Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Top 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2013

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted each week by The Broke and the Bookish.  I haven't participated in it for a while, but I'm pretty excited about this week's topic of
Most Anticipated Books of 2013

There's a lot of good stuff on the horizon next year!  Here's what I'm most looking forward to:

1. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
I am SO STOKED to re-read The Shining in anticipation of this sequel!

2. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

One of my favorite authors, I look forward to her new releases every Feb/March.

3. Family Pictures by Jane Green

JG does great women's fiction, and this one sounds excellent.

4. Joyland by Stephen King

Another King release!  I am unapologetic in my adoration.

5. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

Lenore is a fellow (though much more seasoned) book blogger, and her first release comes out in January!  Plus, I won a signed copy of the UK edition from her blog, which I cannot WAIT to read and review for you all very soon.

6. And The Mountains Echo by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns were captivating...I can't wait to see what Hosseini has in store next.

7. Untitled by Veronica Roth
I know, this one is on EVERYONE'S list...but of course I want to know how the Divergent trilogy ends!!

8. When She Was Gone by Gwendolen Gross

This book, about a 17-yr-old's disappearance just before she leaves for college, sounds exactly like the type of modern drama I'd be into.

9. Cooked by Michael Pollan

If you haven't read Pollan's first two books (The Omnivore's Dilemma, and In Defense of Food), do that now.  Then come back here and be excited about his new release with me.

10. The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates

I've read only a fracton of Oates's long library of books, but I've enjoyed every one that I've picked up.  Her new one, set in Princeton, sounds haunting.
What are you looking forward to in 2013?


  1. Level 2 looks really interesting. Congratulations on the signed copy and I hope you like it.

    I'm a Jane Green fan and I shall definitely be checking this one out.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Teaser Tuesday.

    I want to see what you think of The Accursed. I see it around a lot.

    Silver’s Reviews

  3. so we were just talking about Hosseini's upcoming book at work last night. i HOPE it delivers!

  4. How could I forget about Jodi Picoult's upcoming book?! She is one of my favourite as well, and I am definitely looking forward to that one!

    Great list!

  5. Great picks!! Looking forward to so many of these.

    New follower via GFC : )

    My Top Ten

  6. No regrets for putting the Divergent book on my list haha, can't wait for it!! Also, Level 2 looks really good! I think it already was on my tbr but if not: it is now! :)

  7. Those are some pretty covers! I forgot about Level 2... must add. :) And yay for Divergent. I can't wait to see how it all ends.

  8. Isn't it crazy that S King is publishing a sequel to The Shining after all these years??? I'm really excited to read it, but I also have to reread the first book, because it has been a long time since I read it. Didn't know he also had a second novel coming out next year, Joyland-- awesome!

    My Top Ten Most Anticipated Books

  9. Level 2 is great!

    Also, I loved Gwendolen Gross' previous book, so I really want to read that one as well.

    Joyce Carol Oates' new book's cover is FAB. So pretty. *pets cover*

  10. I'm really interested in Level 2! And of course for the new Divergent book! I didn't put that one on my list so I could stick to titles that weren't too far out/ones with covers, but I'm so curious to see how I feel about the last book!

  11. Level 2 sounds so good, super excited for it! When She Was Gone looks very intriguing.

  12. Great picks! I AM SO HAPPY YOU HAVE ADULT PICKS! I'm always so behind lately trying to keep up with the YA and Adult releases! This made my day! Level 2 was sooo interesting!!

  13. Jodi Picoult is a fabulous author. I do love her, although I've only read a couple of her books.

    And Level 2 looks brilliant.

    Great list. New follower.

  14. I haven't heard of a few of these so I'll definitively look them up! :) Thanks for stopping by my TTT list!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  15. Jamie, thank you! I love all the YA blogs out there, but sometimes it is nice to find other ones that review adult lit with me.

  16. I'm exited for Doctor Sleep, too! <3 Stephen King.
    Just started 11/22/63 and it's soooo good and long - 30+ hours, on audiobook^^
    And I'm definitely going to read Divergent #3 as well.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! :)

  17. Haven't read a Jodi Picoult book in a long time so I'm looking forward to her latest! Also, I'm so, *so* excited for Joyce Carol Oates, The Accursed since I saw her in the flesh a while back.

    I also had the chance to read Level 2 and I'm very happy for Lenore!

  18. I LOVE YOUR LIST and am now following you :) Anyway I had NO idea that there was a Shining sequel coming out and I almost choked on my gum when your page opened!! The Shining is one of my all-time favs! I also can't wait for a new Jodi Picoult book and When She Was Gone looks good too!!!

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

  19. Level 2 sounds awesome, and yay for the Veronica Roth book! I didn't include it on my list since it didn't have a title yet, but luckily I already had my 10 :)

  20. Awesome list! I almost put Level 2 on mine, but it got bumped in the end for something else...but it's hard to pick just 10 books!! I've also got When She Was Gone on my TBR, I'm going to take a look at a few of the others...

    PS, great blog, I've subscribed to your RSS feed!

    Bree @ Coffee Bean Bookshelf

  21. So obviously I knew I was going to be a fan of you and your list when you said that you were "SO STOKED" to read something. I feel like I say that--exactly that, in caps and all--all the time.
    I used to read TONS of Jane Green, like Mr. Maybe and Jemima J, etc., but have falled behind lately. But honestly, When She Was Gone sounds intense and kind of dark and mostly AWESOME. Adding it to my TBR now!

  22. I have Level 2 on my TBR list too. I have to confess that I have never read a book by Stephen King (I find the few movies based on his books too scary!). Some of these are new to me, thanks for that and for stopping by!

  23. Level 2 looks awesome; it's on my TBR list. I am way behind on the Divergent trilogy; I own the first book but still haven't read it. I think I'll have to make reading it a New Year's resolution. Thanks for stopping by!

  24. Oooh Level 2 is definitely one to watch. Very nice.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

    Shelver @ Bookshelvers Anonymous

  25. I'm afraid to look ahead at upcoming books - but now you've gone and added books to my wish list and convinced me I need to go see what else is coming out.

  26. I'm so glad to read that Joyce Carol Oates has a new one coming out. I really like her writing.

  27. Hey! Thanks for stopping by! :)
    You seem to be a Stephen King fan :)
    I didn't know Khaled Hosseini was writing a new book! Thanks for letting me know! I'll definitely be checking that one out.
    ~ Hira

  28. Level 2 , and that stephen king book looks great! awesome picks, and thanks for checking out my list ! - Katie @ Inkk

  29. Great list! Joyland by Stephen King looks really interesting. I hope you'll get them very as soon as the books comes out =D

  30. Woo, lots of great comments y'all! Thanks for coming by! I'm glad I've helped a few of you find some new releases for 2013. I know I found a lot of new ones on other people's lists too!
    @Liza I totally recommend taking the plunge on a SK book! Not all of them are gory...I promise... :)

  31. Wow- two books for Stephen King? That man is amazing. Of course, I won't read them (I have an overactive imagination and can't do horror- or it will haunt me for weeks.) I still haven't even started the Divergent trilogy- guess I better get cracking. Thanks!

  32. I haven't read a Jane Green book in soooo long. I must remedy that soon. Great list!

  33. Love, love, love your list. I didn't know Jane Green was releasing another title this year. I love reading her stuff. The Storyteller sounds like it'll be another hit for Picoult.

  34. I really should get around to reading Pollan's books... And you put Oates on your list too. She's just amazing!

  35. So I am reading The Shining for the first time, and now I hear there is going to be a sequel! And I am super excited about it now! And I am a huge fan of Jodi Picoult and Jane Green, so it's good to hear they are both publishing new and exciting looking books!

    Thanks for droppin' by! Following back on twitter =)

  36. Hi Kelly! I hope your copy of LEVEL 2 arrived? Thanks for including it on your list!

  37. @Lenore, yes it has! Very excited to start it :)


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