Wishlist Wednesday [#32]

Welcome back! I hope you’re having a more successful Wednesday than myself. I’m currently pouring over 17th century accounts of the Atlantic slave trade for an essay . . . isn’t uni life fun? You’ll be please to know, however, that I’ve been very good this first half of the month with book buying (spoiler: I haven’t bought any books). But I might’ve bought a bunch of candles yesterday to compensate . . . oops?

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on.

Where do I make my lists? First and foremost I use my “sound good” shelf on Goodreads where I basically keep track of all the books I’ve encountered that tickle my fancy. BUT, The Book Depository has my most concise list of all the books that I so dearly want to throw my money at and look at one my shelf.


 This week I’m wishing on . . .

The Gates of Rome
by Conn Iggulden

Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Author: Conn Iggulden
Published: November 2002
Publisher: HarperTorch
Pages: 392 {paperback}

On a small estate just outside Rome in the first century BC, two boys become blood brothers, little imagining the extraordinary future that lies before them. As friends and rivals, Gaius and Marcus are destined to find lasting fame in one of the greatest empires the world has known.

I’ve been meaning to pick up a Conn Iggulden book for so long now. I first found him when I grabbed a couple of History magazines (I’m a cool kid like that) and they recommend historical fiction books at the back of them. Which is pretty awesome. I feel like a good life will be a life with an entire shelf of Iggulden books, am I right? Yes I am.

// GOODREADS //

buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery


 Other books by Iggulden . . .

This is the fun part where we get to look at all 98273511 books that he’s written. Go grab yourself a cup of tea first, hey?

Genghis: Birth of an Empire

Genre: Historical Fiction
Published: 2007
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Pages: 528 {paperback}

The Dangerous Book for Boys

Genre: Nonfiction, Reference, Children’s
Published: January 2006
Publisher: Williammr
Pages: 270 {hardback}

Stormbird

Genre: Historical Fiction
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Pages: 482 {hardback}

Blackwater

Genre: Fiction, Thriller
Published: April 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Pages: 96 {paperback}

Quantum of Tweed: The Man with the Nissan Micra

Genre: Humour, Mystery [Crime], Fiction
Published: January 2012
Publisher: HarperTorch
Pages: 96 {kindle edition}

The Dangerous Book of Heroes

Genre: Nonfiction, History, Adventure
Published: May 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 481 {hardback}

Collins: Explosive Tales for Children

Genre: Fantasy, Children’s
Published: September 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 176 {hardback}

Fig Tree

Genre: Short Story, Historical Fiction
Published: March 2013
Publisher: Harper
Pages: 31 {kindle edition}

Down These Strange Streets

Genre: Fantasy [paranormal/urban], Anthology, Mystery
Authors: George R. R. Martin, Gardner R. Dozois, Charlaine Harris, Joe R. Lansdale, Simon R. Green, Steven Saylor, S. M. Stirling, Carrie Vaughn, Conn Iggulden, Laurie R. King, Clen Cook, Melinda M. Snodgrass, M. L. N. Hanover, Lisa Tuttle, Diana Gabaldon, John Maddox Roberts, Patricia Briggs, Bradley Denton
Published: January 2011
Publisher: Ace
Pages: 479 {hardback}

How to Blow Up Tollins

Genre: Children’s, Fantasy
Published: April 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Pages: 168 {paperback}


 Have you read this? What did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments below!


End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

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