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Looking Forward to Reading in 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Like most of you, I’m sure, I’ve already started reading what are now my first books of 2013 (though I did start them at the end of December). We’ll get into those specifics next week, on our regular first-Monday “What Are You Reading” post.

But today, let’s talk about what books we’re looking forward to reading in 2013—whether they be books we’ve had on our shelves (or e-readers) for months or years or books coming out sometime in the next 12 months.

Here are several books I know are coming out in 2013 that I’m really looking forward to:

The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen (January 2013—in stock at Amazon!)

A Cast of StonesA Cast of Stones (The Staff and the Sword, Book 1) by Patrick W. Carr (February 1, 2013)

Grave Consequences (Grand Tour Series) by Lisa T. Bergren (March 1, 2013)

Forsaken Dreams (Escape to Paradise) by MaryLu Tyndall (March 1, 2013)

Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell (March 2013)

Moonlight Masquerade by Ruth Axtell (March 2013)

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund (April 2013)

Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I by Sandra Byrd (April 9, 2013)

Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck (May 2013)

Trouble in Store by Carol Cox (June 2013)

The Tudor Conspiracy by C. W. Gortner (July 2013)

The Hero’s Lot (The Staff and the Sword, Book 2) by Patrick W. Carr (July 1, 2013)

Most of the general-market romance novels I want to read are those which are already out. I look forward to continuing the Bridgerton Family series by Julia Quinn, the Brothers Sinister series by Courtney Milan, and the Maiden Lane series by Elizabeth Hoyt.

I’m also looking forward to reading more from Mary Jo Putney, diving into Jennifer Ashley’s Regency Pirate series, getting out of the court of Henry VIII and deeper into some of Philippa Gregory’s other historical novels (and her new YA fantasy), as well as sampling some Loretta Chase, Tessa Dare, Erin Knightley, Jane Feather, and Michelle Willingham.

In nonfiction, there are only a few books on my radar so far: A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, and The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure.

And I can’t even begin to list the books that I already have (both Christian and general market) which I’m hoping to read this year.

What’s on your wishlist for 2013?

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  1. Ruth permalink
    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 7:31 am

    Great picks — we share several. 🙂 I have gotta give C.W. Gortner a shout-out, though — I cannot WAIT for July and the 2nd Tudor Spymaster book!


  2. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:43 pm

    Looking forward to new releases from Diann Mills, Dani Pettrey, Carol Cox, Karen Witemeyer, Deeann Gist, and JM Windle. I’ve already read The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen and Vanished by Irene Hannon (both January 2013 releases). Both are good, but not great.

    I enjoyed Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series, but found Philippa Gregory’s non-Tudor books (especially Wideacre and her contemporaries) to be revolting to the point that I couldn’t finish them.


  3. Carol Moncado permalink
    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 5:00 pm

    You have a great list going!!! And I JUST downloaded a review copy of Follow the Heart :D! Yay!


  4. Michelle permalink
    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 6:41 pm

    Your list is very similar to mine. I received The Tutor’s Daughter for Christmas. I finished it in a couple of days. Such a great book. I can’t wait for C.W. Gortner’s book, I’ll have to refresh my memory by reading the first one before it comes out.


  5. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 11:14 pm

    Very much looking forward to Follow the Heart! =)

    third book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth (laughingly titled Detergent at the moment)
    Risktaker (sequel to Treehugger) by Kea Alwang
    Daughter of Light by Morgan L Busse
    Anything by Courtney Milan (I’ve only read 3 novellas by her and I’m eager for more)

    and if I’m a good girl and finish my own work, The Sword of Lyric Series by Sharon Hinck


  6. Dora permalink
    Thursday, January 3, 2013 6:12 pm

    I am looking forward to reading the Julie Klassen book. Thank you for letting me know about it. Also, Follow the Heart. I want to read more classics this year. I would like to finally finish Northanger Abbey–I have only been reading it since, July or August.


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