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.