Lately two things have been happening:
1. I’ve been visiting the library a lot more.
Which has led to a third thing:
3. Much less book shopping.
But, things are looking good this month and I may just have some extra cash (burning a hole) in my wallet!
So in anticipation of the moment when I could return to the lovely world of book-buying, I have been keeping a list (or two) of books I desire.
Some are already out, some are coming soon. And I thought I would share. Anything on here look particularly appealing to you also? Or are there any that you would highly recommend?
Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy: Curiouser and Curiouser
by William Irwin
I’ve always been an Alice fan, and recently having seen the movie I decided to check out what Alice related books are out there (aside from the originals of course). When I discovered that there was an Alice book in the And Philosophy series I was ecstatic! Did you realize that in the philosophy section of the bookstores you can find books about almost every pop culture phenomenon?
Beautiful Dead Book 1: Jonas
by Eden Maguire
Jenn's Bookshelves said that “Maguire’s writing style is very readable and flows well.” And “I recommend it to fans of YA and the paranormal.”
Tales of a Capricious Reader said “Well…there are some good parts and some not so good parts.” But also added that “…Eden Maguire has a way with a story. I’ll be interested to see how she grows as a writer.”
Dark Faerie Tales says “This mixture of the paranormal and the romantic delivers a tale of dark secrets, loss, and redemption.”
by Mira Grant
Last summer I read a fantastic paranormal book called Rosemary and Rue which was written by Seanan Maguire. Then I found out that Seanan was writing another series, this time about zombie(!) and under the name Mira Grant. I’m desperate to read this because (a) I ♥ zombies and (b) Seanan rocks! And I was super excited to read about the awesome review Feed received from Publisher’s Weekly – Seanan liked this line “Shunning misogynistic horror tropes in favor of genuine drama and pure creepiness” but I was fond of this part “appealing characters who conduct a soul-shredding examination of what’s true and what’s reported.”
Dead End Gene Pool
by Wendy Burden
One of the good and not-so-good things about going to school is the free access to journals, magazines, and databases. Mainly because it allows me to browse certain library/literary journals such as BookList – good because it feeds my addiction to know about upcoming releases, bad because it makes my wishlist grow and grow and grow!
by Justin Cronin
This is a book I only found out about yesterday, from the fabulous blogger Lenore. Just this February Lenore had a special event call Dystopian February which had my wishlist practically trembling with fear. But the book I am most lusting after is The Passage which earned this rating - “4 Zombie Chickens: An Excellent Example of the Dystopian (Post-Apocalyptic) Genre”
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