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On my Wishlist (#5)

On My Wishlist is a wonderful weekly meme from Book Chick City in which we drool over the books on our wishlist that we may not get to buy for a while!

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Ok so first up is an awesome sounding book that was brought to my attention by the wonderful Carly at Writing From the Tub…

Vibes – Amy Kathleen Ryan
October 2008 (
Houghton Mifflin) [US]
Goodreads Summary: 
Gusty Peterson, the hottest bimboy in school, is always thinking I’m sick, as in totally gross to look at. Not that it matters, since I don’t have a crush on him or anything. And Mallory, my first real friend since forever, has disturbing romantic ideas about me and my ginormous gazungas.Ask me if I’d rather not know these things. I have enough to worry about with my dad showing up after two years of saving Africa from typhoid, ready to resuscitate our relationship. There’s something he’s not telling me. I know it.
And now I’ve been assigned to work with Gusty in a hideous new project the faculty are torturing us with at school. It’s so wonderful to explore yourself with someone who’s always thinking you’re sick.
I’d probably be a lot better off if I weren’t psychic after all . . .
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Next up is one I almost bought in Waterstones last week and now wish I did even though the books I bought instead are obviously going to be awesome anyway! 
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac – Gabrielle Zevin
September 2007 (Bloomsbury) [UK]
Goodreads Summary:
In her imaginative second novel, an unusual love story, the highly acclaimed author of Elsewhere offers a unique exploration of teenage identity and self-discovery. The heroine, a teen who is forced to re-invent herself and reconstruct her life after she suffers a head injury that leaves her with a four-year memory loss, grapples with many issues teens will find familiar: romance, changing friendships, and a dysfunctional family. But this teen s amnesia gives her the perspective to see herself and others clearly for the very first time. At times funny and always thought provoking, this tale effectively touches upon themes of chance, loss, and choice, in a moving story readers won t soon forget


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And finally, yet another one that has just come out in America, that I may cry about because it doesn’t have a UK publisher! Its sounds like something Id love, all about relationships with siblings, especially sisters and I’m close to mine so I love the sound of it. Also, just look at that cover!! 

Imaginary Girls – Nova Ren Suma
June 2011 (Dutton Books) [US] 

Goodreads Summary: 
Chloe’s older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can’t be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby’s friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby.

But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood.
With palpable drama and delicious craft, Nova Ren Suma bursts onto the YA scene with the story that everyone will be talking about.

8 Comments

  • Ellie

    I’ve got Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac…if you can wait a week or so I can read it and send it on?

    I love the cover of Imaginary Girls too. You can usually get Dutton books in the UK as they’re an imprint of Penguin so fingers crossed you can get a copy.

  • Book Angel Emma

    I saw a greaet review of Vibes this week.
    I have Imagery Girls on my personal list too – how awesome does it look.
    Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac is fab I hope you get to read it soon

  • Yas

    nice choices! this is the first time i heard of vibe… but it sounds like a fun read! i want to read imaginary girls too!

  • Phanee

    Nice choices! I agree with you about the cover of Imaginary Girls… It’s just so lovely! I have seen a few reviews of this one around, but not many of them are good. Still want to read it though, but I’m definitely not rushing.

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