synopsis, or even an exact release date, my finger is already hovering over the 'preorder' button. I NEED more of Adam, Juliette, Warner, Kenji, James... and of course Tahereh's swoonworthy writing.

By: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton
Release Date: 2012

It's no secret I'm a HUGE fan of Stephanie Perkins, and although I'm dreading the end of my visits with my beloved characters with this final companion novel, I still absolutely cannot wait. And I REALLY can't wait to see what delectable new guy Steph manages to create. She's already outdone herself with Cricket and Etienne, I honestly don't know how I can handle any more. My heart is exploding already.

Alright, now that I'm salivating over all these novels that won't come out for months and months, what books are you looking forward to in 2012?


  1. I must admit, you made me want to read some Contemporary Novels for YAs. (I'm OCDish about "YA". It's an age group, not a genre XD)

    And the first book you've listed got some great reviews if I recall correctly. I do remember that someone recently reviewed it and said that they thought the heroine was lovely. Or maybe I'm starting to make things up...

    I want to read Isla & the HEA, too. Perkins is one amazing author. I loved how believable her characters were. : )

    My Picks

  2. I actually really do want to read Getting Over Garrett Dalaney. I don't think I have it on my list but it looks super cute and funny. I hope she ends up with him though. I hate a sad ending :-( Auracle looks awesome. I still need to read Shatter Me but I bet after that I'll be looking forward to the second one. I hated Anna but loved Lola so I am looking forward to Isla. I just want to hear more about Lola and Cricket.
    Top 14 Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2012

  3. awesome list
    we have 1 in common
    come and see
    like the sound of garret daley
    my top choosings

  4. Excellent list- I really want to get my hands on For Darkness Shows the Stars and The Waiting Sky- they both sound fantastic!

  5. I am in love with your list! I am in complete agreement about Isla. I don't know how Stephanie writes those boys to be so damn amazing, but I'm excited to see what kind of swoon she brings our way next.

  6. Awesome list. Love seeing Bitterblue on your list.

  7. Oh my, you have a cool list. I also couldn't wait for In Honor. I've been liking road trips books since after I read and re-read Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

  8. Gah, wonderful list! Isla and the Happily Ever After! Auracle! Something Like Normal! They're all completely fantastic books I am dying for. :)

  9. I hadn't heard about _The Waiting Sky_. Now *I'm* waiting for it, too!

  10. Wow! You have some on your list that sound interesting. I love the covers, and here's hoping you will enjoy them!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  11. Oo, so many books I haven't even heard about! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by! And happy new year :)

    Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

  12. I need Isla for reals!!! after Anna and Lola? I just love Stephanie Perkins forever! Great picks!

    Here' s my Top 10 Books for 2012

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  13. I love your list - so many books I haven't heard about that are now on my wishlist!


  14. Wow, your list has so many fabulous choices! :)

  15. I fell in love with Catching Jordan too and I can't wait to read more from Kenneally!

    Great picks for this week and happy reading in 2012!

  16. I love road trip books so I'll be checking out In Honor

  17. Really excited about a lot of these books too. I think a lot of us could have a top 25 list and still not be able to list all our favorites. Happy Reading!

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