Top Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.

Happy New Year!

Okay, so I usually don’t do well with listing what books I plan to read.  I’m such a mood reader, and what I’m in the mood to read changes frequently.  But since this encompasses the whole year, maybe I will be a little more successful.  I’m going to chose ones that I have been meaning to read, but haven’t gotten to yet.  The word “resolve” makes me think of books I have been meaning to read but for whatever reason haven’t.

In no particular order . . .

ewitchesemmalittle womenalannaentwinedhold me closer necromancercrashwonderstargirl

1.  Easy by Tammara Webber.  I don’t know why I haven’t read this yet.  I’ve had the book for ages!

2.  The Witches by Roald Dahl.  Roald Dahl is a favorite author of mine, and I haven’t wanted to read this one for years.  The movie left such an impession on me, though, that it might be affecting me actually reading the book.

3.  Any Jane Austen book except Pride and Prejudice.  I love Jane Austen, and Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book ever.  But I’ve never read anything else by her.  So one goal for 2013 is to read another Austen novel.  I’m not sure what one that might be, but I’m leaning towards Emma at the moment.

4.  Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  I can’t believe I’ve never read this one.  My mother keeps telling me how much I will love it.  Hopefully 2013 will be the year!

5.  Tamora Pierce.  How is it that I’ve never read anything by her!  Again, I’m not sure what book I will start with (there’s so many to choose from!), but I’m determined to read at least one of her books.

6.  Entwined by Heather Dixon.  I love fairytale retellings, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses is a favorite story of mine.  I own this book, and yet it is just collecting dust on my shelf.  I need to read this!

7.  Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride.  I have been wanting to read this one for a few years, but just haven’t gotten around to it.

8.  Crash by Nicole Williams.  This one has been on my radar for awhile now.  I need to read it to see if I like it.

9.  Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  I have been hearing how wonderful this book is since it was released.  I need to read it.

10.  Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.  Seriously, I can’t believe I haven’t read this one yet.

About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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62 Responses to Top Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2013

  1. Cristal says:

    Easy is on my list as well. I hope you get the chance to read it! Great list 🙂

    Cristal @ Life & Times of a Book Addict

  2. I love Jane Austen. Persuasion is one of my favorites. Emma is good too. And of course Sense and Sensibility seems to be one of everybody’s favorites.

    I liked Stargirl. I’m also curious about Crash. And yes Easy has been on my list as well. It just looks intriguing.

    Tamora Pierce is good I really like her Song of the Lioness series.

    Good luck!Happy New Years and happy reading.

    Here’s the books I resolve to read

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

    • Quinn says:

      I’ve heard a lot of the letter in Persuasion. 🙂

      I don’t know what but S&S is not at the top of Austen books I want to read.

      Here’s hoping I make some progress on this list. I do have 365 days!

  3. Easy and Entiwined are on my TBR Pile, but they didnt make it to my list. Anyway, happy reading! 🙂

  4. Merin says:

    I have a Jane Austen book on my list, although I went with Sense & Sensibility. 🙂 I’ve read Stargirl and really enjoyed it, and also agree that I really need to read Entwined, although it’s not on my list.

    You can see my TTT post here! 🙂

    • Quinn says:

      I haven’t read S&S either. Maybe I will try that one. My goal is to just read one other Austen book. I have heard great things about Stargirl.

  5. Little Women is just wonderful -I’m almost jealous that you’re experiencing it for the first time!

  6. emziixgx says:

    Great list, there is a few on there I wasn’t to read too, Easy, Little Women and some Jane Austen. I read my first last year, Pride and Prejudice, which I enjoyed so want to try another one at least this year.

  7. Oooh I love The Witches! I hope you will love it.
    Easy is also on my TBR list, Crash and Hold me closer, Necromancer sound brilliant!
    I hope you will have wonderful 2013.

  8. I loved Entwined 🙂 My sister adored Easy, I need to read that! I love Emma and Little Women 🙂 Happy New Year!

  9. Christina says:

    Easy was a good read as well as Stargirl- my students love that one! Emma is awesome and so is Little Women- I hope you get to read both! Happy New Year!

  10. Great list. I need to read some other Jane Austen books too. Emma, Mansfield Park and Sense & Sensibility are the only ones I have left.

    Check out my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  11. beckireads says:

    The Witches is a brilliant read. I’ve read Emma, but I prefered Mansfield Park – hope you enjoy whatever you choose! And my only advise when picking a Tamora Pierce book is to decide if you want to read the Tortall world or the Emelan world and go from there.
    I hope you manage to read all of these books.

  12. Loni says:

    Austen is great, but I haven’t read Emma yet. I loved Sense and Sensibility, so if you don’t feel like Emma, that’s the one I recommend.

  13. DeniseF says:

    Great list! I loved The Witches! It is one of my favorite books from childhood.

    I hope you get to ‘Sense and Sensibility’ this year, it is my favorite Jane Austen book.

  14. Lucy says:

    Love your taste in books, Quinn, and you have picked out some good ones to read this year. Wonder and Easy are two of my faves and I’d like to catch up with Necromancer and Crash this year too. Good luck with all your reading goals and happy new year!

  15. Erica says:

    Easy is pretty good! I really need to pick up Entwined this year 🙂

    • Quinn says:

      I hear Entwined is good, and I love fairytale retellings. But one of my favorites is Princess of the Midnight Ball (another retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses) so that might also be part of my problem with actually reading Entwined.

  16. Great list. I loved The Witches, Roald Dahl wrote such great books.
    Check out my TTT

  17. randikins says:

    Umm, YES on Little Women! It’s my all-time favorite. 🙂 P&P is on my list this year because I’ve never been able to finish it. xD And I’ve never read anything by Roald Dahl either…eeps! Hold Me Closer, Necromancer was fun, so I hope you get a chance to read that soon! Great list. 🙂

    My TTT

    Randi @ Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

  18. Happy New Year Quinn! I hope you get to read some fantastic books this year! I hope you enjoy Little Women :). It’s one of my favourite books of all time. Also I’m looking forward to reading your review of Crash :).

  19. So many good books! I just read Little Women last year (had only ever read an abridged version and I wore that one out when I was a kid!). I also plan to read Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey – the last two Austen novels I have yet to read. I read the…hmm…Circle of Magic? series by Pierce when I was in high school and I remember absolutely loving it. Happy reading!

  20. OMGGGG! Easy ❤ It's so frickin amazing… I hope you love it!! And Little Women is fantastic as well 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my top ten!!

  21. Oh…my…gosh. Love this list. I read Hold me Closer, the witches, Alanna, and Little Women. They were amazing! I’ve been meaning to read Wonder too! Here’s Ours

  22. I’ve never read any of the books on your list but I really want to read Emma and Little Women! Hope you enjoy them when you get around to them!
    Happy New Year! 🙂

  23. Emily @ Too Many Books says:

    Wonder was a quick read and totally amazing. I loved it. You have a great taste in books! I liked Entwined, all of the Jane Austen books (Persuasion is my favorite) and Little Women too. And Roald Dahl is just fantastic. I’m looking forward to your reviews!

  24. theairtwit says:

    And here I thought I was completely alone in not having read a single Tamora Pierce book! Someone nearly screeched her head off at me for it, ha!

    I am with you on wanting to read Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. It’s been on my TBR list for quite some time, and I’m hoping to read that or The Monstrumologist for this year’s R.I.P. challenge.

  25. Easy was so good! I think you’ll really enjoy it. In terms of Jane Austen, you can’t go wrong, but I personally recommend Persuasion. It is my favorite!

  26. Jessica says:

    Little Women made it to this same list for me last year, and I got to it! Its not what I expected, but its really good!

  27. Rachel says:

    STARGIRL! I’ve probably had/known about that book since I was, like, five. And I’m pretty sure I haven’t read (or finished) it. Nice picks! Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  28. Wunder! Jane Austen! Easy! All on my list too. 🙂 It’s going to be a GOOD GOOD YEAR. (P.S. Happy new year!)

  29. fishgirl182 says:

    i consider myself a mood reader as well. this is a great list. if you’re reading austen i would suggest persuasion. that’s one of my favorites. i think i will read easy this year, too. everyone i know says it’s awesome. good luck with your list. thanks for stopping by the blog and happy new year!

  30. I LOVE The Witches. When I was little, I must have read it ten times. Little Women is great- Jo March is one of my favorite literary characters. I need to read more Tamora Pierce books, as well. The Beka Cooper series is great and I’ve heard the Alanna series is fantastic.

    Since we both want to read Jane Austen novels, we could host an Austen read-a-thon! Just a thought (:

    Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  31. Stargirl is really good! A cute, sweet (though somewhat sad) quick read. You’ll love it. There’s a sequel too, but I haven’t read it.

    I haven’t read any Tamora Pierce either! And she’s kinda legendary! I bought the first Alanna book to read, but haven’t yet. I totally should have put that on my list!

    If you love 12 Dancing Princesses… (I do too!) Then you should read Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George (If you haven’t already!)

    Looks like we have similar taste in books! Looking forward to following you!

    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

  32. Caitlyn says:

    Entwined has been sitting on my shelf for the last 6 months, and I still haven’t read it >.<

    Good luck reading all these and happy reading!

  33. booksthatsparkblog says:

    Some interesting choices! I need to read Little Women too, I’ve always wanted too!

    Happy 2013! 🙂

    Jennifer – <a href=";

  34. Oksana says:

    Great picks. I want to read Easy, too, there’s been a lot of talk about this book on the Internet, I’m interested to find out what it is actually about.
    Looking forward to your reviews on the books you read this year!

  35. I’ve heard really good things about Hold Me Closer, Necromancer! I need to read it as well.

    You should definitely check out more on the Rochester Teen Book Festival since you live so close! There are going to be a ton of awesome authors there! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  36. I’ve never read any Tamora Price either! I read Little Women (the whole series) when I was in my early teens and love it! My favorite Austen book, after P&P is Persuasion. Oh, and Easy is amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  37. Oh I love The Witches, definitely one of my favourite Roald Dahl books. Enjoy!

  38. I love Jane Austen, although Emma is my least favorite. The Witches is great, I credit that book with spurring my love of reading when I was younger. Happy New Year (and happy reading)!

  39. Lori says:

    I agree with being a mood reader, that’s me too. I make lists and then just go to the bookshelf and pick what feels good that day. Hopefully these lists will help focus that a bit.
    I can definitely say that you need to read Easy and Wonder. They are both amazing! I should have put Jane Austen (although it would be Pride and Prejudice for me!) and Stargirl on my list as well. I’ve never read them, but had them for ages!
    Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year to you, too! 🙂

  40. Angelica says:

    Happy New Years! I’m also looking forward to reading “Easy” and “Entwined”. I love Roald Dahl books, I even bought the box set LOL

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday list.

  41. Ooh, I’d love to reread The Witches! I loved that book as a kid, and the movie as well! And I really enjoyed Alanna, but I’ve been meaning to read the rest of that series. Maybe I’ll get to it this year!

    Great list, and thanks so much for stopping by my TTT! Happy New Year! 😀

  42. Suzanne says:

    Wonder is SO so good. LOved it.

    I’m currently listening to Persuasion, and am really enjoying it. (I tried reading it, and could NOT get in to it. Having it read to me is such a better experience for this kind of book.)

    • Suzanne says:

      My point in commenting about Persuasion, which I forgot entirely after I started typing…was that I enjoyed “For Darkness Shows the Stars” so much, I wanted to read the book that was her inspiration.

      • Quinn says:

        I’ve heard wonderful things about For Darkness Shows the Stars, and one of the reasons I haven’t read it, is because I haven’t read Persuasion. I know what you mean about how having a book read to you (via audiobook) makes it possible to enjoy a book you might not have otherwise. I love audiobooks. Who narrates Persuasion on the one you’re listening to? I might try to get ahold of that one.

      • Suzanne says:

        It’s this one on Audible:

        Narrated by Juliet Stevenson.

        I’m really enjoying the fact that I can see the places that Peterfreund took for her inspiration throughout her book.

  43. says:

    Good luck with your list! You picked some great books. I loved Easy. I also admit I’ve never read Little Women. Glad to know I’m not the only one.

    Thanks for stopping by Book Sojourner!

  44. Briana says:

    I’m going to jump on the “You haven’t read Tamora Pierce????” bandwagon. I believe I started with the Protector of the Small series, and I really got into them, enough to read practically all of Pierce’s other books. But The Song of the Lioness are probably my favorite, and it makes sense to read them first since they happen first chronologically. The Circle of Magic series is also very cool, but they have a different feel since they’re more middle-grade targeted, so I guess it depends on your mood when deciding. 😀

    • Quinn says:

      I know, it’s awful! And I live in Syracuse, where she lives now! It’s ridiculous. I definitely plan o reading me some Tamora pierce this year – hopefully sooner rather than later 🙂

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