First and foremost, I am excited for these books, which won’t be released until after the new year …
As for books I can start immediately …
1. More Than This by Patrick Ness | I’m convinced Ness is a genius, and this one sounds like it might be his best yet! From the description it seems to be about a boy named Seth who doesn’t know if he is alive or dead. Yes.
2. OCD Love Story by Cory Ann Haydu | I need to read this for obvious reasons!
3. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein | Historical fiction is not my first choice, but everyone tells me I have to read this one! I’m personally hoping it will be along the lines of The Book Thief.
4. The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen | I’ve needed to read this one for a long time!
5. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill | More confusion. Dual stories that might really only be one? I’m in.
6. Red by Alison Cherry | Recommended by Melina Marchetta, so I say, “Yes, ma’am!”
7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling | I’ve read this before, of course, but I won a gift card from Alison at Hardcovers & Heroines and bought the audiobook, and I’m pumped to listen to Jim Dale’s amazing performance of this, my second favorite of the series (after Deathly Hallows)!
8. Just One Day by Gayle Forman | Everyone in the blogosphere keeps talking about Just One Year, the companion book to this one, and since I haven’t read the first book yet, I keep skipping all those blog posts (too scared of spoilers!). It’s time I dove into the world of Gayle Forman. She’s the favorite author of some of my friends and I haven’t read anything by her yet!
9. My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman. The one non-fiction book on my list, I want to read this one slowly enough to chew and savor it. I’ve read the first chapter of this book (from the library), and it was packed so full of meaning that I just knew I had to buy my own copy so that I could digest it slowly.
10. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin | Barnes & Noble had a blog post that listed this as a good book for fans of John Green. I bought it and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. I’ve read the other two books on the list already!
Bonus: After I bought those two books, John Green mentioned on Facebook that they were great!
P.S. I love the internet.