Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. The aim of this event is to highlight one book per week which has either been on our wishlist for some time, or just has been added (it’s entirely up to you), a book that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our bookshelves. It’s another great way to find new books you can add to your TBR list.
This week I’m going to cheat a little bit – I found so many interesting books last week that I simply couldn’t decide which one to start with: so here they are.
Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris
Evie Taylor, a girl with a big heart, gets lost in the big city. For the past two years, Evie has lived an invisible life in London. Her neighbours think she’s just moved in, her sister mistakes her for a live-in nanny, and even Evie’s manager at work can’t remember her name. But all that is about to change …this Christmas has brought a flurry of snow and unimaginable possibilities into town. Evie works in the stockroom of an old-fashioned, family-run, London fashion department store. Hardy’s is a beautiful, wood-panelled jewellery box of a building, but it’s in dire need of a makeover. One day Evie overhears that if the entire store’s takings don’t turn round by Dec 26th – 3 weeks’ time – the family who own it will be forced to sell to one of the big chains. Hardy’s is in need of a Christmas miracle. Determined to save her beloved store, Evie hatches a plan to secretly transform it into a magical place to shop again. But has the time come for her to be noticed too? When an accidental romantic encounter with handsome, enigmatic Joel gives her the chance of a whole new identity, she takes it.
It’s chick-lit. It’s set in London. It sounds like a great story AND it’s perfect for Christmas. Do I need to say more? It landed right on my wishlist. )
Andy is the janitor’s son, an outcast, a nobody. Then the rumor starts-that Blake has a gun in his locker. In a moment of misguided hopefulness, Andy steals the keys from his dad and opens up Blake’s locker, hoping that finding the gun will change his own status. But the gun isn’t there and Andy remains an outcast. When an unlikely friendship develops between the two loners, Blake shares most of his secrets with Andy, including the gun. But there’s one secret that worries Andy more than anything-the date circled on Blake’s calendar. Does Blake have something planned? Something that Andy can prevent? In a fascinating look at how teens deal with the now constant threat of school violence, debut author Ryan G. Van Cleave provides a unique, emotional perspective on how it feels to be the one who can prevent a tragedy.
I noticed this one somewhere on Blogger and I got hooked right away. It’s supposed to be a good, quick read and it’s very well written, as far as I know. I’ve heard some great things about it and I’d love to read it myself.
How about you? What’s on your wishlist this week? Feel free to leave a comment below with your answer or a link to your own WW post xxx