On My Wishlist - Week 6

"On My Wishlist" is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City. The book can be old, new or upcoming. It's just to show one book that I really want to read from my crazy long wishlist.

One Book on my Wishlist:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
by Aimee Bender

(from Goodreads)

The wondrous Aimee Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse.

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother—her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother—tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose.
The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden—her mother’s life outside the home, her father’s detachment, her brother’s clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.

The Cover looked really delicious, so I should definitely try to find this one sometime :) What's on your wishlist? Leave a link/comment!


  1. Ooo, emotional cake. I mean other than guilt? :-) Sounds good - I might have to look this one up!

  2. I have that book on my list too. I made progress with my wishlist this week. Come see what I'm wishing for.

  3. This sounds interesting. I too like the cover, but who doesn't like to look at cake?

  4. PS I really like the mast head of your blog.

  5. Very interesting story line! Hope it's a good read!


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