Wishlist: February 2011

Instruments of Darkness, by Imogen Robertson

In typical avid reader style, my eyes are bigger than my stomach and though my stacks are stuffed to the gills with books I want to read, there are still more that have managed to catch my attention.

Are you planning on reading any of these?

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  1. This year sure has some awesome books, right? I have an egalley of A Widow’s Story and a library copy of Shadow Tag to read. Shadow Tag is definitely pricking my interest. I did read that it is not as great as her previous books, but I still can’t seem to pass it up!

    1. I have heard that too. Her other books have been pretty darn good, so it’s hard for me to think that this one won’t be as well. I can’t pass it up either.

  2. Ack! I’m in pain – I am wanting them all. I REALLY need to read that one about the video games though, because my son is an extreme gamer. I need to reassure myself that he isn’t going to be warped for life by playing them all the time.

    1. LOL. I’m sure he is fine, but it is so interesting to see the way games have become so much more realistic and relevant to every day life. i remember playing Candyland, so this is all a whole new ball game.

    1. The Other Life sounds absolutely fascinating. I haven’t heard of Ellen Meister before, so I have no expectations, but that would be an awesome read if done well.

  3. Learning to Swim is supposed to be on the way to me, and I can’t wait. I’m also hoping to rescue The Paris Wife and The Other Life from my shelves, but I’m very intrigued by some of the other books you have. Particularly The Philosophical Breakfast Club, The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, Fortunate Sons, and Instruments of Darkness. Most of those weren’t really on my radar.

    1. There is so much good stuff out in February. i am glad to hear that you have a couple of them. Ahem. It’s so hard. I am excited about all of them really, but I am really intrigued by The Philosophical Breakfast Club too.

  4. Yes, I want all of them. There really needs to be an extra day added to the week for reading. There are just so many wonderful books out there and it would be cruel of me not to read them.

  5. I’ve got a few of these on my shelf to read, but you have a few more that I’m going to have to pick up. There is a lot of temptation in this post!

  6. I so can not wait to read the Union Quilters!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the Visconti House is one that I have on my library cart to process πŸ˜€

  7. Your bookshelf looks a lot like mine! I have Madame Tussaud, the Oates memoir, The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, and Shadow Tag all on my stacks for this month! uh oh – time is slipping by!!

  8. I read Shadow Tag recently and really enjoyed it, though it was the first book of hers that I’ve read, so I can’t make comparisons. A Widow’s Tale sounds particularly touching.

  9. Madame Tussaud and Shadow Tag await me on my shelves! Many of the others you’ve listed here I’ve not yet heard of, but a few of them in particular look great.

  10. I’m curious about Learning to Swim. I’ve been seeing it pop up more frequently lately. Fortunate Sons sounds really interesting. I hadn’t heard of it.

    I read A Widow’s Story’ a couple of weeks ago and really liked it (warning: it’s a total downer!). She’s such a great writer.

  11. I read and reviewed Reality is Broken. I think you will find it an interesting read. So many of the other ones that you have here are on my future list too. It seems like lately every time I turn around I am finding another book that I want to add to my list!