Weekly Geeks: The Wishlist
Is your wishlist as big as your TBR pile? What books are topping your list? Are there any new releases that you are counting down the days for?
Ah, an easy one! My wishlist and my TBR list tend to overlap, but my wishlist is more often reserved for very special books — books I could not simply take out of the library, read and return with contentment.
For example, Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman is on there because I could read that book for years to come and never grow tired of it. Comfort Me With Apples by Ruth Reichl also makes an appearance, as it’s one of my favorite books ever. That’s the memoir that tells how Reichl came into her own as a restaurant reviewer and journalist, but also chronicles some serious personal struggles of Reichl’s.
But my wishlist is a little more than a collection of books I’d like to own. It’s a window into what I wish I could be as well. My sub-list entitled “Serious Scholarly Books” is both a remnant and a reminder of my love of academia; the numerous Penguin Clothbound editions reflect my yearning for an apartment of my own, where I’ll have bookshelves galore in which to display such beautiful books.
And the French dictionary, with French editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? Kind of a whim, but also part of a plan to brush up my college French…who knows when that might come in handy?
On a less serious note, I’m also patiently awaiting The Broken Kingdoms, the next book in N. K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy!
What does your wishlist look like? Is it a collection of your hopes and dreams, or is it simply a list of books you’re anxiously awaiting? Tell me all about it!