Saturday, April 23, 2011

On My Wishlist...

"On My Wishlist" is a weekly meme hosted by the Book Chick City blog. It's a chance to list all the books that you desperately want to read, but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new, or forthcoming.

Here is what I am dying to read and don't yet have:

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Book Summary (from Goodreads):

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire gene
ticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

Entwined by Heather Dixon

Book Summary (from Goodreads):

Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.

The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.

Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.

But there is a cost.

The Keeper likes to keep things.

Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky

Book Summary (from Goodreads):

When Louise Lambert receives a mysterious invitation to a traveling vintage fashion sale in the mail, her normal life in suburban Connecticut is magically transformed into a time traveling adventure.

After a brief encounter with two witchy salesladies and donning an evening gown that once belonged to a beautiful silent film star, Louise suddenly finds herself onboard a luxurious cruise ship in 1912. As Alice Baxter, the silent film star, Louise enjoys her access to an extensive closet of gorgeous vintage gowns and begins to get a feel for the challenges and the glamour of life during this decadent era. Until she realizes that she's not just on any ship-- she's on the Titanic!

Will Louise be able to save herself and change the course of history, or are she and her film star alter ego, destined to go down with a sinking ship in the most infamous sea disaster of the 20th century.


  1. I really want to read Entwined too - the Grimm's tale it's based on was one of my absolute favorites when I was a kid.

    I haven't heard of The Time Traveling Fashionista but it sounds interesting.

    I hope you get to read all of these soon!

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  2. These all look great! New follower. You can see my Wishlist at

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! your's looks so uber cool!

  4. Cool picks! I definitely plan on reading Entwined at some point soon. I hope you enjoy all of these books when you get a chance to read them. :)

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