Jan 20, 2010

My most anticipated titles of 2010.

(out of shear boredom, needing to keep track, and wanting to show formatting who's boss - not me apparently)

The Hunger Games Book Three (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins
August 24  
I have seen The Victors listed as the title, but is this confirmed?  I am assuming not since neither Amazon, B&N, or Goodreads have it listed as such.  I mean, who isn't anticipating this book?!  Only fools.  I bet the president has a copy frickin' preordered.  Katniss will choose Gale, Peeta and Haymitch will die.

2. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, David Levithan
April 2
I am so excited for another John Green novel, I just cannot contain myself!  Add David Levithan and the combo is like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, my favorite in so many ways.  This is sure to be on the top until...July.

3. The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner
The Maze Runner blew my mind.  The second installment is sure to create more questions, but I hope a few get answered too, otherwise, I just may perish.  RIP (insert lovable character's name that dies, but I don't want to spoil anything for those that haven't read the first book.)

4. The Line by Teri Hall

March 3
I have to admit, I am usually incredulous when it comes to debut novels, but between the cover and the amazing press this book has been getting since way into last year, I am considering it not only a sure thing, but one of my must-haves.

5. The Kane Chronicles, Book One by Rick Riordan
May 4
Okay, so I hate the cover...but I didn't particularly care for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians covers either.  Oh, and we all know it's what lies inside that really matters and if this series is half as good as PJ&O, then it'll be amazing.  It's a sure hit, especially coming off the movie release of The Lightning Thief.

6. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
July 20
The cover is amazing and, well, so was Linger, so this is sure to be a pleaser.  I have to stop myself from calling this series, "Twilight with a good editing job."  I will.  Hopefully this book will sell it.  And, I likey me some werewolves.  Sorry, had to.

7. Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson

March 9
Promise not to laugh?  Promise?  I have Madeline picked out as a girl's name and obviously Maddie for short.  When I saw the title and that is by Varian Johnson, I immediately said, "I want."  Bad me, though.  I haven't even read the synopsis.

8. Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
Scott and I go way back, okay, well his books and I do.  At this time, I have not read Leviathan, since it has been on hold at the public library since it was published, but I have heard enough good things about the first book that I am sure to like the second.  Also, the cover is sure to be gorgeous.

9. Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore
A) I love Kristen Cashore.  B) I really liked Bitterblue in Graceling, I cannot wait to see her as an Elizabeth, or will she be a Victoria?  C) I love Kristen Cashore

10. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
I have also been on hold at the PL for Hush, Hush.  Not only does the book look promising, the cover is powerful.  Book two will be a sure thing.


  1. Some cool titles in there. I'll def. be adding LINGER to my 2010 to-read-list.

  2. Great list! I might have to add some of those to mine =]

  3. Great list!
    I'm so behind that I received Shiver and The Hunger Games for Christmas. I need to catch up!

  4. I'm can't wait to get my hands on The Hunger Games 3, Linger, and Cresendo. Like literally can't. stand. it.

    This year is going to be a good one!

  5. Nice list. Thanks for the Rick Riordan heads up. So how do you go about this? Are you on the library queues already? I better get crackin' if I am going to see any of those titles soon.

  6. Oh--it's going to be a great year in books. I cannot wait for some of these--Hunger Games and everything I could get my hands by Cashore were some of my favorite reads of 2009. And I'm really looking forward to reading Maze Runner. I enjoyed Shiver and I share my enjoyment with Riordan with my son. So, it's going to be a great reading year!

    Thanks for posting these!

  7. 'Linger' sounds cool. Especially since I agree with what you said about, ahem, the other book. I'm also a sucker for any type of fantasy book.

    Thanks for giving me some new reading material ideas :)

  8. Kristen Cashore is writing about Bitterblue?! That's going to be amazing!

    Hunger Games Three is what I'm most excited for. Except I don't agree with you on the Gale thing. Peeta all the way!

  9. Thanks for the great feedback guys, I thought I made a good list. Now the struggle is the wait! March and October look promising though!

    Mar - I am not saying it's what I want, I'm saying it's what I think will happen. I'm Team Katniss AKA "All my single ladies, all my single ladies..."

  10. So I just finished Catching Fire today. I am totally with you in NEEDING to read the next one. I also need to get my hands on Shiver. I just need to remember that when I am AT the library and not after I just got back! Argggg!

  11. MP - I always take a photo of the books I don't want to forget from the library, but don't forget to check that when you are there.

  12. My eleven-year-old-son just finished the two, Hunger Games books, and is excited that the third title is coming out on his birthday. Since September, he's been into those and the Lightning Thief series.

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