Saturday, August 27, 2011

On My WishList (#14)


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.


 The Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger

(Goodreads)

Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins,
"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."
His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.

Random Thoughts

I'm very ashamed to say that I haven't read it yet! I should  a long time ago. I'm like the only person in the world who hasn't read it yet. And I should read more classics than I have. I should do something about it.



Fall for anything by Courtney Summers

(Goodreads)

From the author of Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are comes a gripping story about one girl’s search for clues into the mysterious death of her father.

When Eddie Reeves’s father commits suicide her life is consumed by the nagging question of why? Why when he was a legendary photographer and a brilliant teacher? Why when he seemed to find inspiration in everything he saw? And, most important, why when he had a daughter who loved him more than anyone else in the world? When she meets Culler Evans, a former student of her father’s and a photographer himself, an instant and dangerous attraction begins. Culler seems to know more about her father than she does and could possibly hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. But Eddie’s vulnerability has weakened her and Culler Evans is getting too close. Her need for the truth keeps her hanging on...but are some questions better left unanswered?

Random Thoughts

Sounds very interesting and the cover makes me curious. And I've heard good things about it.


Chain Letter by Christopher Pike

(Goodreads)

When Alison first read the chain letter signed "Your Caretaker," she thought it was some terrible sick joke. Someone, somewhere knew about that awful night when she and six other friends committed an unthinkable crime in the desolate California desert. And now that person was determined to make them pay for it.
One by one, the chain letter was coming to each of them ... demanding dangerous, impossible deeds... threatening violence if the demands were not met. No one out of the seven wanted to believe that this nightmare was really happening to them. Until the accidents started happening — and the dying...

Random Thoughts

Seems like a fun read and I wish they could publish these kinds of books again today. Something similar. Horror books for ya from 80-90s were very cool and fun to read. I miss that kind of books. Like Goosebumps and something similar.

What's on your WishList?

9 comments:

  1. You shouldn't feel ashamed about The Catcher In The Rye :) I just recently read it myself so.. ;)

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  2. Thanks:)
    And how did you like it? Was it truly a classic? Or was it boring?

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  3. I really want to read Fall for Anything as well. Chain Letter sounds great, I'm going to take a closer look at it.

    On My Wishlist

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  4. Yeah, Fall for anything sounds like a great read!

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  5. I haven't read The Catcher in the Rye yet either (at least not that I can remember). It's on my TBR list as well. Hope you get to read these soon :)


    On my Wishlist

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  6. Fall for anything sounds awesome, need to add it to my own wishlist.

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  7. The Book Vixen: I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one in the world who hasn't read The Catcher in the Rye anyway:)

    Sabrina: Yeah, Fall for anything really caught my interest. Sounds like a very good read:)

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  8. Catcher in the Rye is a great book. This week I'm wishing for a new book by Sarah Weeks. Please come see what it is.

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  9. I hope that the Catcher in the Rye is as great as most people say it is;)

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