Many of you know I am a middle school librarian. The BEST thing about that is that I basically have a whole library at my disposal. And, to pat myself on the back, we have an awesome collection. And my TBR pile is huge! So, my goal for 2012 is to not request any ARCs. This includes NetGalley (but probably not Galley Grab, if that ever shows up again). Even if I get an email from someone offering to send me an ARC! This is hard because it is so cool to get ARCs.
If I get offered a spot on a blog tour of a book I really want to read I will accept that, though.
I just want to feel a little more caught up and don't like to feel I am letting my wonderful publishing contacts down when I don't get a book read for them! And I will still send links to my reviews, even for older books.
I can buy books and if an ARC gets sent to me, of course I will keep it, but I am not going to seek out ARCs. However, I have a few books on my MOST ANTICIPATED list. I might have to fudge on these ones:
Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo: This is the sequel to The Big Splash, one of my favorite middle grade books ever. Before I made my no ARC rule I did request this one and have been told that one with my name on it is going to be set aside when they are ready! Cannot wait.
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake: I adored Anna Dressed in Blood and cannot wait to read more about Cas and Anna!
Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins: The third book in the Hex Hall series, one of my favorite series in recent years!
Flesh & Bone by Jonathan Maberry: It should come as no surprise that this is my most anticipated book of 2012. Dust & Decay ended with so many directions this story could take! I am so excited to read more about Benny & Nix & Lilah & Chong (Although there is one character I will miss desperately!). (There wasn't a cover for this one yet!).
What are your most anticipated reads of 2012?