Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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:
10 Truths and a Dare

Ashley Elston
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: May 4, 2021
Goodreads
It's Senior Week, that magical in-between time after classes have ended but before graduation, chock-full of gimmicky theme parties, last-minute bonding, and family traditions. Olivia couldn't be more ready. Class salutatorian and confident in her future at LSU, she's poised to sail through to the next phase of her life.

But when the tiny hiccup of an unsigned off-campus P.E. form puts Olivia in danger of not graduating at all, she has one week to set things straight without tipping off her very big and very nosy extended family. Volunteering to help at a local golf tournament should do it, but since Olivia's mom equipped her phone with a tracking app, there'll be no hiding the fact that she's at the golf course instead of all the graduation parties happening at the same time. Unless, that is, she can convince the Fab Four--her ride-or-die cousins and best friends Sophie, Charlie, and Wes--to trade phones with her as they go through the motions of playing Olivia for the week.

Sure, certain members of the golf team are none too pleased with Olivia's sudden "passion" for the game. And sure, a very cute, very off-limits boy keeps popping up in Olivia's orbit. But she is focused! She has a schedule and a plan! Nothing can possibly go wrong . . . right?
Why I want to read this book

The companion to this book, 10 Blind Dates, was an out-of-this-world hit for me. One of the things I adored about the book was the main characters big, crazy, and lovable family. Here, I will get to revisit them, and you know I am looking forward to it. I am also excited to get to know Olivia better, while hoping we get a catch up time with Sophie and her boyfriend. I anticipate lots of fun! 



Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress

Tina Ferraro
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 13, 2007
Goodreads
Sophomore year, Nicolette Antonovich was dumped two days before prom by the hottest guy at school. As a result, she became the proud owner of one unworn, perfectly magical pink vintage dress. But Nic is determined to put that night behind her for good. She's a junior now— older, wiser, and completely overwhelmed by a new set of problems: (1) The bank's ready to foreclose on her childhood home. (2) Her father's too busy with his "replacement" daughter to care. (3) Her best friend's brother is an eternal thorn in her side. (4) Her best friend isn't exactly the rose attached to that thorn. (5) Rumors are flying around school that could get her kicked off the volleyball team, which would (6) ruin all chances of a college scholarship. (7) She still likes the boy who dumped her in the first place. (8) And what in the world do you do with an unworn prom dress, anyway? Strangely, it's getting to the bottom of this last dilemma that just might hold the answer to all Nic's problems.
Why I want to read this book

This is a book my daughter absolutely adored back in the day. This was actually an early WLABB review, and if you read what Kiersten wrote, you will see all those buzz words that attract me to books.  The kid always steers me in the right direction with her recs too, because she does know me well. The synopsis screams "super cute" to me, and I love the idea of this young woman trying to make lemonade out of lemons. 

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

23 comments:

  1. YES I got 10 Truths too - so excited!

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    1. I hope the family makes quite a few appearances in this one too

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  2. 10 Truths and a Dare sounds like it's going to be a really fun read!

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    1. Fingers crossed it's as good as 10 Blind Dates.

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  3. I still need to read 10 Blind Dates but I definitely want to read that one and this new one. I still remember your glowing review for 10 Blind Dates. :)

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    1. You need to. It was so cute! I swear, it will make you smile

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  4. 10 Blind Dates was on my TBR and I never got to it. So I need to read it first! The Prom book is new to me, but sounds good as well! Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa Loves Literature

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    1. It was such a fun, feel-good book. Read it around the holidays for extra fun.

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  5. Ooh a companion to 10 Blind Dates! That sounds like a lot of fun!

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    1. I will read all the "10" books Elston wants to write

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  6. I love that you want to go back and read a book your daughter adores. That's so sweet!

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    1. It's super cute so far. She wasn't wrong when she thought I would enjoy it.

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  7. I hope it will be as good as 10 Blind Dates Sam!

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  8. Cute picks! New to me ones as usual. Lol. Hope you enjoy them both once you get to read them!


    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I finished Prom Dress this morning and it was cute.

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  9. 10 Truths and a Dare’s premise made me giggle; Olivia and her Fab Four workung together to protect her secret is just primed for some fun stuff!

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    1. I am still hoping more of the extended family makes an appearance because I loved them so much in the previous book

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  10. Both of these are totally new to me. Absolutely love the Insta post with the dress! Is that your handiwork or Kiersten's?

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    1. That's Kiersten. I have no flair for Instagram. It's her prom dress too

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  11. I know you'll love 10 Truths and a Dare!

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    1. Did you read it? I am pretty confident I will like it.

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  12. I can't wait to read 10 Truths and a Dare too! I loved, loved, loved 10 Blind Dates and can't wait to see what they're all up to and I heart Olivia, I'm so excited we get her story!
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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