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"Waiting On" Wednesday (#66) Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

11/26/2014

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking:
Saint Anything by
Expected publication: May 5th 2015 by Viking Juvenile




From Goodreads: 
Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion's share of their parents' attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton's increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?

Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.

The uber-popular Sarah Dessen explores her signature themes of family, self-discovery, and change in her twelfth novel, sure to delight her legions of fans.



Why I'm Waiting:
AHHHH.  I want this book RIGHT NOW.  For anyone who doesn't know, Sarah Dessen is my favorite author.  I have read everything she's written. Multiple times. This looks awesome.  I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I look forward to seeing what direction the story takes, but however it goes, I know it will be awesome.





Top Ten Tuesday (#70) (11/25/14) Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

11/25/2014


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
 

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR


This is a bit early for this topic, so I have to predict in the future.  As always I am going to list books that are due out during the winter solstice, which means from December 21st-March 20th.  There are going to be some GREAT books coming out during that time that I can't wait to read.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21469068-i-ll-meet-you-there
 Expected publication: February 3rd 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

 I love the entire description of this book. Her debut novel was really good, so I am hoping that this one will be just as good.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22571275-all-fall-down
Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by Scholastic Press 

I love Allly Carter.  She is one of my favorite authors.  I just picked up this ARC last weekend, and I can't wait to get to it.  If this series is as good as her last two, it will be worth the wait.  


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21490991-the-boy-in-the-black-suit


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22489107-fairest
 Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by
 Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends

At over 250 pages, this qualifies as a book not a short novella.  I am excited to read this story, it should bring a new perspective to the series.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18879761-i-was-here
Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by Viking Juvenile

 I have loved everything that Gayle Forman has written so far, and I doubt this will be the exception.  I absolutely love her writing style and the story she tells. 


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22558842-pretty-wanted
Expected publication: March 17th 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books 

 This has been a fun series so far, it's nothing that has blown me away, but after reading them, I have been very satisfied, so I am looking forward to the the final (?) book in the series.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8709528-the-ruby-circle



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17412895-the-shadow-cabinet
Expected publication: February 10th 2015 by Putnam Juvenile

 I have mixed emotions about this one.  I absolutely loved the first book in the series, and pretty much hated the second one.  I am curious to see how it turns out, and if this series can redeem itself. 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16035147-silent-alarm
Expected publication: March 10th 2015 by Putnam Juvenile

 I enjoyed her debut novel, so I am hoping that I will enjoy this one as much.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22465597-vanishing-girls

I'm actually really excited by this book.  I actually prefer her contemporary work over the delirium series, so I can't wait to read this one.



"Waiting On" Wednesday (#65) Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu

10/29/2014

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking:
Making Pretty by
Expected publication: May 12th 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22011484-making-pretty?ac=1


From Goodreads: 
Montana and her sister, Arizona, are named after the mountainous states their mother left them for. But Montana is a New York City girl through and through, and as the city heats up, she’s stepping into the most intense summer of her life.

With Arizona wrapped up in her college world and their father distracted by yet another divorce, Montana’s been immersing herself in an intoxicating new friendship with a girl from her acting class. Karissa is bold, imperfectly beautiful, and unafraid of being vulnerable. She’s everything Montana would like to become. But the friendship with Karissa is driving a wedge between Montana and her sister, and the more of her own secrets Karissa reveals, the more Montana has to wonder if Karissa’s someone she can really trust.

In the midst of her uncertainty, Montana finds a heady distraction in Bernardo. He’s serious and spontaneous, and he looks at Montana in the way she wants to be seen. For the first time, Montana understands how you can become both lost and found in somebody else. But when that love becomes everything, where does it leave the rest of her imperfect life?


Why I'm Waiting:
I love a book that features some good family drama, and this one looks like it will be wonderful.