I don’t often participate in the Broke and the Bookish’s Top 10 Tuesday, but I am this week because it’s a topic I can’t resist: the top 10 books I’m most looking forward to in 2013.
Without further ado, here we go (in chronological order, kind of):
1. Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Schmidt
(January 15, 2013)
This book is probably my most anticipated read of 2013. I’m not sure what about it speaks to me so loudly, but something does. This one looks to be dark and complex and layered, and I can’t wait.
2. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
(January 15, 2013)
I feel as though I’ve been waiting for this one forever. Appelhans’s dystopian debut looks to be genre-bending, exciting, and a little unconventional. I can’t wait for this one.
3. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
(February 13, 2013)
Ruta Sepetys? 1950s New Orleans? All I need to know. CANNOT WAIT.
4. Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister
(February 21, 2013)
The ghost of Dorothy Parker hitches a ride on an unsuspecting young woman. Hijinks ensue. Considering that Dorothy Parker is pretty much my favorite writer ever, how could I not read this one?
5. Requiem by Lauren Oliver
(March 5, 2013)
Despite the fact that I think the series got off to a rocky start and I still maintain that the ending of the second book was totally manipulative, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to being super excited for this one.
6. 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
(March 21, 2013)
I think Nova Ren Suma is one of the most interesting women writing for YA these days, and I can’t wait to see how she follows up what she’s already done. This one looks dark and compelling.
7. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
(May 7, 2013)
Is there a single YA blogger who isn’t looking forward to this one? I feel like we’ve been waiting for the last companion novel in the Anna series forever. I cannot wait for this romantic story. CANNOT WAIT.
8. Goldfish by Kody Keplinger
I think Keplinger’s writing gets stronger with every one of her offerings, and this one looks to be just as interesting as her last one (which was my favorite of her books). Keplinger imbues her characters with authentic characteristics and doesn’t shy away from dark issues, so this will be an emotional read.
9. All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Can we all just agree that Courtney Summers is doing some of the most interesting, edgy, and consistently quality work out there right now? Can we all just agree that I will literally read anything she ever publishes, whether it fits into my preferred genres or not?
10. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
I love Matthew Quick, and this one looks to be dark, dark, dark.