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December 30, 2011

Best of 2011: Most Anticipated Books of 2012

Kate Hart

We'll be back to regular Field Trip Fridays next week, but in the meantime, check out the year-end round up at YA Highway, or keep reading for my final entry in Sarah Enni's Best of 2011 Blog Carnival: books we're looking forward to in the coming year!

Books By Friends and Acquaintances


organized by a highly scientific order in which I arranged covers in a manner pleasing to my eye, and then alphabetized the others. just in case you're wondering.

Timepiece - Myra McEntire
If I Lie - Cory Jackson 
Kiss the Morning Star - Elissa Janine Hoole
The Other Life - Susanne Winnacker
Insurgent - Veronica Roth
Incarnate - Jodi Meadows
This Is Not a Test - Courtney Summers
Butter - Erin Lange
Fall To Pieces - Vahini Naidoo
A Midsummer's Nightmare - Kody Keplinger
Mila 2.0 - Debra Driza

Books By Friends That I've Already Read and Can't Wait To Share


Wanderlove - Kirsten Hubbard
Hemlock - Kathleen Peacock
Touched - Cory Jackson

Books By People I'm Sure Would Make Lovely Friends and Acquaintances


The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
The Drowned Cities - Paolo Bacigalupi
Isla and the Happily Ever After - Stephanie Perkins
Crewel - Gennifer Albin

eta: Books I Forgot To Mention Because I Have a Cold and My Brain Isn't Working

I knew this would happen! I forgot important people. Like Tahereh Mafi, whose sequel is as-of-yet title-less. And Jessi Kirby, whose In Honor is sporting some rockin' red cowboy boots. (I also happen to own a pair of red cowboy boots. True story.)

I'll probably add more titles as more "duh" moments attack me.


Have a safe and happy New Year!


  1. Thank you Kate! :D
    and i am so excited for ALL of these!!

  2. Yay, so excited for all those titles! And BIG SMOOCHES for adding MILA!

    Erm, I only hope you'll be equally excited to read it in early 2013, since that's when it's now debuting...meep!


  3. Thanks so much for adding The Other Life!

  4. I agree with all of the above. Can't wait for 2012.

    Have a safe and happy New Year as well.

  5. Fantastic choices! My Most Anticipated list includes many of the same titles.

    I love the cover for THE OTHER LIFE, by the way. :)

  6. :) thanks for including Kiss the Morning Star! So excited to see it pop up on people's anticipating lists! (so excited I have no grammar!)


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