This morning I noticed that lots of people were writing about books that they are looking forward to reading in 2008, and I thought that I would join in. Colleen Mondor has the round-up of other participants - all great posts, well worth reading.
I'm not including books that are already in my to be read stack (because those are a foregone conclusion that I will get to them), or 2008 titles that I've already been fortunate enough to read (2007, 2008). But here are a few titles that come out this year that I don't already have that I am particularly looking forward to:
Middle Grade and YA Fiction
- Linda Buckley Archer: The Time Thief (Simon & Schuster). This is the sequel to Gideon the Cutpurse, and I just realized it came out right after Christmas. Will have to track it down once I'm done with Cybils reading.
- Jeanne Birdsall: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (Knopf)
- Tanita S. Davis: A La Carte (Knopf)
- Jenny Davidson: The Explosionist (HarperTeen) (I borrowed this one from Colleen's list, because it looks fascinating)
- Jim Fusilli: Marly Z and the Bloodstained Violin (Dutton). First children's book by one of my favorite adult mystery authors.
- E. Lockhart: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (Hyperion)
- Sara Pennypacker: Clementine's Letter (Hyperion)
- Mitali Perkins: First Daughter: White House Rules (Dutton)
- Rick Riordan: Battle of the Labyrinth (Hyperion)
- Trenton Lee Stewart: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (Little, Brown)