Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Geography of Lost Things - Jessica Brody

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for The Geography of Lost Things!

The Geography of Lost Things
Jessica Brody
Series: n/a
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Waited on by: Sam
In this romantic road trip story perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Morgan Matson, a teen girl discovers the value of ordinary objects while learning to forgive her absent father.

After Ali’s father passes away, he leaves his one and only prized possession—a 1968 Firebird convertible—to his daughter. But Ali doesn’t plan on keeping it. Not when it reminds her too much of all her father’s unfulfilled promises. So when she finds a buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast willing to pay enough money for the car to save her childhood home, Ali can’t wait to get going. Except Ali has no idea how to drive a stick shift. But guess who does?

Ali’s ex-boyfriend, Nico. And Nico has other plans.

He persuades Ali that instead of selling the car, they should “trade up” the items they collect on their trip to eventually reach the monetary amount Ali needs. Agreeing with Nico’s crazy plan, Ali sets off on a unique adventure that is unlike anything she ever could have expected.

And it’s through Ali’s travels, through the strangers she meets and the things that they value—and why they value them—that Ali eventually comes to understand her father and how his life may not have been as easy and carefree as she previously thought. Because just like the seemingly insignificant objects Ali collects, not everything is exactly as it appears.
When I first saw this cover, I knew I wanted to read this book.
  1. The cover has this vibe, that makes me want to know more.
  2. I like Jessica Brody books. I have enjoyed her past books, and want to read more. 
  3. The title eludes to loss, and we all know how much I like a good grief and lost book. 
  4. It sounds like the main character will take quite a journey, physically and emotionally, and that always makes for a great story for me. 
  5. ROAD TRIP! I never get to go anywhere, so I love when books take me places. 
  6. A road trip with an ex sounds like a fabulous set up. 





What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

32 comments:

  1. This one sounds like it has a lot going for it. Seems like Ali has a lot to comes to term with when it comes to her father.

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    1. I am really interested in that part of the story. I feel like it will deliver a good gut punch.

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  2. I love the sound of the road trip (and a 68 Firebird??) and getting to know her dad better. Sounds great- adding it.

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  3. This does sound really good. Ali sounds like she has quite the journey. Great pick.

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    1. I am all about going on journeys with characters, and experiencing that growth with them.

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  4. I love that cover! And i also can't resist a road trip book--so excited for this one too!!

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    1. Me too -- I love the cover and I love road trip books.

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  5. Oooh! This sounds like an interesting book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  6. Road tripe FTW! This wounds wonderful!

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    1. I have yet to go on a fictional road trip that I didn't enjoy

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  7. I love Jessica Brody and it's been a couple years since I've read one of her books. I'm really excited about this one too because I love road trip novels.

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    1. Brody keeps it interesting. She is sort of in a group with Katie Cotugno for me. I don't always love everything they do in the book, but they do it well and I enjoy the reading experience.

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  8. I don't think I have heard of this one, but it sounds so interesting. going to add this to my GR

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    1. I hope you get a chance to read it!

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  9. I completely agree I love this cover! Great pick!

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    1. The cover is all sorts of pretty and dreamy

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  10. Sign me up for this one! I love road trip books and this one sounds perfect for me. Thanks for sharing it! :)

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    1. One can never go wrong with a fictional road trip.

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  11. I don't read enough road trip books, and I like the idea of the main character meeting all these people and finding out why things are important to them.

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    1. I don't get to travel enough, so I love road trip books.

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    1. I have yet to be disappointed by a road trip book.

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  13. Yay! A road trip book! It has been a while since I read one of those. Enjoy!

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    1. All this talk of road trips has me wanting to do a TTT for road trip books.

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  14. The blurb had me at Sarah Dessen (because I haven't yet read anything by Morgan Matson or Jessica Brody yet, oops) and yes! A roadtrip with an ex is such a promising premise. I'm intrigued.

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    1. Dessen is one of my YA queens, but I also love Matson. Her books have been going towards the too long side lately, but they are still so wonderful.

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  15. Great pick! I've been looking for road trip books, so I'm glad you featured this one. :)

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    1. It's like kismet, since this week I am doing road trip books for TTT, which made me realize how many books I need to read, which feature road trips.

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  16. Road trip book? I want to read it so much I didn't even know this was coming out. Need it!

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    1. I am so in love with road trip books. Assembling my TTT list of road trip books reminded me of that love, and also had me adding a bunch of older YA road trip books to my list. When I think of adult contemporary, one really stands out - The Debt by Karina Halle. You can totally see her roots as a travel writer in that book as she vividly took me through the Highlands.

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