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I got a gift card to a local used book store for my birthday, and I was only a little (yeah, right) frustrated when I did some book shopping yesterday and couldn’t find any of the books on my wish list. So, I thought I’d take this chance to talk about books on my wish list that I really, really, REALLY want to read.
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Ever since one of my bffs told me how great this book is, I’ve been dying to read it. Like basically everyone else in the world, I love Carrie Fisher, and I love her sense of humor and her confidence and just everything about her. I also really enjoy reading non-fiction books, especially memoirs, especially if they’re written using humor.
Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry
I just heard of this book from another blogger and have been so excited to read it! I love a good retelling, especially ones that show more of the villains, and Peter Pan is one of my favorite Disney movies. I ended up grabbing another one of this author’s books — Alice — while I was at the book store, since it was the only book of hers that was available, and it seemed pretty interesting. I’m not super crazy about Alice in Wonderland, but I figured I’d give it a shot. I did enjoy the 2009 Alice mini series, which was a retelling of the tale, so maybe I’ll enjoy this book, too!
The Child Thief by Brom
I actually just heard of this book today while looking up Christina Henry’s books. It’s another retelling of Peter Pan, and it’s supposedly pretty dark. I do love me some dark retellings, so I’d really like to read this one.
Flying with Confidence by Patricia Furness-Smith and Captain Steve Allright
I actually heard of this book from a YouTuber I watch: Lex Croucher. In one of her videos, How I flew UK –> New Zealand with a fear of flying, she talks about her intense fear of flying and what she did to conquer (or at least temporarily calm down) this fear. I have a horrible fear of flying myself. I’ve only flown a few times, and it was always awful. Like. Crying, hyperventilating, clutching onto the person next to me so hard that I leave fingernail marks in their arm kind of fear. To make it worse, I have vertigo, and every little tilt of the plane makes me feel like a dizzy spell is coming on, so there’s that to freak out over as well. Basically, I just hate flying. But I also really want to travel, and I’ve got family in Louisiana, and my bf has family and friends in Florida, so we can’t exactly just stay put for ever, and driving 7+ hours one way to see family/friends is exhausting. So I really want to get over my fear, and I feel like this book could really help.
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
For those who don’t know, Joe Hill is Stephen King’s son. I was sent the first volume of his graphic novel, Locke & Key, by a bookstagram friend, and I loved it SO much. It was so good and so imaginative. I’ve been really interested in reading more by him, and I’ve been told that NOS4A2 is one of his better novels.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This book has been all over the place. I see people talking about it all over the blogging and bookstagramming communities, and it’s definitely peaked my curiosity. Though I don’t normally opt for books that have romance as a main plot point, the rest of the plot sounds interesting enough to make me want to read it.
As Old as Time by Liz Braswell
Yes, another fairy tale retelling. I told you I love retellings! This one is (obviously) focused on Beauty and the Beast, which was one of my favorite Disney movies growing up. This author has written a few other fairy tale retellings in her Twisted Tales series, but I think I want to read this one first because I just loved the Disney film so much.
The Shark That Walks on Land by Michael Bright
I have this weird fascination with deep sea creatures, like to the point of wanting a massive ocean-themed tattoo with all of my favorite creepy deep sea critters. This book, aside from having an amazing cover, is filled with non-fiction facts and anecdotes about “strange but true tales of mysterious sea creatures.”
The Beauty of the Husband by Anne Carson
This book was recommended to me years ago by one of my friends, and I’m sure I’d love this book, just going off of the synopsis. It’s about a marriage that falls apart, written in a poetic fashion.
The Measurements of Decay by K. K. Edin
I found this book through one of Goodreads’ many giveaways, and it sounds right up my alley. It was just published last month, but it’s already received incredible ratings (an average of 4.79/5!), and it’s like a science fiction, dystopian kind of book, so obviously I’ll most likely love it.