Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Another Book Wish List

Last year, I posted a sort of gift registry for my reading aims in the next, oh, 20 years or so. This past week, a social media friend of mine posted a list of books or series that he and his family enjoyed after finishing the Harry Potter series. There were quite a few titles on the list that I've read, reviewed and enjoyed. But there were also many, many, many books I've not gotten around to reading, or in some cases never heard of before – as well as reminders about series that I've lost touch with and really should get back into.

So, further to my previous Book Wish List (which I still consult from time to time, and try to remember to cross off items that I've acquired), here are my reading goals based on my friend's list. Thanks, Rick!

Note: "etc." means "and the series that follows." Anything in parentheses after "etc." is the title of the series, if it isn't obvious from the initial title. Some of the titles are, I now see, duplicated in my previous list. Oh, well!
  • Lloyd Alexander, The Illyrian Adventure etc. (Vesper Holly)
  • Lesley M.M. Blume, Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters, The Rising Star of Rusty Nail, Tennyson, Julia and the Art of Practical Travel
  • William Boniface, The Hero Revealed etc. (Ordinary Boy)
  • Pseudonymous Bosch, This Book Is Not Good for You etc. (Secret)
  • Cinda Williams Chima, The Sorcerer Heir
  • Lisa M. Clark, Discovered, Concealed and Revealed (The Messengers series)
  • Sharon Creech, The Great Unexpected
  • Richard Paul Evans, The Prisoner of Cell 25 etc. (Michael Vey)
  • John Flanagan, The Ruins of Gorland etc. (Ranger's Apprentice); The Outcasts etc. (Brotherband)
  • Mark Frost, The Paladin Prophecy etc.
  • Dan Gemeinhart, Some Kind of Courage, The Honest Truth, Scar Island, Good Dog
  • Adam Gopnik, The Steps Across the Water
  • Lisa Graff, Lost in the Sun, Umbrella Summer, A Tangle of Knots, A Clatter of Jars, Absolutely Almost
  • Margaret Peterson Haddix, Among the Hidden etc. (Shadow Children); Found etc. (Missing)
  • Drew Hayes, The Utterly Uninteresting & Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant etc.; Super Powereds Year 1 etc.; NPCs etc.; Forging Hephaestus
  • Robin Hobb, Assassin's Apprentice etc.
  • Polly Horvath, One Year in Coal Harbor, The Night Garden, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, Very Rich
  • Matthew Jobin, The Nethergrim etc.
  • Curtis Jobling, The Rise of the Wolf etc. (Wereworld)
  • S.J. Kincaid, Insignia etc.; The Empress (sequel to The Diabolic)
  • Matthew J. Kirby, Icefall
  • Ingrid Law, Switch
  • Claire Legrand, The Year of Shadows
  • Wendy Mass, The Candymakers, The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase
  • Lisa McMann, The Unwanteds etc.
  • Kate Milford, The Boneshaker, The Broken Lands
  • Christopher Nuttall, Schooled in Magic etc.; The Royal Sorceress etc.; Bookworm etc.; The Zero Blessing etc.
  • R.J. Palacio, Wonder, Auggie & Me
  • H.G. Parry, The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep
  • Andrew Peterson, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness etc. (Wingfeather Saga)
  • Robert A. Polk, Operation Tree Roper
  • Terry Pratchett, Dodger
  • Geoff Rodkey, Deadweather and Sunrise etc. (Chronicles of Egg)
  • Laura Amy Schlitz, Splendors and Glooms
  • S.D. Smith, The Green Ember etc., Insignia etc.
  • John Stephens, The Fire Chronicle and The Black Reckoning (Books of Beginning)
  • Trenton Lee Stewart, Secret Keepers, Mysterious Benedict Society & the Riddle of Ages, The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict
  • Cynthia Voigt, The Book of Lost Things etc. (Mister Max)
  • Ben H. Winters, The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman, The Mystery of the Missing Everything
  • Dan Wells, Partials etc.

UPDATE: I went on my regional library's online catalog this afternoon (off the clock!) and checked the availability of a bunch of these titles, then I shopped Thriftbooks for the ones I couldn't get through the library system. Three are locally available; I was able to request eight titles from the library system; and seven of them combined in a $33.30 purchase with free shipping. Excuse me if I resemble a pig in @#$%. I'm also going to cross off the titles I got hold of, either by purchase or from the library.

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