Monday, March 28, 2011

50 Books I'm Ready To Die For - 2011 Edition (Part 1)

In no (kind of) particular order:

(Note: Most books listed are releasing after April 1st. Pre-April 1st are marked with an *)

(There's a pretty cool slideshow at the end. It took me 2 hours to make. Please take a gander?)

  1. Where She Went by Gayle Forman

  2. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

  3. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

  4. So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti

  5. Every You, Every Me by David Levithan photographs by Jonathan Farmer

  6. Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz

  7. Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott

  8. Divergent by Veronica Roth

  9. Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker

  10. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

  11. How To Save A Life by Sara Zarr

  12. Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

  13. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

  14. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

  15. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

  16. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

  17. Wither by Lauren DeStefano*

  18. Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers

  19. The Lucky Kind by Alyssa Sheinmel

  20. Delirium by Lauren Oliver*

  21. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

  22. Circle Nine by Anne Heltzel

  23. My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies by Allen Zadoff

  24. Frost by Marianna Baer

  25. A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

  26. And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

  27. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

  28. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

  29. Shutout by Kody Keplinger

  30. Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt*

  31. Hourglass by Myra McEntire

  32. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

  33. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson

  34. But I Love Him by Amanda Grace

  35. Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

  36. Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff

  37. Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

  38. A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

  39. How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain

  40. Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt

  41. The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle

  42. Tirs & Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison

  43. Pearl by Jo Knowles

  44. Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink

  45. Brother/Sister by Sean Olin

  46. Displacement by Thalia Chaltas

  47. I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin

  48. Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles

  49. Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski

  50. He's So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott
Okay fine, ONE MORE.

51.Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

ADD TO EDIT: #47- MY BEATING TEENAGE HEART by C. K. Kelly Martin (Thank you for pointing that out, James!)

And before this list goes any further I'm going to stop right there! I'll do another one soon. In the meantime, sound off in the comments! Were any of these book son your to-read lists? Any new finds? What else are you looking forward to? I want to know!

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Until next time,


  1. You....actually posted something?! I'm proud. All good books though! Thanks for the list!

  2. Cool! Some of these books are really awesome.
    I hope you get to read most (if not all) of the books on here. =)

  3. From your list, I really want to read Circle of Fire and The Near Witch. Some other YA books I am dying to read that are not on your list are Fateful by Claudia Gray, Between the Sea and the Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore, The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller, The Poison Diaries: Nightshade by Maryrose Wood, The Rogue's Princess by Eve Edwards.

  4. SISTERHOOD 5!!!!!

    I hope Lena gets rid of Kostos once and for all, but I doubt it.

  5. Tons of those are on my wishlist, some I've read and own. Excellent choices!


  6. Great list- I'm excited for a lot of these books and found a few I didn't know about.

    Also, I Know It's Over (#47) is a way pre-April 1 release. It's from 2008. Did you mean to put her new book My Beating Teenage Heart?

  7. Thanks so much for including Wolfsbane :) What a fabulous slide show!

  8. So happy to have Frost included on this stellar list! I'm excited about many, many of these books. (My bank account is not, however.) And I loved seeing all the different covers in the slideshow. Lots of good design out there.

  9. Yep, as I always say...So many books, so little time!

  10. Sara Zarr has a new book coming out? I need it.

  11. I agree with you on every single title! Great post, Mitali!

  12. I would LURVE to live in this list because it contains all manners of awesome things.....i would glady commi crimes to have some of these books right now. And I love C K Kelley Martin like WOOOOOAH


  13. Thanks, Mitali! That slide show of gorgeous covers and author photos made me want to sit down and read, read, read. If I didn't need to write... bah. But Yay. So great. Thanks for including me.

  14. So glad Original Sin made your list! Thanks so much =)