Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Groaning Wishlist

Since deciding to cut down on my book buying (let's not comment on how that's going) I've been using my wishlist more. Since the New Year I have added a whopping 23 books to it, many inspired by other bloggers and Twitter conversations. I should probably do one of those wishlist memes but they seem to imply one book a week. I'm more of a book a day wishlist adder!

The first three were discovered through Gav Reads' exciting 2013 releases post. I had a few of the other titles on my list or review pile already, so these seem like a safe(ish) bet. The Gigantic Beard that was Evil, The Shambling Guide to New York and The Demonologist all made their way onto The List.


The Trouble with Fate was added following a new releases blog post by Suzanne McLeod. Rats: A Year with New York's Most Unwanted Inhabitants was the most recommended book when I asked for non-fiction rat suggestions on Twitter after finishing The Twyning. The Lost Girl has been doing the blog rounds with positive feedback and sounds right up my street.


Next up are the four titles from the Waterstones 11 that I have already blogged about; Pig's Foot, Ballistics, Idiopathy and The Son.


The next three are all pre-proven authors; The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes, The Humans by Matt Haig and And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. I guess these books were all on my radar earlier but I have added them so I don't forget. Though how I could forget about the new Hosseini, I don't know. It's been so long and I absolutely adore The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.


Unseen by Karin Slaughter doesn't have a cover yet but the new Will Trent book is a must buy. Harper Voyager editor Amy McCulloch's debut The Oathbreaker's Shadow had a cover reveal recently and I know all of Twitter will be talking about it. The next two books are both Kitschies shortlisters; vN and The Method.


Keeping It Real might be a book with only a 3 star average on Amazon but Karina gave it the thumbs up and I trust her opinion on these things. The addition of Dragon Bound was inspired by either Karina or Hannah or both (can't remember now - you can see how easily my TBR gets out of hand). A bunch of people were raving about The Children's Hospital on Twitter and it sounds an interesting premise (if perhaps a bit of a Marmite book).


I am seeing Splintered all over the YA blogosphere at the moment, from its lovely cover to rave reviews. It's probably one I'll wait for the hype to die down on but its presence on my wishlist will remind me when I'm ready. Scarlet is the sequel to Cinder, which I didn't love but liked enough to want to read the rest of the trilogy. From The Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers is probably going to languish on the wishlist for some time, but it has been referenced a few times in Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales and I'd be interested in reading it at some point.

15 comments:

  1. It is better for the rest of us though if you keep it to one book a week. Now I have to add another 5 books at once to my list ;)

    That are some great titles you found.

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  2. The battle with a wishlist is one I can relate to. I keep accumulating so many books I want to read on that list. I don't know how or when I will ever get to all of them.. cool choices!

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  3. I'm trying, quite successfully I may add, not to add (m)any books to my wishlist. Seeing how I decided not to buy more than six books a month this makes sense, because as we all know - once you get started there's no holding back. To be perfectly honest though, if I weren't trying to be such a good girl I'd put at least three of the books you mentioned on my wishlist *very big sigh*.

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  4. Ohhhh, my wishlist is ridiculous. It's taking some willpower to click 'Add to wishlist' instead of 'Add to basket' every time I get tempted, but so far so good! I also have a wishlist-within-a-wishlist for books I think would be better borrowed from the library, in the hope of reducing my temptation levels that little bit further. I've mostly been good so far this year, so I'm hoping to keep up the good work and stay AWAY from the charity shops around here! :P

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    1. I do check my wishlist every time I go to the library but in most cases I have to reserve and get them carted over from the other ones in the area. I have got to the point where I seem to own all the books I find in charity shops that interest me. This is a worry ;)

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  5. I understand what you're talking about. I'm looking to save the remainder of my Amazon vouchers that I got for Christmas, but there's too many books calling out "Buy me... Buy meeeeee."

    And after seeing your post, I've had add more to my Wish List. (Sobs)

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  6. I hadn't heard Khaled Hosseini had a new book coming out!! Thanks for the heads up! I can't believe I didn't know!
    And yeah, my wishlist is pretty out of control as well... There are all these shiny new releases AND all the already out books that I'm dying to read... I'm more of a one-a-day adding to the wishlist as well rather than one a week ;)

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    1. I know, they've kept it quiet but I heard a blogger mention it a few weeks ago on Twitter. I need to fuel the buzz!

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  7. Hi :) This is my first time commenting (I'm a massive lurker) but I always enjoy reading your blog. I thought I'd try to give a little something back since I have a proof copy of The Demonologist that I won in a competition run by the publisher. I've already read it and if you'd like I'd be happy to send it to you.

    If you'd like me to just email me at endofmissc[at]gmail[dot]com. I can't afford to send international at the moment, but if I remember rightly you're UK based?

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    1. Awww thanks Carmen, I love my lurkers! Will send you an email :D

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  8. O_o, The Demonologist and The Outhbreaker's Shadow are on my wishlist too, Ellie! I don't think it's a big problem. I have wishlists everywhere and diligently check them every couple of days if there is a bargain to be made :)
    Justina Robson should be in your library - she is UK author, and they are usually good at keeping British authors in the library. I'll be interested to know what you think ;)
    I'm dying to read Scarlet as well, it keeps getting gorgeous reviews.
    Great post, hon!

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    1. I was about to say they probably do but not in my tiny local one (they will bring the books over if you pay) and I did a quick search and they have it! My main problem is that I get books out and don't read them. Unless I want to read something straight away, I'd rather own a copy so I don't need to worry about renewing/keeping it from others. I have already had 3 books for 2 renewals...

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  9. The Lost Girl is on my wishlist as well. It's crazy how my to read and wishlist grow exponentially once I decide to go through my reader. Sigh. Oh well, at least I have my life's library to paraphrase John Green.

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  10. Dragon Bound was featured in my vlog last week? Amanda et al are always raving about it so.. :p

    And The Oathbreaker's Shadow is up there on my wishlist too! :)

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  11. Noooo, so many more books to add to my own wishlist mountain! I'm particularly excited about The Shining Girls, and I really want to read the Kitschies nominations too. Some of these other books look really good. And, confession, I still haven't actually read any Khaled Hosseini yet. I know! I really need to. I keep a look out in all the charity shops.

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