Because I needed a post in my life that kept me up to date on all things BOOKS! and it seemed like Wishlist Wednesday was dead, I decided to make my own.
Welcome to Weekly Wishlist!
I’m all about
breaking bending the rules to my will, so I’m switching it up! I’m going to pair books that are already in the wild…with books soon to be released. Click the covers to be taken to the Amazon page.
In this heartwarming and funny middle-grade novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz
Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, she ll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasn’t ever thought of herself as a performer, but when the wonderful director of Oz casts her as a Munchkin, she begins to see herself in a new way. As Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive one of the adults with dwarfism who’ve joined the production s motley crew of Munchkins and with her deeply artistic neighbor, Mrs. Chang, Julia’s own sense of self as an artist grows. Soon, she doesn’t want to fade into the background and it s a good thing, because her director has more big plans for Julia!
Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us.
Why I want it:
Not gonna lie, after reading Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth I’m sooooooort of obsessed with books set around/based around plays…and this one sounds SUPER adorable?! And I mean…I am SHORT, myself, so there’s that too–more incentive!
After the traumatic events at the dreaded prison Red Bay, Ronja is hanging by a thread. Whispers trail her through the Belly, carrying rumors of her borderline supernatural voice. Plagued by nightmares and haunted by the memories of those she could not save, she clings to the promise that her gift will soon become the weapon of the Anthem.
When doubt and arrogance cloud the eyes of their once trusted commander, Ronja and her friends are forced to take matters into their own hands. Armed with little more than an idea, they strike out on their own to silence The Music and The Conductor once and for all. But time is running out, and a new threat is stirring within the walls of the city…
The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 Amazon Bestseller Vinyl, Radio delves deep into the twisted world of Revinia, weaving a tale of sacrifice, song, romance, and revolution.
Why I want it:
BECAUSE DUH, I MUST HAVE IT?!?!?!?! It’s Ronja and Roark and I just….gaaaaaaaaah. That is all.
Books in the Wild
Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, Bliss Edwards decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible – a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.
Why I want it:
Maybe this is a sign that I should try to read some of the romances I’ve picked up recently (and trust me, there are A LOT–I must be feeling the love, or something?…. OR SOMETHING 😄 ) but this sounds a little bit taboo and a lot a bit of fun, so…want!
Sometimes it is the one who knows you best who can love you best.
Penny has lived her life letting others take the reins, leaving her to simply follow in line. After completing her senior year of College she’ll join her father’s marketing firm, get married and start a family.
When her parents drop a bomb on her — that they are getting divorced — Penny decides it’s time to start living by her own rules. And when she meets mysterious P.J. Hawthorne, a published writer who seems to know much more about Penny than she lets on, she knows this is her chance to finally get her life moving in the right direction.
But as questions about her new life overwhelm her, so do thoughts of sweet and gorgeous Alex — who just so happens to be her best friend.
What follows is a series of poor decisions, each one more worrisome than the last, forcing Penny further and further away from not only Alex, but from becoming the woman she’s sure she’s meant to be.
Why I want it:
Lately, I am ALL ABOUT figuring out who you are…and then MAKING IT HAPPEN, even if you hit some bumps along the way. Perhaps due to recent personal life changes, and changes in my own thoughts? I dunno, but either way, this book seems intriguing and I just… Yeah, I want to know more.
What do you guys think–have you read any of these…or WANT to? What did you think of them, if so? Let me know your thoughts and as always…
Until next time, happy book-ing!