Wish List

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.



The Beginners
(cool covers, huh?)
Theo and Raquel Motherwell are the only newcomers to the sleepy town of Wick in fifteen-year-old Ginger Pritt's memory. Hampered by a lingering innocence while her best friend, Cherry, grows more and more embroiled with boys, Ginger is instantly attracted to the worldliness and sophistication of this dashing couple.

But the Motherwells may be more than they seem. As Ginger's keen imagination takes up the seductive mystery of their past, she also draws closer to her town's darker history-back to the days of the Salem witch trials-and every new bit of information she thinks she understands leads only to more questions. Who-or what-exactly, are the Motherwells? And what is it they want with her?

Both a lyrical coming-of-age story and a spine-tingling tale of ghostly menace, The Beginners introduces Rebecca Wolff as an exciting new talent in fiction.





THE ORCHARD is the story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed. Married after only three months, young Theresa finds life with Adrian on the farm far more difficult and dangerous than she expected. Rejected by her husband's family as an outsider, she slowly learns for herself about the isolated world of farming, pesticides, environmental destruction, and death, even as she falls more deeply in love with her husband, a man she at first hardly knew and the land that has been in his family for generations. She becomes a reluctant player in their attempt to keep the codling moth from destroying the orchard, but she and Adrian eventually come to know that their efforts will not only fail but will ultimately take an irreparable toll.






26 comments:

Anne said...

Both of these books look great, especially The Beginners- great picks!

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

Great choices! I haven't heard of either of these but they do sound like interesting reads!

pussreboots said...

Interesting pair of books. I got a little carried away with requesting books from the library. Usually the books trickle in but the library couriers were super efficient and now I'm buried under books. Come see which book I'm featuring this week.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Those sound so interesting. I'm really curious about that first one. The cover is so eerie! Love it! Great choices!

csilibrarian said...

Very intriguing picks! I'll have to check them out at some point. :)

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Shari said...

Both of these sound great and I've never heard of either of them. Heading over to the tbr list. mine's here http://myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com/2011/05/on-my-wish-list-7-lemniscate-and-jenny.html
Shari

After_Dark said...

those sounds like some great books..alittle different from what i read ...but they sound awsome
thanks for sharing
jennifer

Erika said...

So, after seeing your post here I just *had* to add The Beginners to my TBR list. Thanks for posting this :)

Dawn Kurtagich said...

Yeah those do look awesome! I like this weekly meme! :D

Really like your blog too!

<3

jayayceeblog said...

Both look like very good reads!

Misguided Mommy said...

OOOH INTERESTED IN THE ORCHARD ONE.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I hadn't heard of either of these books but they both sound interesting. Great picks!

samantha.1020 said...

The Beginners sounds really interesting and I love the cover as well. Great choices!

The Novel Nymph said...

These look great.

A Simple Love of Reading said...

Both sound like interesting reads, the covers are lovely as well. I hope you get to enjoy these soon!

Here's mine: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2011/06/on-my-wishlist-55.html

Emma Book Angel said...

Some very interesting choices. Have a great week :D

My keeper shelf said...

The first cover is stunning.

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Under the Covers said...

Those books look like really interesting reads. I hope you enjoy them!

Suzanne @ Under the Covers

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Safari Poet said...

I've never heard of either one, but I'll take a closer look.

Have a great weekend :-)

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

The Beginners cover is striking! And it sounds good, too. I'm adding it to my wishlist.

samantha.1020 said...

I love the cover to The Beginners as well! I HAVE to add that one to my wishlist as well...nice choices!

Grace Fonseca said...

Ooh what a pretty cover. Like it a lot. I do like a pretty cover.

neer said...

I quite like the summary of The Orchard. It seems a gentle-paced love story.

Liza said...

Both books sounds interesting. I'll try to look for these books here.

Happy WW.

My entries:
Moms...Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Cafe au lait said...

I hope you get these books.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Fara said...

Hi from Malaysia :). Came from WW website. I'd love to read the Orchard, will try to look for it in the bookstore here.