Wednesday, November 25, 2009

On My Wishlist (3) / Waiting On Wednesday (Nov 25)

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City that allows us to share the books we haven't bought yet but are waiting to be bought and devoured.

Title: The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium #2)
Author: Stieg Larsson
Genre: Fiction, Suspense, Crime
Published: 2005; This Edition: May 14, 2009

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.

But he has no idea just how explosive the story will be until, on the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander—the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and who now becomes the focus and fierce heart of The Girl Who Played with Fire.

As Blomkvist, alone in his belief in Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation of the slayings, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all.

Title: Struts & Frets
Author: John Skovron
Genre: YA, Contemporary Fiction
Published: November 1st, 2009

Told in a voice that’s honest, urgent, and hilarious, Struts & Frets will resonate not only with teenage musicians but with anyone who ever sat up all night listening to a favorite album, wondering if they’d ever find their place in the world.

Music is in Sammy’s blood. His grandfather was a jazz musician, and Sammy’s indie rock band could be huge one day—if they don’t self-destruct first. Winning the upcoming Battle of the Bands would justify all the band’s compromises and reassure Sammy that his life’s dream could become a reality. But practices are hard to schedule when Sammy’s grandfather is sick and getting worse, his mother is too busy to help either of them, and his best friend may want to be his girlfriend.

When everything in Sammy’s life seems to be headed for major catastrophe, will his music be enough to keep him together?

- I'm such a sucker for books about music.

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Author: John Green AND David Levithan
Genre: Young Adult
Published: April 6, 2010

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

How about you, what is on YOUR wishlist?

For all those entered in my giveaway: If you comment to this post with a book you can't wait to get your hands on, I will add TWO extra entries to your contest submissions. This offer is open for ONE WEEK ONLY. (Ends WED 12/2 @ 8AM PST)

You don't have to be a participant to comment obviously, but if you are please let me know. It makes it easier to tally everything up. (a +2 somewhere in your comment is fine)


Tales of Whimsy said...

Cool picks.

Happy turkey day :)

ninefly said...

ohh I am very curious about the girl who played with fire too
for my own wishlists, I really want Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie; it's a dark fantasy where slim to none of the characters are actual heroes, and the main character is a strong female character (though she's crippled, she masterminds her revenge)

+2 I'm entered in the giveaway =)

and happy thanksgiving (it's tomorrow in the states right?)

Morgan @ BLT said...

I can't wait to read Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunlap.
2+ already entered in your contest

Jenny N. said...

I can't to read is The Mark by Jen Nadol

+2 Entered into your giveaway

StephTheBookworm said...

Will Grayson, Will Grayson looks really interesting! I hadn't heard of it before.

Unknown said...

Interesting picks. I've heard of the first one but not the other two. I agree with Steph The Bookworm, Will Grayson sounds like my kind of thing. Cool!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get my hands a lot of books. But one I really, really want is The Secret Year.

+2 entered in your contest :D

Justine said...

I absolutely cannot wait to read Beautiful Creatures! I've heard great things about it! :D

+2 ;)

Kristen said...

I am DYING for Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.

+2 for contest

Cecelia said...

I'm really looking forward to Alexandra Bracken's Brightly Woven. Also, the final book in Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series, Lord Sunday, comes out soon. CAN'T WAIT. :)

+2 for contest. Thanks!

audrey said...

Will Grayson, Will Grayson!!! Ohmigosh, seriously, I am DYING to read that :) great selection!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I'm liking this list. I've been wanting to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for a while now and Struts and Frets sounds good.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson sounds really interesting. I love the little synopsis. the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical has me more than a little curious.

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Was I supposed to add +2 for the contest?

If I was, there it is now.


Karla said...

I want to get my hands on a lot of books. Some are Hourglass by Claudia Gray,Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison(?), and Strange Fate by LJ Smith, but those dont come out 'til next year. I still have to read Hush, Hush and Splendor.

+2 Giveaway

pepsivanilla said...

I LOVE the cover for The Girl Who Played With Fire!

I can't wait to read Gone by Lisa McMann :)


Jessy said...

I am dying to read The Dark Divine. I think I entered every contest online but I just can't get my hands on it.

Ashley said...

I want to read Struts and Frets, too!

And for the +2 to your contest, I can't wait for "Stalker Girl"; looks great.

Dani. said...

I am dying to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson too! I loooooove John Green!!!!! :)

Also, I cant wait for Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead, Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus, Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken, and Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison!


Allison T said...

i haven't heard of those books b4 ill check them out

L said...

These are some awesome books! I can't wait to read Strange Fate by L.J. Smith!

Sarah E said...

I can't wait to read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, a book that takes place during the Holocaust in WWII Europe.

+2 for the contest

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson

Marie said...

I would love to read The Girl Who Played With Fire too. I also really want to read Shiver -- everyone has been telling me how good it is!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I want to read Stieg Larsson's Girl series too!

brizmus said...

The girl who played with fire is AWESOME! You'll totally love it! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Ice. I've been dying to read it for ages! :-)

I'm about to go enter your giveaway. :-)

alitareads said...

Will Grayson, Will Grayson looks really good.

I can't wait to get my hands on Numbers by Rachel Ward, which comes out next year!

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