Monday, August 12, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday!


NOTE: I am not trying to confuse anyone. It is NOT Wednesday, but I have a blog tour on Wednesday, and still wanted to do this post. So, here it is, two days early. 

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

I am combining CWW with Books From the Backlog hosted by Carole at Carole's Random Life in Books. This will allow me to feature some newly "rediscovered" books, which I plan on reading, alongside a new release.

This week I can't wait for:
The Library of Lost Things
Laura Taylor Namey
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Release Date: October 8, 2019
Goodreads
From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.

Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy.
Why I want to read this book

They had me hook, line, and sinker with that line about Asher walking straight into Darcy's heart....while she's at a bookstore. As if the promise of an adorable romance was not enough, I also adore books featuring readers. Come on! These are my people, and of course their stories appeal to me. There seems to be a family element in there as well, that sounds a bit messy, but interesting all the same.

The Lucky Few
Kathryn Ormsbee
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Goodreads
Stevie, Max, and Sanger: keeping Austin weird.

Stevie Hart is homeschooled, but don’t hold that against her. Sure, she and her best (okay, only) friend, Sanger, will never be prom queens, but that’s just because the Central Austin Homeschool Cooperative doesn’t believe in proms. Or dancing. Still, Stevie and Sanger know how to create their own brand of fun.

Enter Max Garza, the new boy next door. After a near-fatal accident, Max is determined to defy mortality with a checklist: 23 Ways to Fake My Death Without Dying. Dead set on carrying out fabricated demises ranging from impalement to spontaneous combustion, Max charms Stevie and Sanger into helping him with this two-month macabre mission. But as Stevie finds herself falling for Max, it becomes increasingly difficult to draw a line between his make-believe deaths and her real life.
Why I want to read this book

My history with this book goes back to February 2016, when I added it to my TBR, and then purchased in April 2017. I remember seeing so many great reviews for it, and many readers felt the home school rep was among the best they had seen in YA. I was intrigued. I was also interested in seeing all the different ways Max fakes his death. Most of the reviews also dropped the word "fun", and you all know that is one of my favorite words for describing books I tend to love.
What are you waiting on?
Any backlog books you want to read soon? 
Let us know in the comments!

32 comments:

  1. I seem to be finding books that aren't out in paperback until next year...I hate waiting that long for a great sounding book!

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    1. Do you have a good library system? Would you be able to borrow the book? Hardbacks are quite expensive.

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  2. Both of these sound so good. The Library of Lost Things, especially, catches my eye. In addition to the issues it tackles, there's definitely swoon potential. :)

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  3. Sam, you're giving me whiplash here - haha!
    I've seen Library around and it sounds so cute! I'll be eagerly waiting for your review to see if it's something I would like.

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    1. It sounds promising, so I am willing to give it a try

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  4. These both sounds so good! I really like the sounds of The Library of Lost Things!

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    1. One holds a lot of promise, and one comes with a lot of great reviews. I am excited about both

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  5. These are both new to me but they look like they will be good ones, I hope you like them when you get a chance to read them!

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    1. They really sound like something that will work for me, so fingers crossed

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  6. I was confused for a minute. Wishing it was Wednesday instead of Monday, but then the summer would be that much further down the road. Anyway, The Library of Lost Things sounds really good. I will be watching for it.

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    1. I knew the disclaimer was important there πŸ˜† I love trying out new authors, and the premise sounds promising to me.

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  7. Even though I've mentioned it before I just love love love the cover of Lucky Few. And I didn't even know it was about homeschooling! Bonus. Will be REALLY curious to see your thoughts.

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    1. I like the idea that the book challenges a lot of preconceptions people have about homeschooling.

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  8. I love books about readers - I relate to the characters so hard!

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    1. Right? It's easy reading about one of our own.

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  9. Both of these sound really good. The synopsis for The Library of Lost Things just sounds perfect, doesn't it?

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    1. I was all over that book as soon as I read the synopsis

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  10. These are both new to me but I like the sound of them. I am pretty curious about Max faking his death. I will be looking forward to your reviews :)

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    1. Such an odd premise, but everyone says it's quite a heartwarming story, so I'm in

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  11. I was so confused when I visited your blog yesterday πŸ˜… Both covers are so simple yet so pretty and easy on the eyes. I feel like I've encountered The Library of Lost Things in Netgalley. MAYBE. The cover is so familiar. Anyway I miss YA contemporary a bit so I'm adding this to my TBR if ever I'm in the mood. It sounds cute πŸ’“

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    1. I put a warning, because I knew that would happen. Library was on NG for request. I am definitely reading it, so keep an eye out.

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  12. I had to look twice at the date on this post to make sure I wasn't losing it! The Library of Lost things sounds adorable as does Darcy who is trying so hard to keep her head above water.

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    1. I seem to have put a lot of people off balance yesterday. I like family stories, and as creepy as it sounds, hoarding fascinates me, because I am the opposite. I throw away everything

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  13. I have to say you confused me posting this the wrong day but it's fine. And The Library of Lost Things sounds so cute. And I love that you're sharing something from the backlist as well so easy to forget about books.

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    1. I knew that would happen. I started doing Carole's backlist meme, because it makes me accountable. So far, I have read each book I have featured.

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  14. The Library of Lost things sounds like the kind of book I would like. And also Lucky Few sounds like it does some good to be featuring homeschooled children! We have so many high school stories, but it must be good to get that representation spread across the border of education forms ^.^

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    1. I just finished Lucky Few and it was really wonderful. The friendship definitely took center stage in that book, and I did like the way the author point-blank called out the common homeschooling stereotypes.

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  15. The Library of Lost Things sounds like a fun book Sam! I enjoy books about other readers (and bloggers) too! I hope you end up loving this one! Great pick :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. I love reading about my people, because I can related to them on a higher level.

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  16. Ahh, I can't wait to read The Library of Lost Things either, it sounds so, so good! :D
    Happy reading! <3

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