It's only the beginning of December and I already have a list of twelve books I absolutely have to read in 2013.
Alligators Overhead, by C. Lee McKenzie
I've read good reviews of this book, and I really want to read it! The author offered her e-book for free on Smashwords just as I was starting my to-read list. Lucky me! I downloaded a copy.
The Magic Thief (books 2 and 3), by Sarah Prineas
I read book one and I loved it! I want to read the other two in the series and review them all at once on my blog.
Tua and the Elephant, by R.P. Harris
I won this book on Michael G.G.'s blog back in April and I haven't read it yet. I have to stop winning more free books than I have time to read! I'm saving it for 2013.
Keeper of the Lost Cities, by Shannon Messenger
I met Shannon at WriteOnCon in 2010 (she's one of the masterminds that organized that awesome event), and now I can't wait to read her recently released book! I've heard very good things about it, and the cover and summary make me want to read it so bad.
Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
Some people suggested I read this book because it's a bit similar to my WIP's setting. I'm curious now. I absolutely have to read it!
The Mapmaker and the Ghost, by Sarvenaz Tash
I came across this book during the YAmazing Race (which I started but never finished), and the cover and title caught my eye. I didn't win a copy of the book, but it ended up on my to-read list.
Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale (and possibly Book 2)
I've read this book already a while ago. I need to read it again to post a review on my blog. And I've heard the sequel is out! I might read both while I'm at it.
Flip or Hidden Talents, by David Lubar
My daughter read these books and more from the same author. She recommended I check him out. I think I will! Not sure which one I'll read yet. Maybe both.
Small Medium at Large, by Joanne Levy
I can't remember how I came across this book. On twitter? Through my agent search? On someone's blog? Hmm... All I know is that the title really grabbed me, and when I read the blurb I got totally hooked. I need to read this!
Samantha Sutton and the Labyrinth of Lies, by Jordan Jacobs
I've heard of that book, and now I just read a review on Akoss's blog and I want one!! I hope I win the giveaway. If not, I'll have to find another way to get my hands on that book.
The Young Healer, by Frank N. McMillan III
I was looking for one more book to add to my list, when I came across a review of this book on Dorine White's blog. The title caught my attention, and her review convinced me I should really read it.
I'm glad I'm using Goodreads now to keep track of all the books I want to read. It helps a lot! Any other MG novels I should add on my must-read list?