On My Wishlist (#15)

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme brought to you by Book Chick City, its a chance for you to drool over all those books from the past, present or future which you cant wait to get your hands on! 
So this weeks On My Wishlist might be a little different… This week started with me having a slight quarter-life crisis. Pretty much me deciding that I dont have enough time to gather up the time and money to do what I want with my life by the time I’m 30. I’ve decided that instead of worrying about all this stuff I’m going to do something about it. And these are the books I want to get to help me along… plus one which I’ll explain later! 
How To Do Everything and Be Happy – Peter Jones

May 2011 (Soundhaven)

Goodreads Summary:
Every now and then a self-help book comes along that questions the very nature of happiness, shakes the very foundation of all the things you hold dear, and forces you to reconsider every assumption you’ve ever made.

This isn’t one of those books.

‘How to Do Everything and Be Happy’ is a book for ordinary people. With ordinary lives. It’s for people who have been ambling along and wondering why they’re not – well – just that little bit happier. It’s a book for most people. It’s a book for you.
Mumbo jumbo & jargon free, ‘How to Do Everything and Be Happy’ is direct, practical, occasionally witty, and stuffed full of ways to make your life just that bit happier. If you’ve got a brain in your head, if you can pick up a pen, if you’ve got half an inkling about what makes you smile, ‘How to Do Everything and Be Happy’ will show you how to fit those things into your life and, as a consequence, feel much, much happier.


Finding Your Own North Star – Martha N Beck 
Aug 2003 (Piatkus)

Goodreads Summary: 
“Explorers depend on the North Star when there are no other landmarks in sight. The same relationship exists between you and your right life, the ultimate realization of your potential for happiness. I believe that a knowledge of that perfect life sits inside you just as the North Star sits in its unaltering spot.”

Martha Beck has helped hundreds of clients find their own North Star, fulfill their potential, and live more joyfully. Now, she shares her step-by-step program that will help you take the exhilarating and frightening journey to your own ideal life. Finding Your Own North Star will teach you how to read your internal compasses, articulate your core desires, identify and repair the unconscious beliefs that may be blocking your progress, nurture your intuition, and cultivate your dreams from the first magical flicker of an idea through the planning and implementation of a more satisfying life. Martha Beck offers thoroughly tested case studies, questionnaires, exercises, and her own trademark wit and wisdom to guide you every step of the way


And finally… because I finished the first of this series, which got me out of my slight reading slump, last night and CANT wait for the next one, I just had to put it on this post! 

Stealing Phoenix – Joss Stirling
September 2011 (Oxford University Press)

Goodreads Summary
Yves’ story. 

This is about getting you out…I’m stealing you. Phoenix belongs to the Community – a gang of thieves with paranormal powers. Yves Benedict – an American student visiting London – is her mark. But Yves turns out to be more than just a target. He is her destiny. Her soulmate. But the Community owns Phoenix’s past and it wants her future too.


So that’s my wishlist, what’s on yours? 

  • Stealing Phoneix is on my wishlist this week too! I love the cover and read really good reviews 🙂

  • The first two just arrived from Amazon for me! And I just sent you a tweet about the other one.

  • I just finished Stealing Phoenix earlier this week and it is fab! If you loved Finiding Sky then you’ll love this one too :0)

  • Stealing Phoenix is on my list too! So is Finding Sky, I still haven’t read it yet.

  • Stealing Phoenix is a great book just like Finding Sky! This is going to be a great set of books!

  • I’m sorry about your quarter life crisis =/ I hope the books help you!

    The Cait Files

  • Mel

    I’m thinking I need to read some Joss Stirling – everyone seems to be raving about these books!

    And as for the quarter life crisis – I had that when I reached 26 and went off to do some traveling by myself for 6 month – totally worth being broke and unemployed for that time. Had the best time! Hope the books helps!

  • My current wish is for a lovely children’s book I cataloged during my internship. Please come see what it is and what other things I’m wishing for.

  • I can’t wait to read *Lola and the Boy Next Door* by the fab Ms. Perkins! And I agree with the majority…*Stealing Phoenix* looks fantastic! PS Quarter life crises are completely normal and will pass!! And then you’ll come up on 30 and panic a little again! I’m there in two weeks! AHH!

  • A great idea to feature some non-fiction books.
    A quarter life crisis- Such a positive thing to take the opportunity to re-evaluate and re focus.
    I’ve just spent the last year counting down the last of my twenties,much to my disgust. When did I get so old?!
    Happy reading,