Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top Ten Tuesdays #4- Anticipating 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about the most anticipated book releases of 2011. I have both YA and adult fiction here, although I'm fairly certain most of the titles are adult fiction. Here they are in no set order:

1. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult- This is an adult book and I have to say that I really enjoy Picoult's writing. I have read most of her books and the ones I haven't read yet are sitting on my bookshelf. This novel looks like it won't disappoint as it has to do with fertility laws which can be quite controversial.

2. Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later by Francine Pascal- I read pretty much every Sweet Valley High book there was when I was younger so I think this novel should be an interesting read. Pascal has geared this novel towards adults who used to read her series.

3. Love you More by Lisa Gardner- Gardner writes amazing mystery novels that usually center on some demented killer. I really enjoy her writing style and I have read all of her novels. There is no summary for this book but I look forward to reading it anyhow.

4. Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard- This is a YA novel and it is the 2nd in a new series by the author who wrote Pretty Little Liars. I got the first novel The Lying Game as an ARC from NetGalley and I couldn't put it down. Since it didn't really wrap up any of the loose ends I look forward to reading this novel and I will hopefully get some answers.

5. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris- This is the next novel in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I have read them all but the newest one. I was trying to wait until it came out in paperback but I may have to cave and get it early. I love this series and I also watch the television show True Blood.

6. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova- Genova wrote the book Still Alice. I absolutely loved Still Alice which is about a woman who gets early onset Alzheimers. Her writing style is great and this novel looks just as good. It is about a woman who gets into a car accident and is left with an acquired brain injury.

7. The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards- This is an adult novel by the author who wrote The Memory Keepers Daughter. This novel also focuses on a family and it goes on to uncover a family secret. If the secret in this novel is just as juicy as her previous novel then it should be a good read.

8. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley- This is the third novel in the Flavia De Luce mystery novels. I fell in love with the little girl this series and though at times I find the writing style frustrating, I find myself drawn to reading these books.

9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver- This is a YA book that I got from NetGalley as an ARC. There has been a lot of hype about this book and it looks quite interesting. I probably won't get to this book before the new year so I figured it was ok to put on this list even though I have a copy.

10. The Night Season by Chelsea Cain- This is the fourth book in a series about serial killer Gretchen Lowell. These books are quite gruesome and I find myself on the edge of my seat for the duration of the novel. I won a giveaway of this book from GoodReads but I still don't have the copy yet. Again, it will have to wait until the new year.

BONUS- I couldn't keep it to just 10 so I have a bonus one. Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz. I haven't read her other YA series but I have heard nothing but good things. They are on my wishlist for Christmas so we will see if I get any. In the meantime for this list, I found out the de la Cruz is starting a new adult series about witches. It looks promising.

Well, there are my top ten (or I suppose 11) books that I am anticipating for 2011. What are yours?


  1. I am looking forward to Left Neglected as well - Still Alice was such a powerfully moving read.

  2. Great picks! You helped me finish my list haha. I can't believe I forgot about Jodi Picoult and the next Sookie Stackhouse! I love your blog I am a new follower :)

  3. Danya- I totally agree with your opinion of Still Alice. I found it quite disturbing.

    Danielle- Thanks for following. I've only been doing this for 2 months now and it's nice to know I'm doing something right. Glad I could help you finish your list.

    Happy Reading!

  4. Ohhh I didn't know about the Chelsea Cain novel! I've read the first 2 of the Gretchen books and I'm waiting in queue for the 3rd at my library! I should get to read that before this one comes out!