Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wish List Wednesday

I'm starting something a bit new here, mainly to highlight great books I've heard about on other blogs, or newsletters, or from my fellow librarians or readers on LT.  This will help me keep track of books I see that I want to read, and give me some clue in the future about why I said I wanted to read them!

  • Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson - I've read her first one and really enjoy her take on life in the South. The town of Between gives this one its name.
  • The Case of the Man who Died Laughing (A Vish Puri mystery )by Tarquin Hall -I really enjoyed the 1st in the series, and want to see if Hall can continue and Vish Puri is still as entertaining..
  • The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald - a fascinating study of the use of 'practice babies' from local orphanages used in college HomeEc classes  in the mid 1900's. Recommended by one of the best RA librarians in the state so I MUST read it.
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonsen - recommended by several fellow librarians, and it's the sort of British cozy sans mystery - small town story that I'm currently wallowing in.

  • Freedom for the Thought that we Hate by Anthony Lewis- recommended by a fellow LTer; I'm a huge 1st Amendment fan, and must read this book by the author of Gideon's Trumpet.
  • The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelley McNees - what woman who ever spent a summer wallowing in Little Women can resist this one?
  • The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom - another one I've seen on blogs everywhere and desperately want. I think it will be an interesting followup to The Help, since it concerns 'white slavery'.
  • The Outer Banks House by Diann Ducharme - next to coastal Maine, I love the Outer Banks of NC and the Chesapeake Bay of Maryland almost as much.  The setting alone grabs me on this (the cover looks great too) but the post civil war, somewhat romantic promises of the blurb are calling me to this one.
  • Bone Appetit by Carolyn Haines - the #10 in the Sarah Booth Delaney series.  I've only read 2 or 3 of these but definitely want to pursue some more.  I'm glad to see she's still going strong
  • My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira -  another historical fiction set in post civil war times.  I'm thinking this one might be more to my liking than A Separate Country.

So what have you added to your wishlist lately?


  1. Hi Tina, if you like British small town life stories, have you tried Mapp & Lucia by E.F. Benson? I think there are 7-8 books in the series. PBS years ago had a series based on the books. Geraldine McEwan played Lucia and then went on to play Miss Marple. Totally enjoyable books - just takes me away mentally and immerses me into 1930's England. Love the series!

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  3. A Wonderful idea!

    There's one I heard about this week - the fourth Mistress of the Art of Death book - A Murderous Procession and the one I saw you review The Executor - those are the two on my wishlist this week.

    I'm joining you so here's the link to mine post...

  4. Great idea -- I have been wanting to read Still Missing. Been seeing and reading about it on all the blogs. Have a great day.

  5. I just received Kitchen House for review yesterday, but I am really looking forward to Mary Sutter. Enjoy them all Tina; good choices.


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