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???
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.
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.