Top Ten Books on my Have-But-Need-To-Read List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish!

You may or may not know that I have an ridiculously out of control list of books that I own but have yet to read. Currently, my list has 51 books on it. I know, it’s insane. The problem becomes that I’ve gotten so backed up in review that I haven’t been able to read for fun for a really long time. I’m so excited that, at the end of this month, I finally get to read these books I’ve been buying since like June. And so here are the 10 books that’ll probably be fighting for that top spot!

1. The Crown of Ember by Rae Carson

Okay, I’m waytoo excited for this one. My review of The Girl of Fire and Thorns was probably before most of you started following this blog, but I DIED with happiness, and I’ve mentioned it on an bunch of lists after that. Mostly in how YA books DON’T NEED love triangles.

2. Starling by Lesley Livingston

I have been dying to read this book since I first heard about it way before it came out. I think I used it for my WoW all the way back in June. That’s SIX MONTHS of waiting. I really hope it’s good!

3. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

This is actually on loan from a friend and I’ve had it FOREVER. I really need to get this back to her. But after reading The Immortal Rules, I fell in love with Julie and HAD to get my hands on this as fast as possible!

4. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

I’ve heard mixed things about this one, but after the blog eruption that happened when the last book came out, I knew I just HAD to check this one out just to know what people were talking about!

5. Gilt by Katherine Longshore

I died to get my hands on this one, because few things are better than YA Tudor his-fic for me. I don’t know how I feel about this being a Kitty story since I’m usually an Anne Boleyn girl, but I’m excited for a new take on something I haven’t read into the ground!

6. Angelfall by Susan Ee

I bought this one a little while ago because it was on sale, and also because people whose opinions I really trust DIED over this book because they thought it was so amazing. Clearly, I had to give it a try.

7. Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

The blogosphere freaking exploded over this book, so I knew there was no way I could survive as one of you without reading it at some point. I just haven’t gotten there yet…

8. Team Human by Sarah Rees Brennen and Justine Larbalestier

I have a copy SIGNED BY SARAH. I know this book is going to be fantastically awesome. Now I just need time to actually read it…

9. Carnival of Souls by Marissa Marr

This idea sounds SO COOL. The cover is FLIPPING FANTASTIC. I cannot wait to read this and hopefully it’ll meet all my hopes! It’s literally burning a hole in my bookshelf! 😉

10. Tithe by Holly Black

MY COPY IS SIGNED BY HOLLY. How I haven’t read it yet is a mystery, if only because while I read I can flip back to the pretty signature.

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Stacking the Shelves #5

Hi guys! Here’s this week’s Stacking the Shelves, as hosted by Tynga’s Reviews!

Blog Tour:

Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy – Goodreads

For Review:

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire – Goodreads

The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges – Goodreads

Bought:

Captive Queen by Alison Weir – Goodreads

Figures in Silk by Vanora Bennett – Goodreads

Fudoki by Kij Johnson – Goodreads

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente – Goodreads

Discount Armaggedon by Seanan McGuire – Goodreads

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross – Goodreads

Gilt by Katherine Longshore – Goodreads

Endlessly by Kiersten White – Goodreads

Waiting on Wednesday #7

Waiting on Wednesday is a feature hosted by Breaking the Spine for pre-release books we can’t wait to read!

Title: Gilt (Click for Goodreads)

Author: Katherine Longshore

Expected Publication Date: May 15, 2012

Summary from Goodreads: In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free– and love comes at the highest price of all.
When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII’s heart and brings Kitty to court, she’s thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat’s shadow, Kitty’s now caught between two men–the object of her affection and the object of her desire. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat’s meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her head.

Why I’m Waiting: BECAUSE I AM A SUCKER FOR TUDOR HISTORICAL FICTION. Finding this book made me SO excited, because it’s just one of a small line of historical fiction books coming forward on the YA shelf and that makes me SO HAPPY. Personally, Catherine Howard has been on the back end of my favorite wives of Henry VIII, but she does really touch my heart depending on how the author writes her character. I’m very excited to see how this one will turn out. Katherine Longshore is also a debut author who made my list of 12 Debut Authors I’m Looking Forward to in 2012!

12 Debut Authors I’m Looking Forward to in 2012

So, after my December post about books I was looking forward to in 2012–which ended up needing a part two–I realized that I only had one debut author on there. Clearly, something needed to be fixed. You have to have somewhere to go when those series have ended, right? So here are some of my picks for 2012! (In no particular order) In order to fit them all into one post, I have linked to all the blurbs–all of which lead to the book’s Goodread’s page. I have included some genre keywords so you can get a sense whether or not the book would be up your alley! Please note that all release dates are for the US and subject to change.

Author: Jodi Meadows

Book: Incarnate

Release Date: January 31

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal/Supernatural, Dystopian, Romance

Read the blurb here

Author: Brodi Ashton

Book: Everneath

Release Date: January 24

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Greek Mythology, Romance

Read the blurb here.

Author: Veronica Rossi

Book: Under the Never Sky

Release Date: January 3

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance

Read the blurb here.

Author: Robin Bridges

Book: The Gathering Storm

Release Date: January 10

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, 19th Century

Read the blurb here.

Author: Susan Dennard

Book: Something Strange and Deadly

Release Date: July 24

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Zombies, Historical

Read the blurb here.

Author: Wendy Higgins

Book: Sweet Evil

Release Date: May 1

Genre: Young Adult, Angels, Demons, Romance

Read the blurb here.

Author: Tricia Wolfe

Book: Destiny’s Fire

Release Date: January 10

Genre: Young Adult, Steampunk, Paranormal

Read the blurb here.

Author: Jessica Shirvington

Book: Embrace

Release Date: March 6

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Angels, Romance

Read the blurb here.

Author: Corrine Jackson

Book: If I Lie

Release Date: August 28

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Military

Read the blurb here.

Author: Katherine Longshore

Book: Gilt

Release Date: May 15

Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Romance, Tudor

Read the blurb here.

Author: Michele Vail

Book: Undeadly

Release Date: February 28

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Necromancy

Read the blurb here.

Author: Kathleen Peacock

Book: Hemlock

Release Date: May 8

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Werewolves

Read the blurb here.