Bookish Wishlist – Autumn 2019

Don’t worry, I am still very much on my book buying ban. But that doesn’t mean I don’t come across books that I really really want to buy. So I am just keeping a list of all the books I can’t stop thinking about getting for when the new year is here and I can buy some books again!

Or, you know, when someone suddenly wants to buy me a book, of gives me a gift card, or something like that. When I have an excuse to buy a book, basically.

Anyways, it is a bit of a shorter list than last time with only 7 books. And in fact, some of the books on this list are still there from last time, which just goes to show that they just might be books that I will really enjoy. Or at least enjoy buying and trying. There is also a book on here that I know I am allowed to get before my Big Book Buy Ban is over (yes, that needed capital letters), because.. well.. you’ll see.

The other books on last time’s list, by the way, are mostly still very much on my mind. I have just added a few because I just love books.

Circe and The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Okay, starting of with two in one, so technically I’ve got 8 books on this list. These two are left over from last time, I still really want to read both of the Madeline Miller books (well, I’ll start with one and if I like it I’ll try the other). By the time this post goes up I might already have one of these, as I ask my mom if she can get me one for my birthday, which was yesterday when this goes up. I’ve just heard so many greay things about these books, that I still cannot wait to read these.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. In my last book haul I mentioned that I bought The Muse by Jessie Burton, but that I actually was most interested in reading another book by her, The Miniaturist. That book is still very much on my wishlist right now. It is set in Amsterdam in the 17th or 18th century, I don’t exactly remember, and it sounds like a great book. Almost a bit magical, although I don’t know if that’s actually true. But I do know that I want to give that book a try. I might wait until I’ve read The Muse to pick it up though, just to be sure I like the writing style.

A Short History Of Drunkenness by Mark Forsyth. Oh man, I saw this book in a bookstore when I was in Leiden with my dad in summer, and it just sounded absolutely hilarious, but also kind of interesting. Ever since I had been trying to think of someone to buy this book for, until I realized that actually I want it myself. I haven’t read any reviews of the book, don’t even really know what it’s about (except, well, drunkenness) but I just want it and I plan on reading it with a nice big glass of wine 😉

Around The World In 80 Books. This is a book that will make me want to buy more books, so I might have to hold off on buying it for a while. It is basically a book sharing different books set in 80 countries/cities/places around the world, and it just sounds so interesting. It seems like a great way to discover some new books and authors, and I feel like all the books in this book will push me out of my reading comfort zone a bit more, which I am always open to. It is also a great coffee table book, and I think a great gift as well.

False Value by Ben Aaronovitch. Well OBVIOUSLY this is the book I am allowed to get before my book buying ban ends. I mean, it is the next book the the Rivers Of London series, I cannot wait to purchase that one! I believe it is supposed to come out in November, which is only two months away, and I am so very excited. Can’t wait to see what we learn this time, and what trouble Peter manages to get into (probably a whole lot).

Find Me by André Aciman. This past summer I read Call Me By Your Name, and although it was a bit if a different read than normal for me, I did really love it. So when I saw that there’s a sequel coming out, about Elio’s life after the end of the summer in CMBYN, I knew I wanted to read it asap. From what I can tell on the internet the book will be released later this autumn so I might count this as one of my book that I’m allowed to buy because it’s a sequel. But we’ll see if I actually pick it up then, or if I’m good and wait till the new year.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. This book has been on my wishlist since it was published a few years back, but never really high on the list. However, since finishing another once of Morgan’s books in spring, I’ve been wanting to pick this one up. I will probably wait until we’re a little bit closer to summer to buy this, as it is really the ultimate summer read for me, but I do know that it is high on my list, and I already cannot wait to dive in.

And those are all the books that I have high on my bookish wishlist currently. I do also have a bunch more, but I can wait a little while to get those. I also still plan on getting a lot of the books I told you about last time, just as soon as I’m off this ban. I already can’t wait for those book hauls!

Thanks for stopping by ❤

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