24.6.15

Book Wish List - June 2015

I’m one of those people that are always adding more and more books to their Amazon wish list; for every one book that I buy, I add a further ten. It’s always been that way, even before I had an Amazon wish list -before I knew what Amazon was – I kept a notebook next to my bed, listing all the books that I eventually wanted to read. As this list is ever growing, I figured I would share some of my favourites with you, and who knows, maybe I’ll end up picking them on my next book haul.


I have a list designated just for books; I was fed up of scrolling through the copious amounts of crap I keep on my other wish list when I was looking for my next read. I found, and still do find this to be the best way to manage my to-read list, outside of Goodreads. I can read reviews, and buy them without leaving the website!

First up on the list is: Out of Orange, by Cleary Wolters: Cleary Wolters, is the real life Alex Vause, from Netflix Original show, Orange is the New Black. The show is based on a novel under the same name, documenting the very real events of Piper Kerman’s  (Piper Chapman) time in prison.  However, Out of Orange, shows the flipside of Kerman’s novel. The life of her partner in crime, and ex girlfriend, Cleary Wolters.   I really enjoyed reading Kerman’s book, and it is no secret that I enjoyed the show, so this book is currently at the top of my wish list. 

Next is, Foxfire, by Joyce Carol Oates: This is one of those novels that I keep adding, deleting, and then re-adding to my wish list. The novel was replicated as movie in the early nineties, and I can’t always get into a book if I have seen the movie version of it first, but that being said, I really do want to try reading this book. It tells the story of five girls that have been bought together by newcomer, Legs who has often been described as 'one of the most vital and vivid heroines in modern fiction'. I love the movie, and I've heard so many good things about this book, and considering a book is ALWAYS better than it’s movie, it will most likely be a kick-ass novel too. 

Third on the list is a graphic novel, Sin City VOL 2, A Dame to Kill For, by Frank Miller:  I have just finished reading the first one, and I need to the read the second. I can’t believe it has taken me so long to read them. I have a slight obsession with graphic novels at the moment, I have a small collection of them stacked up beside my bed, and spend a good ten minutes deciding which one I want to read before I hit the hay each night. I am a fast reader, and reading graphic novels usually means I can read an entire book in an hour or so – which means I am literally going through books faster than I can order them, haha!


Finally we have, My Heart and Other Black Holes, by Jasmine Warga: I honestly have no idea what this book is about, but I saw the name whilst I was scrolling through Goodreads, and it reminded me of something I probably would have said when I was fifteen – the blessed emo years! If you have read it, I would love to know what you thought, maybe it’ll be my next purchase!


Have any suggestions for what I should add to the list, or have any opinions on items I already have on the list? Leave a comment below! 

Kirstie xoxo 


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