1. What Alice Forgot
I finally, finally bought this one for myself. I kept hoping that when it came out in the US in paperback it might have a cover more like the original Australian version, but that's not the case. I'm pretty sure Liane Moriarty is the sister of Jaclyn Moriarty, incredible author of The Year of Secret Assignments, so I'm looking forward to seeing if this has the same style of humor as her books. Also I just love the whole idea of it -- of waking up one morning and being ten years older and having to face up to whatever your life is, and whether it's what you were hoping it would be ten years ago. This will probably be my next read. I might have it read by the time this top ten even goes up, actually.
Hilary Weisman Graham
This is another I have on my shelf: it looks cute and angsty and right up my alley.
3. 40 Things I Want to Tell You
Gahhhh, this looks positively amazing. Unfortunately it's a Canadian book and not readily available here in the good ole US of A, but I'm determined to buy a copy of it somehow. Everything from the title to the cover to the description promises to be really good and I hope I'm not disappointed. (Sometimes I am disappointed.)
4. For Darkness Shows the Stars
A sci-fi reimagining of a Jane Austen novel? Yes, please. One that doesn't look to be a series? Double yes. I've read nothing else by Peterfreund but I continue to hear good things about this one and I just... ahhh... I want to read it.
5. Reached (Matched #3)
(Pub date: Nov, 2012)
Despite being (ahem) less than thrilled with Crossed, I still really really loved Matched and want to see how everything shakes out in this dystopian future series. Also I just really want a lot of Xander in this book because not gonna lie, Ky bores me to tears.
6. The Weird Sisters
I honestly don't know why I haven't bought and read this one yet. No idea.
7. My Life Next Door
Another one that looks really great and that I've heard really great things about. Family, romance -- the usual subject matters that make up the bread and butter of my reading diet.
8. In Zanesville
Jo Ann Beard
As with a few others on this list, I really don't know why I haven't bought this book yet. It's been on my radar for ages and been recommended to me more than once. But I am DETERMINED that this fall will be when I actually buckle down and read it.
9. Something Like Normal
This one hasn't been out for very long, but I'm embarrassed to even include it on this list because I'm embarrassed I didn't go out and get it right away -- I've been following Trish Doller's blog and publishing journey for what feels like forever.
10. Meant to Be
(Pub date: Nov, 2012)
Just look at the adorabliss that is that cover. Oh my. Plus, it's set in London, which is fairly rare.