Saturday, August 20, 2011

On My Wishlist (2)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you list all the books that you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson
Forensic Mystery #1
Publication: May 4th, 2006
Genre: Suspense/Mystery
Summary: The sleepy Rocky Mountain town of Silverton, Colorado hasn't seen a murder in years according to Pat Mahoney, the county coroner. So when his teenage daughter, Cameryn, asks if she can be his assistant as preparation for a career in forensic pathology he figures it's a safe bet. But neither of them imagines that their first case will involve someone Cameryn knows . . . the fourth victim of a serial killer. Attending her first autopsy is more difficult than Cameryn had ever expected, but she's determined to find her friend's murderer. Before long, Cameryn is plunged into a disturbing mystery, matching wits with everyone from the cantankerous medical examiner who doubts her abilities to the famous psychic who is predicting yet another death soon. 

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
Publication: June 7th, 2011
Genre: Contemporary
Summary: 2 girls + 3 guys + 1 house – parents = 10 things April and her friends did that they (definitely, maybe, probably) shouldn't have. If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn't jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe "opportunity" isn't the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: "Lied to Our Parents"). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up "Skipping School" (#3), "Throwing a Crazy Party" (#8), "Buying a Hot Tub" (#4), and, um, "Harboring a Fugitive" (#7) at all is kind of a mystery to them. In this hilarious and bittersweet tale, Sarah Mlynowski mines the heart and mind of a girl on her own for the first time. To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart . . . one thing-she-shouldn't-have-done at a time.

 Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publication: September 12th, 2011
Genre: Contemporary
Summary: Willa is lucky: She has a loving blended family that gets along. Not all families are so fortunate. But when a bloody crime takes place hundreds of miles away, it has an explosive effect on Willa’s peaceful life. The estranged father she hardly remembers has murdered his new wife and children, and is headed east toward Willa and her mother.Under police protection, Willa discovers that her mother has harbored secrets that are threatening to boil over. Has everything Willa believed about herself been a lie? As Willa sets out to untangle the mysteries of her past, she keeps her own secret—one that has the potential to tear her family apart.

I once again did a old, current, and coming soon  book for my wishlist. I'm slowly making progress on the Kite Runner, my friend moved today so I should have more free time now [not that I'm happy about it :(]. I've also completed my first three days of school and it looks like my all of my classes are going to require a lot of work (especially my education classes) but it doesn't seem like it's going to be hard work though.
<3 Shannon

1 comment:

  1. Oooh! The first book sounds like something I would definitely enjoy. I hope you get the chance to read all of these soon!