So many books, only so many hours to read! But I went ahead and made a list of the books I would really like to read this year, a lot of children’s, some new, some a little older, and a few nonfiction.  Right now I’m in the midst of one of my non-fiction picks In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, which is fascinating. Seriously changing the way I think about food and eating and I think it should be required reading in all high school health classes. But I digress. Here’s a lists of what I’m looking forward to reading in 2012. Tell me what’s on your reading list!

2012 Releases
May B. Caroline Starr Rose (Released just yesterday!)
Pandemonium Lauren Oliver
Bitterblue Kristin Cashore
Crossed #3 Allie Condie
Small Medium at Large Joanne Leavy
Scarlet A.C. Gaughen
The Mapmaker and The Ghost Sarvenaz Tash
Insurgent by Veronica Roth 

Released in the last year or two or three: 
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

      Shatter Me by Tahera Mafi

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver (I already love this author, but I just love her all the more because she used my name and spelled it right!)
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Inside Out and Back Again Thanhha Lai
The Scorpio Races Maggie Stiefvater
The Friendship Doll Kirby Larson
Eve Anna Carey
If I Stay Gayle Forman
Breadcrumbs Anne Ursu
A Tale Dark and Grimm Adam Gidwitz
Anna and the French Kiss Stephanie Perkins
Lola and the boy next door Stephanie Perkins
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Michelle Hodkin
The Near Witch Victoria Schwab
How to Save A Life Sara Zarr
Legend Marie Lue
Chime Nancy Billingsly
Icefall Mathew Kirby Library
White Cat Holly Black
Moonglass  Jessi Kirby
Mermaid Carolyn Turgeon

A little further back: 
Spindle’s End Robin McKinley

The Road Cormac McCarthy
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens

Overtreated: Why too much medicine is making us sicker and poorer Shannon Brownlee
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto Michael Pollan
The Feminine Mystique Betty Friedan
Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman


  1. I’m thinking I might just steal your list and read them. You know how to pick a good book! I’ve never even heard of some of them, but they look great.

  2. You and I have a lot of the same books on our lists. I’m reading The Scorpio Races right now. It started a little slow for me, but I know Maggie Stiefvater is just about as gifted as they come.

  3. Ohhh I want to read Inside Out and Back Again. It looks so good, plus the cover is gorgeous.

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