Thursday, December 30, 2010

To-Be-Read 2011


We haven’t bid an official farewell to 2010 yet, but I already have well over a hundred books on my To-Be-Read list for 2011. Some of the books I most anticipate aren’t on the list because despite my diligent research, I was unable to find titles and/or release dates for them. I do the happy dance every time I remember that Manda Collins’s debut book will be in bookstores near me in 2011—or maybe 2012. I know Tessa Dare has another trilogy in the works, beginning with A Night to Surrender in early fall 2011, and Sophia Nash is introducing a new series sometime this year as well. I have my fingers crossed that 2011 also brings new books from Joanna Bourne, Connie Brockway, Anne Gracie, Teresa Medeiros, Pamela Morsi, Deanna Raybourn, and Sherry Thomas among others.


I believe 2011 has wonderful things in store for all of us. I’m sure it’s going to be another stellar reading year. Just cast your eyes upon the wonders I’m awaiting. While these are all books I long to read, some do fill me with a special eagerness. My most anticipated book is a mystery, Julia Spencer-Fleming's One Was a Soldier. It's been a long time between books for Spencer-Fleming fans. I'm thrilled that Tracy Grant will have a new book (Vienna Waltz) out this year, albeit under a different name (Teresa Grant) and with a new set of characters (sort of).  Mary Balogh said ages ago that she would write the story of Lady Angeline Dudley, Tresham (More Than a Mistress) and Lord Ferdinand's (No Man's Mistress) sister, and of Edward Ailsbury, Earl of Heyward. I can't wait to read that one. Julia Quinn's Smyth-Smith book is another one that I, along with many others, have been looking forward to for some time. Madeline Hunter and Kate Moore will be ending series with characters that already have my allegiance. Of course, if I had world enough and time, I could give you a reason that I look forward to each book on my list.

Do note that this list makes no pretensions to be a comprehensive list. It’s a list of books I plan to read based on my reading preferences. There are subgenres that I read rarely or not at all. Most of the books on the list are romances, but there are also mysteries, women’s fiction, YA, and general fiction. I’ve given my best effort to seeing that titles and release dates are accurate, but both—especially for books scheduled for publication in the second half of the year—may change. You will note that I found few titles for the last four months of the year and most of the ones I did find have only the month of publication. The bolded titles are books I’ve read as eARCS that I expect to purchase as paperbacks.

Finally, I promise a blog next week that is not a list. :-)

JANUARY

Sophie Gunn How Sweet It Is 1/3

Karina Bliss Here Comes the Groom (HSR) 1/4
Beverley Kendall A Taste of Desire 1/4
Debbie Macomber Family Affair 1/4
Christie Ridgway Then He Kissed Me (Three Kisses, Book 2) 1/4
Kaki Warner Chasing the Sun (Blood Rose Trilogy #3) 1/4

Sabrina Jeffries How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (Hellions of Halstead Hall, Book 3) 1/18

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Call Me Irresistible 1/18

Lauren Willig The Orchid Affair (pink carnation, Book 6) 1/20

Catherine Anderson Here to Stay 1/25
Robyn Carr Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, Book 12) 1/25
Cara Elliott To Tempt a Rake (Circle of Sin, Book 3)
Barbara Freethy At Hidden Falls (Angel’s Bay, Book 4) 1/25
Laura Lee Guhrke Scandal of the Year (Abandoned at the Altar, Book 2) 1/25
Elizabeth Hoyt Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, Book 2) 1/25
Eloisa James When Beauty Tamed the Beast 1/25
Courtney Milan Unveiled 1/25
Susan Wiggs Marrying Daisy Bellamy (The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 8) 1/25

FEBRUARY

Elizabeth Bevarly The Billionaire Gets His Way (SD) 2/1
Jo Beverley, Sally Mackenzie, Vanessa Kelly, & Caitlyn O’Riley An Invitation to Sin 2/1
Tiffany Clare The Seduction of His Wife 2/1
Julia Justiss Society’s Most Disreputable Gentleman (HH) 2/1
Sarah Mayberry The Last Goodbye (HSR) 2/1
Molly O’Keefe His Wife for One Night (HSR) 2/1

Janet Mullany Mr. Bishop and the Actress 2/3


Carla Kelly Borrowed Light 2/8

Emily March Angel’s Rest (Eternity Springs, Book 1) 2/15
Jill Marie Landis Heart of Lies 2/15

Robyn Carr Harvest Moon (Virgin River, Book 13) 2/22
Julia London A Light at Winter’s End (Cedar Springs, Book 3) 2/22
Julie Anne Long What I Did for a Duke (Pennyroyal Green, Book 5) 2/22
Anne Mallory One Night Is Never Enough 2/22

MARCH


Jo Beverley An Unlikely Countess (Malloren World, Book 11) 3/1
Julie James A Lot Like Love 3/1
Janice Kay Johnson Bone Deep (HSR) 3/1
M. J. Putney Dark Mirror (YA) 3/1
Margaret Rowe Any Wicked Thing 3/1

Jennifer Greene Yours, Mine, and Ours (SSE) 3/22
Kristin Hannah Night Road 3/22
Emily March Hummingbird Lake (Eternity Springs, Book 2) 3/22
Cheryl Reavis The Music Box 3/22

Katharine Ashe Captured by a Rogue Lord 3/29
Mary Balogh, Jacquie D’Alessandro, Candice Hern, & Stephanie Laurens It Happened One Season 3/29
Eileen Dreyer Never a Gentleman (Drake’s Rakes, Book 2) 3/29
Gaelen Foley My Irresistible Earl (Inferno Club, Book 3) 3/29
Teresa Grant Vienna Waltz 3/29
Kristan Higgins My One and Only 3/29
Susan Mallery Already Home 3/29
Jill Shalvis The Sweetest Thing (Lucky Harbor Book #2) 3/29
Roxanne St. Claire Shiver of Fear (The Guardian Angelinos #2) 3/29
Susan Wiggs The Goodbye Quilt 3/29

APRIL

Beth Pattillo The Dashwood Sisters Tell All 4/1
Sherryl Woods Driftwood Cottage (Chesapeake Shores, Book 5) 4/1

Christina Dodd Taken by the Prince (Governess Brides, Book 9) 4/5
Erica Ridley Too Sinful to Deny 4/5
Jodi Thomas Texas Blue (Whispering Mountain, Book 5) 4/5

Nora Roberts Chasing Fire 4/12

Amanda Quick Quicksilver (The Looking Glass Trilogy, Book #2) 4/19
Luanne Rice The Silver Boat 4/19

Anna Campbell Midnight’s Wild Passion 4/26
Liz Carlyle One Wicked Glance 4/26
Rachel Gibson Any Man of Mine 4/26
Madeline Hunter Dangerous in Diamonds (The Rarest Blooms, Book 4) 4/26
Kris Kennedy Defiant 4/26
Kieran Kramer Cloudy With A Chance of Marriage (Impossible Bachelor, Book 3) 4/26
Debbie Macomber A Turn in the Road (Blossom Street, Book 8) 4/26
Sarah MacLean Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart (Love by Numbers, Book 3) 4/26
Emily March Heartache Falls (Eternity Springs, Book 3) 4/26
Mia Marlowe Touch of a Thief 4/26
Julia Spencer Fleming One Was a Soldier (Clare Fergusson/Russ Van book 7) 4/26
Roxanne St. Claire Face of Danger (Guardian Angelinos #3) 4/26
Mary Jo Putney Nowhere Near Respectable (Lost Lords, Book 3) 4/26
Kathryn Smith When Tempting a Rogue (Victorian Soap Opera, Book 3) 4/26

MAY

Beth Andrews The Prodigal Son (Diamond Dust Trilogy, Book 2) 5/3
Kate Carlisle Murder Under Cover (Bibliophile Mystery, Book 4) 5/3
Vanessa Kelly My Favorite Countess (Book 3 in series) 5/3
Mary Alice Monroe The Butterfly’s Daughter 5/3
Kate Noble Follow My Lead 5/3
Wendy Wax Ten Beach Road 5/3
Karen White The Beach Trees 5/3

Jill Barnett In the Mood 5/6

Libba Bray Beauty Queens 5/24
Tiffany Clare The Secret Desires of a Governess (Book 2 in series) 5/24

Elizabeth Boyle Lord Langley Is Back in Town (Bachelor Chronicles, Book 9) 5/31
Karen Hawkins Scandal in Scotland (Hurst Amulet, Book 2) 5/31
Julia Quinn Just Like Heaven (Smyth-Smith Quartet, Book 1) 5/31
Sherryl Woods Beach Lane (Chesapeake Shores, Book 7) 5/31

Sara Lindsey A Rogue for All Seasons (Westons, Book 3)

JUNE

Grace Burrowes The Soldier (Book 2 in series) 6/1

Mary Kay Andrews Summer Rental 6/7
Christie Kelley One Night Scandal 6/7
Susan Sey Money Shot (Book 2 in series) 6/7

Erica Bauermeister Joy for Beginners 6/9

Lerner, Rose A Lily Among Thorns 6/11

Ann Brashares Sisterhood Everlasting (Traveling Pants, Book 6) 6/14
Dorothea Benton Frank Folly Beach 6/14

Sophie Littlefield A Bad Day for Scandal (Stella Hardesty Mystery 3) 6/21
Brenda Novak Inside (Bulletproof Series, Book 1) 6/21
Anne Stuart Shameless (House of Rohan, Book 4) 6/21

Jane Graves Black Ties and Lullabies 6/28
Loretta Chase Silk Is for Seduction 6/28
Meredith Duran A Lady’s Lesson in Scandal 6/28
Jane Graves Black Ties and Lullabies 6/28 

Lorraine Heath Waking Up with the Duke (London’s Greatest Lovers, Book 3) 6/28
Bobbie Ann Mason The Girl in the Blue Beret 6/28
Sarah Strohmeyer Kindred Spirits 6/30

JULY

Rice, Patricia The Devilish Montague (Rebellious Sons, Book 2) 7/5
Christie Ridgway Can’t Hurry Love (Three Kisses, Book 3) 7/5
JoAnn Ross One Summer (Shelter Bay, Book 2) 7/5
Kaki Warner Heartbreak Creek (Runaway Brides, Book 1) 7/5

Mary Balogh The Secret Mistress (prequel to Mistress series) 7/26
Carlyle, Liz The Bride Wore Scarlet 7/26/11
Neville, Miranda The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton (Burgundy Club, Book 3) 7/26
Warren, Tracy Anne The Bed and the Bachelor 7/26/11
Diane Whiteside, Maggie Robinson, and Mia Marlowe Improper Gentlemen 7/26

Helen Brenna The Pursuit of Jesse (Mirabelle Island, Book 5)

AUGUST

Jennifer Haymore Confessions of an Improper Bride 8/1


Jennifer Ashley The Many Sins of Lord Cameron (MacKenzies, Book 3) 8/2
Meg Benjamin Long Time Gone (Konigsburg, Book 3) 8/2—print release
Christina Dodd Secrets of Bella Terra (Scarlet Deception, Book 1) 8/2
Louisa Edwards Too Hot to Touch (Recipe for Love, Book 4) 8/2
Donna MacMeans Redeeming the Rogue 8/2

Julie Garwood The Ideal Man 8/9

Maggie Robinson Mistress by Marriage (Courtesan Court Trilogy, Book 3) 8/30

Susan Andersen Playing Dirty
Beth Andrews Feels Like Home (Diamond Dust Trilogy, Book 3)
Helen Brenna Her Sure Thing (Mirabelle Island, Book 6)

SEPTEMBER

Jane Graves Heartstrings and Diamond Rings 9/1

Jeanne Adams Deadly Little Lies 9/6

Helen Brenna Redemption at Mirabelle (Mirabelle Island, Book 7)
Debbie Macomber 1105 Yakima Street (Cedar Cove, Book 11)
Kate Moore To Seduce an Angel (Sons of Sin, Book 3)
Brenda Novak In Seconds (Bulletproof, Book 2)

OCTOBER

Courtney Milan Unclaimed

NOVEMBER

Toni Blake Holly Lane (Destiny, Book 4)
Elizabeth Hoyt Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane, Book 3)
Brenda Novak In Close (Bulletproof, Book 3)


What books are you most looking forward to reading in 2011?

12 comments:

PJ said...

Thanks for the terrific list, Janga! I'm printing this one out. So many wonderful books coming out this year. :)

One correction to your January titles: Black Ties and Lullabies by Jane Graves has been moved to a June 28 release. The publisher changed the cover late in the game and didn't have enough time to get the book out in January.

Janga said...

I'm glad you find the list useful, PJ. And thanks for the info on Black Ties and Lullabies. I made the correction.

MistyJo said...

Thanks for sharing your list, Janga! A lot of my favorite authors are on it. I've been out of the reading loop for a long time, and your list is helping me to form my wish list. Since I'm unable to work, I'm embracing my passion of reading again to help keep me sane. :)

MsHellion said...

I love it when you make this list. I just want to print it off and highlight my list off it. *LOL*

I've already put my "order" in for Hoyt and James' books in January; and I'm looking forward to Tiff's. And you can't know how happy I am to see Jill Barnett's name on this list with a new book. 2011 is going to be an AWESOME year!

Hannah said...

What a great list! I feel like I'm still catching up on book from 2010 and earlier that I really want to read.

quantum said...

Very useful list .... I'm keeping a copy to consult when I'm ready for a new book.

I'm not sure what the digits imply. 1/4, 1/25, 2/1 ..... ?

I'm beginning to form my own auto-buy author list now, with quite a few featuring here!

Really looking forward to Manda's debut .... another author that I drabbled with. LOL

I've also picked up a couple of books by Kristin Hannah to try, following your recommendation.

Really don't know what I'd read without this weekly blog! *smile*

Janga said...

Hi, Misty! It's great to see you here. I've missed you on the blogs. No more bb, alas! Reading romance is a great way to preserve one's sanity, as many of us can testify. :-)

Janga said...

Hellie, Jan. 25 is going to be a major release day. I'm glad I have a head start by having already read four of those books. I'm loving EJ's fairy tales. Since Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale, I'm particularly looking forward to that one.

Janga said...

Thanks, Hannah. Many of us here can sympathize with your so-many-books, so-little-time syndrome. (grin) I hope you find time to read some of the terrific books on the 2011 list.

Janga said...

Q, the digits are the release dates--1/4 is January 4, 2/1 is February 1, and so on.

I hope you noted the new Anderson. I thought about you when I typed that entry. And yay on the Higgins! She's one of the best love-and-laughter writers I know.

Janga said...

Someone told me yesterday that Sherry Thomas announced on her web site that she would have three releases in 2012 but none in 2011. The same is true of Lisa Kleypas. Sad news for 2011, but at least we can already count on some great reads in 2012.

MonicaM said...

Oh WOW!!! Thank you for putting this together. I'll be printing it off as well. There are so many of my favorites on here, and quite a few more I've never read.

I'll definitely be adding to it, Maya Banks has THREE "HIGHLANDER" historicals due towards the end of 2011, and Suzanne Brockman has Breaking The Rules due out March 22nd, but WOW what a way to keep track of what's coming out!

Thanks again! :-)