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!
Im trying to cut down on adding to my wishlist as Im on a ban. I mean, I cant exaclty add loads cos that would defeat the object of my ban once its over if I go out and buy everything on there wouldnt it! Anyway because of this I’m only going to post two books on my wishlist this week. The first is one I asw reviewed on My Favourite Books by Essjay and in her review she mentioned that the hardback of this book is really pretty… Im a sucker for a pretty hardback and the story sounds amazing so it had to go on the wishlist….
The Orphan of Awkward Falls – Keith Graves
Oct 2011 (Chronicle)
When thirteen-year-old Josephine moves to Awkward Falls she can t help but snoop around the dilapidated mansion next door. Inevitably, she is captured by the house s strange inhabitants: an ancient automaton who serves as a butler, a cat patched together with a few odd parts, and most surprising of all, a boy named Thaddeus Hibble. Meanwhile, Fetid Stenchley the most feared patient in the Asylum for the Dangerously Insane is on the loose after making a dramatic escape, and there is only one thing on his mind…revenge. Unfortunately for Josephine and Thaddeus, he s headed their way. Can these unlikely friends stop Stenchley before it s too late? With a penchant for spooky details, surprising twists, and haunting illustrations, Keith Graves delivers a suspenseful and engaging first novel
Next up is one I keep seeing around the blogoshpere and I couldnt resist becuase its all about music, and you know what I’m like for books about music!
October 2011 (Henry Holt & Company) [US]
When privileged 17-year-old Jasmine gets kicked out of her house, she takes what is left of her savings and flees to Santa Cruz to pursue her dream of becoming a musician. Jasmine finds the ideal room in an oceanfront house, but she needs to convince the three guys living there that she’s the perfect roommate and lead guitarist for their band, C-Side. Too bad she has major stage fright and the cute bassist doesn’t think a spoiled girl from over the hill can hack it. . .