Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Books I Will (and Won't) Buy in 2013

I'm not going to post much in the way of reading goals this year. My plan is to stick to my usual 100 books or so and to continue reading what I love (YA fantasy/dystopian/contemporary/historical fiction with the occasional children's/adult/classic thrown in). I'm also making it a goal to not just keep up with the new books and sequels I'm excited about (see my sidebar over there on the left for that list) but to reread books I own and love and also to read books I own that I haven't read yet.

That said, there are a few books this year I'm looking forward to most that I will be buying.

 Last book in Beth Revis's trilogy and I can't wait to see it end! I'm frustrated because the covers changed and so this final one won't match my other two covers, but it'll be worth it to find out how it all ends and to have this complete set on my shelves.
 Cinder was so amazing. I'm dying to read this and this cover will look so pretty next to Cinder!
 Another end to another series and knowing Lauren Oliver I'm sure it will be beautiful and heartbreaking. Can't wait to read it and own it. Except I'm not a fan of this cover (or the covers of the other books).
 Ah, The False Prince was so good! Really excited to see where the story goes next. It's a must-buy since I've lent out The False Prince more times than I can count and I'm sure the sequel will be just as popular.
 I hardly need to say anything about this one, right? If you haven't read the first, you're missing out. It's HILARIOUS.
Tuesdays at the Castle was so charming and sweet! I own all of Jessica Day George's books and this one belongs on my shelf. :D
Some others that don't have covers yet:
Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund (I loved For Darkness Shows the Stars!)
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Mark of Athena's cliffhanger is STILL killing me)
Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson (I've already reread Edenbrooke twice - this sequel is a must-buy for me)
I tend to only buy books I know I will reread and books I know I'll end up lending out to family, friends, and piano students.
There are plenty of other books that I'm really looking forward to getting from the library, though (and if I'm feeling rich, some of these might just end up being bought as well - in other words, it's highly unlikely that I will buy them this year... :D):
 Sequel to Legend, one of the best dystopians of 2012
 Sequel to Under the Never Sky and can't wait to see where the story goes! Really hoping it doesn't introduce one of those awful secondary love interests...
 Sequel to Everneath. HAVE to find out what happens next!
 Incarnate was a little weird, but I'm fascinated by the premise all the same and will for sure be reading this sequel to see what's next.
 Kiersten White's new series! Will be great, I'm sure.
 Sequel to Partials which was an awesome sci-fi thriller.
 Brandon Mull's third book in his Beyonders series. I wish these were to-buy, but I haven't loved them as much as his Fablehaven books. Still for sure on my to-read.
Sequel to Shadow and Bone which was such an imaginative and creative fantasy. This one's pretty close to getting flipped over to the to-buy list!
And one more without a cover:
The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
Last book in her Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, and the first two books were amazing. Can't wait for the end and may just buy all three this year. We'll see.
What's on your to-buy list?


Dianna said...

Great list! I don't have any books on my to-buy list yet, but I want to read some of the ones on your list!

Teri Harman said...

Great list! I have a lot of those on mine as well. Gonna be a good year.