I’m borrowing this idea from Jane Emily over at Beyond Seventeen Reviews. These are books I would love not only to read, but also to own at some point. Here are a few of the books currently on my wishlist:
1. Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
‘Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink – all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.’ In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of colour (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny and sincere look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.
I’ve mentioned this book before and still haven’t got as far as actually buying it. It’s still on the list, but my general preference for fiction means that it keeps getting pushed down the list as other books are released… One day the mood will take me and I’ll just buy it, I’m sure.
2. Half Wild by Sally Green
This is the stunning sequel to Sally Green’s breathtaking debut novel – Half Bad. Now available for pre-order! After finally meeting his elusive father, Marcus, and receiving the three gifts that confirm him as a full adult witch, Nathan is still on the run. He needs to find his friend Gabriel and rescue Annalise, now a prisoner of the powerful Black witch Mercury. Most of all he needs to learn how to control his Gift – a strange, wild new power that threatens to overwhelm him. Meanwhile, Soul O’Brien has seized control of the Council of White Witches and is expanding his war against Black witches into Europe. In response, an unprecedented alliance has formed between Black and White witches determined to resist him. Drawn into the rebellion by the enigmatic Black witch Van Dal, Nathan finds himself fighting alongside both old friends and old enemies. But can all the rebels be trusted, or is Nathan walking into a trap?
This is the sequel to Half Bad which was amazing and ever since I read it I’ve been waiting for the sequel. I swear, everyone I know who cares about this series has read a proof copy of this except me! I’m so excited for it to be released on the 26th March and will
probably definitely break my book buying ban for it!
That’s it for today. There aren’t as many books I want at the moment as there usually are. I’ve been lucky enough to read a lot of new and future releases already which kind of narrows down my wishlist a bit!