Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted here at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.
I have been hearing such good things about This Is Shyness by Leanne Hall, another book that has been getting a lot of attention from the land down under. The latest rave review that I’ve seen was from Ana of The Book Smugglers. Leanne Hall also has a fabulous guest post over at The Crooked Shelf for Carla’s Aussie YA Month feature. Go check it out if you haven’t seen it yet! She dresses up in costume to represent her favorite Aussie books. If This Is Shyness wasn’t already on my wishlist, these posts would have convinced me to add it. It’s not internationally available but I’m planning to include it in my order when I get the chance to buy books from Fishpondworld.
Here’s the summary from Leanne Hall’s website:
In the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn’t rise and the border crackles with a strange energy, Wolfboy meets a stranger at the Diabetic Hotel. She tells him her name is Wildgirl, and she dares him to be her guide through the endless night.
But then they are mugged by the sugar-crazed Kidds. And what plays out is moving, reckless…dangerous. There are things that can only be said in the dark. And one long night is time enough to change your life.
Doesn’t it look crazy fun? What about the rest of you, what book is in your wishlist?
Want Books roundup:
Meann of The Girl Who Read and Other Stories – The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger
Becs of Wicked Ink – Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Tin or Rabbitin – Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brogsol