My Wishlist: The TBR Edition

Filed in My Wishlist , The Winged Lover Posted on August 4, 2011 @ 2:00 pm 6 comments

Hello out there!

Welcome to another edition of my wishlist. Now usually I list a few books that I can’t wait to get my hands on and add to Mount TBR or just obsessivly own in general, but this week I have decided to do something a little different, I have decided to tell you what I most want to read on Mount TBR.

I have bought so many books lately and I am sure you have felt at times that you wish you could read four books at a time or just read four times faster to get through all the books that you just have to read at this moment because they are literally calling to you from their little booky pages…

Well I am feeling it at the moment, but I also have some review book responsibilities to adhere to so I can’t get to the books that are calling to me for a little while yet…

The Girl in the Steel Corset

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one except the “thing” inside her.

When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch…

Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she’s special, says she’s one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits. Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.

Griffin’s investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help-and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.

But The Machinist wants to tear Griff’s little company of strays apart, and it isn’t long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she’s on, even if it seems no one believes her.


I literally searched everywhere to get my hands on a paperback copy of this book, it took me two weeks to find but I eventually got onto a guy in Queensland who sells books out the back of his shed…yes, I was that desperate.

When a witch is born, a doppelganger is created. For the witch to master her powers, the twin must be killed. But what happens when the doppelganger survives?

Mirage, a bounty hunter, lives by her wits and lethal fighting skills. She always gets her mark. But her new mission will take her into the shadowy world of witches, where her strength may not be a match against powerful magic.

Miryo is a witch who has just failed her initiation test. She now knows that there is someone in the world who looks like her, who is her: Mirage. To control her powers and become a full witch, Miryo has only one choice: to hunt the hunter and destroy her. Also published as Doppleganger


I have wanted to read this book ever since I mistook it for another book that someone else reviewed (yes that is convoluted and messed up but oh well) it has finally taken up residence in Mount TBR and hopefully it will find its permanent home soon in Shelfdom

Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead

Georgina Kincaid’s job sucks. Literally.

Love hurts, and no one knows it better than Georgina Kincaid. If she so much as kisses Seth Mortensen, the shy, sexy, incredibly gifted Seattle writer she’s been dating, she’ll drain his life force. Georgina is a succubus-a demon who draws her power from other men’s pleasure. Admittedly, the shapeshifting and immortality perks are terrific, and yes, Georgina did choose to join the ranks of hell centuries ago. But it seems completely unfair that a she-demon whose purpose is seduction can’t get hot and heavy with the one mortal who knows and accepts her for who she is.

It’s not just her personal life that’s in chaos. Doug, Georgina’s co-worker at a local bookstore, has been exhibiting bizarre behavior, and Georgina suspects that something far more demonic than double espressos is at work. She could use help finding out, but Bastien, an irresistibly charming incubus and her best immortal friend, is preoccupied with corrupting an ultra-conservative talk radio star-and giving Georgina some highly distracting come-hither vibes. Georgina is going to have to work solo on this one-and fast because soon, Doug’s life won’t be the only one on the line.


Another book that I recently bought and that has been calling to me ever since it joined the ranks of Mount TBR, not to mention it has the words “Richelle” and “Mead” on the front…

So there you have it, the books I am itching to read, hold, touch…smell. The reason I wish I didn’t need to sleep or work or go to the toilet…

Do you have a TBR Wishlist?
Have you read any of the above?

About Amanda

Amanda-Lee is a proudly addicted reader and writer from Sydney. She lives with her wonderful husband and their more like a baby than a kitten Hamish. Amanda-Lee has been blogging for 4 years now and is a lover of all genres, though she does have a tendancy to stray towards the weird and wonderful concotions in the paranormal and fantasy genres. In addition to being the Winged Lover on BLI she also runs the book blog StoryWings.

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  • jackie b central texas August 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    My TBR wish list includes Waking The Witch and Spellbound by Kelley Armstrong, Paranormalcy and Supernaturally by Kerstin White, Shiver/Linger/Forever by Maggie Stiefvater, Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead, Covet and Crave by JR Ward, Basilisk by Rob Thurman and both Shade/Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready just to name one stack. There are almost 500 in my TBR collection of MMPB, TPB and HB reads on my shelves wanting to go join the rest of the actually already read keepers.

    NOW as to which of these have I read, "Warrior" by Marie Brennan and the other book "Doppleganger" as well and they are cool.

  • Diane August 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I haven't read any of the ones you talked of but I always have a TBR pile, in fact many books in my pile. I eventually catch up!

  • Sheree August 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I admit that Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy books had too much teen angst for me, but her Georrgina Kincaid and her Dark Swan series are good reads! The library accidentally ordered them when a teen requested them along with the Vampire Academy books. I pointed out that the other two series are NOT YA books – not many of those deal with bondage and incest (okay, the latter was sort of a dream, but still).

    I picked up a couple of Maggie Stiefvater's books after meeting her at a signing event. She was so fun and gracious, I had to read her books!

  • JessS August 6, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I love Richelle Mead, and the Succubus series is really good, so you should definitely read it. I'm desperately waiting for the last one to come out, *sigh* still a few weeks to go.

  • Natalija August 6, 2011 at 7:30 am

    At the moment my TBR pile has only historical novels. Lately I'm more into contemporary, but I hope to come back to the historicals soon.

  • Wren Andre August 6, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    My TBR includes Changeling Dream by Dani Harper (2nd in the series), Host by Stephanie Meyer, and the entire Dream Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I know, I'm a little behind the times there! I have a Richelle Mead packed from when we just moved that I have to get to as well.

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