Saturday, February 5, 2011
On My Wishlist February 5th
On My Wish list is a weekly event held by Book Chick City.
The Weird Sisters-Eleanor Brown
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books
Publication Date: January 20, 2011
There is no problem that a library card can't solve.
The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much. But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from-one another, their small hometown, and themselves-might offer more than they ever expected.
This book sounds fan-freaking-tastic. How can you not like that tag line? I'm hoping I can get my hands on it as soon as possible. I'm making an effort to pepper in more adult titles into my reading this year, and this book sounds like a perfect fit for me.
Allison Hewitt Is Trapped: A Zombie Novel-Madeline Roux
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: January 18, 2011
Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison’s blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.
It's got zombies and the protagonist is a blogger. What's not to like?
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance.
Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.
I've heard wonderful things about this book! I think the concept is really interesting, and I'm a sucker for historical fiction, even though in this case this book seems to be part contemporary, part historical.
That's it for my wish list, what's on yours?