Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'm Excited to Read In 2012

For those of you who have been living under a rock and may not have noticed, 2012 looks like it's going to be an awesome year for book releases. There are a lot of books coming out this year that I'd like to read, and that list is only going to get longer as the year goes on. With that said, I'm going to dedicate this week's Top Ten Tuesday to books that are coming out in 2012. Sure, there are tons of books in my TBR pile that I want to read, but I wanted a chance to feature books that haven't gotten any love on the blog yet. Plus, there are some debut authors in here, and I wanted to make sure they some hype before their release dates.

10.) Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Releases January 3, 2012)
I love this cover. I love fairy tales. I love fairy tale re-tellings. If those three things hadn't been enough to persuade me to pre-order a copy, the all around positive reviews it's been getting would've done it.

9.) The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
(Releases January 10, 2012)
Okay, so who isn't looking forward to this one? I've only read one John Green book, Looking for Alaska, but I loved it and put it on my favorites shelf. To be honest, though, I think I had The Fault In Our Stars pre-ordered before that point. I can't wait to get more John Green.

8.) Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton (Releases January 31, 2012)
A lot of great sequels are coming out in 2012, such as this one. I don't know if you've read Angelfire, but if you haven't, I've got news for you: it's awesome. I'm eager to soak up every juicy detail of what happens to Ellie and Will next.

7.) Trafficked by Kim Purcell (Releases February 16, 2012)
Why isn't this book getting more hype in the blogosphere? Trafficked is supposedly about human trafficking, which is not a subject a lot of YA novels deal with. You'd think that everyone who loves heavy contemporary novels would be tripping over themselves for this one. I know I'm intrigued, and plan on getting a copy once it's out.

6.) Fever by Lauren DeStefano
(Releases February 21, 2012)
Lauren DeStefano's writing is gorgeous. Her world is disturbing, terrifying, and intriguing. I feel like I've been waiting for Fever forever, but based on what I'm hearing, it'll be worth the wait.

5.) Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks (Releases February 28, 2012)
You guys have heard of Anya's Ghost, right? Well, Friends With Boys comes to us from the same publisher, namely First Second, and is also a graphic novel. As soon as I heard these details it went straight onto my wishlist.

4.) When the Sea Is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen (Releases February 28, 2012)
When I first saw this cover, I actually thought of the movie Bridget Jones's Diary, specifically the scene where Bridget tries to make soup but it turns out blue. Although I actually like the cover and find it super creepy, its color scheme reminds me of Bridget's soup. Once I got past that and read the summary, When the Sea is Rising Red immediately went on my to-read list. I'm eager to get my hands on it.

3.) Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (Releases April 24, 2012)
I love Edgar Allan Poe and since we have to wait until FREAKING AUGUST for Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh, I'll need this one to help tide me over. I'm a big fan of this eerie cover. Plus, this book comes out on April 24, and my birthday is on April 1. I think this may have to be a late birthday present for myself.

2.) Endlessly by Kiersten White (Releases July 24, 2012)
I know, I know, I still need to read Supernaturally, and I'm excited to do so. However, I think I can get to it by July, when I will be able to have this amazing purple cover in my life.

1.) Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh (Releases August 28, 2012)
Oh, Simon and Schuster! You originally said this was going to be out in February of 2012 and now it's been pushed back to August! Why? Was it something we said? Something we didn't say? Okay, okay, all joking and theatrics aside, I am pumped to read this one. Nevermore was freaking awesome, and I want to know what happens next! I just hope that some cruel twist of fate doesn't cause Enshadowed to wind up with an even later release date.

This list certainly doesn't cover every 2012 release I'm looking forward to, but it names quite a few of them. What books are you guys psyched for this year? Have you read any of the books listed above? Be sure to let me know in the comments.


  1. Great list.
    I"m getting Cinder today at Meyer's launch partying signing, so excited. Going in red heels too!
    Endlessly and Wing of the Wicked I'm looking forward to reading too.


  2. I'm so excited for The Fault In Our Stars. I absolutely love John Green as an author. Cinder looks like it's going to be a great read too, even though it didn't make my list, but there's just too many good books being released this year! :)

    My top ten.

  3. Fantastic list! I can't wait to crack open my copy of Cinder very soon!

    Happy reading!

  4. Great top ten! I have Cinder & Fever on mine as well! And I also cant wait to read Enshadowed and Endlessly as well!!!

    My Top Ten: http://hopefaithbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-im.html


  5. I am most excited about Cinder and I can't wait to read Enshadowed.



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