Monday, October 5, 2009

Musing Monday - Book Wishlist

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about books on your wish list… Last week we talked about keeping a wish list. Why not pull out that list and show us some of the books you’ve been eyeing off? (Last week's prompt: Do you keep a book wish list, either on paper, Amazon/etc, or via a book database site (Shelfari, GoodReads, LibraryThing)? If yes, do you share this list with others (especially coming up to Christmas)?)

Here is a sampling of my book wish list:

I have read THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO and THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, but I checked them out of the library. This is a compelling story I know I am going to want to read again. I would like to own the hardcovers for my home library.

2.) DIVINE MISDEMEANORS (Book #8 of the Merry Gentry series) by Laurell K. Hamilton
This one is a must have for my collection. I love the Merry Gentry series (and Anita Blake), so this is tops on my Christmas wish list. It is no secret that Hamilton is one of my favorite fictional authors. Her books are such great escapist fun that I catch myself re-reading the other books in both her series before the newest book is released. Needless to say, I own all her books.

3.) UNDER THE DOME by Stephen King
I am a huge Stephen King fan, so this is a must-have! THE STAND is one of my favorite books and this new one is supposed to have elements silimar to this classic. I can't wait to find out what's under the dome.

4.) THE SCARPETTA FACTOR by Patricia Cornwell
Kay Scarpetta is one of my favorite fictional characters. She is a strong woman in a demanding career as a medical examiner and the stories of her life are always thrilling and highly entertaining. This is the 17th book in the Scarpetta series.

5.) AMERICAN ON PURPOSE by Craig Ferguson
I LOVE Craig Ferguson!! He is hands down the funniest person on late night television. This is his second book (the first being the novel, Between the Bridge and the River), but this is a memoir. I can't wait to get my hands on this one and read it from cover to cover. I think Ferguson is a fascinating man and this book will be full of humor and interesting tales from his life.

I love the works of A. A. Milne and I'm not sure if anyone else can ever really capture the innocence and style of Winnie-the-Pooh, but I want to give this book a try. It has been 80 years since the last Pooh book (The House at Pooh Corner) was written and for the first time a new book has been approved by the Trustees of the Pooh Properties.

7.) DEXTER BY DESIGN (Book #4 of the Dexter series) by Jeff Lindsay
This is the deliciously, evil series that sparked the hit Showtime series DEXTER. Like most book series, this one is different from the TV show and delves more in-depth into the dark character of Dexter Morgan.

8.) FIRE by Kristen Cashore
This is a prequel to Cashore's wonderful young adult book, GRACELING. A young girl "graced" with the power of ultimate survival, I was totally mesmerized by the first book and can't wait to read this newest one.

9.) SHADOWLAND (Book #3 of the Immortals series) by Alyson Noel
Not your typical young adult book, although this one deals with immortals, the main characters are definitely immortals. It's not fair to compare this series to the TWILIGHT series, because this series is a great read all by itself and it is worth checking out.

10.) U IS FOR UNDERTOW (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries) by Sue Grafton
I've waited a long time for this installment in the Kinsey Millhone series. Perpetually stuck in the 1980s (like myself), the Millhone mysteries are always a pleasure to escape to. Sadly, we are getting near the end of this series with only 5 more letters of the alphabet to go.

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