Friday, July 1, 2011

On My Wishlist

On My Wishlist is a fun meme hosted by Book Chick City. As the name makes clear, it's about those book(s) that you want to read desperately but somehow haven't been able to so far.

Today on my wishlist is:

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Growing up in war-torn Germany, nine-year old Bruno, whose father is an SS officer, befriends a boy who wears striped pyjamas and lives on the other side of the fence.

I've always wondered what it was like growing up in Nazi Germany. How did friends, neighbours etc suddenly turn against one another? How did centuries old bonds come asunder? This book - of which I've heard nothing but praise - seems to have some of the answers.

To read what others are wishing for, go here:


  1. This sounds really great. I did German history at A level, and a few modules at Uni. I love books like these. You might like Ellie Wiesel too, i read it a few years ago, made me cry.

    Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

    Here's my wishlist

  2. This book made me cry a lot. i remember reading it many years ago.

  3. This is a book that I've been wanting to read for awhile now. Especially before I see the movie. Hope you get the chance to read it soon!

  4. I've heard this is a good book. I'd like to read it as well.

  5. My featured wish this week is Babymouse: Monster Mash by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. Come see why.

  6. Thanks for having a dekko and commenting.

    Amy: Thanks for following. German history. Wow! Must have been real interesting.

    Grace: Oft times the books that stay with us are the ones that make us all teary-eyed. I can't forget: All Quiet on the Western Front. Thanks for becoming a follower.

    Samantha: Hope you are able to read this and the other books on your wishlist soon.

    heavenisabookstore: Let's read it and exchange views:)

    pussreboots: Had a look at your wishlist. This graphic novel seems interesting.

  7. Dear Blogger,

    We saw the movie based on "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" on the weekend. It was indeed heartbreaking.

    Towards the end, I realized what was going to happen and asked Purva to leave the room. She guessed, of course.

    - Nitu