1. Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry: I always get so hooked into McGarry's books! A new blogger friend gave me the galley at ALAMW and I am really looking forward to it!
2. Booked by Kwame Alexander: Again, at ALAMW, I very nearly made a fool of myself fangirling on Crossover in front of the author. Thank goodness he was engrossed in another conversation and didn't hear me (or pretended he didn't). I love the writing style so much - the rhythm to the words is amazing.
3. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: Its pretty ridiculous that I haven't read this yet.
4. Massacre on the Merrimack by Jay Atkinson: Jay comes into our library quite often, and even thanked our entire staff by name in the acknowledgements. He even dedicated the book to my co-worker who lost her battle with cancer last spring. It is all about Hannah Duston, who was a big deal during the Revolutionary War around here... but since I didn't grow up here, I don't know her story. I'm curious to learn about it.
5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell: Again, ridiculous that I haven't read this yet.
6. 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith: I just received this book from a friend in a Book Blogger Book Swap and I can't wait to read it! I love Smith's writing and the places he takes the reader.
7. Flawed by Cecelia Ahern: I picked this up at ALAMW as well. I have liked Ahern's novels for adults, and am interested to read her first YA novel.
8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle: I let my son borrow this book, and I don't think he's giving it a fair shot. This, of course, hurts my heart a little so I need to give this book some love. I read this over and over again when I was younger, and I wonder how much I actually remember.
9. When We Collided by Emery Lord: I have loved everything I've read by Lord and was so excited when I got this at ALAMW! I have absolutely no idea what it is about, and it doesn't matter. I am so looking forward to this!!
10. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: Because, oh my goodness, MY HOUSE. I need help and direction (and time). But something must be done around here!
I didn't include the books I'll be reading for book club, because they aren't actually on my shelf. I've been doing pretty well with the #readmyowndamnbooks "challenge" and if I complete this list - I'll be thrilled. Also, because I put these books on my list, I'm sure to reading anything but these books. That's just how it goes.
How about you? What are you looking forward to? Is there anything on my list you think I should get to sooner than later?