Tuesday, September 4, 2012

tuesday 10: fall wishlist.

This week's topic from The Broke and the Bookish is books on your wishlist for fall. Since I'm not great at having wishlists of books actually coming out in the next few months, this is instead a top ten of books I'm hoping to buy/read in the fall. A lot of them are ones I've been wanting for ages, but am hoping to finally actually buy. (I'm also not great at buying books as soon as I want them.)

1. What Alice Forgot
Liane Moriarty
I finally, finally bought this one for myself. I kept hoping that when it came out in the US in paperback it might have a cover more like the original Australian version, but that's not the case. I'm pretty sure Liane Moriarty is the sister of Jaclyn Moriarty, incredible author of The Year of Secret Assignments, so I'm looking forward to seeing if this has the same style of humor as her books. Also I just love the whole idea of it -- of waking up one morning and being ten years older and having to face up to whatever your life is, and whether it's what you were hoping it would be ten years ago. This will probably be my next read. I might have it read by the time this top ten even goes up, actually.

2. Reunited
Hilary Weisman Graham
This is another I have on my shelf: it looks cute and angsty and right up my alley.

3. 40 Things I Want to Tell You
Alice Kuipers
Gahhhh, this looks positively amazing. Unfortunately it's a Canadian book and not readily available here in the good ole US of A, but I'm determined to buy a copy of it somehow. Everything from the title to the cover to the description promises to be really good and I hope I'm not disappointed. (Sometimes I am disappointed.)

4. For Darkness Shows the Stars
Diana Peterfreund
A sci-fi reimagining of a Jane Austen novel? Yes, please. One that doesn't look to be a series? Double yes. I've read nothing else by Peterfreund but I continue to hear good things about this one and I just... ahhh... I want to read it. 

5. Reached (Matched #3)
Ally Condie
(Pub date: Nov, 2012)
Despite being (ahem) less than thrilled with Crossed, I still really really loved Matched and want to see how everything shakes out in this dystopian future series. Also I just really want a lot of Xander in this book because not gonna lie, Ky bores me to tears.

6. The Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown
I honestly don't know why I haven't bought and read this one yet. No idea.

7. My Life Next Door
Huntley Fitzpatrick
Another one that looks really great and that I've heard really great things about. Family, romance -- the usual subject matters that make up the bread and butter of my reading diet.

8. In Zanesville
Jo Ann Beard
As with a few others on this list, I really don't know why I haven't bought this book yet. It's been on my radar for ages and been recommended to me more than once. But I am DETERMINED that this fall will be when I actually buckle down and read it.

9. Something Like Normal
Trish Doller
This one hasn't been out for very long, but I'm embarrassed to even include it on this list because I'm embarrassed I didn't go out and get it right away -- I've been following Trish Doller's blog and publishing journey for what feels like forever.

10. Meant to Be
Lauren Morrill
(Pub date: Nov, 2012)
Just look at the adorabliss that is that cover. Oh my. Plus, it's set in London, which is fairly rare.


  1. There's some great stuff on here. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on My Life Next Door and Something Like Normal.

    Also, Ky? Is the worst.

  2. Thank you for putting The Weird Sisters on my radar! Added to my TBR list and noticed a few of my real life friends have read this...why have they not shared this one with me?! Ahh!

  3. Meant to Be looks like a terrific read.