Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books for 2013

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I have exactly three books on this list, and one of them may be wishful thinking. There are few living authors whose work I admire enough to keep track of publication dates, and the dead authors I admire don't have new publications (unfortunately). Also, my efforts to become better educated mean I'm reading less modern fluff. So here's my very short list for 2013:

1. Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde (US release): This is the second book in the Chronicles of Kazam series, following The Last Dragonslayer, and although it's already out in UK, I'm looking forward to the US release so I can get it from the library.

2. The next book in the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King: I have absolutely no proof that another MR book will be published next year, but considering that there's been one book per year 2009-2012, I'm hopeful.

3. Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley: This is the fifth book in the Flavia de Luce series, which chronicles the exploits of the eponymous 10-year-old chemist and detective. I won an advance copy through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program, so I'm reading this 2013 release in 2012.


  1. Hi, Thalia! I'm currently in the middle of The Last Dragonslayer, so I'm delighted to hear there's a new Kazam book -- I shall add it to my TBR list right away.

    I, too, love Laurie King's Mary Russell books, and follow her blog. Unfortunately, she's not planning a MR book for this year. Ms. King is currently working on a sequel to Touchstone, to be published this summer or fall, I believe. We'll have to contain ourselves in patience for a bit longer...

    1. Aww, that's sad. On the bright side, the third Kazam books comes out in the UK in 2013 as well, although there's no word on when it's coming out in the US.