Tuesday, June 15, 2010

On My Wishlist

June has brought more books into my home than most months do, yet I still must resist buying books, believe it or not.  I still have a lengthy wishlist, mostly non-fiction right now.  These are a few that are on it:

The House at Riverton: A Novel
The House at Riverton  From the author of The Forgotten Garden.  I haven't read anything by Kate Morton, but The Forgotten Garden caught my interest when it was released, and since then I've heard from a couple of people that they liked The House at Riverton better, so I might just start out with that one.
The Elements of Style: 50th Anniversary Edition


The Elements of Style is just something that should be on every English lover's bookshelf.  And yes, I would actually read the thing too.

The Elephants of Style : A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English



The Elephants of Style : A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English  because I just can't resist non-fiction books that combine education with humor.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks





The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks just because of the great things I've heard about it.  It is a non-fiction book about science, medical research, cancer, and who owns our genetic material.


Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred



Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred  I've been really wanting to know more about the Great Irish Famine, partly because of the importance in general history, partly because of the importance in my personal family's history.
Cold Comfort Farm



Cold Comfort Farm  I didn't know anything about this book until I read Precious Bane by Mary Webb, and found out through some research that Cold Comfort Farm was written partly as a parody of Mary Webb's work.  I still don't know much about it, but it does look interesting.

6 comments:

  1. This looks like a great pile of books! I also love non-fiction that focuses on the English language. My favorite is Alphabet Juice. If you like the combination of education and humor you should check it out!

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  2. Looks fun, thanks for the recommendation!

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  3. Hello. I found you through the Blogger Hop. “The Elephants of Style” sounds wonderful. I’m adding it to my to-read list now. Thanks for posting it.

    Great to meet you,
    M. A. Noeth
    http://mnoeth.typepad.com

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  4. Thanks for stopping by, let me know if you read the book--it might be a while before I get to it.

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  5. Found you on the Blog Hop. Oh do read "Cold Comfort Farm!" It's delightful and there's a movie version as well that's very true to the book.

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  6. Lisa, thanks for letting me know it's worth reading! That helps bump it up on the TBR list. :) (thanks for stopping by too)

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