Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.  I just discovered this meme and am excited to participate.  It spotlights upcoming releases that we can't wait to read.  Here are some of mine:

I love Emily Giffin and cannot wait to read her latest!  Here is Goodreads synopsis:

The author of five blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin, delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them together  Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian’s perfectly constructed world—and her very identity—will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her. For the precocious and determined Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to re-evaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light. As the two women embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves—a place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever.
Expected publication: July 31, 2012

On the very off chance that Ms. Giffin sees this post, may I beg and plead you to send me a copy so I can read and review?  Pretty please?

I love Mysteries and Dystopia so when I saw this, I was intrigued. 
 Goodreads synopsis:

In a dystopian future, sixteen-year-old Leah Munro has been sold to a rich woman in a crippling mansion. Soon Leah discovers that there is something mysterious going on around the home, and with the help of three other girls, she attempts to uncover what is truly happening... what lies beyond all of the plexiglass windows and the hideous screams in the middle of the night? Leah will soon find out. The first in a 2 book duo logy.
Expected Publication: August 14, 2012

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors!  So when I saw she has a new book coming out this year, I gave a little cheer!  She is a fantastic author. :)
Barnes and Noble synopsis:

A life hanging in the balance . . . a family torn apart. The #1 internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells an unforgettable story about family secrets, love, and letting go.
In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may sometimes choose to slip away. Dying apart from its family, it stays proud and true to its nature. Humans aren’t so lucky.
Luke Warren has spent his life researching wolves. He has written about them, studied their habits intensively, and even lived with them for extended periods of time. In many ways, Luke understands wolf dynamics better than those of his own family. His wife, Georgie, has left him, finally giving up on their lonely marriage. His son, Edward, twenty-four, fled six years ago, leaving behind a shattered relationship with his father. Edward understands that some things cannot be fixed, though memories of his domineering father still inflict pain. Then comes a frantic phone call: Luke has been gravely injured in a car accident with Edward’s younger sister, Cara.
Suddenly everything changes: Edward must return home to face the father he walked out on at age eighteen. He and Cara have to decide their father’s fate together. Though there’s no easy answer, questions abound: What secrets have Edward and his sister kept from each other? What hidden motives inform their need to let their father die . . . or to try to keep him alive? What would Luke himself want? How can any family member make such a decision in the face of guilt, pain, or both? And most importantly, to what extent have they all forgotten what a wolf never forgets: that each member of a pack needs the others, and that sometimes survival means sacrifice?
Another tour de force by Picoult, Lone Wolf brilliantly describes the nature of a family: the love, protection, and strength it can offer—and the price we might have to pay for those gifts. What happens when the hope that should sustain a family is the very thing tearing it apart?
Expected Publication: February 28, 2012

Those are three of the books I can't wait to get my hands on this year.  What are yours?  



  1. Hi Laua, thanks for sharing these books. I'm unfamiliar with these, but they sound interesting and the covers are really pretty!

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  2. Hollow is on my TBR list. It sounds really good. Great picks!!
    Book Loving Mom

  3. Welcome to WoW...and blogging! I'm waiting on the Giffin and Picoult books, too. Love both of those authors!

  4. I didn't know Jodi Picoult had a new book coming out soon- looks interesting! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  5. Hollow sounds SO good. Nice. I've heard of it before but haven't read a teaser yet. Great list! Here's my Waiting on Wednesday

  6. Thanks for stopping into Book Strings. I can't wait for Jodi's YA debut. Hollow sounds amazing.

  7. I am waiting for both Emily Giffin's and Jodi Picoult's books! Thankfully we don't have much longer for Jodi's.

  8. I've never heard a negative things about Jodi Picoult's books. I really should read some. Everyone seems to love them. Great picks!

  9. Great picks, they all sound really good! Hollow especially sounds good. I am sucker for dystopian books.

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

  10. I've only read one Emily Giffin novel, and even though I loved it I haven't read her again - I don't know why! This book sounds like a perfect way for me to get back into her writing though, I'm so curious what Kirby knows to Marian's life! I've vaguely seen the Hollow cover around but this is the first time I've read the synopsis, it sounds quite interesting, too. Thanks for sharing them, I've definitely got them added to my TBR list now.

    Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books

  11. Really great picks! I am waiting for Hollow as well.

    Thanks for stopping by and for the follow (I'm following back!) I love the design of your blog :)

  12. Nice picks. Hollow sounds really good. Adding it to my list. Have a great weekend.

  13. Oooh Anything by Jodi Picoult is awesome. I've been meaning to read something borrowed, by Emily Giffin. this one looks really good too!