Saturday, 17 September 2011

On My Wishlist (5)

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City and runs each Saturday. It's a feature to list the books we want but haven't managed to purchase yet. I'm terrible for keeping ridiculously long wishlists so I thought this would be a great feature for me! Without further ado, here is what I'm wishing for this week:

Fat Vampire - Adam Rex

Both fans and foes of the ever-expanding genre of vampire novels will get sucked into this hysterical send-up of those angst-filled, vampire-meets-girl high school dramas. Doug "Meatball" Lee is no Edward, he's just a 15-year-old dork trying to land a date with a real live girl, any girl. But when you're a weight-challenged, newbie vampire, finding a Bella to call your very own presents some real challenges.

The multi-talented author Adam Rex uses offbeat humor and outrageous scenarios to position this underdog for paranormal greatness

Lemonade Mouth - Mark Peter Hughes

Poets. Geniuses. Revolutionaries.

The members of the legendary band Lemonade Mouth have been called all of these things. But until now, nobody's known the inside story of how this powerhouse band came to be. How five outcasts in Opoquonsett High School's freshman class found each other, found the music, and went on to change both rock and roll and high school as we know it.

Wen, Stella, Charlie, Olivia, and Mo take us back to that fateful detention where a dentist's jingle, a teacher's coughing fit, and a beat-up ukelele gave birth to Rhode Island's most influential band. Told in each of their five voices and compiled by Opoquonsett's "scene queen," freshman Naomi Fishmeier, this anthology is their definitive history.

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl - Barry Lyga

Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning out to be its own special hell. The bullies have made him their favorite target, his best (and only) friend seems headed for the dark side (sports and popularity), and his pregnant mother and the step-fascist are eagerly awaiting the birth of the alien life form known as Fanboy’s new little brother or sister.

Fanboy, though, has a secret: a graphic novel he’s been working on without telling anyone, a graphic novel that he is convinced will lead to publication, fame, and—most important of all—a way out of the crappy little town he lives in and all the people that make it hell for him.

When Fanboy meets Kyra, a.k.a. Goth Girl, he finds an outrageous, cynical girl who shares his love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies. Fanboy can’t resist someone who actually seems to understand him, and soon he finds himself willing to heed her advice—to ignore or crush anyone who stands in his way.

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

PAULO COELHO'S enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids.

Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom points Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find wordly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within.

Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transformation power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.


So that's it from me, what's on your wishlist this week?


  1. They all have great covers. Fat Vampire is just the best title I've heard in a loooong time, hahaha.

  2. I have just watched Lemonade Mouth on Disney with the kids! Coincidence! The film is fabulous BTW.

    I really didn't enjoy The Alchemist. I was expecting it to change my perceptions of life as The Celestine Prophecy did. All it did was confuse me and disappoint me.

  3. Wow. You have some interesting choices on your wishlist. New follower. Like your header. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love.

  4. WOW! I soooo want The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl... It sounds AWESOME! thanks for bringing it to my attention! :D

  5. Oooo I haven't heard of any of these! I love coming across wishlists which actually feature some different books :) The astonishing adventues of Fanboy and Goth Girl sounds freaking fantastic!

    See what’s on my wishlistthis week

  6. Have heard of Lemonade Mouth and want to read.

  7. The Adventures of Fan Boy and Goth Girl sounds good. My current wish is for a lovely children's book I cataloged during my internship. Please come see what it is and what other things I'm wishing for.

  8. LOL, I like your choices some of them seem pretty comical,,Im thinking I might want to read Fat Vampire,,I also like the sound of The Alchemist,,that sounds like a good one too,,hope you get them soon.
    thanks for sharing

  9. I want to read Lemonade Mouth, too! I also want to read Fury and Glow.


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