With the start of the new season, and also all the reading I’ve been doing since staying home, my bookish wish list has been growing significantly. So I figured it was time for another bookish wish list post!
I did one of these in January, and seeing as I haven’t been buying a whole lot of books since then (the only one I crossed off is False Value by Ben Aaronovitch), the book I mentioned in that post are still very much on my mind. But that doesn’t mean I can’t add a few more on there. Gideon has actually also made me a new bookcase just yesterday, so it looks like I suddenly have the space for a bunch new books as well 😉
Let’s start with some sequels of books I recently read, like Stolen by Kelley Armstrong, and if I enjoy that one, the rest of the book in the Otherworld series as well. I finished the first book in the series, Bitten, last month, and although it is not my absolute favourite book I’ve read, it was one I did enjoy enough to want more. And so the sequel found a spot on my wish list. Sequels were exceptions of my little book buying ban challenge, but I am still determent to finish a few more books before I pick this one up. But I will pick this one up. Soon.
Another sequel of a book I just read, is The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman, which is the second book in the The Invisible Library series. Again, I enjoyed the first book enough to want to read more of it, although I wasn’t blown away by it. My one problem with this book at the moment is that it is a) a lot more expensive than the other books in the series for some reason and b) it seems to be sold out everywhere. I clearly won’t be able to pick it up anytime soon, but it is very high on my wish list.
On to some books that Instagram has influenced me to want. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is a book that I feel like I’ve seen quite a bit of last summer, and now I really want to read it. I am hoping this is a lovely romantic summer read, easy and fun. A real beach read, you know. Because I realized last summer that I don’t actually have many books like that, and it is all I want to read during the sunny days (although I do enjoy the creepy reads as well).
The other book that I saw on Instagram a lot last summer, is Finding Colin Firth by Mia March. I have the same hopes for that one as I do for Red, White & Royal Blue, just an easy summer read for by the beach. Or more likely considering the circumstances we’re all in at the moment, an easy summer read for in my garden in the sun. I need something to do during this stay at home period, right?
Really, I should’ve just said that I want more easy fun summer reads, like Morgan Matson books or The Summer I Turned Pretty, but a little more grown-up. Something that you can read in a day. Something funny, romantic, a little bit dramatic sometimes but like light-hearted dramatic, you know? I wouldn’t mind something with a touch of magic either, as long as it still fits into that summer read genre. I really need to fill a shelve with books like that, so if you have any recommendations, please let me know!
I read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern years ago and really loved the story, so when I saw that she has a new book I immediately added it to my wish list. The Starless Sea sounds enchanting, magical, adventurous and almost a bit like an ode to books and stories, so definitely something I expect to enjoy. The feel of The Night Circus was a bit similar to Tomorrow, which is a book I read recently and loved, so I am hoping that The Starless Sea will be the same. I definitely plan on picking it up soon.
Lastly on my little wish list is The Killings At Badger’s Drift by Caroline Graham. This is the book series that the TV series Midsomer Murders is based on, and seeing as I love that series, I decided that I should give the books a try as well. I am hoping that this is the same fun and easy reading experience as the TV series is, maybe a tiny bit like Agatha Christie, just a fun murder mystery, who-dun-it type story, because I am currently craving books like that.
Those are the books that are currently on my wish list, that I hadn’t shared before in my other wish lists. I am still trying to stick to my book buying rule of one in one out (as in read one before I buy another one, not get rid of one), so I won’t be adding all of these to my collection in one go, but I will slowly pick them up here and there. And of course share all my thoughts as soon as I’ve read them.
What’s on your wish list at the moment?
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