Thursday, February 17, 2011

BooKrushed Reading List


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So many awesome books coming out in 2011, so little time! But I should have time to read at least 11, so I went ahead and joined the BooKrushed 2011 Reading Challenge. The BooKrushed ladies suggested we share our reading lists with the world, so while I'm not organized enough to say with finality that these will be my 11 (and hopefully there will be more than 11, but that's all I'm committing to), I will say that this is my reading list as it stands today. Here goes:

January - Across the Universe by Beth Revis
February - Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
February - Delirium by Lauren Oliver
March - The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
March - The Hating Game by Talli Roland (I don't have an eReader, so I figure the paperback release counts as a 2011 release for me)
June - Possession by Elana Johnson
June - Passion by Lauren Kate
September - With a Name Like Love by Tess Hilmo
September - Supernaturally by Kiersten White
September - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
October - Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

And even though it wasn't published in 2011, I'm going to go ahead and add Dogsled Dreams by Terry Lynn Johnson (published 12/10) to the list, because she's awesome, and with the reviews she's been getting the book has to be, too.


Oops - I forgot one! I also plan to read Medeia Sharif's debut novel, Bestest.Ramadan.Ever, to be released this summer. So sorry I forgot that one, and thanks for helping me remember, Dawn! :)

So that's it! What's on your reading list for 2011?

69 comments:

Kelly said...

I signed up for that challenge too! So far I've read Head Games by Keri Mikulski.
I sooo want to read Possession, Liar Society, Bad Taste in Boys and so many great ones coming out this year!

The BooKrushers said...

I love your list Susan!!! Ours are SO similar that I'm going to add a few of the ones I didn't have to my ever-growing pile!

Thanks for participating! ;)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Thanks so much for adding me to your list! You've made my day!

I'm part of the Elevensies debuts - sometimes books come out two weeks early or later than planned. But I'm happy to still be considered part of this fantastic group!

So many great reads! I've read quite a few so far - and I also can't wait for the ones on your list! I'm currently reading Delirium!

Joanne said...

You've got a great list going on here. I don't usually select books in advance, but am more spontaneous with my reading, picking up something that someone recommends, or something that catches my eye. Mostly I end up with a blend of fiction and memoir though.

Brian said...

That's quite the list fur sure!

Kristin Rae said...

YAY! Great list! I'll have to look into some of these I'm unfamiliar with :)

stickynotestories said...

Possession is on my list to read too. I've never seen a better cover on a book!

And also: Hi! *waves* I'm your new Crusader Group 8 buddy!

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! Lots of lovely books and I think reading two a month is a great goal to aim for!! I'd be happy to read two a year! LOL!!! Oh I'm not that bad but bad enough!!!

Have a great year reading!!!!! Take care
x

Talli Roland said...

Yay! Thank you so much for adding my book to your challenge list! :)

Kimberly Franklin said...

Great reading list. I have a lot of those on mine too! I'm reading Delirium right now!

Tony Benson said...

Hi there fellow crusader. My reading is a bit more random, so I don't have a list, but it's fascinating to see yours.

Danette said...

Hi! Thanks for dropping by! It's lovely to meet so many new people! Sounds like you have your reading all planned out for you for a while! Happy reading!

Michelle Merrill said...

I like this list...in fact, I might copy it :) Good luck with the challenge! Welcome to our awesome group 10 Crusader team! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Catherine Ensley said...

Hi fellow crusader! I started Delirium last week and it's super.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

You have some GREAT books on your list. I love it! We have very similar taste in books. Good luck with your challenge! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm excited to get to know another fellow crusader!! I'm a follower now. ;)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Oh how fun! These sound great. I'm definitely adding some of them to my TBR list. Maybe not all, though, because I'm still attempting to make some progress with the Fill in the Gaps reading project I'm doing. You'll be posting reviews, right? ;)

Amy

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Hello, fellow crusader!!! Ooh, purple! *wiping drool* I love purple. ;)

Nice book list! Um, well, most of my reads consist of debut authors such as David West, Karen Hoover, Don Carey, Kimberly Job. Other authors like Tristi Pinkston and Kathi Oram Peterson!

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Amanda Milner said...

Great List!! Oh so many books little time. ☺ Just finished Across the Universe a few weeks ago! It was great!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Hi there fellow crusader - I'm stopping by to return your visit, say hi, and follow. I love your book list! Many of these are on my to-read list as well. I'm doing a 100 book challenge for the year (yeah - a little ambitious since I'm reading a lot of YA and so far I'm only up to 6 :) but there's so much great writing out there. It's really inspiring. Or intimidating... :)

tinadchayes said...

The BooKrushed thing sounds like fun. Bet you'll discover some new authors and genres you really like. :)

Shari said...

Hi Susan! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm looking forward to hearing your reviews from your book list. There were some there I hadn't heard of yet. So glad we have some things in common.

Tess said...

thanks for including my book Susan..that is surreal to see your little story on someone's TBR list. I just ordered a load of books to take on a vacation w/ me including Revolution by Jennifer Donnely, Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher and The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice. All are last year or older but I want them!

Liz Fichera said...

Hi Susan, Nice to meet you! My Nook is loaded with so many books, not sure where to begin. However, I recently finished a great YA book called INSIDE MY HEAD by Jim Carrington. My fave read so far in 2011 is THE BOOK THIEF. (Yeah, I'm a little behind on new releases.)

Shelley Batt said...

Susan, you are so organized with your list. I'm more random and decide at the time what I'm in the mood for. I had Across the Universe on my mp3 player now and plan to be one of the next books I listen to. Great to meet you. I'm a fellow Crusader.

Diana said...

Thanks for stopping by and the follow. I'm following back. I need to do a reading challenge. I haven't been able to read anything lately--not even my stuff.

anny cook said...

I suspect most of the books on your list are YA and that's why I don't recognize them. I read between 10 and 20 books a week (non-fiction AND fiction). I'm currently reading the latest John Sandford. In my spare time I write erotic romance. :-)

Ciara said...

Great list, Susan! I stopped by to say hi to a fellow Crusader. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a follower now. :)

Jai Joshi said...

I'm not being too organised this year. I'll read what I can grab and go from there.

Jai

Michael Offutt said...

How do you know that all those books are awesome without having explored them first? Some of them could really suck. You know...just cause something is published doesn't automatically make it awesome. Just playing the devil's advocate.

Deniz Bevan said...

Sounds like a great challenge! I've only read The Hating Game on the list, it was great!

vbtremper said...

So many great books on your list - also on mine (Across the Universe, Possession, Unbecoming of Mara Dyer). I'm also waiting for Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey. I'm sure I'm forgetting plenty of great stuff, but I'll read as much of it as I can get my hands on!
-Vicki

Hema P. said...

Ooh, all the titles in your list sound so intriguing! What am I reading this year? I don't have a particular list, except what I read every moth for the mother-daughter book club I'm part of, and then whatever piques my interest at that point...

Happy reading!

Julie Musil said...

What a great list! And you know what I love about it? These are by authors we see and the blogging world, and we love the people behind the stories.

I don't know what I'll be reading this year, but I'd imagine I'll be reading some from your list. Right now I'm reading GOING BOVINE, and it's a lot of fun.

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm laughing. Though I am just reading this now, I've been kind of following it so far. I read (and loved) Across the Universe in January. And I just bought Delirium 2 days ago, and am going to start reading it this weekend.

Theresa Milstein said...

I already read Talli's book, but I'm buying it for my mother in March. And I am going to read Elana's book as soon as I can get my hands on it! After reading Paranormalcy, I'm looking forward to the sequel!

Lucy V Morgan said...

Ooh, good post. I received my copy of Delirium this morning (in fact I'm going to do a similar post over the weekend. I shall report how my new books smell, because what with ereaders and such, the SMELL is important, damnit!).

Lynn said...

That is a great list! A few are on my to-read, including The Hating Game (I've been waiting when it comes out in Canada in March). Sounds like a great challenge and I look forward to reading how it goes for you!

Dawn Simon said...

Great list! There are so many awesome books coming out this year! I plan to read some of the same ones. I haven't read DOGSLED DREAMS yet, but I will! I'm totally looking forward to it! Stasia Kehoe's AUDITION comes out this year. I already read it, and it's great! Medeia Sharif's book is another I plan to hit.

raisingmarshmallows said...

making crusader rounds. Nice to meet you, now following!

Nikki

Tanya Reimer said...

Welcome to the crusade! We have so much in common, this should be fun.

Tanya Reimer said...

Hey, look at that, I'm your 400th follower!

Kristal Lee said...

I dropped in to say "You've been gifted with the Stylish Blogger Award." Drop by Saturday blog post (http://www.kristalleeromances.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award-thanks-heather.html) to pick it up.

Have a great weekend!
~k

kmullican said...

Hello fellow crusader! TY for the follow. Sadly, I don't have a reading list right now...not enough hours in the day! I do hope to catch a few good reads when I find the time.

Love the blog!

~Kim

Clara said...

I loved the titles (dieing to read Tallis book too!) Great list! =D

Raquel Byrnes said...

Cool list.
Just dropping by to say hello as a fellow crusader and new follower. On to the challenge!

Madeleine said...

Goodness I've not read any of those yet! So many books recommended and I'm doing my best to get through them :O)

Jeanne said...

Love your blog. The awards are so well-deserved. YOu have inspired me, fellow crusader, to set a goal of a book a month. That is what I am lacking, some discipline in reading. I am a reading specialist by day so I read tons of kids books, picture and mg and some ya but no adult just good lit stuff. So thanks for the inspiration.

Lauri said...

Fun reading list! Hello from a fellow crusader!

Arlee Bird said...

Sounds like some fine reading ahead. Currently I'm reading Tamara Heiner's Perilous and have a few others waiting in the wings including Cathcer in the Rye.
Hope you'll consider joining in the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011 --a lot of other Crusaders are doing both and they actually will work well together.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Medeia Sharif said...

Thanks for the mention, Susan. :)

I've read quite a few 2011 books so far.

I have a blog award for you.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Most of these are on my list (just finished Delirium and Desires of the Dead is this week). I'm also reading Melissa Marr's next book (due out Tuesday) and I'm Not Her by Janet Gutler (same pub as LiLa).

I didn't realize Passion is due out in June. I'm off to preorder it now. :D

Lydia K said...

That's a great list. I think I have most of those on my TBR list!

Me said...

yep

Donea Lee said...

Hello fellow crusader! Thanks, so much, for stopping by my blog. Your list includes several I'm dying to read (and will soon, of course)! Across the Universe, Possession and The Liar Society, in particular. Happy reading! :)

DEZMOND said...

Suzy, I've just noticed there are no male writers in you to-read list :)

Lynda Young said...

I love your reading list!

Gina Blechman said...

So many of the books you plan to read are also on my to-read least. I hope you plan to review them on your blog. I'd love to see what you think.

<3 Gina Blechman (fellow crusader)

Regina said...

What a great list of books. Most all of them are on my TBR list too. They are so wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Fellow crusader and follower. We are also in the same group and I look forward to more posts.

Alison Miller said...

I read your "About Me" and thought I was reading about myself. Crazy!

We're in the same group! Nice to meet you!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Great list Susan! I've preordered some of these already...I have Terry's book in my TBR pile. :)

Margo Kelly said...

Great list! I'm a fellow crusader and new follower. Nice to meet you!

Al said...

Great list!

I'm too busy writing to read much at the moment. If I read it is usually for research.

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

Hey crusader, I have over 100 books on my list- old and new – a bit long to post in comments!

Robyn Campbell said...

Susan, My list is scheduled to go up on Friday. And did you read mine, cause ours look alike. Wow.

Of course Universe is the one I critiqued for a year, so I couldn't wait to read the finished product. Paged through it when Beth showed me her first author copy at one of our meetings.

I can't wait to read Medeia and Tess' books. So looking forward to them.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Great list!
I've got Susan Elizabeth Phillips's book on my TBR list, Patti Lacy's The Rythm of Secrets, Keri's Head Games, and that's all for now. LOL

The Survival Mama said...

Great list! I'll have to snag a few and add them to mine.

Fellow crusader, Following you back, thanks for swinging by my blog.
The Survival Mama

Dawn Simon said...

I'm back to tell you I have a blog award for you. :)

Patricia A. Timms said...

Hello! I'm a fellow Crusader and I'm in group 10 with you!

Of late, I haven't had time to read much. I'm hoping to get some reading in soon though.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Great list! Most of those are on my list, too. I'll have to consider doing a post like this one. :-)