Saturday, 16 April 2011

On My Wishlist #34

This is a meme from Book Chick City. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I can keep track! This week the theme is time travel...

Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
Publisher: UK - Hodder Paperbacks

They say 'live every day as if it's your last' - but you never actually think it's going to be. At least I didn't.
The thing is, you don't get to know when it happens. You don't remember to tell your family that you love them or - in my case - remember to say goodbye to them at all. But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have no regrets? Or are there some things you'd want to change...?

Groundhog day on your last ever day! Sign me up for that book! :)

Red Ruby - Kerstin Gier
Publisher: UK - Henry Holt & Company

Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.

I love time travel stories - always have ever since I saw Back To The Future when I was younger. The cover of this book looks gorgeous and the story looks right up my street!

Blackout - Connie Willis
Publisher: Spectra
Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place, with scores of time-traveling historians being sent into the past. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl Harbor. Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty 1940 evacuees and trying to talk her thesis adviser into letting her go to VE-Day. Polly Churchill’s next assignment will be as a shopgirl in the middle of London’s Blitz. But now the time-travel lab is suddenly canceling assignments and switching around everyone’s schedules. And when Michael, Merope, and Polly finally get to World War II, things just get worse. For there they face air raids, blackouts, and dive-bombing Stukas—to say nothing of a growing feeling that not only their assignments but the war and history itself are spiraling out of control. Because suddenly the once-reliable mechanisms of time travel are showing significant glitches, and our heroes are beginning to question their most firmly held belief: that no historian can possibly change the past.

I've not read any Connie Willis books before - they're quite difficult to find in the UK, but these one sounds great. Blitz era is such an atmospheric period of London history so the idea of reading about time travellers there sends a shiver up my spine!

So what are you wishing for this week? :)


  1. I have Before I fall in my TBR pile and I am looking forward to reading this one after loving Delirium.

    I notice you are reading the restorer - I REALLY want to read this one after reading some other reviews.


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  2. I'm a new follower too.

    Before I fall looks amazing I will need to add it to my to be read list.

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  3. I've read 'Before I Fall' and thought it was a great book. Hope you get the chance to read it soon!

  4. I've been hearing so many good things about Connie Willis all over the blogsphere that I want to read her books as well. These all sound great!

  5. I've had my eye on 'Ruby Red' for quite some time! I found out that they were orginally written in German, so I looked up the German versions, and I think I like those covers better! (I know that last sentence is a little irrelevant, but I just wanted to say it!)

    Hope you get to read all the books on your wishlist soon!! :)

  6. I read (and reviewed) Before I Fall and I tend to like time traveler books.

  7. Thanks for visiting me for the wishlist. I havent read a book by Lauren Oliver but I have heard so many good things that Im going to have to give her a try. Great picks!

  8. I'm still not sure if I can handle If I Fall, but I do know I want Ruby Red. Great choices.

  9. before i fall is one of my favorites and i know you will love it too. i haven't heard ruby read or blackout, but they sound interesting. i better check them out. :)

  10. Very cool picks. I've had Blackout and Ruby Red on my TBR list for awhile. I hope you get to read them soon.

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  11. I have Blackout on my TBR. I've added a Diana Wynne Jones book to my wishlist this week. Come see what it is.

  12. You gotta read Before I Fall. Great thought-provoking read. I hope you get to read these soon :)

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