Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Resolve to Read in 2013


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Top Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2013



Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Yeah. I am the only person in the world who hasn't read this series. I resolve to fix that!

Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
I've heard such great things, but have allowed the length of this book to intimidate me.

Eon by Alison Goodman
Another chunky book that I haven't tackled but heard wonderful things about, and I love a good fantasy.


Legend by Marie Lu
I love sci-fi and dystopian novels, so I purchased this eBook awhile ago... But still haven't read it.

Savvy by Ingrid Law
I try to make a point of reading Newbery Honor books, and I purchased this one a VERY long time ago. I want to finally get around to reading it.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Both my mom and other bloggers have raved about this book, and rumors are this book is a tear-jerker.


Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Another book that I've heard great things about and I'm really making an effort to try more contemporary fiction.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
I heard Sarah Dessen speak in 2011, and have since wanted to read one of her books. This one I already downloaded as an eBook but I'd take recommendations of other books by Dessen.

Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Another series that I feel like I'm late to discover, but would really like to check out because it screams everything I like.

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
So many people say this series is exceptionally well done and one of their favorite, plus this book has been sitting on my shelf for ages.


Any recommendations on what to start with?
What are you resolving to read?



35 comments:

  1. I was debating if I should put Pushing the Limits on my list as well. I heard it was really good. Good luck with your goal!

    Cristal @ Life & Times of a Book Addict

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited to read all these books! :)

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  2. Pushing the Limits is easily one of my favorite books of the year.

    Dessen books are always classic. I really like Along for the Ride, and What Happened to Goodbye. The Truth about Forever is excellent as well. I'm excited for her new novel to come out.

    Delirium is also good.

    The rest I'm dying to read as well.

    Happy reading and Happy New Years!

    Here are the books I resolve to read

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it one Page at a Time

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    1. Thank you so much for your Dessen recommendations! And I'm really excited to read Pushing the Limits! Especially with a sequel coming out in 2013 :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. P.S. Oh sorry for commenting twice, but I'm a new GFC follower. It looks like we have very similar book tastes.

    Feel free to return the follow if you'd like.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

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    1. Followed you back!

      I love finding people with similar book tastes :)

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  4. I also have Delirium in my list! :) And I have Pushing the Limits and The Truth About Forever in my TBR Pile :) Happy Reading!

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    1. Yay! We have very similar tastes in books! I just visited your blog :)

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  5. Get to Delirium asap! I need to get to Blood Red Road this year as well! Great list!

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  6. The Truth About Forever is at the top of my favorite books ever list, I love all Sarah Dessen but I've always felt it was her best. I've read it multiple times and get something different out of it each time. So, so good.

    Legend is on my to read list too, I bought the ebook recently when it was on sale so I need too give it a try. Great list!

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    1. Thank you so much for the endorsement of Truth About Forever! I'm glad that you think I've chosen one of her best. I thought Dessen was so adorable and charming when I heard her speak, and I want to enjoy her books too!

      I think we bought Legend during the same sale :)

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  7. I think you will love Grave Mercy and Savvy!!!!! And Pushing the Limits is so good. I'm resolving to finish Code Name Verity this year, too! I really enjoyed Legend.

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    1. Yay! Glad you approve of so many of my choices :)

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  8. You've got an interesting list and there are several I'm going to check out. Love your new TTT logo, too. I appreciated your comments about each book.

    I trended toward some classics, this year. Happy New Year. Love the way you doubled your list. The Count of Monte Christo is on my Classics Club list and I may get to it this year. It'll be a reread but it's been, dare I say, decades since I encountered the count?

    Here's my My must-reads 2013. Happy New Year and Happy Reading!

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    1. Yay! Glad you like my new logo :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I read Delirium a few days ago and really like it, but I refuse to read the second book until I have the third book firmly in my hands.

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    1. I know how you feel! I like to know I can sweep through a series instead of waiting for the next book!

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  10. The thief is amazing. You will not be disappointed. I've been meaning to read some Sarah Dessen for a while Here's Ours

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    1. Yay! Glad to hear you love The Thief!

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  11. Ahhh, I've missed your blog! Thanks so much for sticking with me even though I've been so absent for the past few months. But I'm back! ;)

    I was thinking about our YA Book Store the other day... Man, I wish you and I both lived in like New York City or something--we'd be making the big bucks with that store idea!

    Great list! Delirium is really good, and I think I enjoyed Pandemonium even more. I can't wait for Requiem! I've owned Legend and The Thief for a while now, so I need to get to those, too. And I just bought Blood Red Road, so I'll be reading it sometime soon (hopefully).

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Yay! Missed yours too! I'm super excited to tackle Delirium and the sequels because I know they'll be great. Obama's daughters were seen buying those books before the holidays :) So they have to be good :P

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  12. Yes. I love that blog button! I need to try and make one since I'm jumping on this Top Ten bandwagon. All these books look good! And none are on my list so you best write some reviews! Happy 2013!

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  13. We have a lot of books in common, as I've been meaning to read Delirium, The Thief, Grave Mercy + Legend. Here's to hoping we get these books crossed off our reading lists this year!

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    1. Very cool we have some to-read books in common! Definitely hoping to make a dent in this list!

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  14. Yeaahh - Delirium, Grave Mercy, Code Name Verity, and Blood Red Road!! Truly excellent reads, and I hope you love them, too! I still need to read Eon, Legend, The Thief, and a Sarah Dessen book, as well. I feel you, all of these books have received such high praise that I feel like I just need to read them, like, NOW. That is a really cool button, btw!

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    1. Your reviews have definitely influenced some of my picks! Can't wait to tell you what I think of them :)

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  15. So many great books on this list!!! I've read all of them except EON (which I WANT to read) and SAVVY, which I haven't heard of. All are great. I LOVE LOVE The Thief Series, and Code Name Verity is incredibly moving. Actually, you can't go wrong with any of these.

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    1. Yay! I'm glad I managed to put together such a great list of books that so many others have enjoyed :)

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  16. This is such a fantastic list! Delirium is a BRILLIANT novel, and one of my favorite dystopians ever. I highly recommend it. I also lovelovelove The Truth About Forever. It's my favorite Sarah Dessen novel, and one I reread constantly.

    I haven't read a lot of the other books on this list, but Grave Mercy, Legend, and Code Name Verity are at the top of my TBR for 2013 as well.

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    1. I'm glad to hear another person in support of Truth About Forever! I'm glad I picked a good Dessen book to start with :)

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  17. Firstly Happy New Years! New Follower ;)

    Great Top Ten. I'm also looking forward to reading "Legend", "Pushing the Limits" and "Grave Mercy".

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday list.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm heading over to check out your list... now!

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  18. DELIRIUM is a must for beautiful sentences, and GRAVE MERCY and EON are both uber-great. LEGEND, ooh, yes, and PRODIGY...me too on that 2nd one... I've been up and down with CDOE NAME VERITY because I have to be in the mood for this type of book, but especially after the award buzz...! PUSHING THE LIMITS is a great contemporary, though definitely with issues. But it's AMAZING. BLOOD RED ROAD is a very interesting look at using slang in fiction. It takes some getting used to, but when you read it for long periods, you don't even notice after a while and it feels natural. THE THIEF is on my list this year, too, and actually by my bedside! We should coordinate reading times, perhaps? ;)

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