Tuesday, December 1, 2009

On My Wishlist: 12/2/09

On My Wishlist is a Wednesday Meme hosted by Book Chick City. What you do is list the books you want to buy and haven't yet.

This could be a deadly Meme for me, since I am adding books to my wishlist everyday. With them posted and visible everyday I am going to use all my willpower to not buy them right away!

On my wishlist for today (I am choosing a few... there are so many more!):

Promise Not to Tell

By: Jennifer McMahon

Description of Book:

Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother who's afflicted with Alzheimer's. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered - a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate's childhood. Three decades earlier, her dirt-poor friend Del - shunned and derided by classmates as "Potato Girl" - was brutally slain. Del's killer was never found, while the victim has since achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories. Now, as this new murder investigation draws Kate irresistibly in, her past and present collide in terrifying, unexpected ways. Because nothing is quite what it seems...and the grim specters of her youth are far from forgotten.

Accidentally on Purpose: A One Night Stand, My Unplanned Parenthood, and Loving the Best Mistake I Ever Made

By Mary F. Pols

Description of Book:

At thirty-nine, movie critic Mary Pols knew she wanted to have a baby. But never—not in a million years—on her own. To take on the physical, emotional, and financial challenges of motherhood without a perfect soul mate/husband would be absurd, kind of like not bothering to use a condom during a one-night stand with an adorable but jobless guy ten years her junior.

Pols spends the ensuing weeks despairing over everything, from the financial nightmare of single motherhood to the end of her hopes for a traditional life. Not the least of her worries is finding the right way to drop the bombshell on loved ones, including her five siblings and

eighty-four-year-old father, who has a German temper and an Irish Catholic attitude toward babies out of wedlock. Yet faced with the frightening, lonely truth that this might be her only chance at motherhood, she plunges ahead with the pregnancy and an Odd Couple version of a co-parenting relationship that looks like one more disaster in a long line of romantic disappointments. But even as she tries to give her son's young father a radical makeover, she realizes that his devotion and love for their child matters more than his spotty résumé or his inability to remember to put oil in the car. With humor, insight, and compelling honesty, Pols reveals what it means to compromise in the name of love and to find joy in an accidental life, suddenly brimming with purpose.

Girl in the Mirror
By Mary Alice Monroe

Description of book:

Charlotte Godowski was used to the horrified stares she received from strangers. She'd learned to accept her facial deformity, until one cruel incident compelled her to have the surgery that changed her life forever.

Charlotte Godfrey is beautiful beyond compare. In Hollywood, where such beauty is power, her rise is meteoric. Suddenly she has everything she could want: acceptance, a future and a love she believes can see to the true beauty within.

Charlotte Godowski and Charlotte Godfrey are two sides of the same women -- a woman who can trust no one with her secret. But when fate forces Charlotte to deal with the truth -- about her past, about the man she loves, about herself -- she discovers that only love has the power to transform a scarred soul.

This is just a snippet of my forever growing to-read book list. What is on your wishlist? Don't forget to head to Book Chick City and leave your link.


  1. Great list! They all sound really good! It's non-fiction week on my list.

  2. Promise Not to tell sounds really good. Thanks for the book suggestion.

    Isn't Michael Buble the cutest? LOL Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

  3. Promise Not to Tell was an awesome book! Great list!

  4. Promise Not to Tell was a GREAT book! I recommend that one!!

  5. You have so many great books on your reading wish list! Looking forward to browsing for more reading suggestions!

    Found you through MBC - so much fun! I am