The Book Chat's Back!

Oh, how I have missed the book chat!  Yay for it being back.  I love books and I love talking about them and sharing them and finding new ones.  This week's topic is books on our Christmas Wish List.  I already own so many books that I haven't read yet that I really have no right wanting more books on my shelf.  But, alas, there's always more :)

There's a great blog out there called I Believe In Story.  Maria is a literary associate and blogs about advice for writers, book reviews, and other such things.  A week or so ago she featured a book called Bellman and Black. Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Bellman & Black is a heart-thumpingly perfect ghost story, beautifully and irresistibly written, its ratcheting tension exquisitely calibrated line by line. Its hero is William Bellman, who, as a boy of 11, killed a shiny black rook with a catapult, and who grew up to be someone, his neighbours think, who "could go to the good or the bad." And indeed, although William Bellman's life at first seems blessed—he has a happy marriage to a beautiful woman, becomes father to a brood of bright, strong children, and thrives in business—one by one, people around him die. And at each funeral, he is startled to see a strange man in black, smiling at him. At first, the dead are distant relatives, but eventually his own children die, and then his wife, leaving behind only one child, his favourite, Dora. Unhinged by grief, William gets drunk and stumbles to his wife's fresh grave—and who should be there waiting, but the smiling stranger in black. The stranger has a proposition for William—a mysterious business called "Bellman & Black"

As soon as I read this on Maria's website I had to have this book.  It's taking so much for me to not buy this book.  I was trying to wait to finish the book I'm currently reading, Fly Away, before buying The Book Thief, but I couldn't help myself!  That movie is out now and I'm hoping to read it before it goes away!

Here are some other books that I can't wait to read ~

The first book, Divergent, has the movie version due out in March 2014.  I definitely want to read it before it comes out.

What about you? Any books you're hoping for and excited to read???

Linking up with The Tangerine for today's Book Chat