Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but we’re coming up on the end of the year, and with that comes the inevitable looking back and looking ahead, and I just couldn’t resist some of the lists on the schedule. So, here are the top 2014 releases that I’m already looking forward to.
#1 – The Furies, Mark Alpert
I liked one of Alpert’s books and really liked another, and this latest looks really interesting. Coming in April.
#2 – The Kill Switch, James Rollins & Grant Blackwood
I love James Rollins and am super excited for another book featuring Tucker and Kane from Bloodline. That said, I was a little taken aback when I saw it was being co-authored. Please oh please don’t turn into another James Patterson. Coming in April.
#3 – The Lincoln Myth, Steve Berry
A new Cotton Malone novel. I’m not super-pumped about this one specifically, but they’re always fun. Coming in May.
#4 – Independence Day, Ben Coes
A new Dewey Andreas novel. Because who doesn’t love a good assassination plot, especially on the Fourth of July. Coming in June.
#5 – The Sixth Extinction, James Rollins
A new Sigma novel. No details on this one aside from a title, but I still can’t wait! Coming in June.
#6 – The Book of Life, Deborah Harkness
The conclusion to All Souls trilogy. I really liked A Discovery of Witches, but Shadow of Night was a little lackluster for me, so I’m hoping this one will be more like the former than the latter. Coming in July.
#7 – Peter Pan Must Die, John Verdon
I’m so excited to get a new Dave Gurney novel. They’re always great and a nice change of pace from action thrillers. Coming in July.
(The rest of these aren’t for sure 2014, or at least not that I’ve been able to find via the author or publisher, but I’m hopeful.)
#8 – Armada, Ernest Cline
I thought Ready Player One was fantastic and I can’t wait to see what Cline comes up with next.
#9 – The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin
The conclusion to the Passage trilogy. I’m looking forward to seeing how this one ends.
#10 – The Doors of Stone, Patrick Rothfuss
The conclusion to The Kingkiller Chronicle. I read and enjoyed The Name of the Wind, but purposely didn’t read The Wise Man’s Fear because I hate waiting! I especially hate waiting for years in between books. And waiting for a series to continue isn’t quite as bad as waiting for it to finish, at least for me. I got a taste of the story, have forgotten pretty much all the details by now, and will enjoy it as a whole when it’s complete. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if this doesn’t come out next year, but one can always hope.
What books are you looking forward to next year?