It’s been a while since I did a wishlist post…possibly because I’ve been sneakily buying books instead of saving them for later. Bad hands! But I have been adding books here and there. First up is Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. The fact its title has my name in it caught my eye at first and then it’s about a girl with “mad red hair” and “mismatched clothes”. It could be me! Actually it sounds really sweet and is set in the 80s. I like these pre-internet age YA novels. I can’t remember where I heard about Far From the Tree but it sounds like an interesting piece on children with differences and how families adapt. Some Quiet Place is on there pretty much for that cover (don’t think there’s any plans for a UK release). I’ve seen Night Film land in a few postboxes lately and it sounds like a thriller I’d be interested in.
I really enjoyed Doppler last year and I think it was Kit who brought my attention to Naive. Super. Sister Spooky‘s enthusiasm for the sequel to Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind was catching and these books sound so cute. To combat that cuteness there’s The Locked Ward: Memoirs of a Psychiatric Orderly which I think I can blame the other Ellie for. Now I’ve got back into the Kitty series, I also popped the next book Kitty in the Underworld on the list.
I spotted The Golem and the Djinni in The Bookseller and knew straight away it was something I wanted to read. Sister-Sister is a South African book and I don’t think there are any plans for a UK release. Dream London has a Joey HiFi cover; nuff said. Charlaine Harris will have a what-happens-next Sookie book out in October, so we know what happens to our favourite characters in the future and it’s meant to be full of artwork too. Yay for After Dead!
Sometimes I pay attention to what Scott is raving about; Central Reservation is a ghost story set against the backdrop of foot and mouth. Joanna Kavenna was speaking on one of the Write the Future panels and I thought her book, The Birth of Love is one that’s going to be either brilliant or horrendously hard to read. Stung is doing the blog rounds at the moment; love the cover and, well, deadly children! I always knew they were pests. 😉 I was pawing the cover of Red Moon in Tesco the other day. It is lovely in person…am really tempted to grab it.
Sadly The Program is has only been published in the UK as an ebook, which is a shame as I really like that cover. The idea of depression as an epidemic has me intrigued. Who can resist an invisible girl story? Invisible sounds like so much fun. I cannot resist an end of the world story either, so Tumble & Fall has been added too. After finishing Stray Souls, I definitely want to read more of Kate Griffin’s books and The Glass God is the next one in the Magicals Anonymous series.
So the last two additions are a bit random (I bet you’re thinking my whole reading taste is random by now). The Bookseller finally wrote up the panel discussion from London Book Fair on New Adult fiction and had a selection of titles in the week’s edition. I haven’t really been convinced by this genre/marketing ploy yet but I promised when something came along that sounded interesting, I would give it a try. I admit, both these titles caught my eye by flashing their non NA style covers at me. The Lost Boys started out on Wattpad and seems to be a sexy ghost story. Crash is about a girl with her sights set on Juilliard and might actually be properly passionate about it (oh and I imagine there will be some sexy stuff). Actually, the current covers are the kind that are a bit off-putting (all kissy-kissy black and white) but S&S have a new edition coming out later this year.
Have you read any of these? Anything I should bump up the list or re-consider? Feel free to leave a link to your reviews in the comments if you have them!
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