I admit, I haven’t been the best reader in 2014. I started out with good intentions—but maybe my goal was a bit high. I actually only finished a handful of novels, which isn’t great. If I want to be a writer, I NEED to be a better reader.
I’ve been seeing all kinds of “most anticipated book” lists all over the Internet these days, so I thought to kick off the holiday season, I’d share with you the top five books I am excited to read in the New Year—even if most of the came out in 2014.
In no particular order:
1. The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black
I’ve read a couple of Holly’s books and they really cater to the part of me that loves a creepy tale. After reading R.L. Stine’s Party Games (the new FEAR STREET book) last October, I’m even MORE excited about spooky stories.
2. The Night Gardner — Jonathan Auxier
I loved this author's first book, Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes. I have a feeling this one is going to be just as awesome.
3. The Crossover — Kwame Alexander
If you look up this book on Goodreads, you can read the first page—and it is AMAZING. It’s about a kid who plays basketball. Even though I’m a track athlete, I can still appreciate a great sports story.
4. The Boundless — Kenneth Oppel
I love everything Kenneth Oppel writes. He’s Canadian, and this book is about TRAINS. I love trains. Everything about this sounds right up my alley.
5. Absolutely Almost – Lisa Graff
Lots of buzz about this book—and it looks fun!
Speaking of new books (cough, cough), the new Superman Duffy comic is AT THE PRESS RIGHT NOW. Check out the amazing cover for TRANSPIRATION. You’re going to want to add this book to your collection!
What books are on your wish list this Christmas?
Okay, Gotta Jet!
— Chase Superman Duffy