The NEW YEAR has arrived and everything starts anew. All the book lists reset to zero and there are so many possibilities.
After my failed attempt to complete a reading challenge last year, I have opted not to participate, other than my usual goal of reading one book per week – so a goal of 52 books in 2012. I’ve added the GoodReads widget to my sidebar to help monitor that goal.
TRY SOMETHING NEW:
I have heard about and met so many great authors in the past year, and I want to read new-to-be authors and stories. My goal is to read 12 new-to-me authors over the course of 2012. I’ve already got a few on my schedule: Shiloh Walker, Mari Freeman, Stacey Kennedy, Jennifer Estep and Joan Swan all in the first three months of this year.
MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS:
We all have them! There are a couple (or maybe more *wink*) books that are scheduled for release in 2012 and I WILL be reading them. Here are the ones at the top of my list…
Midnight Breed #10: This is going to be the climatic conclusion to the Dragos story arc and Chase’s story. So. Good!
MIDNIGHT ENCHANTMENT by Anya Bast (Feb 2012)
Dark Magick #4: This series has gotten better with each book. I love the Fae meets modern world twist.
THE DARKEST SEDUCTION by Gena Showalter (Feb 2012)
Lords of the Underworld #9: Paris’ story. Need not say more.
NIGHTWALKER by Allyson James (Winter 2012)
Stormwalker #4: I adore this series. Mick and Janet are so perfect together. Book 3: Shadow Walker was my favorite book in 2011.
DIRE NEEDS by Stephanie Tyler (March 2012)
Eternal Wolf Clan #1: I adore Steph’s military suspense and her work as Sydney Croft is some of my favorite. I cannot wait to find out what she does with sexy shifters!
LOVER REBORN by JR Ward (March 2012)
Black Dagger Brotherhood #10: I just hope she treats Tohr right and of course, cannot wait to see more of Qhuinn and Blay!
HEART OF ATLANTIS by Alyssa Day (May 2012)
Warriors of Poseidon #8: This one is Alaric’s tale – he’s long been tortured by a forbidden love and I want to see how he explodes when he finally has it!
LETHAL RIDER by Larissa Ione (May 2012)
Lords of Deliverance #3: Have you been reading these books? OMG! What will happen next?!
GUNMETAL MAGIC by Ilona Andrews (Aug 2012)
Kate Daniels #5.5: The first “Kate” full novel told from the POV of another character – Andrea. I adore Andrea and she has had some rough times… can’t wait to find out what happens and who she ends up with (please be Raphael).
RIVETED by Meljean Brook (Sept 2012)
Iron Seas #3: No one tells a story like Meljean. Book 1: Iron Duke was hands down my favorite read of 2010 and I just love this series.
Unnamed Guardians #8 by Meljean Brook (unknown)
We all know this amazing series is coming to a close, and I for one will miss it. When I stalked Meljean’s website, I couldn’t find word about this book for 2012, but I cannot wait to read Michael’s story.
SO tell me… what are your plans for 2012? Do you have a TBR list a mile long? Have you set some goals? I hope we will continue to chat about it here at That’s What I’m Talking About.
Joyous New Year and Happy Reading!