Wish List Wednesday (#1)


I’ve been looking for a quick and dirty way to spotlight the many books I hope to acquire – and lo and behold – I found that a fellow blogger over at Pen to Paper has a fun little wish list blog hop. Book bloggers are so dang clever! Considering that my wish list is actually more magnanimous than my to-read pile, I’ll be making a lot of use out of this meme.  Seriously guys, my wish list is ridiculous! I covet books more than Carrie Bradshaw desires Manolos. Perhaps I should seek out a 12-step program for compulsive bookaholics.

So I might be bending the rules just a tad, but it’s too hard to just feature one book. Surely I’m exempt due to my addiction disorder! Here are just a few random novels I’ve got my eye on:

Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess/Jessica Sinn’s idol)

Synopsis (from Goodreads) When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father (a professional taxidermist who created dead-animal hand puppets) and a childhood of wearing winter shoes made out of used bread sacks. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. More…

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Synopsis (from Goodreads) It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury. But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. More…

The Dinner Party by Jenny Ladner Brenner

Synapsis (from the publisher) Lainie Silver isn’t jealous. Regardless of what her nagging mother and overpaid therapist might say. So what if her oldest friend-turned-frenemy, Miya, is a celebrity make-up artist with endless good press, has a loft in Tribeca, and impossibly shiny hair? So what if Lainie is stuck in professional purgatory and a disastrous (albeit disease-free) dating life? Jealousy definitely isn’t why Lainie sleeps with Miya’s husband after hosting a dinner party of overcooked sea bass and tension sliced extra thick. Especially since Lainie can’t even stand Jake. Especially after eight minutes of mediocre sex. The Dinner Party tells the story of Lainie’s resolve to stash her secret, wangle a new career, and land a man of her own without ever having to set the table again.

Against the backdrop of occasional bad decisions (alas: been there, slept with that), with guilty angst and acerbic wit as her must-have accessories, Lainie searches for her version of happiness—preferably six-feet tall with most of its hair. But is finding love enough to keep a marriage, a friendship, and Lainie’s sanity intact?

What do you think? Are any of these books on your wish list? Hop on over to Pen to Paper for more about this fun little meme.

6 thoughts on “Wish List Wednesday (#1)

    • Hi Beth! I’m going to listen to this on audiobook because Jenny Lawson is the narrator. Maybe I shouldn’t listen to it while driving because I know I’ll be rolling with laughter!

  1. I am really looking forward to Ten as well! It sounds really creepy and good! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog a couple of weeks ago – I got back from vacation a week ago but I’m just now able to respond to everyone who commented while I was away. Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!

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