This doesn’t just include books to be published in 2013. My list includes books that I’m waiting on the library holds list because they’re still fairly new and popular. It also includes books that are new to me. And it also includes books that I simply haven’t gotten to, because my to be read list is out of control, but I am very excited to finally have a chance to read them.
So, in random order, my most anticipated books to read in 2013:
- Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life by Gretchen Rubin
Loved her book The Happiness Project, and expect to love this one too. Super long holds list; I’ve been on it since long before the book was released. Someday I’ll get to the top and my turn will arrive.
- Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture by Adam McHugh
Another one with a long holds list, but this one I actually got out from the library. And then had to return it, unread, after my sick kids kept me from getting any of it read beyond the first few pages. That’s always a sad thing, but it’s especially sad when I’ve had to wait so long to get it in the first place.
- The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie’s travelogue? How can I not be interested??
- Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work by Timothy Keller
Love Keller, and I’ll read anything he writes, so even if as a stay-at-home mom I’m not sure if the book is really written with my circumstances in mind? Yeah, I’m reading it.
- Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
The title caught my eye, and then the description had me itching to read it.
- Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You by Carla Hall
I love Carla Hall.
- My Year in Meals by Rachael Ray
I’ve read a couple of year-in-food type books, and find them fascinating. So really, I would have grabbed this one no matter the author.
- Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality by Jacob Tomsky
I’ve never worked in a hotel, but I’ve had hospitality experience, so I’m curious about how much of it will seem different-but-familiar. Plus I love memoirs of all sorts, and especially love them when they sound like they shine light on different experiences.
- Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
I adore based-on-true-history historical fiction (assuming the author gives a note, explaining what is true and what is made up), and this title intrigues me.
- A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (although I’d want to read Towers of Midnight first).
I’ve read the first 12 in the Wheel of Time series, and am debating with myself if I want to read the last two. I’m curious enough about what happens with some of the characters, but the books tend to be so ridiculously long, I’m not sure that I want to devote that much of my reading time to a series which was fizzling as far as my tastes are concerned. Will consider this.
- The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
I’ve read her earlier book The Virgin Blue and found it engrossing, if a bit slow-paced. I’ll give this one a try more than likely (i.e., unless I hear bad things about it from trusted reviewers).
- Almost Home by Joan Bauer
Love love love Joan Bauer, so of course I’m excited about this title from 2012. I’d have already read it except I’m trying to pace myself and enjoy savoring the anticipation a little bit longer.
- The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech
I’ve loved some of Creech’s books, and been fairly “meh” about others, but I still have to give all of her books a try.
- Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys
I’m curious about this one – not a time period I’ve read that many books about, and it’s certainly not the backstory for the protagonist I’ve read often.
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