Weekly Geeks: The Wishlist

Is your wishlist as big as your TBR pile? What books are topping your list? Are there any new releases that you are counting down the days for? Share a handful of titles and be sure to share why you want to get your hands on these books! And if another blogger is responsible for that book being on your wishlist, consider sharing a link to their review!

Where do I start???

Yes, my Wishlist is as big as my TBR, if not bigger. I have a wishlist on my goodreads account. Currently there are 109 books there. Obviously I still want to read all but the ones that stand out the most are:

Because they are non-fiction-memoir and travelogues, both of which are my favorite sub-genres. The Sewing Circles of Herat by Christina Lamb is based in Afghanistan and it is a travelogue/ memoir written by a journalist. First they killed by father by Loung Ung is based in Columbia. I found it while browsing Amazon and have been wanting to read it ever since. Apparently the author has come up with a second book. Hitchhiking Vietnam by Karin Muller is obviously based in Vietnam and it’s a travelogue. Love the cover of this book.

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen is one of the first Young Adult books I added to my Wishlist back when I had not read even a single one. But today when I love YA, Briar Rose is one book that I’m still dying to read. I loved Anchee Min’s Orchid books and I can’t wait to read more by her.

I found Ghost hunters by Deborah Bloom and Complications by Atul Gawande on Eva’s blog. (GH review | Comp review)

Sometimes I do go through my wishlist and remove the books that I don’t feel like reading anymore, mostly because I might have read another book with a similar premise. That happens a lot with travelogues.

Apart from these books, there are many other books that are on my Wishlist but I don’t need to note the names down because I tend to remember them. Nora Roberts recent Bride Quartet series, any of the Lisa Kleypas books, books by Stephen King and all these books I keep seeing on blogs.

I could go on and on but I wont.

Have you read any of the books above? What did you think of them? How many books are on your wishlist?

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14 thoughts on “Weekly Geeks: The Wishlist

  1. Wish lists should probably be bigger than TBR collections, but in my case, that’s not so. I have very little impulse control when it comes to getting books I want. I do try to wait for the hardcovers to come out in paperback at least, but even then I’m not always successful.

    I haven’t read any of the books you mention from your wish list, but First they killed by father is in my TBR collection.

    • The reason for my wishlist is mostly due to the unavailability of books and probably lack of space πŸ™‚

      I’ll be waiting for you to get to First they killed by father. Hope you like it.

  2. I haven’t read any of the books you mention, but Pearl of China is on my wishlist. It ooks as though you have a lot more of those wonderful moemoirs that you keep finding πŸ™‚ I look forward to hearing all about them.

  3. Too many to count, and yep, my wishlist is longer than my TBR. I really want to read the new Anchee Min too! The one I want most at the moment is Emma by Jane Austen, I’ve not read it yet.

  4. LOL–how can we be book bloggers and NOT have a wishlist? πŸ™‚ Briar Rose is certainly on mine as well.

    Lots of pretty covers you’ve listed but sadly I haven’t heard of many of these books.

  5. I’m the same, hun. My wishlist is much bigger than my TBR. My TBR consists of around 50-60 books I own but haven’t got round to reading yet. I’ve refused to let myself dip into my wishlist until my TBR pile is no more. Unfortunately that’s meant that my wishlist is seven pages long on Amazon, and I find myself removing books from there quite a lot because I have no interest in reading them anymore. πŸ˜›

    I wish time could slow down for the readers. πŸ™‚

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