Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #8

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
Hosted by Pen To Paper.

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.
On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.
Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself by Printz medalist John Green, acclaimed author of Looking for Alaska

I want to read more John Green books this year. I already ordered The Faults in Our Stars and Paper Towns. This one is on the top of my to buy list.  Fingers crossed I'll love them as much as I did Looking for Alaska. 

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

I want to read Beautiful Creatures before the movie comes out. I never showed any interest in reading the book, until I watched the trailer for the movie, and the windows-shattering scene. That was pretty epic.
The book is quite cheap on TBD right now (http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Beautiful-Creatures-Kami-Garcia/9780316231657) but I can't buy it. Pity. :D


Tanja - Tanychy said...

Damn I should really start reading John Green's books!!
Zemira I know how you feel. But I'm still scared of reading it...dunno why. Anyway great picks :)

Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

Katherines are cute and I still have to read BC series. Hope you get the books soon ;)


Anonymous said...

The John Green book is on my "gotta read in 2013" list! I love his books, and I finally picked up a copy of this one. I hope you enjoy!


Julie said...

I want to read the BC series too!


Synchronized Reading said...

I seriously need to read Beautiful Creatures :D I've been wanting this for so long!

My WW!

Marissa @ For The Love Of Film And Novels said...

Wow these both sound really interesting! I had not heard of Beautiful Creatures until the film trailer came out, but it sounds good :)


Samantha Stewart said...

I haven't read any of John Green's books yet!
Beautiful Creatures is awesome! I absolutely love it!
Hope you's get these books soon :)

b_ls said...

I am reading Beautiful Creatures right now too! I also want to read it before I see the movie. I just think it's better read the book first haha. Great choices this week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
Brittany @ Spare Time book blog

Aliaa El-Nashar said...

I actually just got a copy of An Abundance of Katherines, can't wait to read it!
Beautiful Creatures is really good too :)

Happy Reading!

Laura @ Laura's Adventures in Bookland said...

I own both of these books and they of course both need to be read. I hope I can get to them soon.

Anonymous said...

I have not read anything by John Green yet, but want to. I have seen some amazing reviews for The Fault in Our Stars.