Magan’s Most Anticipated December Releases

I’m running a little behind on sharing this list of the books I’m most looking forward to this month. Most of the books I’m looking forward to come out on the same day and at the end of the month, so if you get gift cards for Christmas, consider checking these out:

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Release date: December 1, 2011
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A girl jock who is captain and quarterback of her high school football team. A new guy moves into town and threatens to steal the quarterback position.  Will it be love or friction?  I’ve head this book is extremely funny and entertaining. CANNOT wait to read it!



 The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols

Release Date: December 6, 2011
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It should simply be enough to say that this is a JENNIFER ECHOLS book and that’s reason enough for me to read it. Estelle and I are huge fans of hers. Gemma falls in love with the boy her best friend is dating. She’s certain that he likes her, too. How can she get the guy she loves without losing her best friend?



 Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Release Date: December 27, 2011
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Min writes a letter to Ed and delivers it to him along with a box. Inside the box are all the reasons why the broke up.  Have you gone through a break-up or ever just wanted the chance to say what’s on your mind? I can’t wait to see how this book explores a break-up and closure.


The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten

Release Date: December 27, 2011
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It’s a story about break-ups + crushes + friendships + a little bit of magic. Lucy’s boyfriend breaks up with her. Three girls offer her an opportunity involving dating a guy for seven days, breaking up with him, and the collecting his tears.



Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

Release Date: December 27, 2011
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All Marcie wants is to fall crazy in love. Her parents split. She moves. She meets a great, awesome guy, but she’s left questioning love and knowing when you’ve found it.



Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith

Release Date: December 27, 2011
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Leah has everything a girl could ask for – popularity, great boyfriend, good friends. She can’t stop thinking about the boy her mother would forbid her to date at the country club. Ah, I love stories about girls and guys who are so opposite and shouldn’t be together.



So, tell me what you’re looking forward to this month? Any books that I MUST add to my to-read list?

Magan’s Most Anticipated November YA Releases

My to-read list on Goodreads is out of control. I have so many more to-be-released books saved than I do books that are already published. I thought it might help me stay organized and on top of my most-anticipated books if I shared new releases that are coming out this month that I cannot wait to get my hands on.  All links below take you to Goodreads, where you can find full summaries for each book.

november 2011 most anticipated young adult releases Matched by Ally Condie was one of my favorite 2010 new releases. It was the first dystopian book that I’d read in a long time and it kick-started by must-read-everything-in-sight craze.  Crossed is the sequel the Matched. It was released November 1st. Go get it now! I’ll be doing a review of this one soon.









most anticipated november 2011 new young adult releases A broken-hearted girl with a punk rock name, a vintage clothing shop, a guy with secrets, and a story about friendship – that’s what The Sharp Time by Mary O’Connell is about.  All of those things sound like a recipe for a perfect book. I’m also in LOVE with that cover – the tones + the mood = perfection!  This book will be released November 8th.








november 2011 young adult new releases that are highly anticipated I admit – this cover looks really silly and super corny.  However, the idea of applying training tips for dogs to the social queen bees at school sounds downright hilarious.  It puts a whole new spin on the phrase ‘alpha-dog’.  Fetching by Kiera Stewart also comes out on November 8th.









november 2011 new young adult releases I can’t wait to get my hands on a physical copy of this book. I hope the cover has some sort of texture because it looks so awesome!  This girl, Juliette, hasn’t touched anyone in 264 days because the last time she did, The Reestablishment locked her in a cell for murder. The world is falling apart around them – will Juliette be able to use her gifts to help save people?  This book is being compared to the Hunger Games, which sit HIGH on my radar. I hope Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi lives up to my expectations. It comes out November 15th.







november 2011 books to pine for young adult releases This must be the month for new dystopian releases; this is the third in my list of that category.  One girl from the Republic (i.e. the straight and narrow) is never supposed to come in contact with one guy from the slums. When her brother is murdered, our bad boy is the number one suspect.  Together they discover the truth behind their country’s secrets.  Legend by Marie Lu is the first in a series and comes out November 29th.







What November releases are you lusting over? Do any of my picks strike your fancy?  I can’t wait to cuddle up with these!  Looks like it’s going to be a month full of suspense, thrill, and dystopias.