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Saturday, October 23, 2010

On My Wishlist (48)

On My Wishlist

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. If you want to know more click here.

Love, Lust, and Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance by Jenny McCarthy

In Belly Laughs, Jenny McCarthy told you what you could really expect when you're expecting; in Baby Laughs and Life Laughs, she gave you the unfiltered ups and downs of motherhood and marriage. Now in Love, Lust, and Faking It, the inveterate truth-teller turns the lights on for a funny, often wise, and no-holds-barred look at the essence of relationships: love and sex.

McCarthy talks about finding first love and dealing with heartbreak; the importance of playing doctor and other nice and naughty fantasies; becoming a Playboy Miss October; why women are master manipulators; the virtues of sex with the lights off; the power of a "loving no," and so much more.

Love, Lust, and Faking It takes on a subject the sex symbol, mother, television star, comedian, and divorcée can be trusted to examine with nothing but unvarnished honesty and outrageous humor.

I’ve read Belly Laughs (hilarious!), Baby Laughs (even funnier!) and Life Laughs (not so funny and not as enjoyable as her two previous books). This particular cover for Love, Lust, and Faking It is pretty hilarious. I read sample chapters online and I totally want this book now! Her writing style is natural and it’s funny. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks

As moving as his bestselling works of fiction, Nicholas Sparks' unique memoir, written with his brother, chronicles the life-affirming journey of two brothers bound by memories, both humorous and tragic. In January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother Micah set off on a three-week trip around the world. It was to mark a milestone in their lives, for at 37 and 38 respectively, they were now the only surviving members of their family. As Nicholas and Micah travel the globe, the intimate story of their family unfolds in the details of the untimely deaths of their parents and only sister. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world, the Sparks brothers band together to heal, to remember, and to learn to live life to the fullest.

Author Biography: Nicholas Sparks lives in North Carolina with his wife and children. Micah Sparks lives in California with his wife and son.

Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m a HUGE Nicholas Sparks fan. I have bought every single book of his, except this one. Until recently, I had refused to read his memoir because I don’t like reading non-fiction. I was completely content with only reading his works of fiction until a few people HIGHLY recommend I read this, especially with me being a big fan of his. So I’m going to read it. I’m hoping I’ll get to know Nicholas Sparks more and understand the inspiration for his craft by reading this memoir.

Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

Davey has never felt so alone in her life. Her father is dead—shot in a holdup—and now her mother is moving the family to New Mexico to try to recover. Climbing in Los Alamos Canyons, Davey meets mysterious Wolf, who seems to understand the rage and fear she feels. Slowly, with Wolf’s help, Davey realizes that she must get on with her life. But when will she be ready to leave the past behind? Will she ever stop hurting?


I was catching up with the book blogs I read on my Google Reader when I saw this book cover. Instant flash back! I read this book in middle school! I don’t have any recollection of what this book was about but I sure do remember that cover. So I’m on a mission to get this book and read it again. And it’s a Judy Blume book! I feel so cool knowing I’ve read one of her books.

A Valentine Anthology by Various Authors

What does Valentine's Day mean to you? Sappy cards and silly chocolates? Squeezing in a stolen moment with your husband when the kids aren't looking? Finding or returning to that one true love? For Omnific Publishing’s romance writers, Valentine’s Day is everything from steamy nights with fantasy men to rekindling the flame of romance often lost in the hectic pace of day to day life.

Whatever Valentine’s Day means to you, this first-ever collection of romantic short stories by Alice Clayton, Jennifer DeLucy, Nicki Elson, Jessica McQuinn, Victoria Michaels, and Alison Oburia is sure to put you in the mood for love. Make every day Valentine's Day with A Valentine Anthology from Omnific Publishing.

The main reason I want to read this is because Alice Clayton has a story in it. I’ve read The Unidentified Redhead and The Redhead Revealed and I love her writing style.


What’s on your wishlist?

12 People had something to say:

  1. Paranormal HavenOct 23, 2010 07:17 AM
    I love Jenny McCarthy. She is the reason why I cut my hair. Of course it didn't look as nice as hers but it wasn't horrible.

    Stephanie G
    Paranormal Haven
  2. Miss Page-TurnerOct 23, 2010 08:09 AM
    Oh have read about Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks several times, but didn't realize that it's about Nicholas and his brother! I've read " Dear John" lately and it was ok, not my fave, not bad. But this one sounds really moving and private! Hope you'll get all of your wishes soon:)

    If you like to check out my wishlist: http://misspageturnerscityofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/10/on-my-wishlist-3.html
  3. jackie b central texasOct 23, 2010 09:26 AM
    WOW some really good ones you are wishing for, when I read a couple of the blurbs as well as your reasons for wanting to read the books I got chill bumps! Hope you get them all Brianna, thanks for stopping by my post earlier and am adding your picks to my huge growing wishing to read list as well!

    jackie >_<
  4. BlodeueddOct 23, 2010 09:28 AM
    Loling at book 1
  5. Casey (The Bookish Type)Oct 23, 2010 10:13 AM
    I've only read The Notebook, though I've been considering Dear John or The Last Song, but I think this memoir would be really interesting! I had no idea he had such a tragic past...but I guess, considering how his novels tend to go, it's not all that surprising. Very interesting! I hope you enjoy =)
  6. Julie POct 23, 2010 10:22 AM
    Very nice list--a little bit of everything on here!
  7. pussrebootsOct 23, 2010 01:02 PM
    I hope you get your books. They look interesting. Here's what I'm wishing for this week.
  8. JennieOct 23, 2010 05:35 PM
    Three Weeks is an emotional read! Good, but emotional.
  9. Twimom227Oct 23, 2010 06:43 PM
    OH... I know that I read Tiger Eyes, too.... But I don't remember a thing, either. I hope you post a review when you do read it!
  10. Yes, you will like the Sparks memoir. Except it's a MAJOR tear jerker. Well, how is that any different from his other books?
  11. I so want Jenny McCarthy’s new book. I love her! & Tiger Eyes! I read that years ago, but remember zilch about it. I think I need a re-read.
  12. emmegailsbookshelfOct 26, 2010 09:33 AM
    I remember loving Tiger Eyes! hmmm, now I need a copy of it too! :)

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