Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday!


Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper, one of the best book blogs on the web, in my opinion. Wishlist Wednesday is an opportunity for us bloggers to share the books we hope to get our hands on soon with our readers. 

Today, I'm wishing for All That I Am by Anna Funder. Though published originally last summer, a beautiful new edition will be released soon. Here's the Goodreads summary: 
Two years after Hitler came to power in Germany, the bodies of Dora and her friend Mathilde, prominent anti-Hitler activists in exile, lie poisoned in a flat in Bloomsbury. The room is locked from the inside; the place appears undisturbed. As London buzzes with rumours of Gestapo assassins operating on British soil, the inquest whitewashes their deaths as romantic suicides. All That I Am is the story of four extraordinary people who risked their lives to alert the world to Hitler. Two narrators, Ernst Toller and Ruth, tell the story of Dora, the woman they both loved. As we come to know them, and her, the novel reveals itself as a searing and intimate portrait of courage and its price, of desire and ambition, and of the devastating consequences when they are thwarted. Closely based on a true story, All That I Am brings to light a new and very early hero of the resistance in a beautifully written novel that speaks to both the head and the heart.
As I'm sure all of you already know, I'm a sucker for a historical romance. I especially love the World War II era, so this book is very appealing to me. It also seems like there are some great strong heroines in this book, so I'm definitely excited to get my hands on a copy. It has great reviews on Goodreads, so hopefully I'm not disappointed!

All That I Am's new edition will be released April 1st, 2012

9 comments:

  1. Hmm, this book certainly looks interesting! I'm also pretty into historical romances, so... :]

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  2. This book sounds excellent! I don't read nearly as much historical fiction as I should (considering I love it...I love book recommendations, and HF recs are harder to find!), but this sounds like my kind of book. Thanks for featuring it! :)

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  3. Wow, sounds like a great book! I'll have to add that to my to-read list!

    Also, there are some blog awards with your name on them! :) Details here: http://pidginpeasbooknook.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-awards.html

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  4. Thanks for checking it out, guys! I lovelovelove historical romances so if you're looking for recs, Randi, I feature quite a few here on Books Are My Heroine :)

    Wow cool PidginPea, thanks! I'll check that out!

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  5. This does sound like a great book to read! I don't get to read many historical romances either, but I am definitely adding this one to my list! Thanks much and I hope you get to read it soon :)

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  6. I'm not huge on historical romances unless they involve WWII or Cleopatra (I know, weird combination) but I do like the sound of this book.

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  7. This sounds like something I would love to read - I'll add it to my ever growing wishlist !!

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  8. Hahaha Cleopatra and WWII are both pretty interesting, though...Thanks for checking my wishlist guys!

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