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1. Bitterblue (Kristin Cashore) – I fell head over heels for Graceling, and I can’t wait to read more about the Seven Kingdoms!
2. Scarlet (A.C. Gaughen) – I’m falling further down the rabbit hole of re-tellings of/twists on classic stories. Interested in seeing where this one takes me.
3. The Hangman’s Daughter (Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne) – I got this for Christmas from my sister-in-law, who said it was awesome.
4. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) – I’ve never loved the Arthurian legends, but maybe all I need is a change in perspective.
5. Anna Dressed in Blood (Kendare Blake) – I’ve been trying to read this for months. Maybe I’ll get to it this year!
6. Warm Bodies (Isaac Marion) – Ditto this one. Anytime now, right?
7. The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón, trans. Lucia Graves) – Another Christmas present, this one from my Broke and the Bookish Secret Santa. I can’t wait to get lost in this story.
8. The Mistress Contract (He and She) – My one non-fiction on this list (surprise, surprise), this one satisfies my inner need to read gender/sexuality-related stories.
9. Dealing with Dragons (Patricia C. Wrede) – I read this series many moons ago (my first brush with the fantasy genre). I need to re-visit it.
10. My Swordhand is Singing (Marcus Sedgwick) – Not totally sure what this is about, and it looks terrifying, but I’m intrigued. This will be my first “branching out” book of the year.
What are you most looking forward to reading this year?
10 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Books I’m Excited to Read in 2012”
The Shadow of The Wind is a fabulous story! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I’ve only read one review of it, and that review (it included some short snippets from the book) convinced me to add it to my TBR list. Normally I have to read about something several times before I consider getting it. But Zafón’s book sounded so good that I couldn’t resist! I’m glad to see another glowing review of it.
K, I’m not a fan of Arthurian legend either and yet I’ve still read several books about King Arthur etc. I never like any of them so why I keep reading them is beyond me. Anywho, the point it, I really enjoyed The Mists of Avalon so there’s a chance you’ll like it too. 😉
I know exactly what you mean, Jenny. You read something and go “meh,” and then pick up another one just like it! I’m like that with dystopian; I always think, “Maybe I’ll like this one…” and then all I want to do is throw it against a wall.
I’m glad to hear that you liked Bradley’s book. Hopefully I will to, although it’s a chunkster, so I probably won’t get to it for awhile.
I loved Warm Bodies and want to read a few others from your list too – like Anna Dressed in Blood!
Glad to hear another good review of Warm Bodies; I’m hoping to get to it before too much longer. Same for Anna Dressed in Blood. So excited to get started!
Hey there, amiga. I’m all in on your deal to keep each other on our own true paths, and I see that you started the year right with your character-focused post.
And here’s a coincidence: I just got an email from a housemate from 20ish years ago who found me via What She Read. He wrote a few paragraphs in praise of The Shadow of the Wind as part of his: “Hi, How’ve you been all these years?” post. I’ll be interested to see if you rate it as favorably as he did!
What’s Scarlet about? Does it hold to the rather macabre trend that seems to be developing for you in 2012?
I enjoyed doing that mini character analysis; I’m hoping to turn “Character Spotlight” into a bit of a meme, even if it’s only for me. Some characters just deserve their own posts! 🙂
Yay for connecting with old friends — especially bookish ones. And another positive review of Shadow of the Wind, awesome.
All I’ve read about Scarlet is what’s posted on Goodreads. A young woman named Scarlet masquerades as Will Scarlet and joins Robin Hood’s band of thieves. She’s running away from a secret past, and joins up with Robin Hood in his fight against the Sheriff of Nottingham. I’m sure there will be a romance (isn’t there always?), but that’s all I know.
Yea, now that you point it out, this list is a bit heavy on the macabre. Wonder what Freud would have to say about that? I think it’s just because I’ve been glutting myself on YA fiction, and it’s getting a bit too sugary for my taste.
I hope you DO get lost in The Shadow of the Wind – what a great book! I might also give The Mists of Avalon a try this year. Scarlet sounds intreguing…
I’ve only heard good things about The Shadow of the Wind, so I’m hoping to get to it soon. Scarlet still a bit of an unknown (all I’ve read is the Goodreads summary), but I’ve got high hopes.
Yes, try The Mists of Avalon! Whether we love or hate it, we’ll have another book to talk about!