Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wish List - June 2009

I don't actually receive many books for review. (Surprise!!!) Most of the books I review on my blog I've bought, swapped, or borrowed from the library. Of course I would love to receive some books I really want to read, and I've decided to be just a teeny tiny bit more proactive about it, rather than my usual, quiet, sitting-in-the-corner-by-myself self, the one who believes that everything runs on a meritocracy.

At the beginning of each month, I will post a list of upcoming books by various publishing companies that I would love to read. I'm not sure how this will work on a month-to-month basis yet (maybe some of my most desired ones will carry over?), but most of the list will be new, and I will update it throughout the month if I am so lucky as to have received it.

Authors and publishers, I would be more than happy to review these books for you, so email me if you'd like. Thank you! :)

(Note: I don't pick wishlisted books lightly. These books are on this list because I am sincerely intrigued and am pretty sure that I will enjoy them.)

Wish List - June 2009

Bloomsbury USA
Forest Born by Shannon Hale (Sept. 15, 2009) Thank you, Anna!
Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines (Oct. 13, 2009)
Pastworld by Ian Beck (Oct. 27, 2009) Thank you, Anna!

The Waking (Book One): Dreams of the Dead by Thomas Randall (Oct. 27, 2009) Thank you, Anna! - review and interview here

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles (Aug. 11, 2009)

Delacorte Books
Going Bovine by Libba Bray (Sept. 22, 2009)
Meridian by Amber Kizer (Aug. 11, 2009) Thank you, Amber! - review here
The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore (Sept. 8, 2009)

Farrar, Strous and Giroux
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer (Oct. 27, 2009)

Bad Apple by Laura Ruby (Oct. 6, 2009)
The Everafter by Amy Huntley (Sept. 29, 2009) Thanks, Sharon!
Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart (June 23, 2009) bought!
Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick (Sept. 1, 2009) Thank you, Alyssa! - review here
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund (Aug. 25, 2009) Thank you, Irish and Brooke! - review here
Touch by Francine Prose (June 16, 2009) Thank you, Alyssa!

Little, Brown & Co.
Ash by Malinda Lo (Sept. 1, 2009) Thank you, Malinda! - review here
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Dec. 1, 2009) Thank you, Kami, Margie, and Cecilia! - review here
Hate List by Jennifer Brown (Sept. 1, 2009) Thanks, LB! - review here

Margaret K. McElderry
Ice by Sarah Beth Durst (Oct. 6, 2009) Thank you, Sarah! - review here

Scholastic Press
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Sept. 1, 2009)
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Aug. 1, 2009) Thank you, Korianne!

Simon Pulse
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (Oct. 6, 2009)

Simon & Schuster
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (Oct. 13, 2009) Thank you, Becca and Patricka! - review here

Viking Juvenile
After by Amy Efaw (Aug. 11, 2009)
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (June 16, 2009)

Walker Books
Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors (July 21, 2009) Thank you, Anna! - review HERE


  1. oh you should have come to the bea. they had all of those bloomsbury titles! They had a lot of the other ones too.

  2. I love this wishlist. I want most of the books on your wishlist :D

  3. Great list, there are a ton here that I want to read as well! I just emailed you by the way :D

  4. If you end up with Hush, Hush before me, I am so coming to stay with you! :P

  5. I really want so amny of those books! I hope you get some (or all) of them.

  6. (I want Rampant tons...maybe even more than Catching Fire!)

    I've been meaning to does one attract publishers to one's site to get ARCs? Do you just blog about it, like here, and hope one stumbles by? Or are you more proactive and request books (and if so, from whom?). Just curious. I've tried contacting two different publicists (without success). But I'd like to do more book reviews on my blog!

  7. If I got Catching Fire before it released, I'd be so happy! September is a long time to wait. But I guess it's worth waiting for :)

  8. Thanks so much for putting MERIDIAN on your wish list! I *wish* I had more ARCs and I'd send you one, but I've been out for months--a very hot commidity that one! Let me know in August if you haven't gotten your hands on it and maybe we can set up a review plus a giveaway for your blog followers? :) Happy Reading, Amber Kizer

  9. I get all my books for the library, mostly! It's fun. Good luck on your wishlist

  10. Some of the books are on my list too. Great picks Steph! I hope you'll be able to get all of them one way or the other, especially Catching Fire and Shiver :)

  11. Steph - if I have an extra copy of Hush, Hush (ARCs arrive soon!) I'll contact you. Thanks for letting me know you're looking forward to reading it! -Bec

  12. What a great wish list! I have some of the same books on my wish list!

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