Impatient Saturday: Books I’m Dying to Read

One of the dangers of having sometimes-access to advance reader copies of books is that it makes it extra-difficult to wait for anything that’s not out yet. And have you noticed there are some incredible books on the way for Fall 2010 and Spring 2011?  Here’s my current can’t-wait list:

Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger (Amulet)
Angleberger’s Strange Case of the Origami Yoda made me a fan.

The Popularity Papers Book Two: A Record of the Continued Transatlantic Discoveries of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow (Amulet)
The first Popularity Papers book is so perfect for my girls who are Wimpy Kid fans I can hardly stand it. And so, so funny.

Sean Griswald’s Head
by Lindsey Leavitt (Bloomsbury)
Reading Lindsey’s blog, I know how funny she is, and this book sounds like a perfect mix of humor and heart.

Entice by Carrie Jones (Bloomsbury)
Third book in the NEED series. Need I say more?

Drought by Pam Bachorz (Egmont)
I loved her debut novel CANDOR, and this one sounds great, too.

Carmen by Walter Dean Myers (Egmont)
A YA retelling of the Bizet opera, set in Spanish Harlem. I’m sold.

The Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Penypacker (Hyperion)
Anything by the author of Clementine is automatically on my radar.

Invisible Inkling
by Emily Jenkins (Hyperion)
New series about a 4th grader and his invisible friend – love this idea!

Kick by Walter Dean Myers & Ross Workman (Harper Collins)
Really, you should just add anything that Myers writes to my wish-list.

Divergent by Veronica Roth (Harper Collins)
Dystopian romance. Sigh…. 

The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander (Walden Pond Press)
Any book that promises to explore the “seedy underbelly of middle school” has me at hello.

Razorland by Ann Aguirre (Feiwel & Friends)
Even though I’m a cheerful, optimistic human being, I love my dystopian novels. This one’s set in postapocalyptic NYC.

Where She Went by Gayle Forman (Dutton)
Long-awaited sequel to If I Stay, which I loved.

Archie Comics: Betty and Veronica 
(Grosset & Dunlap)
A chapter book with Betty and Veronica? Be still my heart!  Archie comics were my favorite when I was a kid.

Stickman Odyssey
by Christopher Ford (Philomel)
Homer’s epic,,,with a stickman. Just try to resist that idea.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Razorbill)
More dystopian – this time, a cryogenically frozen teenager on a spaceship wakes up 50 years before scheduled landing

XVI by Julie Karr (Penguin)
Again, dystopian awesomeness.

Squish #1 Super Amoeba
by Matthew Holm & Jennifer Holm (Random House)
Graphic novel about an amoeba. I love it already.

Flip by Martyn Bedford (Random House)
Psychological thriller from Wendy Lamb Books.

A Million Miles from Boston by Karen Day (Random House)
The Maine Coast setting has me longing for this book and the smell of salt water.

Words in the Dust
by Trent Reidy (Arthur Levine Books)
A girl from Afghanistan must deal with change when American soldiers arrive in her village.

Strings Attached by Judy Blundell (Scholastic)
Murder mystery set in 1950s NYC, from the author of What i Saw and How I Lied.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Harper Collins)
Dystopian romance. Again, sigh.

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney (Little, Brown)
High school girl turns to her school’s underground justice system after a date rape.

The Revenant by Sonia Gensler (Knopf)
Historical ghost story set at boarding school that sounds amazing.

Grace by Elizabeth Scott (Dutton)
Dystopian character trained as a suicide bomber rebels and is on the run.

Starcrossed by Elizabeth Bunce (Arthur Levine Books)
From the Morris Award winning author of A Curse Dark as Gold

What am I missing? What upcoming titles are making you impatient?

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