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Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill on her blog 🙂

And this week I am going to turn the tables – usually we pick a book, which we impatiently await to be published. But this week I am going to reverse it – books which are waiting for me to read them. And there is quite a huge pile of them lately 😉 So I am going to pick three five books (or three authors), give a description and just list all the others below.

Here we go:

No 1: Misery & Joyland – Stephen King
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Description Misery:
Paul Sheldon. He’s a bestselling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.
Now Annie wants Paul to write his greatest work—just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an ax. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty.

The short description alone gives me the creeps, though I can’t wait to read it, as I love Stephen King for his stories.

Description Joyland:
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

I am quite curious about this one two, as I heard, that it should be different – I can’t wait to see how this is going to turn out.

No 2: The Apprentice & Sinner – Tess Gerritsen
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Description The Apprentice:
It is a boiling hot Boston summer. Adding to the city’s woes is a series of shocking crimes, in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. A sadistic demand that ends in abduction and death.
The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently removed from the city’s streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that’s what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her—literally and figuratively—she is determined to finally end Hoyt’s awful influence . . . even if it means receiving more resistance from her all-male homicide squad.
But Rizzoli isn’t counting on the U.S. government’s sudden interest. Or on meeting Special Agent Gabriel Dean, who knows more than he will tell. Most of all, she isn’t counting on becoming a target herself, once Hoyt is suddenly free, joining his mysterious blood brother in a vicious vendetta. . . .

The story continues – is it going to envolve like the TV-show or completely different? I am going to find out soon.

Description Sinner:
Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone-chilling scene of carnage discovered at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light. Within the cloistered convent lie two nuns–one dead, one critically injured–victims of an unspeakably savage attacker. The brutal crime appears to be without motive, but medical examiner Maura Isles’s autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking surprise: Twenty-year-old Sister Camille gave birth before she was murdered. Then another body is found, mutilated beyond recognition. Together, Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters. As long-buried secrets come to light, Maura Isles finds herself drawn inexorably toward the heart of an investigation that strikes close to home–and toward a dawning revelation about the killer’s identity too shattering to consider.

Same here, but this one will have to wait a little longer, sorry.

No 3: The Map of Time –  Félix J. Palma
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Description:
Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence.
What happens if we change history? The author explores this question in the novel, weaving an historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting—a story full of love and adventure that transports readers to a haunting setting in Victorian London for their own taste of time travel.

I have no idea, what to think of this one, I just bumped into it and it sort of caught my eye.

No 4: Menschenmacher – Cody McFayden
No 5: Naked Heat – Richard Castle
No 6: Derrick Storm: Drei Novellen – Richard Castle
No 7: The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

Those are only the ones, I got within the last week, there are lots more on my bookshelf. 😀

I would be very interested in any thoughts, comments and other recommendations 🙂
Have you read any of the books above? How did you like them?
And which books are waiting for you on your bookshelf? Just let me know 🙂

Bildquelle Misery
Bildquelle Joyland
Bildquelle The Apprentice
Bildquelle Sinner
Bildquelle Map of Time

 

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