51 Books I Can't Wait to Read


So there's something I've been thinking this blog needs more of, and that is BOOKISH POSTS! Because it is obviously impossible to talk about books too much.

Today, I want to share with y'all fifty-one books I can't wait to read. In no particular order, here are the books near the very top of my TBR pile:

1. DARE BY TRICIA MINGERINK

I have heard so many good things about this series! I've already read the first chapter, and ALL THE ACTION!!!! THIS BOOK SOUNDS SO EPIC.

2. THE LADY & THE LIONHEART BY JOANNE BISCHOF

Circuses, gypsies, romance, and the Victorian Virgina? Yes, please!

3. LOCK & KEY BY SARAH DESSEN

Sarah's first few lines hooked me on this one. I can't wait to read it!

4. WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI BY SANDHYA MENON

This book looks soooo cute! And I'm all for reading stories about arranged marriages in which things work out. 😊

5. UNRAVELING BY SARA ELLA

I wasn't the biggest fan of Unblemished, but Sara Ella writes with such a beautiful, Riordan-esque prose! Unraveling is high on my TBR list for certain!

6. THE TETHERED WORLD BY HEATHER L.L. FITZGERALD

The cover alone is enough to draw a reader in. But a fantastic writing style and an intriguing synopsis to go alongside it? Naturally, I MUST READ THIS.

7. THE COLOR PROJECT BY SIERRA ABRAMS

OF COURSE I WANT TO READ THE COLOR PROJECT! Only twelve days until TCP is set to hit booksellers!

8. UNSANCTIONED EYES BY BRIANNA MERRITT

Firstly, may I just say how epicly Brianna revealed her release? A giant cover/title reveal bash, and then the blog tour, too? AWESOME.

And this book looks amazing!! Assassins? Of course!

9. DANDELION DUST BY FAITH L. POTTS

I've only heard great things about this one! And the synopsis... *grasps at book*

10. THE PRINCESS & I BY REBEKAH EDDY

First of all, I LOVE THE COVER. Alea Harper is a serious cover magician!

Secondly, A PRINCESS BOOK! WRITTEN IN THE FIRST PERSON! 😻

11. COURAGEOUS BY DINA L. SLEIMAN

I didn't love the first two books in the Valiant Hearts series, but seeing as this is the last one and I REALLY want to know more about Rosalind, this is definitely high on my list!

12. HEARTLESS BY MARISSA MEYER

This one's been high on my list for a while! I love villains' backstories, so learning more about the Queen of Hearts? The Queen of Hearts -- who bakes?! Ooo!

13. REGINA RISING BY WENDY TOLIVER

Speaking of villains, I simply must learn more about the young Regina! I adore ABC's Once Upon a Time, and Regina -- particularly in the first season -- is AWESOME.

14. PRINCESS BEN BY CATHERINE GILBERT GILBERT MURDOCK

Again, a first-person-tense princess story? Especially about a sassy orphan sorceress? YOU KNOW I WANT TO READ THIS.

15. THE SUBTLE BEAUTY BY ANN HUNTER

The beginning to this book looks SUPER sweet. And the whole thing's free on kindle!

16. MAELYN BY ANITA VALLE

Again, a sweet-sounding story... I simply must read this!

17. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE BY JENNY HAN

I'm not the biggest fan of contemporaries, but as a YA romance? NATURALLY.

18. HOW A STAR FALLS BY AMBER STOKES

Amber's While You're Awake is a super cute story, and I was super excited to receive this one as a Christmas gift last year! Particularly since it's a romantic YA contemporary set in my hometown. 😍

19. DREAMLANDER BY K.M. WEILAND

I've learned a ton about storytelling from K.M.'s blog! So I'm really excited to read one of her fiction books! (Psst... Dreamlander's free on kindle, too!)

20. THE ASSASSIN'S DAUGHTER BY JAMESON C. SMITH

Assassins? An assassin's kid? Admit it: this sounds incredible.

21. FANGIRL BY RAINBOW ROWELL

I fangirl. I like to fangirl. I am a fangirl. A book about a girl who goes to college and shares those three traits? YOU KNOW I MUST.

22. THE THIEF BY MEGAN WHALEN TURNER

So I love the middle ages! And this author is one of my favorite authors' favorite authors. So I have to. 😄

23. EXILES BY JAYE L. KNIGHT

I LOVE THE ILYON CHRONICLES. And I'm certain that Exiles will be no exception!

24. SHIVER BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER

Maggie's books all look so good! But wolves? Werewolves? OH, YEAH, BABY.

25. THE WAY OF KINGS BY BRANDON SANDERSON

I have seen many good things about Sanderson's worldbuilding. And when the book opens on a guy set to kill the king? I AM TOTALLY GOING TO READ THIS.

26. BREAKWATER BY CATHERINE JONES PAYNE

Mermaids? MERMAIDS.

27. THE WRATH & THE DAWN BY RENEE AHDIEH

A guy who marries a new girl each day, only to murder her, come morning? A girl determined to become his wife so she can get her revenge? STARS, YES.

28. THE SWORD OF SUMMER BY RICK RIORDAN

I love Rick Riordan's books! A pretty copy of The Sword of Summer already sits on my shelf, just waiting to be read.

29. BLUEBERRY CUPCAKE MYSTERY BY NAOMI MILLER

First of all, THAT TITLE. I'm not a huge Amish fiction person, but this looks like such a darling read!

30. ONCE & FOR ALL BY SARAH DESSEN

The romance of a wedding planner? Yes, please!

31. ALEX & ELIZA BY MELISSA DE LA CRUZ

My number one reason for wanting to read this? ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND ELIZABETH SCHUYLER.

32. CARAVAL BY STEPHANIE GARBER

An enchanting carnival a betrothed young woman wishes to attend? Her quest to release her sister from the carnival-master's clutches? THIS BOOK SOUNDS EPIC.

33. TWINEPATHY BY C.B. COOK

Superheroes, telepathic connections, and secret agencies, with a first line worthy of Rick Riordan himself? OF COURSE.

34. PROPHET BY R.J. LARSON

Ever since I read Desiree Williams's Sun & Moon a couple months back, I've developed a fascination for desert-set Christian novels. So the story of a female prophet whom God calls to spread His word? Um, yes.

35. ILLUSIONARY BY DESIREE WILLIAMS

Speaking of Desiree Williams, IT'S DESIREE WILLIAMS, Y'ALL. THE QUEEN OF MESHING FANTASY AND ROMANCE.

36. WILLOUGHBY & THE TERRIBLY ITCHY ITCH BY PAM HALTER

This is technically a children's book, but that doesn't stop me! This book looks like such a dear!

37. AN UNCERTAIN CHOICE BY JODY HEDLUND

I feel like this will be the perfect middle ages love story. 💗

38. THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES BY JENNI JAMES

A retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses with a synopsis that sounds like baby-me's favorite Barbie movie? YES, I WANT TO READ THIS!

39. LONDON IN THE DARK BY VICTORIA LYNN

London. In the dark. 1910. A girl just home from boarding school (and she just happens to have the same name as me!). A private detective. And this story's written by a Goodreads friend, too? YES.

40. THRONE OF GLASS BY SARAH J. MAAS

When I get to this, I will most certainly be approaching with caution, particularly with the later books. But for now, let's just think about an assassin who cares and how crazy awesome that sounds.

41. WHEN CALLS THE HEART BY JANETTE OKE

THE TV SHOW IS SUCH A DOLL. So when I found out there were books, too? (And written in the first person, yo!) 😍

42. JACKABY BY WILLIAM RITTER

"Doctor Who meets Sherlock..." Need I say more?

43. SUMMERS AT CASTLE AUBURN BY SHARON SHINN

This novel got a five-star review from an author I admire, and it has a gorgeous cover and stunning title to match!

44. THE WORD CHANGERS BY ASHLEE WILLIS

So I first experienced Ashlee Willis last month, when I read A Wish Made of Glass after having drooled over it for years. Her writing voice is SO beautiful, and the preview of The Word Changers at the back of AWMoG made me want to read it all the more!

45. KETURAH & LORD DEATH BY MARTINE LEAVITT

A reimagining of Hades & Persephone, with a five-star review from Ashlee Willis, deeming it "spellbinding"? UH, YEAH.

46. THE KISS OF DECEPTION BY MARY E. PEARSON

When I first heard about this book, I was petrified and hurriedly added it to my TBR because it sounded too much like one of my own stories (thankfully, research has told me otherwise!). But now? After reading a few parts of the first chapter or so? THIS BOOK JUST LOOKS LIKE A NEW FANDOM WAITING TO HAPPEN.

47. THE RAGING QUIET BY SHERRYL JORDAN

As those of you who've been following my Snow White retelling might have noticed, I've developed a recent curiosity for deafness. So a romance featuring a deaf character? I totally want to read this!

48. SHADOW HAND BY ANNE ELISABETH STENGL

I've been conflicted as to my thoughts on Dragonwitch -- but it is Anne Elisabeth Stengl, so I'll probably finish it just so I can contentedly move on to this one. But Shadow Hand's PROLOGUE. ALL THE WEE LI'L BABY CHARACTERS FROM THE HEARTLESS/VEILED-ROSE/MOONBLOOD TIMELINE. 😻

49. SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO

"Joost had two problems: the moon and his mustache." << THAT OPENING LINE, THOUGH.

50. THE SELECTION BY KIERA CASS

A lottery system similar to that of The Hunger Games joins the lovely fairytale of Cinderella in a romantic, futuristic trilogy with gorgeous covers. How could one not want to read this?

51. THE RYN BY SERENA CHASE

This book makes me think of if Anne Elisabeth Stengl's Moonblood met Jaye L. Knight's Resistance, and the two books had a Snow-White-and-Rose-Red-and-Sleeping-Beauty-reimagining book baby. So Stengl meshed with Knight? Dude, yes!

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Are there any books you're looking forward to reading? Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

❤,


Comments

  1. They all sound so good! And I just finished Shadow Hand and it was SOOO GOOD. I loved Dragonwitch, but... it's definitely not for everyone. But finish it. Because *whispers* LEO IS IN SHADOW HAND.

    I'll tell you, I didn't love Alex and Eliza. I felt like the characterization was all wrong. But if you look at it like "they happen to have the same names and exist in the same time period" it might be better. *shrugs*

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    1. EEEEP, SHADOW HAND. ❤.❤

      Uhg, that's too bad about Alex & Eliza! *is slightly irritated with author for changing precious historical figures' characters* But thank you for letting me know! If I do read it, I'll be sure to keep that in mind. :)

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  2. Heartless was amazing. And (if you haven't already) you should look into The Lunar Chronicles.
    I loved the Sword of Summer too. And When Calls The Heart as a book is MUCH better then the TV Show (in my opinion.)
    I liked TOG and I love my precious assassin babies. :)
    PLEASE let me know what you thought of them after you are finished.

    And I am going to have to look into a couple of these myself.

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    1. I'M SO EXCITED TO READ HEARTLESS! I ordered a copy from the library, and the two of us are currently having a staring contest as it sits on my nightstand. ;)

      I've read Cinder, but not the rest of the series. I really need to finish it, though! :D

      Oh, yes, RICK RIORDAN. And I simply must read WCtH!

      Throne of Glass sounds so amazing!! We're friends on Goodreads, right? If not, be sure to send me a friend request! :)

      Thanks for commenting, Mary!

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  3. Love this post. Must steal the idea for later use. I will respond to every book that I know of, so excuse the comment which will be super long :D

    1. Dare. I MUST. I have heard too much good stuff about this, I just MUST... *reaches for book which is out of reach*

    4. When Dimple Met Rishi. Uh... maybe? I don't like the cover, but good arranged marriages sound ... well very good.

    5. Unraveling. I have to read Unblemished first. But this is on my tbr.

    7. The Color Project. *looks away* please don't remind me. please don't remind me. *screams* HELP I MUST HAVE THIS OR I WILL DIEEEEE... (me: you will not die.
    myself: yes i will die.
    me: no you won't.
    myself: yes i will.
    i: stop it. just keep reading.)

    8. Unsanctioned Eyes. You know, I feel infinitely better because you are also pining to read this. The blogger world can be very painful sometimes.

    9. Dandelion Dust. Can I just say I put this in second place of my all time favorite book titles? Because > perfection. You must read this. (I'm so lucky Faith was announcing on Goodreads that she was giving away review copies...)

    10. The Princess and I. Agreed. With all you said.

    12. Heartless. It's in my library. *yells to it* Coming soon!

    14. Princess Ben. Also somewhere in the library. *thinks back* I feel kind of bad for not snagging it that one time I saw it...

    17. To All the Boys I've Loved Before. It seems kinda interesting, you know. I'm just afraid to start a new trilogy.

    19. Dreamlander. Must start reading K. M. Weiland books. Must start reading K. M. Weiland books...

    21. A friend told me I'd probably love this. Must check library website ...

    23. *cries* I am miserable whenever I think of Jaye. L. Knight books *sobs* because they sound perfect *sniffles* and I haven't had a chance to get any *howls*

    24. I dnf'ed this, but someday I'll pick it up again.

    25. Must start reading Sanderson books.

    26. Breakwater. It's on my summer tbr. Whether I'll get to it is another matter entirely.

    27. The Wrath and the Dawn. It's pretty good. Just a bit... romance-y sometimes. (but hate-sy too. xD)

    32. Should get to this....someday *flips through calendar looking for first available date* proabably in 2072? Maybe? (jk, jk)

    33. I believe it's Twinepathy? But me too must get it soooooooon...er or later.

    39. London in the Dark. *doesn't even begin to say anything about how much must have*

    40. I've read three of the books. Book one was five stars for me! But then ... let's just say - one, I was very bad at understanding the magic (my bad for reading so fast), and two, the romance becomes such a muddle and mess that I have purposely stopped shipping anyone... but Maas does have talent I'll give you that.

    42. Jackaby. It's on the list. Somewhere. If I can find it.

    44. The World Changers. It's also on the summer tbr. I think.

    46. The Kiss of Deception. *shrugs* it's one of the lower-key want to reads for me.

    49. Six of Crows. (this is actually number one on the list of favorite titles) 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars 5 stars *continues*

    50. The Selection. Why I won't read this until it's too late: The cover is one I don't like, and I am positive I won't be able to stand the love triangle.

    51. *checks tbr* yep it's there.

    Soooo, I've successfully used twenty minutes commenting and not writing my novel for Nano #ooops ??? Must dash now, see you later, Liv!

    lisa @ thisinkwell.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! :D

      Do feel free to steal! ;)

      YES. And thanks for letting me know! I'm pretty sure my brain was meshing the book title with the concept of telepathy. XD *rushes to fix it*

      Thanks for commenting, Lisa!

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  4. YES TO ALL THE BOOKS!! :D

    Just a warning, HEARTLESS WILL CRUSH YOUR SOUL. But in a good way, of course...hopefully, anyway... XD

    Caraval looks soooo interesting. I nearly bought a copy, but thought I'd just get from the library first.

    TWINEPATHY IS SO GOOD!! It's so hilarious, and I love all the characters!! :D

    AWK Jackaby and The Word Changers are both amazing too!! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! <3

    I also loved Six of Crows, but just be forewarned, there is a bit of swearing. Just a heads up. :) But all the characters are so wonderful and sarcastic and ack I just love them so much! ^_^

    This is an impressive reading list! I hope you get around to reading all of them! (A bookworm can dream, right? XD)

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    1. *is so ecstatic to have her soul crushed by Heartless because VILLAINS*

      I've nearly bought a copy of Caraval so many times, too! XD A family friend actually surprised me with a copy since writing this, though, so I guess I have one, now?? *is excited to finally read it*

      TWINEPATHY. AND JACKABY. AND THE WORD CHANGERRRRRS!!!!

      Thanks for letting me know about Six of Crows! The one problem with me doing this sort of post is not being sure of the content in each book. XD

      HAHAHAHA. I'm pretty sure I will DIE before I get to all of these, not to mention the other two-thousand on my Goodreads TBR! :P

      Thank you so much for commenting, Madeline! <3

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  5. PLEASE read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. It's honestly the most beautiful book that captures the true experience about being a fangirl while undergoing a major stage change in one's life. ^.^

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. Eeeep, yesh, I'M SO EXCITED TO READ IT!

      Thanks for commenting, Abigail! ^_^ And for fangirling about Fangirl. ;)

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  6. Awesome list :)
    I think you'll enjoy Twinepathy and the Sword of Summer, Twinepathy is fun, and the Sword of Summer is my favourite of Rick Riordan's books. Though he did stuff up in the second book.

    And Jackaby!!!! It's awesome! Read it!!
    And I've actually seen both Sherlock and Doctor Who now (yaasss) and it is a bit like them. Apart from none of them being aliens :)

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    1. Aaaah, C.B. Cook and Rick Riordan!!!! *is so, so ecstatic*

      YES, DOCTOR WHO AND SHERLOOOOCK!!!! (Aren't they amazing?!) It's so exciting that Jackaby lives up to the legends! ^_^

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  7. OK YOUR NEW BLOG DESIGN THOUGH (ok maybe it's not new because I haven't been on here in way too long but EITHER WAY IT'S GREAT)

    I actually haven't heard of a lot of these? *squints* xD However, Dare is fantastic and I also NEEED EXILES.

    And your comment for the book "Breakwater" is making me laugh because I'd say the same thing except it would mean the opposite LOL. xD

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    1. Hee hee, I've moved to a different address (this one! *grins*) since Whispers on the Wind, so I suppose it's new?? ;)

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!! :D Eeeep, I do love it! ^_^

      I MUST READ DARE. AND ALSO EXILES. AND THEN TYRA AND BITTER WINTER. *fangirls*

      Ha ha, your reaction at Realm Makers to all the girly books was the best! Especially about all the pink covers! XD But Ben Wolf liked Breakwater, right? I mean, he's a guy, so maybe you'd like it...? ;)

      Thanks for commenting, Jonathan!

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