sabato 13 agosto 2011

On My Wishlist (2)

On My Wishlist è una rubrica settimana ideata da Book Chick City
Ogni sabato posterò una lista dei libri che voglio disperatamente leggere, ma che ancora purtroppo non posseggo. 

Ecco la mia lista di questa settimana:

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.
I libri della Merchetta mi hanno sempre incuriosito, questo in particolare.

At age eleven, Taylor Markham was abandoned by her mother. At fourteen, she ran away from boarding school, only to be tracked down and brought back by a mysterious stranger. Now seventeen, Taylor's the reluctant leader of her school's underground community, whose annual territory war with the Townies and visiting Cadets has just begun. This year, though, the Cadets are led by Jonah Griggs, and Taylor can't avoid his intense gaze for long. To make matters worse, Hannah, the one adult Taylor trusts, has disappeared. But if Taylor can piece together the clues Hannah left behind, the truth she uncovers might not just settle her past, but also change her future.

"My father took one hundred and thirty-two minutes to die. 
I counted. 
It happened on the Jellicoe Road. The prettiest road I’d ever seen, where trees made breezy canopies like a tunnel to Shangri-La. We were going to the ocean, hundreds of miles away, because I wanted to see the ocean and my father said that it was about time the four of us made that journey. I remember asking, 'What’s the difference between a trip and a journey?' and my father said, 'Narnie, my love, when we get there, you’ll understand,' and that was the last thing he ever said." 

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Pubblicato anche in Italia con il titolo "Il buco nel rumore". Con un titolo così non mi sarebbe mai venuto in mente di leggerlo -.-'' per fortuna su Goodreads ho adocchiato la versione originale, che mi ha subito conquistata. Da piccola sognavo sempre di poter leggere il pensiero del mio cane *.* e, ancora adesso, se potessi scegliere un superpotere saper leggere il pensiero altrui sarebbe sicuramente al primo posto.

Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives. 

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. Su questo libro ho letto decine e decine di recensioni positive, che mi hanno fatto morire dalla voglia di leggerlo. Da troppo tempo non leggo un bel YA romantico e proprio qualche giorno fa l'ho visto su Book Depository a solo 5,99 €.
Appena mi capiteranno tra le mani  di nuovo due soldini, sarà il primo libro che comprerò!

"I want to know how to make this girl laugh. I want to know what makes her cry. I want to know what it feels like to have her look at me as if I’m her knight in shinning armor"

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.  In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart

E questa settimana cosa c'è nella vostra Wishlist?

3 commenti:

  1. Did you know that you just made me squeee with excitement? These are all some of my all-time faves!!!! Jellicoe Road and Perfect Chemistry are the greatest contemporary books (along with The Sky Is Everywhere, The Truth About Forever & Where She Went :D) in my opinion and Chaos Walking trilogy is as awesome as The Hunger Games. I am so following you now. :))

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  2. Perfect Chemistry, se solo lo pubblicassero in Italia *__*
    Comunque la mia wishlist sarebbe troppo lunga ma penso che quelli che desidero avere più di tutti siano: Resta anche domani, di Gayle Forman; Un giorno, David Nicholls.

  3. I've read so many rave reviews about Perfect Chemistry - hope you get to read it soon. And just to say, your banner is just SO cute! :)