Wednesday, September 23, 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:

All I Want for Christmas

Wendy Loggia
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Underlined
Release Date: November 3, 2020
A holiday rom com about a girl who wishes for just one thing from Santa this year: love. A pitch perfect paperback original romance filled with Christmas-time magic.

Snow falling outside her window? Check. Her best friends in ugly Christmas sweaters? Double-check. Stockings by the fireplace hung with care? Check, check, check. But what Bailey really wants this year is for someone to cuddle on a toboggan and kiss under the mistletoe...will her Christmas wish come true?

Underlined is a line of totally addictive romance, thriller, and horror paperback original titles coming to you fast and furious each month. Enjoy everything you want to read the way you want to read it.
Why I want to read this book

When I look at this cover, I get a Hallmark Christmas movie feel...which is a good thing! I have been having a good run with holiday books too. They have been leaving me all warm and fuzzy and that's a feeling I welcome. Fingers crossed it's actually a funny rom-com. I have developed a distrust of the label, but I am getting the right vibe here, so hoping for the best. 


The Agony of Bun O'Keefe

Heather Smith
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Teen
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Little Miss Sunshine meets Room in this quirky, heartwarming story of friendship, loyalty and discovery.

It's Newfoundland, 1986. Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house. Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside world. What she's learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she finds in the boxes and bags her mother brings home. Bun and her mother rarely talk, so when Bun's mother tells Bun to leave one day, she does. Hitchhiking out of town, Bun ends up on the streets of St. John's, Newfoundland. Fortunately, the first person she meets is Busker Boy, a street musician who senses her naivety and takes her in. Together they live in a house with an eclectic cast of characters: Chef, a hotel dishwasher with culinary dreams; Cher, a drag queen with a tragic past; Big Eyes, a Catholic school girl desperately trying to reinvent herself; and The Landlord, a man who Bun is told to avoid at all cost. Through her experiences with her new roommates, and their sometimes tragic revelations, Bun learns that the world extends beyond the walls of her mother's house and discovers the joy of being part of a new family -- a family of friends who care.
Why I want to read this book

I recently read my first Heather Smith book, Barry Squires, Full Tilt, and it was stupendous! It was warm and touching and it made my heart explode. I want more of that, and I am hoping to find it with Bun O'Keefe. 

What are you waiting on?
Any backlog books you want to read soon? 
Let us know in the comments!

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