Happy 2013, everyone! I hope you have a wonderful year full of marvelous reading! As happens every year, I am not quite able to squeeze in all the reading I want to, so I’ve compiled my list of the Top Ten Books I was never able to get to, but I’m going to try my darnedest to read in 2013. Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting Top Ten Tuesday!
Here’s my list, in no particular order:
1. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor. It’s unbelievable that I haven’t read this yet! I will not let it get away this time…
2. The Diviners by Libba Bray. I’ve read so many rave reviews and seen this book on so many top ten lists, and I’m so excited to find the time to see if everything I’ve read is true!
3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I don’t think this book is for everyone, because some readers that I really trust say they didn’t like it at all, but I still want to see what all the fuss is about.
4. The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling. Here’s another book that’s had its share of mixed reviews, but I love J. K. and I’m curious to see her in a different light.
5. Talullah Rising by Glen Duncan. I rated the first book of this series, The Last Werewolf, in my top ten for 2011, and so I was really looking forward to the next story.
6. Origin by Jessica Khoury. I was really looking forward to this book months before its release, but by the time it came out, I was buried under my TBR pile…
7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Maggie has written two of my all-time faves (Lament and Ballad) and I certainly don’t want to pass this one by.
8. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. I saw this pop up on some top ten lists, and I’m disappointed that I didn’t have the chance to put it on my list this year.
9. Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen. Not to be confused with the other Scarlet that comes out this year, I saw this book on at least four or five top ten lists, and now I’m resolved to read it this year!
10. Team Human by Justine Larbalestier. This humorous vampire spoof never made it to the top of my pile, but I plan to remedy that!
How about you? What books are you resolving to read this year?