And it be 2012.
We cuters still have our Christmas Tree up and I religiously have myself a cup of warm cider every-darn-day.
Judge me! I care not.
I like a slow easy start to my years.
Ya know what I’m talkin’ ’bout?
A little reflection. A little relaxation. A little thankfulness.
Since I totally failed at getting a year in review post up
myself said: Hey, you should write a post about books you look forward to this year.
And I said to myself: you be a keeper.
So, myself and I present to you–
cutie’s look ahead at 2012
A thrilling title to go along with a thrilling post.
*rolls eyes at self*
1. Second Chance Summer
I heart me some Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour.
So when I saw Ms. Matson had a new book coming out soon,
I might have freaked just.a.bit.
Taylor’s family might not be the closest-knit – everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled – but for the most part, they get along fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news that changes everything. Her parents decide that the family will spend the summer together at their old vacation home in the Pocono Mountains.
Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former summer best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend. . . and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.
As the summer progresses, the Edwards become more of a family, and closer than they’ve ever been before. But all of them are very aware that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance – with family, with friends, and with love.
2. The Fault in Our Stars
There has yet to be a book by John Green that I have not fell in love with hook-line-and-sinker.
This book just came out on the 10th and I can’t wait for it to show up in mailbox!
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.
I want. I want. I WANT!!
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth’s much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
I did so enjoy Graceling and Fire.
I feel like its take forever for the third book in this sorta-series to come out.
When I saw the book cover I squealed for sure.
Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck’s reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle—disguised and alone—to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past. Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck’s reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn’t yet identified, holds a key to her heart.
5. And last but never least…
THE HUNGER GAMES MOVIE!!
I might be a tad bit out of control excited about this one.
And there they are, in all their glory.
Four books and movie that I am sofaking excited to read/see in 2012.
How about you?
What are the books you are dying to read?
Until next time.
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I cannot wait for Insurgent and the Hunger Games movie too! Squee…I haven't heard of Second Chance Summer or The Fault in Our Stars though. I'll have to go check those two out on Goodreads. 🙂
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John Green is one of my all time favorite authors. He wrote Looking for Alaska, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and a few others. If you like "realistic" fiction, I definately recommend him. And Morgan Matson's first book Amy and Roger's Epic Detour is hands down adorable and one of my all time favorite books, no doubt. =)
Hi Cutie! Funny post! How long do you plan on keeping your tree up? I can't stand to have mine up too long, it is usually down before New Year's. I suffer from melancholy after the holidays and I hate the reminder the holidays are over. Interesting list. I haven't heard of a couple of those books. Must go research now…Can't wait for Insurgent!
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I've always been a sucker for Christmas. I usually have it down by now, but we are all enjoying it so much I haven't had the heart to take it down. I'm thinkin' this weekend (sadly) it will be packed up.
I'm dying to read Insurgent! I'm hoping it lives up to its predecessor!
Oh I'm super excited for all these too! I can't believe nearly a year has gone by since I read Divergent! Can't wait for Insurgent!
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Cutie- I had a teacher in high school that left her Christmas tree up until March. Every year. She lived down the street from my cousin so I saw it every time we went there which was weekly! So you have at least until then to leave it up to beat the record for someone I know!!
Great list of anticipated reads/movies for next year!
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