Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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

 by Becky Chalsen
Published by Dutton on June 4, 2024
Age/Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

This summer, will three weekends in a Fire Island share house be enough time for Maggie Monroe to fix her life, find love, and make sure she doesn’t lose her friends for good?

It’s been six years since Maggie followed her screenwriting dreams to Los Angeles and forgot to look back. But things in Hollywood didn’t go quite to plan. Now, twenty-five and suddenly home in New York, Maggie doesn’t know who she’s more anxious to her ex-boyfriend, Mac, or her ex–best friend, Liz.

For Liz, Maggie is the girl who abandoned her at the worst possible moment and an unwelcome surprise who could derail her perfect summer. Liz is recently engaged to her high school sweetheart, Cam, but Maggie’s arrival brings old wounds bubbling to the surface, exposing the cracks in Liz’s apparent happily ever after.

When Maggie accepts her former friends' unexpected invitation to join in their summer share house, a rental named Serendipity, she knows it’s the chance she needs to get her life back on track. For three weekends, Maggie, Liz, Cam, Mac, and their closest friends will take the ferry to Ocean Beach, Fire Island, for some sun-kissed bliss, if only they can avoid the drama of their past catching up to the present.

With the nostalgic flavor of a stack of sepia-toned Polaroids, and perfect for fans of Emily Henry, Jennifer Weiner, and Ann Brashares, this big-hearted, page-turning story delves deep into a complicated friend group as they navigate one messy yet magical midtwenties summer.

Here I am , shrugging off my backlist book again. But it really is the library's fault. I have seven books out right now as those holds keep coming in. I am happy to share an upcoming release that I am excited about - Serendipity. First of all, that is a title packed with positivity and optimism. Since I lack in that myself, I am always seeking out books to infuse some into my life. This was also a TBR add because I loved Chalsen's last book, Kismet, so much, and I have faith that she will write a charming comeback story for Maggie. I am already rooting for Maggie and am hopeful that she will be able to get her life back on track with a little help from her friends. 

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


  1. Serendipity is such a great word so this one already has that going for it. :) Mid-twenties can still be such a time of growth and change. It will be interesting to see how this friend group comes through the summer.

    1. I love that word. Fun to say and meaningful (also a great place to get food in NYC)

  2. It's hard to get to the backlist when a library lend comes through. I want to try and finish before it expires! Hope you enjoy this one.

    1. I am reading a book by Ann Napolitano which came out (originally) in 2004, but is being pushed as a new release because she's popular now. So, I guess am sort of reading an old book. *This is also a library hold that came through, LOL

  3. I have my fingers crossed for Maggie!

  4. When all your hauls come at the same time...