So this one is my final "List" post. I'm concluding my Best of 2011 books with my most anticipated books of 2012. Hopefully next year I'll be more on top of my posting, and it won't take me til halfway through January to post these.
There are so many awesome books that are going to be released in 2012...There's too many to even list, but these are my favorites! Links go to Goodreads.
First, let's start with the YA books....
1. Monument 14 - Emmy Laybourne
This was always kind of my dream when I was younger to get in trapped in a Target type of store or a department store. I don't know why, I guess it's kind of a weird thing to think about! This is probably my most anticipated book of the year! Plus I love anything that has to do with tornadoes, hurricanes etc. Reading about acts of nature totallllyyy freak me out! I am going to be downloading this to my Nook at midnight on the release day!
2. Pandemonium (Delirium #2) - Lauren Oliver
Dude. Ummmm....the cliffhanger at the end of Delirium... Ermmmm YEAH. CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT!
3. Fever (The Chemical Garden #2) - Lauren DeStefano
I really enjoyed Wither. I had a few problems with the book (mainly it was a little slow). But the characters really stuck with me throughout the year. I read Wither back in January of 2011, and they really stand out in the midst of all the other dystopian novels. I hope this one is a little more fast-paced...I'm excited to see where the author takes us! PLUS THE COVER! ZOMGGAHHHH!
4. The Selection - Kiera Cass
Gorgeous cover like ahhh the most gorgeous cover of the year (so far!), unique premise. Where can I buy that dress? I guess I would have nowhere to wear it. Oooo, I could wear it in my IMM videos. #sexybooknerd
UPDATE: Ugh.... (Thanks for pointing this out, Book Goggles) THIS and THIS makes me NOT want to read it at all. I could really care less about a negative review, and I'm excited enough for the book that I would read it regardless of a few negative reviews. But behavior like this from an author or agent is completely unprofessional and makes me want to NOT support the author's work. I don't really ever like to get involved in the ongoing - blogger/author/agent review drama. But I don't want to support this type of behavior by supporting their work. Sad. I was really looking forward to this. Not sure if I'll be reading this now.... My advice for authors "LET IT BE". Seriously.
5. Beneath a Meth Moon - Jacqueline Woodson
This looks awesome. There's really not a lot of books that focus on addiction this year (WHICH THERE SHOULD BE, BECAUSE I LOVE THOSE TYPES OF BOOKS!) Maybe they're just not that popular, who knows....Anyways this book looks phenomenal. I've already blocked off time in my reading calendar to read it on release day!
6. Insurgent (Divergent #2) - Veronica Roth
Can't wait to see what epic adventure Tris takes us on this year. Four & Tris, ftw. LOVE. I want it so badly, I just might break my own rules (No more requesting ARC's - I have too many) and request one!
7. Survive - Alex Morel
I love, love, love survival stories. I sooo can't wait to read this. It looks like a great adventure type book that will keep up late and give me a book hangover! Maybe they'll put it up on Netgalley? PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE!?
8. This is Not a Test - Courtney Summers
Speaking of Netgalley, this just went up on FRIDAY. Squuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeee! There hasn't been an awesome YA Zombie novel released in awhile. This looks totally epic. (Love the blood splatters on the cover, too!!!)
.....and now the Non-YA books
9. Jeneration X - Jen Lancaster
Can't WAIT for another Jen Lancaster memoir. She's my favorite author EVER. I KNOW this one is going to be awesome.
10. Life As I Blow It - Sarah Colonna
I'm hoping this will be kinda similar to a Chelsea Handler memoir! They're so funny. I need a good funny memoir, it's been awhile since I've read a really funny book.
11. Girl Walks Into a Bar - Rachel Dratch
Again, this looks really, really funny. Not much else to say.
12. I've Got Your Number - Sophie Kinsella
Love everything that Sophie Kinsella writes. She's definitely the master of Chick Lit!
Theres' a few more that I'm excited for, but they have no covers yet....
There are books I've received as ARC's already, but am still super excited to see them released in 2012!