Saturday, 26 May 2012

On My Wishlist (20)

This is a weekly event, originally created by Book Chick City, and now hosted by Cosy Books, where we showcase the books which are currently top of our wishlist. Old, new or yet to be released titles are all welcome. And why keep it to books?

FlaggermusmannenFirst up I've selected a series by one author, that isn't actually available in English so they're on my wishlist for not wanting to buy but for wanting to be translated! I've heard a lot of great things about his work and how he's the up and coming Stieg Larsson but I'd like to personally put his work to the text. But its a little hard to start the Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbo as book 1 and 2 haven't been translated to English so if you want to read the English ones it called "The Oslo Trilogy" and its book 3, 4 and 5 of the Harry Hole series. I wont lie here, this really annoys me because I'd love to read the whole set, not just the middle. So for now I've bough book 3 and it will stay on my to be read list until they step up their book translating game. Obviously the translations below of Book 1 and 2 are not in English but I'm posting them any way in case one of you is able to translate for me, I know I could just go to Google translate but that isn't always 100% correct.
Synopsis of Flaggermusmannnen: 
Harry Hole quitte Oslo pour enquêter en Australie sur le meurtre d'une jeune Norvégienne. Cette enquête l'amène à se documenter sur d'anciennes légendes aborigènes qui semblent avoir un lien avec l'affaire. Un deuxième meurtre survient, alors que la police tente de piéger l'assassin.
(I'm actually assuming that says Harry Hole leaves Oslo for Australia...?)

Synopsis for Kackerlackorna: En politisk skandal hotar när Norges ambassadör i Thailand hittas mördad på ett motellrum. Att statsministerns nära vän har foton på nakna småpojkar i sin portfölj får inte komma till allmän kännedom. På UD i Oslo vill man snabbt tysta ner mordet och i samråd med polisen skickas Harry Hole till Bangkok för att på ett diskret sätt hitta den skyldige. Väl på plats i den myllrande storstaden kämpar Harry för att vänja sig vid hettan, trafiken och ett liv utan alkohol.
För varje dag klarnar mystiken kring mordet allt mer det är något oroväckande som pågår i den norska kolonin i landet. Ljusskygga personer vill hindra att sanningen ska komma fram och Harry förstår att han måste vara allt annat än diplomatisk för att lösa fallet.

Bewitching Season (Leland Sisters, #1)
Following the theme of series Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle, its a little different to my usual choices but it does sound really appealing to me.
Synopsis: In 1837 London, young daughters of viscounts pined for handsome, titled husbands, not careers. And certainly not careers in magic. At least, most of them didn't. Shy, studious Persephone Leland would far rather devote herself to her secret magic studies than enter society and look for a suitable husband. But right as the inevitable season for "coming out" is about to begin, Persy and her twin sister discover that their governess in magic has been kidnapped as part of a plot to gain control of the soon-to-be Queen Victoria. Racing through Mayfair ballrooms and royal palaces, the sisters overcome bad millinery, shady royal spinsters, and a mysterious Irish wizard. And along the way, Persy learns that husband hunting isn’t such an odious task after all, if you can find the right quarry.  
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  1. You'd think if they were going to translate a book they'd do them in order! Lol. I hope you find a way to read them soon!

    I haven't heard of Bewitching season. It sounds interesting, though I don't really read historical fiction (even though i've got quite a few on my bookshelf).

    - Kim
    My Wishlist

    1. That was my thought, I actually bought one thinking oh it must be the first but its bloody not! I'm holding off until I can get them all.. hopefully.
      I don't read much historical fiction either but there was just something that drew me to these :)

  2. Somebody needs to start translating soon! It does seem strange to start the translations in the middle of a series...

    1. They really do, I mean what if they never do and I have this book just sitting their on my shelf forever waiting to be read :(

  3. Haven't heard of Bewitching Season, sounds intriguing but I think it's going be on my wish list since I love historial fiction novels :) But great list Lauren :D
    xoxo, Mariam

    1. Glad you found something you liked :)
      Thanks for stopping by.


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