Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Resolve To Read in 2011

When I first started The Muse Reviews, I knew one of the things I wanted to do was share my love of books with others.  I went looking for other book bloggers, in part to see how they approached an already-saturated niche, but also to find other blogs I wanted to read because I enjoyed them.  One of the blogs I discovered was The Broke and the Bookish.  If you haven't read it, you should.  Top Ten Tuesday is a featured meme on TBB.  This week, the topic is the Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read in 2011.

It's no secret I'm behind on my reading list.  Come to think of it, I'll probably always be behind on that list because there are so many books I want to read and hundreds of new books are published every day.  Unless I win the lottery and become a millionaire so I can hire a housekeeper, nanny, landscaper, and pay someone to clone me, I'll never have time to read everything on my list.  However, in 2011 I vow to read the following books (in no particular order), and at least get caught up on my review list.

Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn - I started this book in 2010, but got waylaid by the holidays.  I'm bound and determined to finish it and post a review.

Cat the Vamp by Christina Martine - Vampires, you know I love 'em, but between Twilight, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Being Human, and the plethora of vampire books, movies, and television shows, the market is getting a bit over-saturated.  However, Cat the Vamp is a YA novel that promises a fresh take on the vampire myth.  I've been dying (pun intended) to read this book for months.

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff - From the cover description, this book looks like a new twist on the classic "changeling" folktale.  Except it's from the point of view of the changeling.  I love psychological thrillers and anything with paranormal overtones.  I'm looking forward to this one.

Girl, Stolen by April Henry - Blind and kidnapped, sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder fights to survive and get back to her family.  I'm all about the strong female protagonist and Girl, Stolen looks like a winner.

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer - I'm not usually a huge fan of stories that focus on werewolves, but I've heard good things about Nightshade.  I'm eager to see if it lives up to the hype.

Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane - I'm always leery of reading books in a series out of order.  Moonlight Mile is a sequel so I'm not sure how I feel about reading it but maybe I'll get lucky and discover a new series to read.

Matched by Ally Condie - My oldest son is in fourth grade but reads at a significantly higher level.  Just like his mom did.  I'm always on the lookout for YA novels he might enjoy.

The Anatomy of Ghosts - I requested the ARC for this months ago and though I'd manage to review it before the January 2011 pub date.  So much for that goal.  I still plan to review it, even if it's late.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano - This is the first book in The Chemical Garden Trilogy.  I'm amazed at how sophisticated YA novels have grown since I was in the "right" age group.  Heck with it, if it's good, it's good. 

Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton - The new Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel is due to hit shelves in June.  I've been a LKH fan since my ex-husband introduced me to Anita in the mid-1990s.  These days, I usually read an Anita book in 24 hours or less.  You can be sure I'll post a review.

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  1. You will LOVE Wither. Seriously, I couldn't put it down. It was completely enchanting and I might die before the next one ever comes out :P

  2. Good to know, thanks. But please try not to die...you'd miss the next one! ;-)