On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.
Books I really wish these days are books I've heard a lot about recently and read many positive reviews of them. Most of them are YA books, something I haven't read so much of. But trying to do something about like buying the book Acroos the universe by Beth Revis. But this is an event where I'm suppouse to make a list of books I haven't gotten ...yet but books I really want.
And these are:
A mysterious videotape warns that the viewer will die in one week unless a certain, unspecified act is performed. Exactly one week after watching the tape, four teenagers die one after another of heart failure. Asakawa, a hardworking journalist, is intrigued by his niece's inexplicable death. His investigation leads him from a metropolitan tokyo teeming with modern society's fears to a rural Japan--a mountain resort, a volcanic island, and a countryside clinic--haunted by the past. His attempt to solve the tape's mystery before it's too late--for everyone--assumes an increasingly deadly urgency. Ring is a chillingly told horror story, a masterfully suspenseful mystery, and post-modern trip.
The success of Koji Suzuki's novel the Ring has lead to manga, television and film adaptations in Japan, Korea, and the U.S.
Yeah. I bet you all have heard about it. Most of you have probably seen the horror film The Ring and hopefully the original verison, Ringu. My fave is the japanese version. I love the ending of it. It has such a creepy undertone. I've always wanted to read the book. I love to compare books with the movie versions. See if it's similar or many differences. And besides I love horror and I thought Ringu was great. The Ring was okay but not that creepy as Ringu. So, I'm very, very curious about this book! Has anyone read it and do you like the japanese or the american movie better?
Room by Emma Donoghue
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.
Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Most of you know about this one. It's inspired by the case of Fritzl. After reading 3,906 days by Natascha Kampusch, I've wanted to read these kind of books. Not because I like it but it's hard to imagine how someone can be so cruel to lock in someone somewhere in several years. It's sick and it's hard to imagine how it's like to be that person inside those rooms. How do they survive? It's so hard to imagine that I have to read about it.
Between shades of gray by Ruta Sepetys
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school, first dates, and all that summer has to offer. But one night, the Soviet secret police barge violently into her home, deporting her along with her mother and younger brother. They are being sent to Siberia. Lina's father has been separated from the family and sentenced to death in a prison camp. All is lost.
Lina fights for life, fearless, vowing that if she survives she will honor her family, and the thousands like hers, by documenting their experience in her art and writing. She risks everything to use her art as messages, hoping they will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive.
It is a long and harrowing journey, and it is only their incredible strength, love, and hope that pull Lina and her family through each day. But will love be enough to keep them alive?
The reason I want to read this book is that I want to read more books about WW2. Especially after reading Sarah's key by Tatiana de Rosnay. It's not one of my fave books but I liked Sarah's part better than Julia's part in the book. Sarah's part was sad and exciting. And I want to read more from that time and Between shades of grey has gotten a lot of attention and all the reviews I've read about it so far has only been positive. The book also got a beautiful cover. And it's about from a hard and difficult time I want to read more of. So, I really want this one in my collection
So, these are on my WishList and I hope I get them someday:) Have you read any of these and what do you think about them?