Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 10 Books of 2012 That I Am Looking Forward to Reading

I have absolutely loved participating this week even though it has been difficult at times.  I have been the "oddball," but in a good way.  I know I tend to look at things differently, but there have been some awesome posts from others as well.  I even picked up a book today from someone's list--Jinx by Meg Cabot. I would never have known about that book!

Thank you to the hosts:
http://twochicksonbooks1.blogspot.com
http://alifeboundbybooks.blogspot.com/
http://www.fiktshun.com/fiktshun/
http://www.totalbookaholic.com/

I am going to break the rules from the outset.  I am participating in a Just For Fun Challenge:


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So I thought I would go ahead and choose 12 books (I might have chosen 13) so I can read once each month.  These are all hard copy books that have been sitting on my bookcase, and I definitely want to read them.  So these are the top books I am looking forward to reading in the New Year.  Not in any particular order (except the first one).  



The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I have gone back and forth with this book for quite some time.  Do I read it or don't I?  I won this book a few months ago, so I decided it was time to read it.  And when I realized that the movie is coming out in February, I decided I had to read it.  So it is first on my list!




I don't know much about this book, but it's historical fiction and Egypt.  And I love the cover.  So there you go.  I don't think I've ever read a book that takes place in Egypt.  Ought to be good!


I picked this book totally at random, and now I see that it is based on a true story and it has been translated. I am truly intrigued now!


I remember winning this book last year.  I am always up for a good Christian women's self-help book.  It had really good reviews, so hopefully it will live up to it!


I bought this at our library last year for two reasons.  It is written by the same person who wrote the Guinivere trilogy (which I have yet to read, but it looks good), and I know the story of Tristan and Isolde since I am a student of opera.  I studied Wagner, so I kind of know the story.  So this ought to be good!



I can heard the collective sigh now.  "You mean you've never read this book before?"  Nope.  I only heard of it when the movie came out, and since it didn't look very good, I decided to not read the book.  To avoid it like the plague.  I won the book last year.  Time to read it and just see if it is my kind of book.


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

I commented on a number of people's posts this week saying that I just had to read this book.  I won it last year, and the time has come to see if it lives up to all the hype!

The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore
Don't know anything about it.  I won it last year.  It came highly recommended.  And I like the cover.  And I picked it by random.  Let's see how it goes!


I read about this book on a couple blogs last year.  I bought it in the thrift store.  I hadn't realized it was an Oprah book club pick, but I won't hold that against the book!  (Not a big-time Oprah fan, but I have to say her book club picks are generally good.)  I know very little about it, and I will keep it like that.  Until I read it.


When I was younger, I read a lot of Grace Livingston Hill's books, so I happened to buy a stack of them at a  church yard sale this summer, and this is one of them.  It ought to be exactly what is expected from one of her books.


I won this book, and the blogger has a nice note on it saying I will really enjoy it.  So let's hope so!


I nearly shrank away from this book when I saw the picture and read the title, but then I figured I would give it a try.  Another of my winnings.  It is a dark book, but I hope it will be good.  And perhaps something different.

And finally:



I remember winning this book.  I was quite intrigued with the premise behind the book and the picture.  I will see if it lives up to my expectations!

There you have it--13 books.  I know it's too many, but this time, I believe rules are made for breaking.

I am sure many people will be putting books on their lists that cover various books coming out this year.  I have to admit that I know of some sequels that I may get to read, but I am not certain.  I often don't know what I am reading from one month to the next.  I am generally reading books for review, and I am often reading 3-4 books at once. I am pleased with my progress this year.  2012 should prove to be a very promising year.  I now have a kindle, so we'll see if I get more e-books this year.  

Till next year (because I'm sure this will be a yearly tradition now), au revoir!


11 comments:

  1. Oh I hope you'll enjoy the books you've picked out! The Hunger Games is a must read, even if you won't like it. : )

    My Picks

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  2. I hope you enjoy the Hunger Games and Anna and the French Kiss. I loved Hunger Games. Anna wasn't too much my thing but I loved the next book by that author, Lola and the Boy Next Door a lot!
    Top 14 Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2012

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  3. (Didn't know if you subscribed to your comment, but in case you haven't: Thanks for leaving a comment in return and I hope we'll meet again in 2012! This was a great week and I loved reading about the books you picked!!)

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  4. I hope you love Sisterhood, Anna, and Hunger Games! All three are excellent. :D Great list!

    I'm a new follower. :)
    Andie
    My Top Ten Most Anticipated Books

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  5. Your book list for next year looks great. Some I've read, some I want to read. I can't wait to see what you think of each. "The Hunger Games" got my reluctant reader husband to finish three books in three days!

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  6. So many books to look forward this 2012! You picked some of the best definitely ;) yay~ Great list!

    Here' s my Top 10 Books for 2012

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

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    1. Thanks! And the cool thing is that I have finished one of the books already and I am in the middle of reading another one. By the way, if I have never told you, I love your blog! I recently signed up for e-mail notifications, and it is awesome!

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  9. i loved the sisterhood, i got to share it with my daughter!

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    1. I have heard good things about it. I will be glad when I can get to it!

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