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"Waiting On" Wednesday (#75) A School for Brides: A Story of Maidens, Mystery, and Matrimony by Patrice Kindl

1/28/2015

“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:

A School for Brides: A Story of Maidens, Mystery, and Matrimony by

Expected publication: July 14th 2015 by Viking Juvenile


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23281631-a-school-for-brides?from_search=true


From Goodreads: 

The Winthrop Hopkins Female Academy of Lesser Hoo, Yorkshire, has one goal: to train its students in the feminine arts with an eye toward getting them married off. This year, there are five girls of marriageable age. There’s only one problem: the school is in the middle of nowhere, and there are no men.  Set in the same English town as Keeping the Castle, and featuring a few of the same characters, here’s the kind of witty tribute to the classic Regency novel that could only come from the pen of Patrice Kindl!


Why I'm Waiting:

Keeping the Castle was a fun read, and this one looks like it will be equally fun. 


Top Ten Tuesday (#78) (01/27/15) Ten Books I'd Love to Read If I Had A Book Club

1/27/2015


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

Ten Books I'd Love to Read If I Had A Book Club

I don't belong to a book club. I tried a YA club for adults, but almost everyone was much younger than me, so I felt awkward. One of these days I will try going again, but I'm not sure. If I were to start one myself, this is what I would love to read, and I might one day.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12000020-aristotle-and-dante-discover-the-secrets-of-the-universe?ac=1

A few years ago this book was the buzz of the ALA annual awards.  I think there would be a ton to talk about with this book.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7824322-between-shades-of-gray?from_search=true

Apparently this is a multi-tissue read.  I'm sure that there is a lot to discuss with this one.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8563789-where-things-come-back?from_search=true

The only book to ever win both the Printz and Morris award.  It has been on my TBR pile from the moment the awards were announced.







https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49750.An_Abundance_of_Katherines?from_search=true

You can sub out pretty much any other John Green book for this one, and I'm sure it would make an excellent book for a book club.  

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9711714-everybody-sees-the-ants?from_search=true




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9279177-the-lover-s-dictionary?from_search=true



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7095831-ship-breaker?from_search=true

This is supposed to be a pretty great dystopian novel.  I have heard nothing but good things about it from people I trust.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15984268-the-universe-versus-alex-woods?from_search=true

Another Alex award winner.  I have heard nothing but good things about this one, and I think there would be a lot to discuss about this one.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18079527-the-impossible-knife-of-memory?from_search=true

Another author that you can pretty much sub out any of their books and have an awesome discussion.  I picked this one because it's one of the few of hers I haven't read (yet).

"Waiting On" Wednesday (#74) Immaculate by Katelyn Detweiler

1/21/2015

“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:

Immaculate by
Expected publication: May 26th 2015 by Viking Children's Books

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22608786-immaculate?from_search=true

From Goodreads: 

Mina is seventeen. A virgin. And pregnant.

Mina is top of her class, girlfriend to the most ambitious guy in school, able to reason and study her way through anything. But when she suddenly finds herself pregnant—despite having never had sex—her orderly world collapses. Almost nobody believes Mina’s claims of virginity. Her father assumes that her boyfriend is responsible; her boyfriend believes she must have cheated on him. As news of Mina’s story spreads, there are those who brand her a liar. There are those who brand her a heretic. And there are those who believe that miracles are possible—and that Mina’s unborn child could be the greatest miracle of all.



Why I'm Waiting:

I generally avoid overly religious books, but this one looks like it has something more to it.  Plus, I've read some really good books in the past that do deal with questions about religion without being religious, or trying to promote religion.  Either way, it looks like it will be a very good read.