In addition to the books I’ve pre-ordered (the upcoming K.A. Mitchell, Ilona Andrews and Lois McMaster Bujold), I’ve got a fairly lengthy wish list of books. These are books that I want but am not immediately inclined to buy or pre-order based on price or format or whatever-other-reason. Periodically I clear the list out based on what I’ve borrowed from the library or found used or been given as a gift, etc. Sometimes when I review it, I find books that I wanted desperately at some point but which…don’t seem as urgent any longer. Today’s skim of the list didn’t do that, but it did reveal that a few of the books are available at reasonable used prices (under $5 plus shipping). [Just what I needed to do, buy more books now that I’ve gotten rid of another 100 or so unread books that were gathering an embarrassing amount of dust. It’s a sickness.]
Some of the books still on the wishlist:
- Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan by Rajiv Chandrasekaran. I appreciated his Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone and various reports/articles published by the Post. Out in June.
- Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain. Mystery, book five of the Archie Sheridan series, due out in August.
- Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia by Gabrielle Gutierrez y Muhs. Due out next week. The price ($49.95) is the hold up on this book — it’s a lot (for me) to spend on a book for entertainment rather than work/research purposes.
- Molotov’s Magic Lantern: Travels in Russian History by Rachel Polonsky. Modern Russian history written by a British journalist living in Russia.
- The Hand That Trembles by Kjell Eriksson. Swedish-set mystery.
- Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women’s Reproduction in America by Jeanne Flavin.
And many, many more…