Anticipated Books (Winter/Spring) 2013: Introduction

2013It’s become an A Fantastical Librarian tradition that every six months I post my Anticipated Books for the next half year. (Oh hush, I’ve done it twice, that counts as tradition!) As it’s the middle of December, Christmas is coming and the New Year almost upon us, it’s time to be anticipatory once again, before we turn our attention to wrapping up the year after Christmas.

These lists are by no means exhaustive, as I wasn’t able to find any information for some publishers and I’m sure I’ve forgotten to check some others. At the same time, I’m certain I won’t be reading all of the books on the lists, because a) there’s no way I can afford to buy them all and b) even if I could, I’d never have enough time to read them all. Still, I wanted to put these books in the spotlights and draw some attention to them. Even if I won’t manage to read all of them, maybe seeing them here will alert others to them and get them interested. That’s why I named the posts Anticipated Books, as I don’t know which ones I’ll be able to read.

I’ve chosen to just list the books alphabetically by author per month and divided over several genre categories. YA has its own posts with all the genres mixed together, but they deserved a spot of their own. After I’ve posted all my Anticipated Books posts, I’ll post my most Anticipated Reads, consisting of the fifteen books I’m most excited by and which I’ll try my best to get my hands on and why.

Hopefully you’ll spot something on the list that you’ll enjoy and would have missed otherwise!


7 thoughts on “Anticipated Books (Winter/Spring) 2013: Introduction”

  1. I guess there will be more books in the next year and the years to come with more unusual characters, I think every author should strive to create new creatures, the classical, old like vampires, elves, dwarfs, wizards with sharp hats, fairies, etc. are too ordinary already? That’s why I try some new in some of my books too (weightless korks, glowing, living balls, Brown faces, fiery men, one-eyeds, night fruit, rock pieces, fish-keepers, etc…), I guess such creatures, characters could bring fresh, new blood in the genre? Nice site, good posts! Will be glad to follow them! Good luck in the future! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (as my water dragons’ hunters would say).

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