Tuesday 27 November 2012

Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2013

I'm not big on the book news; I tend to be pretty clueless about what's coming out and when, but there are some books I can't wait to get my hands on in 2013...

1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 2 (currently untitled) by Ransom Riggs. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children almost became one of my favourite books... until it ended on a massive cliffhanger that drove me nuts. So needless to say I've been waiting for the sequel for awhile.

2. Just One Day by Gayle Forman. I looooved If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman, so I've been eagerly anticipating her next book.

3. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris. OK, I haven't been excited about the Sookie Stackhouse books for awhile. But I'm excited for this one because it will finally bring the series to an end, and answer the question once and for all - will Sookie end up with Eric? She better.

4. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. I love, love, loved Anna and the French Kiss and really enjoyed Lola and the Boy Next Door, so I predict good things for the final book in Perkins' trilogy.

5. The Hybrid Chronicles 2 (currently untitled) by Kat Zhang. I really enjoyed Zhang's debut novel, What's Left of Me, when I read it recently, and I can't wait for the sequel.

6. The Boss by Abigail Barnette. Not content with pointing out how terrible 50 Shades of Grey is in her hilarious, brilliant recaps, Jennifer Armintrout (under the name Abigail Barnette) has decided to publish a feminist romance as the antithesis to the abusive dynamics found in the popular tome. Best of all? She's publishing it for free on her website, in serial form. It sounds awesome.

7. Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff. The plot sounds really intriguing - a young girl is haunted by her best friend, who pushes her to investigate her death and the other mysterious murders in their town. Plus the cover is super pretty, and I'm superficial like that.

8. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak. The Book Thief is one of my favourite books, and this will be Zusak's follow up. It's been a long time coming, and I anticipate amazingness.

9. Prodigy by Marie Lu. The first book in this series, Legend, was pretty decent, and I've heard the sequel is even better.

10. When We Wake by Karen Healey. About a girl who gets cryogenically frozen and reanimated 100 years later, this is one dystopian/sci-fi that sounds unique and has a lot of potential.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


  1. Ooh, good choices! So excited for new Markus Zusak and Gayle Forman :)

  2. Great list Belle :) I'm excited for Isla too, let's go back to Paris!

  3. 'Just One Day' looks so good! My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/top-ten-most-anticipated-books-for-2013/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  4. There are so many books on this list that I want to read like Prodigy and When We Wake. Hope you enjoy them all when you get to them :-)

  5. Ooooh I'll definitely have to check out Bridge of Clay, and yes yes yes yes yes, I am SO excited for Isla and the Happily Ever After! <33
    Here’s my TTT

  6. Just One Day, and Isla are on my list as well! And I'm SO excited... And don't worry.... I'm usually pretty behind on book news as well!

    My TTT

  7. Why do I keep forgetting about all these sequels?!? I'm excited for The Hybrid Chronicles #2 as well, because I just NEED to find out what happens next to these characters.

  8. OH!!! I didn't know the new Ransom Riggs book was 2013! Hooray!


  9. I read Miss Peregrine and honestly, it made me SO MAD. I'm really getting sick of authors that purposely make sloppy cliff hangers just to sell another book. Gah. -_-