Looking forward to 2013!

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Happy New Year all!  I hope your 2013 is everything you want it to be! Now, though, it’s time to set those all important reading resolutions for the year.  This year, I’m going to up the ante even more and challenge myself to read 400 books.  Yes, that’s a lot…even for me.  I’m hoping to get around to reading several books that I meant to read last year, lots of great picture books, some long-neglected classics, more chapter books for upper elementary and middle grade readers, and, of course, the latest and greatest in YA fiction.

There are many, many exciting books that are supposed to be released this year, and I’ve done my best to narrow down the list of the ones I’m looking forward to the most. (You’ll see pretty quickly, though, that I wasn’t exactly successful in removing books from this list.)  January alone is going to break me. This month, there are fourteen new releases that I really want to get my hands on! (Thank goodness for libraries and Barnes & Noble giftcards!)

This list is as complete as I could get it this early in the year.  As I’m sure you know, release dates–and even titles–are subject to change. I’m sure I’ll be adding to my to-read list as the year progresses, especially since some 2013 releases don’t yet have an official publication date.

Without further ado, here is Knight Reader’s list of the most highly anticipated books of 2013!

January

  • 1 – The Essence (The Pledge #2) by Kimberly Derting
  • 8 – Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
  • 8 – Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  • 8 – Rise (Nightshade prequel #2) by Andrea Cremer
  • 8 – Crash by Lisa McMann
  • 8 – Timekeeper (Timeless #2) by Alexandra Monir
  • 15 – Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis
  • 22 – Ravage (Deviants #3) by Jeff Sampson
  • 22 – Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton
  • 22 – Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand
  • 29 – Shadowhunters & Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader by Cassandra Clare
  • 29 – Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu
  • 29 – Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton
  • 29 – Stolen Nights (Vampire Queen #2) by Rebecca Maizel

February

  • 1 – Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
  • 1 – Sever (The Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren DeStefano
  • 5 – Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
  • 5 – Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) by Ally Carter
  • 19 – Mind Games by Kiersten White
  • 26 – The Madness Underneath (Shades of London #2) by Maureen Johnson
  • 26 – The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test #3) by Aimee Carter
  • 26 – Fragments (Partials #2) by Dan Wells

March

  • 1 – Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver
  • 19 – Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

April

  • 1 – Renegade (Ripper #2) by Amy Carol Reeves
  • 16 – Dead Silence (The Body Finder #4) by Kimberly Derting
  • 23 – Game (Jasper Dent #2) by Barry Lyga
  • 23 – The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass
  • 24 – Towering by Alex Flinn
  • 30 – The Program by Suzanne Young
  • 30 – Chosen at Nightfall (Shadow Falls #5) by C.C. Hunter

May

  • 7 – Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires #14) by Rachel Caine
  • 7 – Icons by Margaret Stohl
  • 7 – Isla & the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  • 14 – School Spirits (Hex Hall spin-off #1) by Rachel Hawkins
  • 28 – Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini

August

  • 6 – City of Bones graphic novel by Mike Raicht and Cassandra Clare

September

  • 26 – Divergent #3 by Veronica Roth (title not announced yet)

October

  • 29 – Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre
  • ?? – The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan

November

  • 1 – The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
  • 12 – Afterglow (Wildefire #3) by Karsten Knight
  • ?? – Shatter Me #3 by Tahereh Mafi (title not announced yet)
  • ?? – The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare et. al.
  • ?? – Daylighters (Morganville Vampires #15) by Rachel Caine

As you can see, most of these books are part of a series. I’ve got to do some work to catch up on some of these! Also, the list gets a little skimpy after May. Part of this is probably because some release dates haven’t yet been nailed down, but it could also be because I’ve missed a book or two.  Can you think of any titles I need to add to this not-even-close-to-comprehensive list?  Let me know in the comments!

I hope you read as much as you want to in 2013! Have a great year, and check back here from time to time to see how I’m doing with my reading goal.  Happy New Year!

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