Thursday, January 03, 2008

BTT: Anticipation (January 3, 2008)

This week's question

Last week we talked about the books you liked best from 2007. So this week, what with it being a new year, and all, we’re looking forward….

What new books are you looking forward to most in 2008? Something new being published this year? Something you got as a gift for the holidays? Anything in particular that you’re planning to read in 2008 that you’re looking forward to? A classic, or maybe a best-seller from 2007 that you’re waiting to appear in paperback?

Oooooh, I love this question. At first, it was hard to answer. I mean, the phrase “looking forward to most” in the question means I need to really zoom in. But I have so many books I’m looking forward to read… Coupled with my postgraduate studies this year, I will need to cut down on other readings. This ‘hardship’ will end in 11 months, so I will survive.

Anyway, I gave it a serious thought and here’s my shortlist of the shortlisted:

:: New in 2008 ::

Nora Roberts: (no surprise!)

1. The Hollow (#2 in The Sign Of Seven Trilogy) – May 2008
2. High Noon (Mass Market edition) – June 2008
3. The Pagan Stone (#3 in The Sign Of Seven Trilogy) – Dec 2008

:: Classics ::

I have also been itching to read a few classics and the ones hit by the itch are (all sitting in my TBR pile now):

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
3. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
4. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

:: Others ::

1. The Annie Seymour Mystery Series by Karen E. Olson
(I came to know about this author from Wendy of Musings of a Bookish Kitty. Thanks, Wendy!)

I think business books are not ‘eligible’ to be listed here, am I right?. I have a few must-reads such as Freakonomics and Blink but since it’s fiction we’re talking here, so I’m just going to pass…

Happy BTT, everyone!

Book Quote:

Books may well be the only true magic.
— Alice Hoffman