Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s them is:

Top 10 Books on my Winter Reading List

1. Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane – This fourth book in Stacia Kane’s incredible Downside series is probably my most anticipated book of 2012. I love this dark and gritty urban fantasy series and cannot wait to find out what new situations Chess and Terrible find themselves in.

 
Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts, #4)

 

 

 

2. Incarnate by Jodi MeadowsFrom the stunning cover to the exciting summary, Incarnate has been at the top of my wishlist since first hearing about it. Reincarnation, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, this book seems to have it all and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

 
 Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)

 

 

 

 

 

3. Article 5 by Kristen SimmonsI am dying to read this one!! Article 5 seems to be somewhere between post apocalyptic and dystopian but also a little something more. It sounds like a fascinating YA thriller about a crumbling society struggling for survival. This one has also been at the top of my wishlist since I saw it in Tor’s winter catalog!!

Article 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess RothenbergThere

are simply not enough books about death and beyond. I don’t know why, but I find the various imaginings of the afterlife to be absolutely fascinating. I am eagerly anticipating this! Plus Lauren Oliver blurbed that “You will absolutely love this book,” I believe her!

 

 

 

The Catastrophic History of You and Me

 

 

 

5. Life Is But a Dream by Brian James – This is a little outside of what I

normally read, a contemporary that focuses on characters suffering from mental illness. It sounds incredibly compelling with an unusual premise. I’m thinking it will probably be intense and emotional and have me bawling like a baby by the end, but those are the ones I love so…

 

 

 

Life Is But a Dream

 

 

 

6. Under the Never Sky by Veronica RossiThis sounds like an incredible futuristic dystopian with some unusual twists. There’s already so much buzz and anticipation surrounding this that I’m feeling rather anxious about reading it. Harper Collins regularly publishes some of the most awesome YA reads so I’m sure this one will be amazing!

Under the Never Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Above World by Jenn Reese – I am ever on a search for an amazing mermaid book. I haven’t found any to “wow” me yet, but I’m hoping that Above World will be the one to blow me away! Since I’ll likely be spending my winter longing for the time when the weather is nice enough to visit the beach, I can at least read a book with a watery setting.  I love the water and am fascinated with mermaid myth and legend. Above World sounds like it takes that legend and adds some fantasy, adventure, and some sci-fi elements too! I can’t wait to read it!

 
Above World 

 

 

 

 

8.The Other Life by Susanne WinnackerI spent much of 2011 exploring my love for all things dystopian and post-apocalyptic, so of course I want to continue that into 2012. The Other Life sounds like its going to be a thrilling post apocalyptic adventure with possibly some zombie like creatures included!

The Other Life

 

 

 

 

 

9. Stolen Away by Alyxandra HarveyWhat better way to relax on a chilly winter evening than to curl up with a romantic adventure in the world of Faery!!!

Stolen Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Never Eighteen by Megan BosticFor some reason I am drawn to those books that I know will leave me a weeping, sobbing mess. This is exactly that kind of book, a YA Contemporary about death, fate, and saying goodbye. I can’t wait to read it, tears and all.

Never Eighteen

 

 

 

 

 

These are the top 10 books that I plan to read this winter, I’m sure I will find many more that I will be adding to my ever-growing to-read or to-buy list! Which books are on your winter reading list? Leave a comment so I can go check out your Top Ten list too or let me know which books you’re looking forward to reading!

 




7 comments:

We Fancy Books said...

Totally love your list!

Here's my Top Ten List
Jay @ We Fancy Books

Rachel said...

Lots of good books that I did not put on my list but I am looking forward to as well.

My Top Ten if you'd like to take a look: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/11/top-ten-books-on-my-tbr-list-for-winter.html

Daisy said...

These could pretty much all have been on my list as well! 10 is just not enough! ;)
Hope you have a great reading-winter!
-Daisy @ the Broke and the Bookish

Karis Jacobstein said...

Plan to sob a lot when you read Never Eighteen. Megan Bostic packs a lot of emotion into such a short book. I loved it. I will be posting my review in December. You have a great list here! A lot of these books are on my 2012 list!

My Top Ten

Alexa said...

Everything on your list has got a fantastic cover. Makes me want to read them all!

Red Tash said...

Excellent list! Gave me some great ideas for book cover art. :) I think I'll include you tonight on my #WW Eve round-up.

My TBR Queue is honestly 50 books deep, and I can't post it for political reasons, otherwise I would.

Great blog--happy to meet you! I'll be back.

mike draper said...

Nice book list. There are so many books to read and when we are reviewers, so many books we are asked to review, sometimes we just don't get to certain books.
It's nice to see the reviews so I know what's out there.
Mike

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