Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted over at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.
I’ve been wanting to do this meme for awhile now. I think it’s a great meme for all book bloggers, because who doesn’t have books languishing on their wish and TBR lists for which they liked to admit their longing in the blogosphere? Where as some memes like Kristi from The Story Siren’s In My Mailbox don’t apply to all bloggers weekly, anyone could write a Want Books? post weekly and never get tired of it.
If I think about it there are a lot of books I’d be very happy owning – a number I’d say that’s probably in the tens or twenties or even higher – but as far as books I’ve been lusting after, whether they’ve just been released, are a much beloved series I don’t own, or ones that I haven’t read yet and simply adore the promising covers, these are the few recent and long-standing books I have a growing undeniable need for:
Summary from GoodReads:
This is the story of Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High who have transferred to Ashbury High for their final year. They’ve been in love since they were fourteen, they go out dancing every night, and sleep through school all day. And Ashbury can’t get enough of them.
Everyone’s trying to get their attention; even teachers are dressing differently, trying to make their classes more interesting. Everyone wants to be cooler, tougher, funnier, hoping to be invited into their cool, self-contained world.
But they don’t know that all Amelia can think about is her past — an idyllic time before she ran away from home. Riley thinks he’s losing her to the past, maybe even to a place further back in time. He turns to the students of Ashbury for help, and things get much, much worse.
In the tradition of the gothic novel, this is a story about ghosts, secrets, madness, passion, locked doors, femmes fatales, and that terrifying moment in the final year of high school when you realise that the future’s come to get you.
I’ve heard too many good things about this book in the past few weeks, and I’m a sucker for it’s bright, shiny, newness, wanting-to-share-it-with-the-world-if-it’s-good quality. I have some money left on my birthday gift card – maybe I’ll just have to take a chance on it. Since I’ll have to wait like weeks or maybe months – forever in book time – to get it from the library. Next up is:
The President’s Daughter series by Ellen Emerson White. I liked The Road Home very much and have always meant to read something else by her. And I have to admit although she has other, wonderful books this is the series I’ve settled on, partly because of the covers themselves. As a former/aspiring art historian I’m a sucker for those covers, or any art historical reference in general. ONE DAY I will force DH to buy these as a gift or I’ll gather up the money (and courage) to buy the entire series. It’s hard to want to spend the cash when I haven’t read even the first book yet. Hopefully I’ll remedy that soon.
And this post would be incomplete without mentioning my lust for the UK editions of one of my favorite series of all time, Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwater series:
Too gorgeous. I really can’t wait to admire these on my shelf.