Tuesday 1 January 2013

Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fantastic evening and 2013 is off to a good start for you all. I personally have big plans and high hopes for this year. Including (but not limited to) reading these books...


  1. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. This book received so much buzz in the blogosphere that I knew I just had to read it. I managed to get my hands on it when it came out, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Here's hoping I get to it soon.
  2. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. This one received even more buzz and I pre-ordered it despite never having read John Green before. I figured it would be as amazing as everyone was making it out to be. But I've been too scared of being totally depressed to actually read it yet.
  3. Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan. It sounds amazing and is another that has gotten brilliant reviews. I can't wait to read it!
  4. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. An Aussie gem (or so I've heard) that I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read yet.
  5. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte. Anne is the only Bronte I have yet to read, and I plan to remedy that.
  6. Divergent by Veronica Roth. Of the many dystopians to hit the scene post-Hunger Games, Divergent was one of the few to get resounding praise. I finally picked it up at a book sale after Christmas so I can read it soon.
  7. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. The first in a series that came to my attention when I found out it was one of Melina Marchetta's faves – so it must be good!
  8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. This has been on my bookshelf for years and for some reason I've never read it. I think it's probably about time I did.
  9. Night Beach by Kirsty Eager. Eager is another Aussie author that I've heard great things about, and I've been meaning to read one of her books for awhile.
  10. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. When I was at uni I was obsessed with Dickens and read a bunch of his books, but I haven't read much of his lately. I plan to rekindle my love this year, and NN looks like a good place to start.
What books do you want to tick off your to-read list this year?

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish


  1. SO with you on 2, 6, and 7! Those are on mine too.

    1. Kinda glad I'm not the only person who hasn't read them yet! ;)

  2. Oh I can't wait to see what you think of Divergent! I'm rereading it right now. I really loved it the first time, but right now I'm seeing some cracks in its facade. :(

    Happy new year, Belle!

    1. Happy new year!
      That's interesting that you don't like it as much the second time round. I'm looking forward to reading it after all the hype.

  3. Oooo Anne is my favorite Bronte! I hope you enjoy Tenant, it was amazing.

    Good luck!

  4. Good choices! I would say in relation to The Thief, don't be surprised if you don't feel instalove for it. Do keep reading to the second and third book which are amazing reads.

  5. DIIIIVERRRRGENT. I LOVE this book. I was very hesitant going int because it's SO hyped, but... I loved it like CRAZY. And Hitchhikers! I... Douglas Adams. I can't even. I'm a fangirl ;D

    I need to read TFiOS, also! Someone stuck a HUGE spoiler in their review a few months ago and I was a bit burned, so I didn't read it, but... my MUM just read it. And she was telling me about it at a cafe last night and started tearing up and crying in public... but... She loved it. I'm excited to read it ;D

    1. I'm so glad to hear you liked Divergent even after all the hype. It makes me more excited to read it :)
      I freaking hate it when people put spoilers in their reviews with no warning. The crying - that's what has made me afraid to read it!