30 December 2011

Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2012 and 2011 recap

I love lists - Confessions of a Bookaholic, A Life Bound by Books, Fiktshun & Two Chicks on Books have put together a year end Top 10 of 2011 event. Today is the final Top 10 - Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2012.

This is a bit of a mixture - some are books I already own but haven't read, others I want, and others I'm waiting to be released - this is my Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2012

1. Divergent by Virginia Roth
It seems like every reader and their dog has read this except me - so 2012 will be the year I (and my e-reader) join the cool kids.

2. Fighting to Survive (As the World Dies #2) by Rhiannon Frater
I loved The First Days and I'm eagerly awaiting the chance to read the second in the series.

3. Survivors (Morningstar Strain #3) by Z.A. Recht 
I read Plague of the Dead and Thunder and Ashes in 2009 and they were two of my first ever zombie books and played a huge part in the obsession I have today.  After Z.A. Recht passed away in 2009 it seemed that the trilogy would remain unfinished, so I'm really excited about this one - I'll also be re-reading the first two books in anticipation (and because I'm old and my memory is failing).

4. Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Several other readers have convinced me to buy this book, despite my reluctance to read another YA love-story.  It's currently sitting in my office, awaiting my return to work on Monday *sobs*.

5. Tribulation (Rapture Trilogy #2) by Phillip W. Simpson
Need I say more?  I NEED to know what happens next!

6. Zombie Fallout 4 by Mark Tufo
The Zombie Fallout series was one of my favourites for 2011, so the 4th book needs to be read.  Just a question of fitting it in!

7. Article 5 by Kristin Simmons
Another YA dystopian that I'm looking forward to, as I've heard quite a few good things about it.

8. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
I read a great review of this book (can't find the blog again sorry - tell me if it was you!) which made me throw it in with my latest Amazon order.  

9. The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay
I loved Ami McKay's The Birth House and her writing style really struck a chord with me, so I'm looking forward to this one.

10. The Declaration by Gemma Malley
YA dystopia (again) that I've read some great reviews about.  The premise sounds quite thought-provoking.

So there we have it my Top Ten anticipated reads for 2012.  I'll be interested to see how many of them I actually manage to read by the end of the year!

And finally, my 2011 recap:

I started 2011 with 641 books on my TBR
I've read: 144 books
I've read: 45982 pages
I ended 2011 with 779 books on my TBR (does that mean I amassed something like 300 books this year....holy cr@p!)

I started my blog on 5 November 2011:

Published 46 reviews
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139 followers via GFC, 309 followers on Twitter and 37 likes on Facebook
4 book and 1 gift card giveaways

Phew, I'm tired now!


  1. Divergent/Insurgent: I'm looking forward to reading that one, too! And Stolen.. I really WANT to read it, but at the same time, I think it would break my heart. I had tears in my eyes just because I read some reviews.. ._.' I hope you'll enjoy all your picks once you get to read them!

    And I hope to see you around this and next year again!

    My Picks

  2. I have Divergent as an audiobook. I'm not sure I'm going to get to it in 2012. The Around the World challenge has priority.

    I like your top tens. I may do something like that tomorrow.

  3. I LOVED STOLEN BY LUCY CHRISTOPHER! Amazing read! I also loved Divergent and I have Blood Red Road, Article 5, and The Declaration all on my to-read list. The Declaration was just on sale for kindle so I picked it up.
    Top 14 Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2012

  4. hehe! I hope you'll like Divergent! I've read it a couple of weeks ago and I loved it :)

  5. Don't worry, I haven't read Divergent either. Eep. I really really want to though. I have both that and Blood Red Road waiting for my on my shelf, I just need to find the time to get to them! Haha. Great list!

    I'm a new follower. :)
    My Top Ten Most Anticipated Books

  6. Great list! I've added a few of these to my TBR list.

    Here's my list

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  7. Ooh, love your stats! You have done some serious reading this year! :)

  8. So many books to look forward this 2012! You picked some of the best definitely ;) yay~ Great list!

    Here' s my Top 10 Books for 2012

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

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