On My Wishlist

On My Wishlist is hosted by Book Chick City.  The meme runs every Saturday and is meant to be a list of books you want but haven’t bought yet.  They can be new books, old books, pre-release books, books in your imagination…  Ok, I’m not certain on that in your imagination part, but carry on anyway!

This is the first time I’ll be participating, but hey, I’m starting to like this whole meme thing. I’m getting to know a lot of people through them, lots and lots of really nice people.

Room by Emma DonoghueTitleRoom
Author:  Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date:  September 2010

From Goodreads:

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it’s not enough…not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.

Title:  Of Bees and Mist Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
Author:  Erick Setiawan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date:  April 2009

From Goodreads:

Of Bees and Mist is an engrossing fable that chronicles three generations of women under one family tree and places them in a mythical town where spirits and spells, witchcraft and demons, and prophets and clairvoyance are an everyday reality.

Meridia grows up in a lonely home until she falls in love with Daniel at age sixteen. Soon, they marry, and Meridia can finally escape to live with her charming husband’s family—unaware that they harbor dark mysteries of their own. As Meridia struggles to embrace her life as a young bride, she discovers long-kept secrets about her own past as well as shocking truths about her new family that push her love, courage, and sanity to the brink.

Erick Setiawan’s astonishing debut is a richly atmospheric and tumultuous ride of hope and heartbreak that is altogether touching, truthful, and memorable.

Impossible by Nancy WerlinTitleImpossible
Author:  Nancy Werlin
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date:  August 2009

From Goodreads:

Lucy has nine months to break an ancient curse in order to save both herself and her unborn daughter.

Inspired by the ballad “Scarborough Fair,” this riveting novel combines suspense, fantasy, and romance for an intensely page-turning and masterfully original tale.

Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child’s birth. But Lucy is the first girl who won’t be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents and her childhood friend Zach beside her. Do they have love and strength enough to overcome an age-old evil?

Comments

  1. I’ve never heard of the book “Room” before, but judging from its description, I’ve no doubt that it is indeed a fantastic read! I’ll also add this one on my wishlist. Thank you so much for putting it on the spotlight!

  2. I’ve been hearing a lot about Room, I just might have to add it to my own list soon! Great wishlist! Here’s mine: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2010/09/on-my-wishlist-15.html

  3. I’ve read Impossible and loved it. I want to read “Of Bees and Mist.” My wish list is here.

  4. Oooh, Impossible looks fantastic. Great wishlist! 🙂

    xx,
    E.J
    From the Shadows

  5. I’ve seen the cover for Impossible (I like the cover) but I hadn’t read the blurb until now! I’m adding this one to my TBR list. Thanks for mentioning it! Hope you get all these added to your collection soon!

    Here’s my wishlist for this week.

  6. I’ve seen Room around and it looks fascinating…I also like the look of Of Bees and Mist.

    Here’s what I’m wishing for:

    http://chasingstardust.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/on-my-wishlist-september-4/

  7. I have not heard of these but like Of Bees and Mist because love fables and paranormal stories… Hope you get them all…

    My Wish List at Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories today has 4 older books

    jackie ^_^

  8. I loved Impossible and I really like the sound Of Bees and Mist will have to add it. My wishlist is here: http://triciareads.blogspot.com/2010/09/on-my-wishlist-15.html

  9. I think the cover for Room is fun looking . I hope that you get your books. Happy Labor Day weekend. Here’s what is On My Wishlist

  10. Room sounds like an intriguing story – one that could be heart wrenching as well…think I’ll check it out!