Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #187 - Everything, Everything & Dumplin'

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Be sure to post a link to your Waiting on Wednesday below!

This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selections are...

Author: Nicola Yoon 
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers 

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black--black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster. (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds like a fascinating story. Can't wait to get my hands on it. 

Author: Julie Murphy 
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Published by: Balzer + Bray 

Self-proclaimed far girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed "Dumplin'" by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked...until Will takes a job at Harpy's, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn't surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant--along with several other unlikely candidates--to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she'll shock the hell out of Clover City--and maybe herself most of all.
(Summary from Goodreads)

Doesn't this sound like an empowering story? I think it will be and I can't wait to try it. 

What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. Everything, Everything was such a beautiful story and one of my favorites of this year! I really hope you enjoy it! I'm also very excited for the release of Dumplin' :)

    Here's my WoW!

    Lillie @LittleLillieReads