Top Ten Tuesday #3: Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013

Posted January 1, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 16 Comments

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Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013

Having not read too much before 2012, there are still TONS of books for me to catch up on. These are really in no particular order, and there’s SO MANY MORE, ugh.

1. Daimon/Half-Blood/Pure/Deity/Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Ahhh, I can’t wait to finally read this series. I love, love, LOVE Jennifer’s Lux series, and I have the Covenant series ready and waiting at home. Signed copies of Half-Blood, Pure, and Elixir – from the giveaway I won. I’m still speechless about it, but yeah, I can’t wait to read them all.

2. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Stunning cover and interesting premise. I feel so bad for not having gotten around to this one yet. I hope I’ll love it so much I’ll move on to the sequel right away.

3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I’ve been so on the fence about reading this one but I decided I totally need to check it out. At first look it didn’t seem too interesting, but I’ve seen so many glowing reviews, and Cinderella, Sailor Moon-esque stories? That’s gotta be something for me.

4. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Everyone seems to be completely in love with this series. I dunno, I’m still skeptical about the whole faeries thing… I haven’t read any stories about faeries before so I have no idea if it’s anything for me. But the amazing positive reviews I keep seeing come by about this series make me curious enough to check it out.

5. Blackbringer by Laini Taylor

Look! Another faerie book! Hahaha, I fell in love with Laini’s writing style last year when I discovered Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so I’m resolved to read all of her books really. I’ll start with this one. I’m so excited!

6. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

SO intriguing. The concept is awesome. The cover is amazingly beautiful. The reviews I’ve seen are pretty good. I don’t know, it’s just a solid pick.

7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I know, it’s like a disgrace that I haven’t read this yet. Everyone goes on and on about it like it’s a book that really stays with you. I was just distracted by so many other reads last year. But this is definitely high on my list.

8. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Every once in a while I have to shake it up with a bit more mature books than the typical YA genre, and I tend to do that with fantasy. So searching for good fantasy series, this name just kept popping up. So I’m really, really anxious to check this out. Apparently the last installment is coming out this year? A nice piece of news πŸ™‚

9. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

I knowwww, I’ve never read the His Dark Materials series. I am very ashamed. But it’s high on my list. From everything I’ve heard from other people it’s really a series I probably will love.

10. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

I read The Lord of the Rings last year for the first time, but I didn’t manage to get around to The Hobbit, despite my goal of finishing it before the film came out. Oops. Oh well, I will read it in 2013 and then I can finally cross that all off my list.

Honorable mentions:

There’s so many, agh, so these really should be on the list as well and are also high on the to-read pile.
  • Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  • EVERYTHING by John Green
  • Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

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16 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #3: Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013

    • Hahah, I knowww both of those I’m extremely looking forward to… I might read Cinder next. I’m not sure yet though. And yes! I feel so guilty not having read the Hobbit yet, but I’m seeing the movie today… maybe that’ll inspire me to read it. Who knows!

    • Hahaha, glad you agree! I feel so bad not having read it, but I’ll be excited to get around to it

      Thanks for stopping by! Happy new year!

  1. Cinder is such an amazing book. I am reading it right now (via audiobook) and am so surprised about how much I am loving it. I really don’t like science fiction, but this is wonderful. I doubt you will regret reading it.

    Also, His Dark Materials – Totally Kick Ass! I listened to the audiobooks a few years back, and I highly recommend reading them that way. The audiobooks are wonderful productions. I hope you love them – they are some of my favorite books.

    Good luck on your reading resolutions πŸ™‚

    Happy New Year!

    • Oh, I keep hearing amazing things about Cinder… I think I may read it next. But it’s still a bit of a toss up. It does sound great though.

      Haha, His Dark Materials is one of those series I feel super guilty about not having read yet… But I will this year! I will try my best to take care of this whole list πŸ™‚

      Happy new year!

  2. Ohhh I have so much to say about this list!

    I read What’s Left of Me recently, it’s actually really, really good and I can’t wait for the next one. I wasn’t expecting much, but it was a great surprise.

    I need to get round to reading Cinder too – I’ve had a copy for ages now.

    Oh The Hobbit! I read it a fortnight or so ago and I’m going to see the film tonight. I completely fell in love with it. I liked LOTR but found it a little difficult in places – The Hobbit is all the excitement with none of the walking! I was so disappointed when I’d finished, just because I’d never get the pleasure of reading it for the first time again.

    • Hahaha I’m glad you like my list πŸ™‚

      I’ve heard really good things about What’s Left of Me so I’m really excited to get around to that soon. But people keep RAVING about Cinder so I think I may read that next.

      Ha! I’m going to see the movie this afternoon. I feel so bad not having read it yet, but maybe the movie will inspire me. I’ve tried to read it before but I was really young and not interested in reading so I couldn’t really get through it. But good to know that you found the Hobbit better than LOTR πŸ™‚ We’ll see how it goes.

    • Ooh, thanks for the input πŸ™‚ I finished Cinder and Incarnate already, and yeah, they were great πŸ™‚ I’m really excited to get around to What’s Left of Me, I seem to keep hearing more and more people liking it.

  3. The Covenant series is pretty much a rip-off of Vampire Academy. I recommend you read VA first if you haven’t yet. The Iron Fey series is so good! I’m jealous of all the people who hasn’t read it yet because they have yet to experience the best time of their lives! I’ve heard nothing but good things about Cinder. Even the bad reviews seem like good ones. lol.

    • I have heard that, but I’m really not interested in Vampire Academy because vampires just aren’t my thing. And people have said the same thing about Lux and Twilight, but I know for a fact those are different enough, so I don’t really put too much stock in claims like that.

      Yeah, I will be reading the Iron Fey soon, but so many others on my list, gah. Cinder I already read though and it was great πŸ™‚

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