Bookish Wishlist – Spring 2019

It will come as no surprise to you that I love books. A lot.

I love the way they transfer you to a different world all from the comfort of your chair. A good book is a bit like travelling but you kind of create the places you go and the people you meet yourself through your own imagination. And that of the writer, of course.

Besides reading books and owning books (and staring at books and holding them and talking and writing about them) I also love buying books. And despite buying them often (although I did just go over a month without buying any!) I also always have books on my wishlist. And I thought today I would share some that are on that very long list. Some of these are older ones, some are newer, and some aren’t even out yet, sooo… let’s get into them!

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  • The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion. When I saw that there was a new book in the Rosie series, I knew I wanted to read it. I read the first two and really enjoyed them, and now I want the third one as well. The only thing that has stopped me from picking it up already is the fact that the one I’ve found so far is bigger than the ones I already have. It’s a stupid thing, I know, but I just want them all to be the same size.
  • The October Man by Ben Aaronovich. We all know I love Aaronovich’s books. So when I read that he was writing a novella in the Rivers Of London series, but set in Germany with a different protagonist, I knew I needed it in my life. It won’t be published until somewhere in June (if they don’t push the date back) but I already cannot wait to dig in. I just know it’s going to be gooood.
  • The Heroes Of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. Although not the first book (The Lost Hero) as I already own that one. Yea, after Percy Jackson I need more. So I want to start the Heroes Of Olympus series. I read the first book years ago and didn’t love it, but I’ve heard that it gets better and better. And TBH, anything if it gets me more Percy Jackson.
  • And his two other series Trails Of Apollo and The Kane Chronicles as well. Because Trails Of Apollo is the series that he’s written after Heroes Of Olympus, apparently featuring some of the same characters and I already know I’ll want more after the second series with the Greek gods. And The Kane Chronicles just sounds great as well. I already know I really enjoy Riordan’s writing, and I’m interested to see what he’s done with the Egyptian gods.
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney. I’ve been hearing and seeing a lot of things about this one on the internet lately, and it made me want to read it. From what I understand it’s a bit different from what I usually read but I like stepping out of my comfort zone every once in a while. I have a feeling that this might be a quick read once I do pick it up, but we’ll see.
  • Circe by Madeline Miller. Because I’m still kind of in that Ancient Greek mood, apparently. And also, I’ve heard great things about this one (and her other one, Song Of Achilles, which is on my list as well). From what I understand this is partly a made up story, partly actual things from the legend. Not that I know anything about the legend.. But still, it sounds like a great read, and I can’t wait to pick it up!
  • More Kelley Armstrong books. This is not very specific, but it’s the truth. After finishing the Cainsville series I’ve been wanting to read pretty much all her other books just because I loved the characters and writing style in that one.
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. This book takes me back to my childhood. I remember my sister loving this one (the whole series), and one of my best friends read the whole thing as well. I started it once or a few times – I don’t remember – but never finished the first book. However, lately I’ve been thinking about the series and wanting to read it, so I am hoping to pick it up soon. I don’t know if I want to get them in Dutch or English yet, I do know that I won’t try to read it in the original German.
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Believe it or not, I’ve never read the Inheritance Cycle. Again, this is one of those book my sister LOVED when she was younger, and I think I started it but never finished it. Apparently I am into my childhood never finished series though, because again I really want to read it someday soon. I did see the film once but can’t remember a thing about it.
  • More Agatha Christie books. I’ve read a quite a few Agatha Christie books – mostly Poirot ones – and I loved them all. I just enjoy her writing so much, her stories are quick and easy reads, and for some reason always very comforting. Despite, you know, all the people always dying. I really want to read more Christie, preferable more that aren’t Poirot. I might pick some up for summer.

That’s 10 books currently on my wishlist. Well, more than 10, considering I added series and writers. I have many more books on my wishlist though, and I keep adding to it as well. But these are just some I’m hoping to add to my collection. And maybe a new bookcase as well because where the hell am I going to leave all these books otherwise??!! (Although I do have to convince the boyfriend of that one…)

What are some books on your wishlist right now?

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