What's currently on your wish list?

(8 Posts)
chirpchirp Mon 24-Jun-13 10:53:41

Had a bit of an Amazon binge last night and added lots of things to my wish list, titles that I know I would other wise forget about when I come to download my next lot of books. The list includes:

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
The Dinner, Herman Koch
The Rehersal, Eleanor Catton
The Son, Phillip Meyer
Big Brother, Lionel Shriver
Straight White Male, John Niven
And the Mountains Echoed, Kaled Hosseini
Go Ask Alice, Annonymous (a book I read as a 14 year old and have thought about a few times since)

Any thing I should add? Any recommendations? Anything I shouldn't waste my time with???

What's currently on your list?

DuchessofMalfi Mon 24-Jun-13 14:22:40

I recommend adding The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman to your list. You won't regret it. It is a heartbreakingly beautiful novel.

SarahAndFuck Mon 24-Jun-13 19:15:20

Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsey (MN thread recommendation)

A Dark-Adapted Eye, Barbara vine (MN thread recommendation)

Floating Staircase, Ronald Malfi (cannot remember wish listing this)

Tideline, Penny Hancock (cannot remember wish listing this)

Public Enemy Zero, Andrew Mayne

Coldbrook, Tim Lebbon

Plague, Lisa C Hinsley

Swan Song, Robert R McCammon (cannot remember wish listing this)

The Snow, Adam Roberts (MN thread recommendation)

The Final Winter, Iain Rob Wright (MN thread recommendation)

Penpal, Dathan Auerbach

Mrs McGilvery, Colin Gibson

Florence and Giles, John Harding

The Night Strangers, Chris Bohjalin

The Carrier, Sophie Hannah (wish listed but probably won't buy now)

The House on the Cliff, Charlotte Williams

The Safest Place, Suzanne Bulger

Under Your Skin, Sabine Durrant

The House on Fever Street, Celina Grace (MN thread recommendation and author is a MNer)

Lost Girls, Celina Grace (MN thread recommendation and author is a MNer)

The Man in the Picture, Susan Hill

Haunted - A Bridgeton Park Cemetery Book, Ophelia Julien (cannot remember wish listing this)

ICHTHYS, Arinn Dembo (cannot remember wish listing this)

The Man in the Window, C. Dennis Moore (cannot remember wish listing this)

Family Portrait, Graham Masterton

House that Jack Built, Graham Masterton

The Doorkeepers, Graham Masterton

The Land of Dead Flowers, Nathasha A. Salnikova

The Wanderer, David Anderson

The Third Floor, C. Dennis Moore

The Shining Girls, Lauren Buekes

Disobedience, Naomi Alderman (cannot remember wish listing this)

Accidents Happen, Louise Millar (cannot remember wish listing this)

Fever, Mary Beth Keane

The Child's Child, Barbara Vine

Just What Kind of Mother Are You?, Paula Daly

We Are Here, Michael Marshall

The Uninvited, Liz Jensen

The Uninvited, Jonathan Daniel (wish listed while looking for the Jensen book)

She's Not Coming Home, Philip Cox (cannot remember wish listing this)

Out of Sight, Isabelle Grey (not sure why I wish listed this)

The Unknown Bridesmaid, Margaret Forster

Dark Places, Gillian Flynn

The Library of Unrequited Love, Sophie Divry (cannot remember wish listing this)

Not everything I wish list is because I want to read it though. I wish list things I think friends might like, so I can remember to recommend them, or things that I don't want immediately but might have a think about for another time.

MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Mon 24-Jun-13 19:57:41

My wish list is actually for another bookcase grin

chirpchirp Wed 26-Jun-13 19:14:18

Thanks Sarah and duchess have added accordingly.

NicknameTaken Thu 27-Jun-13 11:44:15

On Go Ask Alice, I had it pressed into my hands as a teenager by my parents trying to keep me away from drugs (nobody has ever offered me drugs). It seems that it was a work of fiction and not a real-life diary after all. Might still be interesting as a period piece, though.

The only book on your list that I've read is Big Brother. I felt a bit cheated at the end, but overall I quite enjoyed it, though I wouldn't say it's the Best.Book.Ever.

I don't have much of a wish-list at the moment. The local library is really good, so I can get most books I want from there. I'm on the waiting list for a few books at the moment, including The Hive by Gill Hornby.

chirpchirp Thu 27-Jun-13 14:50:17

Thanks nickname. I thought as much when I look back at it as adult. Still don't think I've recovered from finding out A million little pieces wasn't the memoir it was sold as!

mixedmamameansbusiness Thu 27-Jun-13 18:14:49

I have 10 or so wish lists all categorised and they are immense.

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