Sorting by publication date, here are the next 10 soon-to-be published books I hope to read:
Jan. 7 – Afterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler
Jan. 7 – Erased by Jennifer Rush (Altered #2)
Jan. 7 – No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
Jan. 8 – Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky #3)
Tied for the last spot because they all come out on the same day:
The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Kehoe Ward (Feb. 6)
The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry (March 1)
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy (March 18)
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord (April 15)
Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson (April 29)
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg (Feb. 25)
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (April 22)
Free to Fall by Lauren Miller (May 13)
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (May 6)
#scandal by Sarah Ockler (June 17)
Landline by Rainbow Rowell (July 8)
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (Seraphina #2/March 24)
The Infinite Sea by Rich Yancey (The Fifth Wave #2/May 6)
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4/July 1)
Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan (Sept. 2014)
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (His Fair Assassin #3/Sometime in 2014)
The Young Elites by Marie Lu (Sometime in 2014)
Untitled by Sara J. Maas (Throne of Glass #3/Sometime in 2014)
Good Girl by Donna Freitas (sometime in 2014)
1. The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Friends by Stan & Jan Berenstain
These books are what got me into reading. My sister and I were obsessed with them, and we’d read them every night with my dad. Now, she’s reading them to my nephew.
2. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
What more is there to say? I read books to learn about the experiences of others, but also to better understand my own. And I’ve never read a book that as ME as this.
3. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
This book really changed my habits in terms of reading experiences. First of all, we knew it’d be sad from the get-go. Usually I avoid that, but I’m so glad I didn’t. I’m also a big book quitter, and this book delivered so so so much good stuff at the end that it taught me the benefits of waiting it out.
4. The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
The first prose book I ever read. I loved it, and it opened me up to an all-new genre.
5. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
One of the first fantasy books I’ve ever read. It’s one of my very favorite genres now, especially considering so many of my favorites fit into that category somehow: Graceling, Throne of Glass, Brightly Woven, Grave Mercy, The Bone Season…
6. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
This was one of my favorites in my first year of blogging. Just thinking of it reminds me of how EXCITED I felt about reading during that time period.
7. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
Oooh, this list is sort of becoming “Top 10 Books That Changed My Mind,” isn’t it? Interesting! Well, I’m thankful for this book because I was always all “I HATE CHEATING BOOKS.” I really need to stop making bold statements about which books I love and hate, don’t I?
8. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Because it’s the ULTIMATE kissing book, now and for always. I’m thankful that it’s a book I know I can share with my daughter and she can share with hers and on and on. Timeless.
9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
This book reminds me that I’m thankful for my book club. They’re always introducing me to books I maybe wouldn’t try myself. In this case, I adored it. So so so thankful for those ladies for so many reasons.
10. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
I really credit Sarah Dessen for getting me into YA. I read some here and there, and of course read plenty as a teen, but it was her books that really got me going to the library on a regular basis.
Many thanks and so much love to all 10 of these authors, who have affected me in ways they will never know. Which books are you thankful for?
With today’s topic, we got to pick: The top 10 books I’d recommend to X type of person. Historical fiction has always been a toughie for me — it’s harder for me to get into serious books and they tend to trend that way in this genre. But I’m getting more into it lately, so I thought I’d share some recommendations of those I’ve enjoyed!
OBSESSED. These are both must-reads if you ask me.
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
More on this recent book club read (and a new movie) later this week!
4. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Really lovely — I have a thing for books that involve the Paris catacombs!
5. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Historical fantasy counts too! Bits of this book, which is dark and amaaaaazing, are based on real people.
6. Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Time travel into medieval times — so fun to see the historical differences pointed out from the views of two modern sisters in this series.
Aaaaaaand I ran out of ones I loved. Plenty I just liked…but not loved. Suggestions for more, please! While you see I’m sort of bending the rules with time travel and fantasy books, I do like things based on actual historical events. I’m not into steampunk, though. Help!
Whaaaat I feel like so many sequels came out this year that this list is harder to make than I thought. Because so many sequels I’m dying for haven’t got titles or covers yet so they’d just be a tease to list. (Like, for example, did you know Megan Whalen Turner is writing more books in The Queen’s Thief series?! AHHH!)
The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #4). SYDRIAN! It comes out so soon but in the meantime I’m dyingggg.
Infinite by Jodi Meadows (Newsoul #3). PLEASE BE A HAPPY ENDING. I can’t handle another sad one.
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky #3). Err…well…I MAYBE SORT OF have this one already. But I still can’t wait to read it so it counts, right?
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #3). I’m, like, equal parts DYING FOR and DREADING this one. Ugh, Warner. UGH!!!
The One by Kiera Cass (The Selection #3). Even though I have hated every single character in these books at one point in time…I NEED to know what happens.
World After by Susan Ee (Penryn & the End of Days #2). Loved Angelfall — will have to do a reread soon because this sequel is out this month!
OMG is that it? I need to read more series. Or, well, these books need to come out faster…for those wondering, some of the no cover options:
- Sinner, the new Wolves of Mercy Falls book by Maggie Stiefvater
- City of Heavenly Fire because when AREN’T we waiting on a new Cassie Clare book
- Winter by Marissa Meyer because Cress just made me want MORE — even though I realize that one isn’t out yet either. Not to be a tease!
- The untitled next book in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass books
- Rick Yancey’s The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)
- His Fair Assassin #3, Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
- And Seraphina #2 by Rachel Hartman, Shadow Scale