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Saturday, December 11, 2010

On My Wishlist (55)

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.

My Not-So-Still Life by Liz Gallagher

my not so still life

Vanessa is wise beyond her years. She's never really fit in at school, where all the kids act and dress the same. She's an artist who expresses her talent in the wacky colors she dyes her hair, her makeup and clothes. She's working on her biggest art project, and counting the days until she's grown up and can really start living. That adult world seems closer when Vanessa gets her dream job at the art supply store, Palette, where she worships the couple who runs it, Oscar and Maye. And she's drawn to a mysterious guy named James, who leads her into new, sometimes risky situations. Is she ready for this world, or not?


The Lucky Kind by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

the lucky kind

High school junior Nick Brandt is intent on getting a girlfriend, and Eden Reiss is the one that he wants. He has exactly four semesters to get the girl, but when the phone rings on an otherwise ordinary Tuesday night, life for Nick and his parents will never be the same. What had been a seemingly idyllic home life has become something else entirely. But with this shake-up comes a newfound confidence for Nick; he's become a bolder version of himself, no longer afraid to question his parents, and no longer afraid to talk to Eden.

Alyssa B. Sheinmel has written a powerfully gripping story about family secrets, falling in love, and finding luck in unexpected--and sometimes unwelcome—circumstances.


Strings Attached by Judy Blundell

strings attached

According to Pub Marketplace, the story is about “a plucky 17-year-old chorus girl in 1950’s New York, struggling to avoid her obligations to a mob-affiliated lawyer. . .who is father to the boy she loves.”

No “real” blurb yet but it sounds interesting. I read one of the reviews on Goodreads and that’s what book this book on my wishlist.


Where She Went (If I Stay, #2) by Gayle Forman

**Do NOT read this blurb is you haven’t read If I Stay**

where she went

It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

I read If I Stay and really enjoyed it. It was a thought–provoking read about death and survivor’s guilt.

So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti

so much closer

Scott Abrams is the love of Brooke's life. He just doesn't know it yet. So when his family moves to New York City the summer before senior year, Brooke has no choice but to follow Scott. It's her last chance to prove to him that they're meant to be together.

What will Brooke do when her biggest dream finally comes true, but instead she wants something more?

This cover reminds me of the YA book covers from the 80s (in a good way).

That’s what’s on my wishlist this week. What’s on yours?

13 People had something to say:

Blodeuedd said...

All new to me books again :D How do you do it

jacmom said...

This is the first I'm hearing of My not so still life! Thanks for posting about it, just added to my TBR list.

Miss Page-Turner said...

I didn't read the blurb of Where She went, because I really want to read If I Stay soon:) Great wishlist you've got!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Okay, I want that first one!! Putting that one on my wishlist! Hope you get them all!

Samita said...

I just added If I stay to my wishlist :) so I can read the sequel :)

BLHmistress said...

Have both If I stay and and Where she went on my tbr list. Hope you get to read these soon

pussreboots said...

I'm posting my wishes late today because I'm under the weather.

Guen said...

Awesome wishlist! I've never heard of most of them except for Where She Went, I love it's cover along with the cover of My Not So Still Life.

Mel said...

I hadn't heard about any of these books but I like the sound of My Not So Still life!

Bri Meets Books said...

Strings Attached is on my wishlist too!

Good assortment of books here. The first is new to me. Thanks for sharing!

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

Love the cover for the My not so still life! What a fantastic list :)

Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Oooo, I like your wish list!

Great finds!


Natalie (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I need to read If I Stay so I can be excited for Where She

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