Top Ten Tuesday (1): Books I Resolve to Read in 2013

Happy New Year everyone! One of my resolutions this year has been to cut back on my meme-going (I'm pretty sure they're a lot more fun to fill out than do, anyway) while sticking to just a few. One of those is Top Ten Tuesday, hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish, which I've always neglected because I can never think of ten books to fill the list!

Hopefully, then, doing this meme will drive me to read enough to fill out this list. Onward!

Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2013

1. 1984 by George Orwell: The tippy-top of the dystopian literature pyramid that has somehow evaded me all this time. But now I have a copy sitting on my shelf, all reading and raring to go! What's a blog with a dystopian name without a review of 1984, after all?

2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth: It doesn't make sense that I was so blessed to get (and write a five-star review for) an ARC of Divergent, her first book, only to not read the second in the series! With the third and final book coming out soon I need to get on with it and read this baby!

3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling: As much of a conversation starter "I have never read a Harry Potter book" is, it really is inexcusable at this point. All of my friends love the books, my mom finished all of the books, I even own a copy of the book, so this is the year to buckle down and read it!

4. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan: I loved reading the Percy Jackson series last year and I'm still making my way through The Red Pyramid, the first in his Kane Chronicles series, so it's only natural that I move onto his other books! I love Greek mythology so much, and Riordan's characters are always so fantastic and relatable, this is one that I can't wait to pick up.

5. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness: Personally recommended to me and a wonderful dystopian novel that, for some reason, I've yet to sink my teeth into. I'm in the mood for something a little more somber and mature and this sounds like just the book to take me there.

6. After by Amy Efaw: I started this book two years ago during a break and never finished it. I like contemporary fiction that deals with tougher, grittier subjects (i.e. teen pregnancy and incarceration) and this book was so great I'm upset that I never picked it back up after it was due back at the library. Time to finish it!

7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: I had another huge push from my friends to read this and still haven't gotten around to it. The worst part is that I was spoiled for the ending, as usual, but that's still not a good excuse not to read it. Not to mention, it constantly comes up on lists of the best books of 2012, so now I really have no excuse.

8. Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard: I'm not certain if this "counts," so to speak, because it isn't a young adult book, but I'm not going to turn it away simply because it doesn't "fit" in my blog. I've already read a bit of it and love the dark humor

9. Supergods by Grant Morrison: A non-fiction book by one of the most popular and prolific comic book writers, I've recently become really interested in how fiction reflects what's happening in the real world so this book sounds right up my alley.

10. Seven Soldiers of Victory, Book Two by Grant Morrison: I needed at least one comic book for my list :) I'm partially through the first book, a collection of the comic run, and figure that it's time to finish the series up. Hopefully this year will bring more comic book reviews so look forward to those!

What's your top ten for 2013?


  1. Good list, I loved The Lost Hero and 1984 is great as well. I also have The Fault in Our Stars on my list as well.

  2. I have The Fault in Our Stars sitting on my shelf, but I was also spoiled a little for the ending (I accidentally happened upon a spoiler online) so I haven't read it yet! I have a copy of After, too, which I need to get around to reading. So many books to read and not enough hours in a day! :D

  3. I loved 1984 and The Fault in Our Stars. I hope you get to Harry Potter this year, I was really against reading it for a long time but wound up loving the series.

  4. Sooo looking forward to reading 1984 later in the year!

    Great titles on your list!


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