Book Wishlist of 2014

Now that I’ve found the practicality of shopping for books online, I fill my wishlist with many, many titles, you have to scroll aaall the way down to the bottom of the page to see them all. There’s less than 3 weeks to Christmas, and my birthday is in April. Just so that people will know what to get me, let me share you my literary wishlist for 2014. ;)

Collectibles

Basically, books I want to collect. I’ve read most of the e-books, but I still want the paperbacks for my collection.

  • Enderverse books by Orson Scott Card
    • Earth Unaware
    • Ender’s Shadow Ultimate Collection
    • Ender’s Game Ultimate Collection
    • Ender’s Game – Formic Wars: Silent Strike
    • Formic Wars: Burning Earth
    • Ender’s Game: War of Gifts
    • Earth Afire: The First Formic War
    • The Authorized Ender Companion
    • Ender in Exile by Aaron Johnston
    • Ender’s World
  • Lemony Snicket books
    • The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story
    • The Dark
    • 13 Words
    • The Lump of Coal
    • The Composer Is Dead
    • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Beatrice Letters
    • Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography
  • Abarat series by Clive Barker
    • Abarat: Absolute Midnight
    • Abarat
    • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War
  • Candi Murca by Langit Kresna Hariadi
  • Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
  • Lupus
  • Babad Tanah Jawi

Business Books

Other than because I want to learn, I find business books to provide better motivation then self-help books. I found most of these books through the recommendations of Inc.com.

  • Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  • It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand for: Why Every Extraordinary Business Is Driven by Purpose by Roy M. Spence
  • The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life by Ivanka Trump
  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher
  • Good To Great by Jim Collins
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story by Peter Guber
  • Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind: How to Be Seen and Heard in the Overcrowded Marketplace by Al Ries
  • Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable…about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business by Patrick Lencioni
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
  • You’re Not The Person I Hired! by Janett Boydell
  • CEO Tools by Kraig Kramers
  • An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
  • The One Thing by Gary Keller
  • Choose Yourself by James Altucher
  • The Business of Belief: How the World’s Best Marketers, Designers, Salespeople, Coaches, Fundraisers, Educators, Entrepreneurs and Other Leade by Tom Asacker
  • Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy by Christopher Hayes
  • Exposure: Inside the Olympus Scandal: How I Went from CEO to Whistleblower by Michael Woodford
  • The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins by Jeff Connaughton
  • Why I Left Goldman Sachs: Or How the World’s Most Powerful Bank Made a Killing But Lost Its Soul by Greg Smith
  • Bailout: How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street by Neil Barofsky
  • The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin
  • Fashion Marketing by Wiley-Blackwell
  • The Fashion Resource Book: Research for Design by Robert Leach

Literature

This is the list that consists of the ‘greatest books of all time’. The ones that I should read and analyze really, in order to find out how and why they’ve changed the world. The list consists of classics, but mostly recommended books of 2013 I’ve compiled from a number of sites, such as Time and The New York Times.

  • Lord of the Flies by Wlliam Golding
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Quarry by Iain Banks
  • Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  • How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (Note: this book is recommended everywhere)
  • NW by Zadie Smith
  • A Delicate Truth by John le Carré
  • All That Is by James Salter
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Note: recommended everywhere too)
  • Sweeth Tooth by Ian McEwan
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  • The Guts by Roddy Doyle
  • Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
  • The Hive by Gill Hornby
  • The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner (Note: recommended everywhere as well)
  • Instructions For A Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
  • Last Friends by Jane Gardam
  • MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
  • Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson
  • May We be Forgiven by AM Homes
  • Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
  • Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Strange Bodies by Marcel Theroux
  • The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
  • The Infatuations by Javier Marías
  • Skios by Michael Frayn
  • Canada by Richard Ford
  • The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
  • Schroder by Amity Gaige
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
  • The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg
  • Lexicon by Max Barry
  • The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
  • NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
  • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Other Reads

Fun books I want to read, or books by authors I’d like to keep up with.

  • Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
  • Redshirts by John Scalzi
  • Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  • Fashion for Dummies by Jill Martin
  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
  • Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
  • School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari

Other than the books above, there’s still a couple hundred of books I haven’t put in the wishlists simply because, well, there are two hundred titles to write down. They are lists of Time’s 100 best books of all time and The New York Times’ 100 best books of 2013. Not to mention I haven’t shared my to-read list on Goodreads too. I guess I’ll visit them later when I’m done with the long wishlist above.

Now you know what to give me as presents 8D Give these to me tomorrow, the occasion is you love me so much hehehe ♥

PS. I think I’ll feature this wishlist on the sidebar so that you can visit the book titles too, in case they interest you. I’ll cross out any titles that I already have and you can borrow them if you want ^^

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