Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #16

Hosted by Pen to Paper

Title: Fangirl

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publication date: September 10, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?

Why I want: 

Not only do I love the clean look of the cover (by clean, I mean that's it is simple and fun), but I also love the idea of the whole plot. I still haven't read any other Rainbow Rowell novels even though I keep meaning to! Seriously, I'm not a fan of fan fiction. I am a fan of a character being into fan fiction though. I want so please give. 

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?


  1. I can't wait for this one! (It was my WW pick last week) :) Her other books are terrific too, so while you're waiting for Fangirl, maybe check out Eleanor & Park or Attachments. Nice choice!

    My WW

  2. This looks like a fun read - I hope we both get to read it soon!
    Here's mine:

  3. I've been a reader of fanfiction for years so I am super excited for this! I hear it's amazing too!

  4. I've been seeing a lot of this lately and it looks pretty good :) Hope you get it!
    Thanks for stopping by My WW!


  5. I have heard of this one and thing it sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing! I hope you get it soon!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
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  6. After liking E&P, I am super excited about Fangirl! I love sister stories! :)

  7. Cute cover and the story sounds great as well! I hope you'll get this book soon =)
    Great pick this week and thank you for visiting my WW =)

  8. Great pick! This book sounds so good! I need to add it to my tbr list. I just got Eleanor & Park and I can't wait to read that one! I hope you get this one soon!

    Thanks for stopping by my WW!

  9. Aww this does sound like a good book!

  10. I saw this book last year and I must admit it looks good. Would love to read it myself.
    Hope you get it soon, and thanks for stopping by!

  11. Wow, my fellow fangirls on tumblr are going to want to know about this! It's basically Tumblr: The Book! xD

  12. I like the above comment about this being Tumblr: The Book. :) This does sound so unique and fun, and Rainbow Rowell is supposed to be amazing, so I hope it doesn't disappoint you!

  13. This looks really good! I haven't read any books by Rainbow Rowell yet either, though I keep hearing how good Eleanor & Park was! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  14. I haven't heard of this one but looks good. Hope you get to read it soon.

  15. I've heard so many amazing things about Eleanor and Park and this also sounds great! I really like the cover and the premise. Amazing pick :)

  16. I still need to read Eleanor and Park! I don't think I have come across a single negative review for that book. This one sounds fantastic too. :)

  17. Still haven't read this author, but there are so many raves that I'm definitely curious about her! My coblogger really wants to read this, too--I hope you both get your hands on it soon. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden