Though I far far too many unread books on my shelves at the moment, I'm always browsing books shops and the internet for my next purchase. Here's what on my current wishlist:
1. Maggot Moon, Sally Gardner
This one sounds really unusual, it's about a totalitarian state, determined to beat it's enemies in the race to the moon. They thing that really grabbed me, is that it is narrated by a young dyslexic boy, this could either work really well- or be a complete disaster.
2. The Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr I. Solzenitsyn
After reading Child 44 I've come to the conclusion that I'm ignorant about the Soviet Union. This is a memoir of the authors experience in a gulag (prison labour camp) for criticising Stalin on a postcard. For reviews, it sound like a pretty harrowing read, but I think its important that these historic events are recorded and widely read.
3. Nervous System: The Story of a Novelist Who Lost His Mind, Jan Lars Jensen
The Shock of the Fall) which I think is a really positive thing, as it's still such a taboo.
4. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
Gone Girl, so I need to read it before I'm left out.
What do you think of my choices? Have you read any of them?