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.
Gilmore Girls with magical realism! Dear Reader is an original, poignant modern-day take on Wuthering Heights, as a high school senior searches for her teacher and meets a boy who may just be Heathcliff come to life
For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School at is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney’s AP English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn’t show up to teach Flannery’s favorite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving behind her purse, Flannery knows something is wrong.
The police are called, and Flannery gives them everything—except Miss Sweeney’s copy of Wuthering Heights. This she holds onto. And good thing she does, because when she opens it, it has somehow transformed into Miss Sweeney’s real-time diary. It seems Miss Sweeney is in New York City—and she’s in trouble.
So Flannery does something very unFlannery-like: she skips school and sets out for Manhattan, with the book as her guide. But as soon as she arrives, she meets a boy named Heath. Heath is British, on a gap year, incredibly smart—yet he’s never heard of Albert Einstein or Anne Frank. In fact, Flannery can’t help thinking that he seems to have stepped from the pages of Brontë’s novel. Could it be?
With inimitable wit and heart, Mary O’Connell has crafted a love letter to reading, to the books that make us who we are. Dear Reader, charming and heartbreaking, is a novel about finding your people, on the page in the world.
Why I want it:
If that first line doesn’t tell you enough reasons why I need this book in my life, you obviously haven’t been paying enough attention to meeeee. Shape up, penguins! This book is a MUST have!
Sixteen year-old Echo Stone awakens in a cold sweat in a dark room, having no idea where she is or how she got there. But she soon finds out she s in Middle House, an orphanage filled with mysteriously troubled kids.
There s just one problem: she s not an orphan. Her parents are very much alive.
She explains this to everyone, but no one will listen. After befriending a sympathetic (and handsome) boy, Echo is able to escape Middle House and rush home, only to discover it sealed off by crime scene tape and covered in the evidence of a terrible and violent crime. As Echo grapples with this world-shattering information, she spots her parents driving by and rushes to flag them down. Standing in the middle of street, waving her arms to get their attention, her parents car drives right through her.
She was right. Her parents are alive but she s not.
She s a ghost, just like all the other denizens of Middle House. Desperate to somehow get her life back and reconnect with her still-alive boyfriend, Echo embarks on a quest to solve her own murder. As the list of suspects grows, the quest evolves into a journey of self-discovery in which she learns she wasn t quite the girl she thought she was. In a twist of fate, she s presented with one last chance to reclaim her life and must make a decision which will either haunt her or bless her forever.
Why I want it:
I have a major soft spot for books with ghostly characters, even though I only read like…maybe? one a year. I LOVE the cover for this one, though (side note: why are the covers of so many books with ghost main characters RED?!) and the blurb is exactly the right amount of intrigue and mystery. It calls to me, penguins–it calls to me!
Cursed by a Druid millennia ago, Roan lives a bleak existence in the Shadowlands, desperately trying to retain his soul and not succumb to the goblin horde. When a beautiful human summons him to grant a wish, he sees a glimmer of hope. But will she ever agree to be his queen?
Back Cover Synopsis:
Once upon a time…
A man was cursed to the Shadowlands, his heart replaced with a cold lump of gold. In legends he became known as The Goblin King.
For a favored few he will grant a wish. Yet, desperately clinging to his waning human soul, his one own desire remains unfulfilled: A Willing Queen.
But who would consent to move from the modern-day world into the realm of nightmares? No matter how intoxicating his touch, no matter how deep his valor, loving him is dangerous. And the one woman who might dare to try could also destroy him forever.
Why I want it:
Anyone else have a strange obsession with all things GOBLIN KING?! I mean seeeeeriously, I blame my eternal love on The Labyrinth…and I don’t care if you judge me for it. So this book? Definite. YES. in my world!
It’s 1967, the world is changing – and so is a quiet misfit named Sally Fiore. After the sudden death of her father, Sally turns to comfort in the small things – her beloved books, her new interest in sewing, and her slight infatuation with the handsome, young custodian at school who always has a novel in his back pocket. But her sheltered life is turned upside down in January of ’68 when she makes an unlikely friend in the new girl at school – a feisty civil rights activist named Sam, who dresses like a boy, prefers to date girls, and is defiantly unapologetic about her differences. As Sally grieves and tries to heal from her loss, she copes with her stoic mother who’s struggling to keep their house, a tenacious would-be boyfriend, mean girls at school, and an older brother dead set on enlisting in the army after graduation. With Sam’s rebellious influence, Sally blooms against the tumultuous backdrop of a small town trying to cling to its idyllic ways in the face of violence, war, and social unrest, and ends up discovering that tragedy can sometimes knit the spirit’s fabric together even stronger than it was before.
Why I want it:
The blurb just does SO MUCH to my tiny little penguin heart, I can’t even handle it! Seriously…a rebel, a shy girl, and a civil rights activist? I need this book in my life, okay? GIVE IT TO MEEEEE!
Have a book YOU’D like to recommend to me?! AWESOME! Either shoot me a comment down below, or send me a recommendation on Goodreads RIGHT HERE!
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!