10 for 2010: Most Anticipated for 2011

The best thing about being a book blogger this year is I get to find out about all the new titles coming out in the next few months and years. Before, I’d just rely on bookstore releases and sometimes I find out about them late! Thanks to the great blogging community and social networks, I find out about future releases so early! So early that sometimes the waiting time is unbearable. :P

So presenting today’s 10 for 2010: Most Anticipated Books for 2011.

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

1. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (May 2011) – If you’ve known me for a while now, you’ll know that Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite contemporary YA authors ever. Just Listen got me started on the contemporary YA genre, and I’ve devoured all her books ever since I read that. When I found out that she’s releasing a new book in 2011, I squeed. I absolutely cannot wait for this next novel — in fact, I am already planning a Dessen marathon to prepare myself for this new release. :)

2. Deadline by Mira Grant (May 2011) – Feed was one of my favorite books for this year, and the one year wait for its sequel is already long enough, don’t you think? More zombies, more politics and more blogging must be in Deadline…and maybe even a radio thing? I don’t know. But I am definitely looking forward to this one.

3. Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later by Francine Pascal (March 2011) – Two words: Sweet. Valley. Need I say more?

4. Bumped by Megan McCafferty (April 2011) – I loved the Jessica Darling series, and I like Megan McCafferty. This dystopian sounds really awesome, and I’ve seen very good reviews about this, too. :)

5. The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan (March 2011) – While there are other zombie books that I liked more than Carrie Ryan’s series, I am still in love with her writing. After I’ve read The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves, I cannot miss the third one. I hope more questions will be answered by then. :)

One of Our Thursdays is Missing6. One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde (March 2011) – Just like Sarah Dessen, Jasper Fforde is on my auto-buy list. Thursday Next is one of my favorite heroines, so it’s imperative I get a copy of the sixth book. And maybe refresh myself with the series, too.

7. Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews (May 2011) – I think I’ve professed my love for the Kate Daniels series enough this year? :) If not, I must say it again: I love this series. And like all the other fans I know, I cannot wait o get my hands on the next installment in the series. :)

A Monster Calls8. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (May 2011) – Okay, so I’ve only really read one book and a novella from him, but I like him already. While I wait for his new book, I will finish the two other books in the Chaos Walking series. Yes, I will.

9. Winter Town by Stephen Emond (Fall 2011) – Happyface is undoubtedly one of my most favorite books in 2010, so knowing that Stephen Emond will release a new book is just exciting. I love the premise too: “…told from two perspectives and accompanied by scrapbook entries and comics, childhood friends grow up, grow apart, and eventually fall in love.” Being the president of his fans club, it is my responsibility to get a copy of this as soon as its released. :P

10. Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (Summer 2011) – This is my most anticipated collaboration for 2011. Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee, two of the big names in Christian fiction — this is going to be good, I can tell. :)

Runners Up:

  • Allison Hewitt is TrappedAllison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux (January 2011) – I saw this book on The Book Smugglers and I loved how it started out as a blog, too. Blogging and zombies again – one of my favorite combination. Must get this one.
  • Sweetly by Jackson Pearce (August 2011) – I love the cover, and I love the Hansel and Gretel retelling idea. I enjoyed Jackson Pearce’s Sisters Red, so I am excited to get my hands on this one, too.
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman (April 2011) – I loved If I Stay, and the idea of the sequel is just…well, awesome. I can’t wait to know what happened after Mia’s ordeal.

Check out my other 10 for 2010 posts!
10 Favorite Male Characters
10 Favorite Female Characters
10 Favorite Couples
10 Favorite Authors

I’m giving away some of my favorite books in 2010 in my Anniversary Giveaway! Know why Patrick Ness is one of my auto-buy authors now through The Knife of Never Letting Go! Every comment you leave is one entry — the more comments you leave, the more entries you get! :) Click the image for the mechanics and the list of prizes!

17 Thoughts on “10 for 2010: Most Anticipated for 2011

  1. SWEET VALLEY. YES. SWEET VALLEY! After years of waiting!

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  3. From this list, I can’t wait for new books from Sarah Dessen and Megan McCafferty. I always love Sarah Dessen. I’m excited for Bumped because I’ve just started re-reading the Jessica Darling series. I had borrowed the first 3 books from a friend years ago, and then never read the last two. I almost forgot how much I love her writing.

    • I loooove Sarah Dessen. She’s the author that got me started on YA. :)

      You know what I realized? I’ve only read up to Second Helpings on the Jessica Darling series. I must catch up!

  4. Great list! I can’t wait for Bumped too.

  5. Oh my! Sweet Valley At Last! I remember sneak reading it in school during class hours back then :) I went through three Sweet Valley phases: Sweet valley Kids, Twins , then High :P

    • I know right! I wasn’t much of a fan of SVH, but I loooved SVT. I also loved Sweet Valley Jr. High and Unicorn Club. SVK got me started on reading. :)

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  7. Yay for Sweet Valley!
    I’m looking forward to the Dessen book too!

  8. Sarah Dessen seems to be a very popular author. I found out that I am following her on twitter, but haven’t even read one single novel by her:D I should try her novels, sound like fun reads

  9. I am in love with Sarah Dessen’s books, so What Happened to
    Goodbye is somewhere at the top of my 2011 releases wishlist, along
    with Bumped. A dystopian novel about pregnancy? Count me in! And
    Sweet Valley!!! I spent a huge portion of my childhood reading the
    Sweet Valley books, so I’ll definitely get myself a copy of this
    one.

    • My friends and I squealed when we saw a new Sweet Valley coming up. And I definitely squeed when I heard of Dessen’s new book. :) I don’t even mind not getting an ARC of it (but if someone is generous enough to send one my way, then why not? :P) because I really do plan to get a copy (or two). She’s my number 1 auto-buy author. What’s your favorite Dessen?

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