Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday!

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:
Today Tonight Tomorrow
Rachel Lynn Solomon
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: July 14, 2020
Today, she hates him.

It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating academic nemesis one last time.

Tonight, she puts up with him.

When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other.

As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he's much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams.

Tomorrow . . . maybe she’s already fallen for him.
Why I want to read this book

I have a fantastic relationship with Solomon's books. I mean, they usually have my bawling in the fetal position at some point, but I love them. Both You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone and Our Year of Maybe were solid hits for me. Therefore, adding her new book to my TBR was automatic. I am a bit more excited than normal for this book, because I heard it's a happy book! Reviewers are dropping words like "cute", which you all know if one of my favorites, when it comes to describing a book. I am so ready to settle in with this book, and let the warm fuzzies overtake me.

Fly on the Wall
E. Lockhart
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: March 14, 2006
At the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is “different” and everyone is “special,” Gretchen Yee feels ordinary. She’s the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider-Man, so she won’t have to talk to anyone; who has a crush on Titus but won’t do anything about it; who has no one to hang out with when her best (and only real) friend Katya is busy.

One day, Gretchen wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys’ locker room–just to learn more about guys. What are they really like? What do they really talk about? Are they really cretins most of the time?

Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true.
Why I want to read this book

I am a BIG fan of Lockhart's books, but I was late to the party. I was introduced to her writing via We Were Liars back in 2014, and I have been trying to read her backlist since. She created some really memorable characters, like Frankie Landau Banks and Ruby Oliver, and I am looking forward to meeting Gretchen. I love a prep school setting, and find the concept amusing. I am very curious as to what Gretchen learned as a fly on the wall.
What are you waiting on?
Any backlog books you want to read soon? 
Let us know in the comments!

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