Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Books I’m Excited To Read In 2012

Posted January 3, 2012 by Renae // 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week features a different “top 10” topic, which you make a list for. This week’s subjects is the 10 Books I’m Excited To Read in 2012. (My List isn’t in any order.)


Fever (Chemical Garden #2) — Lauren DeStefano will probably always be special to me. Wither was the first recent YA book I ever read, and it was the book that pushed my onto the dystopian bandwagon. I’m really looking forward to Fever, which releases this February
Everneath (Everneath #1) — On my own, I probably never would have picked this. Supernatural/magicky YA has no appeal to me. But I’m trying to read more YA this year, and Everneath comes highly recommended by practically everyone. Let’s hope Ms. Ashton doesn’t disappoint!
Feed (Newsflesh #1) — Stepping out of my usual realm of reading again, I’m pretty excited to read this. A friend named it her #1 read of 2011 and gave it 5 stars, which she’s only ever done twice. Zombies are probably the last thing on my to-read list, but again, I’m going where the hype goes


Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1) — With the second book in this series coming out soon, I’m excited to read Across the Universe before the big release (or maybe a bit after, depending on time). The way I see it, anything with a cover like that must be good, right?
The Way We Fall — Continuing with my pre-admitted inclination to read any and all dystopian fiction, I’m extremely excited for Megan Crewe’s novel, The Way We Fall. The concept looks fantastic, and even though it hasn’t received as much hype in the blogging world, I still think it’ll be good.
Slide — Jill Hathaway’s Slide is probably one of my most anticipated 2012 releases, just because the concept is so fantastic. Its release date is in March, and I’m super excited for it. Super excited.
A Dance with Dragons (Song of Ice and Fire #5) — With the popularity of the HBO series, I quickly devoured the first four books in this series, somehow got my dad involved (or maybe he got me involved, not sure), and then waited a few months for the release of this book. My dad read this the week it came out, and I…got busy. But I’m definitely looking forward to reading it.
Divergent (Divergent #1) — Continuing the list of books released in 2011 that I didn’t get to. Almost unanimously named as Book of the Year, I definitely want to see what the hype’s about. Plus, it’s dystopian, which I’m automatically interested in.
The Story of Us — First off, if you haven’t read Deb Caletti’s Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, do so now. You’ll laugh ridiculously hard, and then suddenly you’ll be stuck in the middle of an heartbreaking scene. Do it. Having said that, I’m eager to read anything else by this author. This one comes out in April of this year, and I’ll definitely be buying it.
Delirium (Delirium #1) — Last on the list, not least. Truth: I used to think YA fiction was dumb and all about vampires/werewolves/gossip girl-type drama. Therefore, I stayed away. Recently, I saw a quote from Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, and decided that anyone who wrote like that had to be worth reading. So this book is on my excited-for list.

What books are you excited to read in 2012? Any that you’re staying a mile away from? Why?

Renae has written book reviews and other miscellany for Respiring Thoughts since 2012. She loves dogs, Mexican food, mountains, Shakespeare, and procrastinating. She's currently working on an undergrad degree in English/Spanish lit in the Midwest. Connect with Renae on Twitter, Goodreads, and Tumblr.