Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'm excited to read in 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  I've read it before and now that I have a blog of my own I thought it would be fun to participate.

Top ten books I'm excited to read in 2012:
1.  Endlessly by Keirsten White.  The third and final book in the Paranormalcy series.  Comes out in July.  Will Evie stop the evil faeries?  I can't wait to find out.
2.  Dark Passage by M. J. Putney.  The third book in the Dark Mirror series.  Comes out this spring.   Does it get better than the 1800's, time travel and magic?  Yeah, I know it sounds weird, but these are wonderful.
3.  The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan.  The third Heroes of Olympus book.  Comes out this fall.  I spent two (maybe it was three) days reading Son of Neptune out loud to my sister (so we didn't have to fight over who got to read it first). Oh, my, gosh. So funny, so full of adventure, and with great characters.  Rick Riordan is one of my favorite authors.
4.  The rest of the Leven Thumps series by Obert Skye.  Liam of This Page Intentionally Left Blank recommended this series a few weeks ago.  I've read the first one and it's hilarious. Leven has to save the World of Foo (the land that allows us in reality to dream) from many dangers, along with a thirteen year old girl, a furry little cross-between-a-rodent-and-an-elf creature named Clover, and a  King turned talking toothpick named Geth.
5.  Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.  I traded two of my assigned reading books for this one.  I love being homeschooled, mom is willing to negotiate schoolwork. 
6.  The third Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan.  Comes out this summer.  I don't actually know the name of this one yet.
7.  Something by Regina Doman.  A friend of mine recommended her to me.  She writes modernized fairy tales. And, unlike some I've read, they're clean.  Romantic and clean.  So much better than books like A Kiss in Time, which not only had a disappointing ending, but also had too many girl-obsessed teenage boys. 
8.  The Enchantress by Michael Scott. The last (I think) book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. Comes out in May.  The last one had a great cliff hanger at the end, and I really want to see the bad guys taken care of. 
9. Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw.  Another one a friend recommended.  All I know about it is that there's romance and Mara is a double agent.
10. The Black Cat Diamond by myself.  Comes out this summer.  For obvious reasons.

Hmm, looking at that list, I notice that four of them are number three in a series.  Go figure.


  1. I haven't yet managed to read.. Supernaturally(Wait what was the second one? Supernaturally or Paranormalcy? *sigh) but I hope I'll get to it once Endlessly hits the shelves!

    I can't tell which of the other books I know - I always need covers to remember them. XD But I hope you'll get to read all of them as soon as possible!


  2. Excellent recommendations! My kids and I love Rick Riordan. We are currently buried in the Heros of Olympus and the Red Pyramid.

    Looking forward to your book. I agree. July needs to hurry.

  3. This is an awesome list, some great classics on here!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  4. Ooh, good list! I'm still catching up on Percy Jackson and have loved Riordan's hilarious writing so far. Also, I keep meaning to read some Regina Doman.

    High-five for also being homeschooled! It's a great life--at least, it was for me. :) Good luck with Les Mis. It's a lot of work to read, but I enjoyed it.

  5. Sounds like fun reads; i'll have to share with B. :)

  6. Again, it looks like a good year. On our list this year we are finishing the Harry Potter series with the kids (we're on #4) then on to The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander. For me I am going to finish The Hunger Games, read The Princess Bride, and then pick some Sci-Fi off our shelf I havent read yet probably something from Michael Crichton. I dont get a ton of time to read for myself since i spend most of my extra time reading to my kids, so it's a good thing I love children's books. Aerowyn has started reading The Magic Tree House series so hopefully those will keep her busy. As for my other kids, anything they can get their hands on they want me to read. Hopefully this year will be filled with many adventures and lots of imagination!!

  7. Correction: No. 3 of Kane Chronicles comes out in spring. Late spring, but spring nonetheless.
    Sorry. It's my nature to correct.
    I'm looking to read Les Mis sometime this year, too. My brother read it last year and said it was really good. The musical is awesome. I'm glad you got Leven Thumps. I'm rereading the third book now. Any critiques on the first?

  8. Thanks everyone for commenting!
    Patricia: Paranormalcy is the first one. They are great, I hope you like them.
    Janiel: I love the Heroes of Olympus. Actually, I take that back, I love just about everything I've read of Rick Riordan's.
    Anna: Thanks!
    Jenna: Yay, another homeschooler! Someday we will both get to Regina Doman.
    Teresa: I hope he reads some of them.
    Kristy: I'd forgotten about The Princess Bride, I may have to add that one to my list. I hadn't heard of the Chronicles of Pyrdain before, I may have to try those too.
    Liam: late spring/summer whatever.
    The Les Mis musical is actually what inspired me to negotiate my assigned reading.
    The way Winter and Leven got across the ocean was awesome! And the candy from Foo... Omigosh, I loved it. I wouldn't want to eat any though. And Clover is my favorite character.

  9. Lily/Gwen:
    Wait 'til you read book 2. More candy, more Clover, more awesome freezing stunts by Winter, more toothpick awesomeness from Geth, and then the third book is better yet. Oh, wait for the Sympathetic Twill. They're hilarious. There's so much to laugh at. Give me a comment and a critique with all your thoughts.

  10. Most of these I cannot exactly comment on, unfortunately, knowing nothing about them. I do have to say that the Leven Thumps series was pretty great... the fourth book was my favorite. There's really only one part of any book in the series I remember vaguely disliking.