Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Still to come in 2012

I was talking to Kelly last night after she wrote up her post on what she's looking forward to for the rest of 2012 and I was telling her I still have quite a few preorders I'm expecting for the rest of the year!! I always LOVE reading posts on what people are excited about for the rest of the year so I thought I'd write up my own :) Here are the books that I actually have preordered and which I'm VERY MUCH looking forward to!!
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan - NEW FREAKING MARGO LANAGAN!!! And SELKIES!!!! Ever since closing the cover to Tender Morsels I've been dying for another Margo Lanagan novel...cannot WAIT for this one to come out!!

Every Day by David Levithan - This book sounds so freaking good. A book that completely challenges gender. About a person simply named or called A throughout. No "him" or "her". It's about a person who wakes up in a different person's body every day. I always love seeing where Levithan goes next with his novels.

UnWholly by Neal Shusterman - The sequel to Unwind which may be one of my favorite dystopian novels that I've read. This is easily one of my most anticipated books!!

The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook by Lindsay Landis - Well this one is all Trish's fault :p She mentioned it on twitter and it sounded too fabulous to pass up so I preordered it :p

American Grown by Michelle Obama - The first lady's book on the white house kitchen garden along with stories from all over the nation on urban gardening, the new movement of organic gardening and so much more!! I love what Michelle Obama has done for raising food awareness and sustainable practices and healthy eating practices!! Can't wait to read this one!

The Last Dragon Slayer by Jasper Fforde - Can you believe that I've never read ANYTHING by him?? this one just sounds really good!

Adaptation by Malinda Lo - A new series by Malinda Lo!!! I still haven't read Huntress, but I really did love Ash!!! So I was super excited to see a new series from her :)

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling - Duh...I had to preorder this one :P This is one that I shall begin reading immediately upon receiving it!!! Of course it will be no Harry Potter, but I bet it will still be damn good.

The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block - Ms Block herself has said that she's more proud of this book than she has been of anything in a long time and that's saying a lot!! Because everything she writes is amazing!! Can't wait for this one :D

Unspoken: The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan - Don't even remember what this one is about but I do remember it sounded good enough to order XD

Origin by Jessica Khoury - Sounds like a damn good dystopian novel!

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Vol. 2 ed. by Joseph Gordon Levitt - Just because I really LOVED the first one so much!!

Sweet Tooth Vol. 5 by Jeff Lemire - Because I have volumes 1-4 and I have to have volume 5 :p

The Unwritten Vol. 6 by Mike Carey - See above explanation :p

Dodger by Terry Pratchett - I really know NOTHING about this book! But it's new Terry Pratchett!!! And it can't be bad!!! Preordered!

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson - Isn't the title of that one enough to explain why I preordered it? It's Hope freaking Larson doing a graphic novel interpretation of A Wrinkle in Time. YES.

At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories by Kij Johnson - After reading The Fox Woman, I will by anything and everything that this beautifully talented woman writes!

The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter - Yet another Pratchett and this one sounds incredibly freaking good!! Can't wait to get my grubby paws on it!

Earth Unaware (The First Formic War) by Orson Scott Card - I got so excited about the title of this book!!! A book about the First Formic War that is referred to over and over again in the Ender series. This better be good!

Ruins by Orson Scott Card - This is the sequel to Pathfinder which is a book by Card that I read last year and really really enjoyed! First book I've loved by him that much since Magic Street.

I know it's quite a bit but at the same time I haven't bought a book in a bookstore in probably 4 months now...So these are probably all I will buy this year...it's nice too :) when I find a book I know I'll want when it comes out, I preorder it and forget about it then it's a little present when it shows up in the mail! So my question to you is what am I forgetting here???


Kailana said...

I probably will read The Brides of Rollrock Island at some point. I enjoyed Tender Morsels, too!

I am looking forward to every day, too. I need to catch-up with some of his backlist, though.

I have read The Last Dragonslayer and it was fun. I need the sequel...

I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on Adaptation. I wasn't blown away by Ash and Huntress is getting a lot of mixed reviews.

Origin was on my list, too. Be curious to see what it is like.

hm, have I read Volume 4 of Sweet Tooth... Can't remember. I will have to go look it up! And also go pre-order the new Unwritten. :)

I hadn't heard of the graphic novel A Wrinkle in Time. That's a cool idea!

I read The Long Earth. It was good!

Amanda said...

The picture on that cookie dough book makes me drool.

Jeane said...

Have you ever just added to my tbr list! I want to read American Grown now, and try out that Wrinkle in Time adaptation, and I really need to get my hands on the Scott Card, too. I can't believe I still haven't read Ender in Exile!

DesLily said...

hmmm i see no way of getting the Last Dragonslayer.. I've wanted it for some time but if you check on amazon it doesn't look like you will be getting it anytime soon either!

I hope you have room for all your books at the apartment lol ! Is Matt a big reader? lord help if anyone lives below "the book barn" you will live in! lol lol..
love you!

Chris said...

Kelly, I'm so excited about the wrinkle in time GN!! And Hope Larson is from Nova Scotia!! You totally need to get that :p

Amanda, I know!!! It's apparently a book based on this one eggless cookie dough recipe that has all kinds of other recipes around it!

Jeane, Sorry about that :p I had no idea you were an Ender fan!!! OMG you just made me love you even more!!

Mama, I'm slowly making Matt a big reader :p He used to be a big reader and he's starting to read more and more now!

Jeane said...

yeah enders game is one of my most alltime favorite books ever

Susan said...

Why haven't I heard about Jasper Fforde's The Last Dragonslayer??? gosh, must get that, I've really enjoyed the Thursday Next series.

I just did a post on books I'm waiting for in paperback, funnily enough! lol so I have to link to yours and Kelly's now, thanks for posting that it was her who started you, since it was her post too that got me thinking about it. So many new shiny books to read, I hope you enjoy yours in your new home, and have to let us know how you like them!! lol