I know that I read a lot of young adult and new adult, but sometimes I want to learn something when I read.  But I have a bit of a problem with nonfiction, in that I find most of it terribly dry and uninteresting.

These books, though, sound like they would hold my interest.

Sometimes hype can be a bad thing, but sometimes it can be good.  I’ve heard so much about these three books that I can’t help but want to read them.  Even when I think they’ve disappeared, they come right back to haunt me.

This Wishlist Wednesday is dedicated to books I would love to receive for my birthday, which happens to be this Sunday!  I’ve been a bibliophile for as long as I can remember, but around the time I finished high school, people stopped giving me books as gifts.  Now I get “adult” gifts, like plants and socks and candles.  Don’t get me wrong, I love plants and socks and candles, but if you want to win my heart, give me some books.

Here are some books I’ve had my eye on but haven’t gotten around to buying yet:

  • You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself by David McRaney [x]
  • The Lexicographer’s Dilemma: The Evolution of “Proper” English, from Shakespeare to South Park by Jack Lynch [x]

  • Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher [x]

  • Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson [x]
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl byJesse Andrews [x]
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins [x]
  • The Deal by Elle Kennedy [x]
  • Sincerely, Carter by Whitney Gracia Williams [x]
  • The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen [x]