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Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2012

Today is day five of Top 10 of 2011.

Top 10: A Week of Looking Back….
                                ………and Looking Forward.

If you haven’t yet signed up, there’s still time to participate, even though today is the final day of topics. Just click on the banner above to read the details in the original post and sign up with the Linky.

I was so excited to be invited by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic and Lisa from A Life Bound By Books to co-host this event along with my very best blogger friends Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books.

As fun as this event has been, it’s been so unbelievably difficult coming up with so many top tens. And while in some ways I’m sad to see it end, I’m so happy that I don’t have to cut those lists down to ten anymore. Not that I was too successful in the first place….

I’m much happier with all things Top 100! And yep, today’s post was impossible. I just couldn’t do it, so I totally cheated. Again.

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Today’s topic is “Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2012.” And sorry but, there’s no way that I can possibly narrow this to ten. I mean, I have over one hundred books I’m dying to read, so there’s no way that I could list only ten and leave out the rest.

So, while I was originally going to do a bunch of Top 10s: “Top 10 Debut Books I’m Looking Forward to…” and “Top 10 New Series I’m Looking Forward to…” and “Top 10 Non-Debuts I’m Looking Forward to…” and “Top 10 Vampire Books…” – yeah, you get the picture – it would have been just be too insane.

So, I decided to do a Best of/Rest of post. As in the Top 10 Books I’m Dying to Read in 2012  and then all the Rest of the Books I’m Dying to Read in 2012….

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Because many of the books in 2012 don’t yet have covers, I decided just to do a collage of a few of the covers that do exist for my top ten.

1.

Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey

2.

Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent

3.

Embers and Echoes by Karsten Knight

4.

Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent

5.

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

6.

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

7.

Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

8.

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

9.

Shatter Me #2 by Tahereh Mafi

10.

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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As I’ve already read A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford, Never to Sleep by Rachel Vincent and Everneath by Brodi Ashton I couldn’t list them in the top ten, though I am definitely looking forward to them.

And because I’m currently reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer, I can’t list it among the “Rest of” list, below.

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The Rest of the Books I’m Dying to Read in 2012*

A

Above by Leah Bobet

All the Kingdoms of the World by Gabrielle Zevin

Angel Fire by L.A.Weatherly

Arise by Tara Hudson

Ascend by Amanda Hocking

As Dead As It Gets by Katie Alender

B

Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris

A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton

Balthazar by Claudia GrayBlack Dawn by Rachel Caine

Black Heart by Holly Black

The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton

Blood Moon by Alyxandra Harvey

Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

Blue Blood’s 2nd Cycle by Melissa de la Cruz

Body and Soul by Stacey Kade

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

C

The Calling by Kelley Armstrong

Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

Caster Chronicles #4 by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

Charmfall by Chloe Neill

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Priincess by Cassandra Clare

Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

D

Dark Days by C.A. Kunz

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

Dark Water by Tricia Rayburn

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

Deadly Little Lessons by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Dead to You by Lisa McMann

Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Destined by Aprilynne Pike

Destiny and Deception by Shannon Delany

Destiny’s Fire by Tricia Wolfe

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

E

Endlessly by Kiersten White

Endure by Carrie Jones

The Enemy Within by Angeline Kace

Envy by Elizabeth Miles

Eve of Destruction by Patrick Carman

Exile by Rebecca Lim

F

Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr

Fated by Alyson Noel

Fever by Lauren DeStefano

First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

Forgiven by Jana Oliver

Fracture by Megan Miranda

Fugitives by Alexander Gordon Smith

G

Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz

H

Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto

Hidden by P.C. and Kristin Cast

I

Immortal City by Scott Speer

Immortal Hearts by Ellen Schreiber

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Inevitable by Lani Woodland

Infamous: The Chronicles of Nick by Sherilynn Kenyon

In Honor by Jessi Kirby

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Intertwined #4 by Gena Showalter

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

K

Katana by Cole Gibson

L

The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

Last Rite by Lisa Desrochers

The Lies that Bind by Lisa and Laura Roecker

Loss by Jackie Morse Kessler

M

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore

Middle Ground by Katie Kacvinsky

A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Mirage by Kristi Cook

N

New Girl by Paige Harbison

O

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Once by Anna Carey

Outpost by Ann Aguirre

P

Perception by Kim Harrington

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

R

Rapture by Lauren Kate

Return to Eden by G.P. Ching

S

The Savage Grace by Bree Despain

Scorched Skies by Samantha Young

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Serpent’s Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz

Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready

Slide by Jill Hathaway

Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday

Something Deadly and Strange by Susan Dennard

Soul Bound by Mari Mancusi

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shulz

The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell

Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Surrender by Elana Johnson

Switched by Amanda Hocking

T

Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter

Taken by Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Tempest by Julie Cross

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Thumped by Megan McCafferty

Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Torn by Amanda Hocking

Toxic by Jus Accardo

Truth by Julia Karr

U

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Underworld by Meg Cabot

Until I Die by Amy Plum

V

Velveteen by Daniel Marks

W

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

A Want so Wicked by Suzanne Young

The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

Wolf Pact by Melissa de la Cruz

The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney


* I should caveat this to say that these are the rest of the books I can think about right now. I’m sure there are a few others I’ve forgotten or accidentally deleted while sorting and a few new discoveries I’ll make along the way.

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Stats

As I’ve listed quite a few books above, and it has taken me a lot longer to create this post than anticipated, I’ll keep the stats to a minimum. Especially since I don’t really keep track of stats and because I haven’t updated the few that I do keep.

Books Read AND Reviewed in 2011 – 109

Debut Books Read AND Reviewed in 2011 – 34

Books Read in 2011 (not including re-reads) – 123

Books Read in 2011 (including re-reads) – 144

Reviews I’m Behind On in 2011 (for books I’ve read)  – 8

Books I’m Behind On That I Should have Read AND Reviewed in 2011 – 42

Total Posts Written on Fiktshun.com in 2011 – 544

Total Posts Written on Fiktshun’s Ramblings in 2011 – 157

Total Posts Written on My Reading Pile in 2011 – 84

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This event runs through today – yep, no new topics! But if you haven’t posted your lists yet or would like to join in for at least one of the daily topics this week, check out the original post or the update post for more details.

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