top ten most anticipated books for 2013

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 |
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we all get to exercise our OCD tendencies and come up with bookish lists.  If you’d like to play along, check out this post.

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It feels a little bit crazy to put together a list of 2013 must-reads this far in advance.  I admit to looking at publishing catalogs now and again to find upcoming reads, but I don’t do that with any regularity.  What I’m trying to say: this list is incomplete and will probably be obsolete by next week.  But I am looking forward to all of these books.  Cool?

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for 2013

1. Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund – Diana’s retelling of Persuasion, For Darkness Shows the Stars, made me feel ALL THE THINGS. And now she is doing a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel?! Be still my heart.

2. Saved by Cake by Marian Keyes – This memoir is out in the UK, but I’m waiting for its US release to get a copy. A funny take on baking obsession as therapy… I know I’ll see myself in this, and bonus factor: food!

3. Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell – I like what Haskell does with fairy tales and myth, and I can’t wait to see how she twists the traditional this time around.

4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – Neil. Gaiman.  DONE.

5. The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand – I was very impressed by how easily Legrand creeped me out in her middle grade debut The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, and I’m on definitely board for her next story.

6. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger – The author of the Parasol Protectorate steampunk series is moving into YA territory and I just know this first book will delight and entertain.

7. Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2) by Sarah Rees Brennan – After Unspoken unhinged me I couldn’t think of anything else for days.  I am a little afraid to let Ms. Brennan into my head again, but I’m also unbearably excited.

8. The Red Plague Affair (Bannon and Clare #2) by Lilith Saintcrow – I thought Saintcrow’s first in the series, The Iron Wyrm Affair, was FUN through and through.  I am looking forward to the further Sherlockian adventures of her magical/mental duo.

9. More Than This by Patrick Ness – Ness writes emotion that wrings your heart out… and he writes things that are important, asks big questions, and he tells story in such a way… I don’t have words.  This is the title of his next YA project, out in September.  I’m excited.

10. Shadows by Robin McKinley – I have no idea what this book is about, but it’s the latest McKinley.  That is enough – I’m sure to fall in love.

What are the 2013 releases you’re most excited about?

20 comments:

Li @ rulethewaves.net said...

I am so excited for Neil Gaiman's next novel, the cover alone is gorgeous <3 Great list!

Here's the 10 books I'm looking forward to next year =)

Kate said...

Didn't know about new Marion Keyes - will keep an eye out for it.

Aleksandra said...

Amazing top 10! I'm excited the most about Neil Gaiman's book from these, he's so brilliant!

Lori said...

I didn't know Robin McKinley has a new book out next year! I'm adding in on GR right now! Fantastic list!

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Tanya Patrice said...

There are so many books on this list that I want to read like the ones by Neil Gaiman and Patrick Ness.

Kelly TheWellReadRedhead said...

Great list! A lot of those are new to me, so I'll have to do some adding to my TBR list.
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Amber (Books of Amber) said...

I didn't know that Patrick Ness was bringing out another YA novel, but I'm excited!

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Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

Great list, I see a few from my own TBR pile :)

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Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

Wow that's a great list of books!

carol said...

When we saw Neil Gaiman last month, he read a bit from The Ocean at the End of the Lane. It's definitely on my to-read list for next year.

Alexa said...

I didn't know about Across a Star-Swept Sea until this morning, and I am SO GLAD I found out. I completely loved For Darkness Shows the Stars, so I will now read anything by Diana.

Bonnie R said...

Also excited the new Neil Gaiman and Patrick Ness! Two very amazing writers. Great picks!
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Mary @ My Sister's Bookshelf said...

Okay, your list wins. A Marian Keyes memoire involving BAKING? And a new Robin McKinley book. I am so excited for both! I might even pay attention to when they are coming up! Or become British...

Liviania said...

So much #1 and #7! Okay, so I second a lot of these, but definitely those two!

Angela said...

Oooh, I hadn't heard of Saved By Cake until now, but it sounds like something I would really enjoy. Thanks a million for sharing.

Emily @. The Gnoming Librarian said...

Etiquette & Espionage is on my list too! Thanks for sharing your list...I have a few titles to add to mine!

Nicole said...

So excited for E&E!

Shelver506 said...

Oh my goodness! I didn't know McKinley was releasing a new book! And ugh, I can't believe I forgot about Across a Star-Swept Sky.

My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2012/11/top-10-tuesday-my-most-anticipated.html

Nan said...

I read a collection of nonfiction pieces by Marion Keyes nine years ago, and really liked it. Parts of it still pop into my mind occasionally. I look forward to the memoir. I haven't read her fiction. Should I begin?

Alyce said...

I hadn't heard of most of these, but I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for the Patrick Ness book!

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