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Top 5 Wednesday: Recent Additions to My Wishlist

Posted November 2, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 14 Comments


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at Ginger Reads Lainey but is hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes. You can read more about this meme on the Goodreads Group here.

This weeks topic is: Most Recent Additions to Your Wishlist

Books you are dying to get your hands on for your collection, or if you are a library-exclusive reader, books you recently added to your list there.

I’m cheating again because I couldn’t think of a single book for the actual topic (Most Misleading Synopsis) so I’m going with an older topic from before I started doing this feature on my blog.

This week, I’ll be sharing the most recent additions to my wishlist from books that were recommended on the different blogs I read every day. There are plenty so let’s get crackin’…

1. Say You Want Me by Corinne Michaels.

There’s no way I’ll fall for Wyatt Hennington.

He can keep his Southern drawl, irresistible smile, and those pick-up lines all to himself. I made the mistake of sleeping with him not once, but twice. I’m not stupid enough to give him round three, especially after he left me in the middle of the night so I could see myself out. I vow to return to Philadelphia and forget him.

It proves easier said than done.

When the doctor informs me I’m the winner of door prize number two, I put my life on hold and head back to Bell Buckle. Three months and if we can’t make this work, I’m gone.

The problem is—when the cards are stacked against us, and I can’t bring myself to leave him, I’ll finally know if he truly loves me or if all my fears were real . . .

Sarah over at Words with Sarah reviewed this book the other day and her review had me going right to Goodreads to add the book to my wishlist and then adding the book to my spreadsheet where I keep track of my wishlist and the book blogs I receive the book pimps from. This one sounds like something I’d enjoy so I’m all over it.

2. Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven.

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.

Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.

I saw this book on several blogs but it was Nereyda’s review on Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist and Nicole’s review on Feed Your Fiction Addiction that completely sold me on this book. It doesn’t sound like an easy book to read but it does sound interesting and something I would enjoy and learn from so I’m on board this book train.

3. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena.

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora, but one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents, but the truth is a much more complicated story.

Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they’ve kept for years.

What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family, a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

I read about this book over at Joy’s blog, Joyous Reads. Her review piqued my interest immediately and when I read her review, I had just finished reading The Girl on the Train and wanted more books like that to read and this one seems to fit with that so I’m definitely interested in reading this one.

4. When Stars Collide (Light in the Dark #1) by Micalea Smeltzer.

We were like two stars orbiting each other—dancing around the possibility that one day we might collide. When we finally did, we opened up a black hole, obliterating everything around us. No one would be the same.
Least of all, us.

Waking up in Vegas married to the guy of your dreams sounds like a good thing, right? Not when you’re Thea Montgomery and said guy is your brother’s best friend.

Thea and Xander have always avoided the connection between them because her brother would never approve. Now, they’re married— the strongest bond you can have as a couple—and they’re not even a real couple…unless they want to be.

Thea wants an annulment immediately, but Xander’s waited too long to see her become his and he won’t let her go easily.

If she wants a divorce, fine, but he wants the summer to convince her that he’s the one. If at the end of the summer she still wants to end their marriage he’ll sign the papers, but until then…

All is not fair in love and war.

Genesis at Latte Nights Reviews reviewed this book and loved it so I have wanted to read it ever since I read her review. I already bought it but I haven’t touched it yet. There’s just so many books to read these days but one of these days…I’ll get to it and I’ll love it, I’m sure of that.

5. Game On (Lewis Creek #2) by Michelle Smith.

As king of baseball in the small town of Lewis Creek, Eric Perry can have any girl he wants and win every game he plays. But when a fight lands him in jail, he’s only got one more strike before his baseball career is over for good. His only chance for redemption? The girl next door, Bri Johnson.

Bri hasn’t talked to Eric in months—for starters, she’s been too busy dealing with her jerk of an ex-boyfriend, not to mention the fact that Eric’s been preoccupied trying to drink every keg in the country dry. But when he needs a way to stay on the team, she proposes a plan: if he helps her out with community service, he can stay on the team. At first it’s a nightmare—Eric and Bri stopped being friends years ago, surely that was for a good reason, right? But as volunteering turns to bonding over old memories of first kisses under the stars, they start to have trouble remembering what pushed them apart.

In a town as small as Lewis Creek, nothing stays secret for long and their friendship and romance might mean bad news. But in this final, tumultuous spring before graduation, Eric and Bri are about to realize that nobody’s perfect alone, but they might just be perfect together.

This book was put on my wish list because Grace over at Rebel Mommy Book Blog wrote a great review for it. It just sounds like a great story to read and her review of the book has been backed up by so many other book bloggers that I just know I’m going to love it. I can’t wait to read it too.

There you have it. All of the books that were recently added to my wishlist and the blogs that brought them to my attention. What books have you added to your wishlist lately? Anything good?

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