Saturday, April 23, 2011

On My Wish List

A weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City:
What's on your wish list?

These two books--one young adult and one biography--are next up on my wish list:

Vintage: A Ghost Story 
by Steve Berman

Genre: Ghost Story; LGBT; Paranormal; Young Adult;

Goodreads Blurb: In a small New Jersey town, a lonely teen walking along a highway one autumn evening meets the boy of his dreams, a boy who happens to have died decades ago and haunts the road. Awkward crushes, both bitter and sweet, lead him to face youthful dreams and childish fears. With a cast of offbeat friends, antiques, and Ouija boards, Vintage offers readers a memorable blend of dark humor, chills and love. 

The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood 
by Jane Leavy

Genre: Baseball; Biography; Non-fiction 

Goodreads Blurb: Mickey Mantle (1931-1995) was a baseball legend determined to remain a legend. He wrote or pretended to write six baseball autobiographies, each of which presented a stylized portrait of the switch-hitting Yankee center fielder. What remained obscured behind the imposing statistics and the diamond myth was the real Mantle himself. That absence was filled partially by a family confessional . . . but in many ways, the mist still remained. Finally, after decades, Washington Post sportswriter and author Jane Leavy has given us a vibrant biography of the man behind the pinstripes.


  1. Cool picks. I definitely want to read Vintage soon. :)

    My Wishlist

  2. Me too--and, fortunately, that one's not too expensive. :)

  3. I have been waiting for the Mantle biography too...she is a great writer, her bio of Sandy Koufax was great...

  4. Oh, Sandy Koufax is also on my list!

  5. I don't read Ghost books but Vintage sounds interesting.
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