I don’t normally participate in Top Ten Tuesday (which is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish) but I really like the sound of this week’s question and I would have done a similar post at some point anyway, so I decided to join in with you guys. This week’s topic is basically a top ten list of all those books that are being released in 2013 and you just can’t wait to get your hands on. Well, here are the books that I’m looking forward to reading next year (there’s probably a lot more, though).
Vortex is the second book in Julie Cross’s Tempest series. For me Tempest was off to quite a slow start and I know it took me a while to get into the story but once I did, I absolutely LOVED it. I loved the way Cross explained how this whole time-travel thing worked and it was really, really well thought-out. I can’t wait to read book #2!
I stumbled upon Katy Regan’s How We Met on Kevin’s blog (I Heart Chick Lit) if I remember correctly and I instantly fell in love with the story. I love contemporary/women’s fiction, books about friendship and love so it sounds like the perfect book for me. The fact that it’s described as ‘laugh-out-loud funny’ makes it even more intriguing and even though I’m not familiar with Katy’s other books, this one is an absolute must-have for me.
Those of you who have been following me last year might know that I LOVED Fracture, Megan Miranda’s previous book. Even though Hysteria is not its sequel, I still love the sound of the story and based on the author’s previous book, I have a feeling this one’s gonna be a fantastic read. Miranda’s writing is great so I’ve no doubts about whether I’ll enjoy this one or not.
Ali Harris is someone whose books I’ve seen a lot in the past few months but never had the chance to read. I’ve heard great things about her previous book, Miracle on Regent Street, and judging by the first chapters that the publisher posted a while ago, The First Last Kiss is going to be great. I actually do have a copy already but I don’t think I’ll have time to read it before the New Year. Can’t wait!
I love thrillers. When I put this book on my whislist a few weeks ago, I had no idea it’s actually the third book in a series but I hope they can be read as standalones as well. The return of a notorious serial killer who has been (so far) too clever to be found and a detective who makes himself a target in order to get the killer to come to him? Yes, please!
This one’s pretty similar to the previous book on my list, at least synopsis-wise. A notorious serial killer and well…. check out the description below and judge for yourself. I’m pretty sure Olsen will keep me on the edge of my seat with this one! Some of the Goodreads reviews are not too promising but I will definitely give this one a try. Let’s hope it lives up to my expectations!
Lost and Found sounds like an emotional but yet quite hopeful and heart-warming story. It’s about a woman called Carol, whose marriage is in trouble and who feels as if she wasted her entire life. She’s so desperate that she eventually decides to write a Letter to the Universe. Albert is a widowed postman, who is approaching retirement age and is slowly being pushed out at his place of work. He is now responsible for sorting out undeliverable mail – and that’s where he finds Carol’s letters. Why do I have a feeling that I’m going to sob my way through this one?
This is another book that I already have a copy of but haven’t had a chance to pick up yet. And again, it’s one of those stories that I’m saving for days when I need something light and easy, something nice to read (as opposed to serial killers or long-winded classics). By the way, it’s set in Paris. Instant must-have, yes? Yes!
Did you see the movie Big Daddy? The one with Adam Sandler where he needs to look after a 5-year-old kid? When I first saw the cover of this book, that’s what it reminded me of. Even the story is similar (a little bit). It’s probably a lot more serious and touching than the film was (mind you, I bawled my eyes out when I saw the film) but still. I need to read this one!
This one just sends shivers down my spine. The first two sentences of the synopsis are “they think they are safe at home. Someone knows better.” *looks left and right* *starts biting her nails* Right. At this point I’m already convinced. Apparently, the police find a a body in a locked house and THEN a second body turns up in identical circumstances to the first. What they have to find out is how the murderer can get to victims in seemingly impossible situations (and of course, what links the victims). I’ve a feeling this one’s going to be amazing.
So many January/February releases! Oh dear. *looks at the non-existent space on her bookshelf* What are you guys looking forward to reading next year? 🙂 Any favourite authors?