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I have so many books to read next year, mostly ones that are yet to come out. However, I've also been remiss in reading a whole bunch of books that have been out for ages, and these are a few of those books.
(OH! I'm also doing a New Year's Giveaway! You can win one 2013 book and one 2012 book, to celebrate moving away from the old and onto the new! Check it out.)
1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
I seriously, seriously cannot believe I haven't read this. This is probably the book that is most recommended to me by various bookish people. Well, all you Divergent pushers, I now OWN it, which means IT WILL BE READ. And I so look forward to it. I've heard marvelous things about this Four fellow.
2. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Oh, I want to read this so, so badly. I don't own it yet, but I intend to buy it as soon as I can. That's another one that gets recommended to me left, right, and center.
3. Graceling by Kristen Cashore
I should just copy and paste all of the above and put it here. Graceling, though semi-recent, is clearly a fantasy classic already. And since I love fantasy, I know I'll love this. Plus I OWN IT now, along with a copy of Fire, so nothing's stopping me.
4. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Once upon a time, when I was young and stupid, I thought I wouldn't really like to read a book about faeries. I don't know why I thought this, since I was obsessed with fairies as a kid and thought a whole fairy kingdom lived under my bed, but since those were the pretty pixie kind and the Wicked Lovely faeries were dark and frightening, I passed this book up. I regret this. I now have my greedy hands on a copy, and 2013 will be the year I finally read it.
5. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
I can practically hear you all screaming at me for not having read this already. "YOU CALL YOURSELF A BOOK BLOGGER WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOUR LIFE I QUESTION EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOUR CHOICES WOMAN." I accept your criticism. I gobbled up all of The Mortal Instruments series over the course of a week this summer (again, I was late to the party, I apologize). I can't wait to find time to start The Infernal Devices and get my heart broken about a million more times.
6. Matched by Ally Condie
Ditto literally every single book above. I heard about it, didn't have time to get to it, the whole series passed me by, everybody I know said, "Um, WTF, you'll love these, you idiot," and now I know I must read them.
7. The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
I loooooove Sarah Rees Brennan. Unspoken was easily among my top ten favorite reads of the year, I semi-stalk her on Twitter, and I just think she's the funniest ever. But I haven't read her previous series yet. I have a feeling I'll love it just as much as Unspoken
8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
This book looks like such a delight. I just know I'll love it, and can't wait to read it.
9. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Will this be the year? The year that I do it? The year that I climb the Mt. Everest of literary classics and officially get my Well Read Pretentious Snot badge? I so want to be an official WRPS, you guys.
10. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
The story of why I have never read this is actually tragic. I was on vacation on a boat with a copy of this book, and I was about twenty pages in when... I DROPPED MY BOOK INTO THE OCEAN. Yes, that happened. It was utterly heart wrenching watching my copy sink down to its watery grave (in Davy Jones' library). Somehow, I never got to buy another copy of this book, but in 2013 I resolve to do so.
What about you? What books do you resolve to read in the New Year? Leave links to your own TTT so I can come visit you, please!