Saturday, February 12, 2011

On My Wishlist #4: By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City where you can talk about a book you want to read but haven't actually bought yet.

My pick for this week is...

By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Goodreads description:

Daelyn Rice is broken beyond repair, and after a string of botched suicide attempts, she’s determined to get her death right. She starts visiting a website for “completers”. While she’s on the site, Daelyn blogs about her life, uncovering a history of bullying that goes back to kindergarten. When she’s not on the Web, Daelyn’s at her private school, where she’s known as the freak who doesn’t talk.
Then, a boy named Santana begins to sit with her after school while she’s waiting to for her parents to pick her up. Even though she’s made it clear that she wants to be left alone, Santana won’t give up. And it’s too late for Daelyn to be letting people into her life…isn’t it?

I haven't read anything by this author yet, but this book sounds interesting in a disturbing kind of way. I've read a few books about dealing with the aftermath of suicide, but I don't think I've read anything like this before. Plus, it's got a love story with sort of messed-up characters, which sounds perfect for me. I hope I'll get to read it soon!

What's on your wishlist this week?


  1. This book was amazing! you are going to love it! it completely changed the way I see people.

  2. Ooooo... I've never heard of this book, but it looks really good!! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    On My Wishlist

  3. I've just finished another book about suicide - Past Continuous and found it very moving. SOunds like this one could be just as emotional - thanks for bringing to my attention! :)

  4. I've been wanting to read this one for a while now. I just haven't had the chance to. Hope you get to read it soon.

    Here's what I've got on my wishlist this week.

  5. Reminds me of Willow and Thirteen Reasons Why. It's on my pile, but I just can seem to it.

  6. this book definately sounds good. Good choice I hope she falls madly in love with Santana that she doesn't ant to kill herself anymore. Looking forward t you future review.

    here's mine

  7. Wow this sounds intense, might give it a go just to see if she finds the happiness she deserves.

    On Our Wishlist

  8. I'm late posting my wishes because I'm slammed with research for a paper. These wishes are from January. Come see what I'm wishing for.

  9. Wow, when I read the title of your post, I got the shivers! The book sounds like it'd be a wringer to read - I'm definitely interested in hearing people's reviews of it, might have to add it to my wishlist too.

    My Wishlist


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