My taste in books, similarly to my taste in music is fairly eclectic. And like my taste in music, I like a lot of classics, although I think I am more up on my new music than I am new books. With school/work, I don’t really have time to keep tabs on all of the new books and things coming out. In fact, I feel like I have so many older books or books that have already come out to read that I really don’t anticipate many books in advance just because I often already have a giant to be read list without added pressures of new books.
Despite that, I don’t like under a rock and I am looking forward to a few books slated to be out in 2013, although I have so many others, heaven only knows when I will get to them.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday with the Broke and the Bookish is the top books I’m most pining for to be released in 2013. I will do my best to come up with ten books that meet said criteria.
- And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Another book by the author of the Kite Runner again framed around family ties, but with a multigenerational approach. Patrick saw a news article saying this was coming out and I got pretty excited. I still have to read his other book, but nonetheless, it goes on the list.
- Ilsa and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. I still have yet to read Anna and the French Kiss, but it has been so hyped by so many other book bloggers, I expect it will be awesome when I get around to it and thus, so will this new release.
- The third book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Again, I still need to read the first two, but following all of the rave reviews, I anticpate enjoying the first two and thus the third is simply the obvious progression.
- The Program by Suzanne Young. Yet another young adult sort of book, I spied this on Goodreads and it looked intriguing. About a society in which suicide is rampant and the treatment program sounds to be brainwashing and a young girl bound to avoid being a part of said program, it sounds to be a bit of adventure, a bit of drama and suspense all in one.
- The Year of Luminous Love by Lurlene McDaniel. Honestly, the story sounds a little hokey to me, but I loved Lurlene McDaniel as a kid and have enjoyed rereading a few of her books recently, so I figure I might as well give one of her new ones a try.
- Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt. This one looks kind of funny. A story of a girl who after her boyfriend cheats on her, decides to swear off all things modern and go back to living like her grandmother would have in the 1960s.
- Dualed by Elsie Chapman. This sounds more like something Patrick would read than me, yet I am intrigued. This one is basically the premise that people all have a genetic alternate (a twin) raised by another family and one of the twins needs to prove themselves by their 20th birthday. Sounds intense, but interesting.
- Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella. This is all about one of those “if we don’t get married by 30, then we can marry eachother” sorts of pacts. It looks cute.
- Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson. I love a good story set in the past, especially with so many these days in a dystopian future. This book follows Hattie, a young woman looking to become a journalist in the big city and looks like it might feed some of that looking back at the past need I have.
- The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. This looks to be just as intense and pushing some significant social/ethical issues as most of her other books. This one is about a beloved old man who asks someone to kill him because he was a Nazi SS Guard.
That was a really tough list for me. I ended up discovering some cool books coming out in the next year (thank you Google and Goodreads).
What are some of the books you are looking forward to in 2013?