Wishlist for 2011 (Top 10 books I want to read this year)

1. Beastly by Alex Flinn
You can't read too many retellings of Beauty and the Beast right? I thought this version sounded original and interesting. I have already orderehyd this book.

2.The Protector by Carla Capshaw
I read the first in the series, The Gladiator, and fell in love with it, however I was reluctant to read this one, because one of the protagonists is a character I particularly hated in the first book. But, I can't help but wanting to read it, there are so few really well-written christian books out there. And, I trust that the author will do her magic once more, no matter the material she has to work with

3.The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I want to read these books because everyone is talking about them and also because the idea of a future society with an arena where people fight to the death for entertainment intrigues me. I hope it will not be too much for me and that they will not depress me.

4.The Pirate Ruse by Marcia Lynn McClure
I don't think I have to say more about this, for anyone who has read this author's books, you know why I want this. For anyone who hasn't, you are missing out. Go grab a copy of The Whispered Kiss or the Highwayman of Tanglewood now!

5.Willow by Julia Hoban
This one I have also ordered. I have lately started reading ya books, which I find refreshingly honest, easy-to-read and fascinating. I regret to say that I haven't found such honesty in many christian fiction books and although I miss God in ya fiction novels,  I have loved reading them so far. I have read a few teen books in the christian genre and enjoyed them, but I have trouble finding more.

6.God Came Near by Max Lucado
I have started reading, or rather rereading, as I have read parts of it before, this book along with my Bible, so I will probably finish it this year. Both my husband and me want to read more Max Lucado books, though.

7.The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck: The Lost Chapters by Don Rosa
This is a comic book, and I gave it as a Christmas present to my little brother, who is sure to lend it to me soon enough as he has already devoured it. I look forward to enjoying this piece of art, history and entertainment.

8.To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer
I liked A Tailor Made Bride by the same author, and the plot of this one sounds really interesting.

9.Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
This is a ya fantasy book about mermaids, and it sounds really interesting.

10.Wild Roses by Deb Caletti
This is also a ya novel dealing with depression.

So that's my list. I would appreciate comments linking to your book-wishes for 2011 or telling me your opinion of the books I have put in mine. Thanks for reading.
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barmybex said...

Beastly has always intrigued me, but i've never got round to reading it, would love to hear what you think. It's on my wishlist but keeps getting pushed down.

Hunger Games is AMAZING, i was worried it would be too violent and depressing but it's not that bad, there are moments that will make you cry, but for the right reasons. You're gonna love it i'm sure.
I haven't heard of any of the other books, but they all sound interesting. HOpe you enjoy them all. :D

alexandra george said...

I see what you mean about the Hunger Games, I am currently reading them. I will post a detailed review as soon as I'm done with the whole series.
I also plan to review Beastly, especially now that I know you are interested in the review. I know what you mean about books being pushed down in your wishlist. Why do we have to do anything else besides reading?????

Truly Bookish said...

I read mostly YA books and am very sensitive about language, sex and violence in books I read. I liked Beastly a lot, if you like fairy tales, it's a pretty good retelling. I LOVE the Hunger Games, with the exception of the violence and some drinking on the part of a character, it was a clean read. I also recommend The Dark Divine which has a prodigal son theme and is also a clean read. I am waiting on the sequel, The Lost Saint, to get to my library.

alexandra george said...

yes, I totally agree with you Bookish. Thanks for the suggestion. If you liked this book and have these standards, I really want to read it too. I'll add it to my TBR list. I'll hop by your blod now.... God bless!!