Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (45)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I'm waiting on:

I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler
Publication date: May 1, 2011


“For the first time in my life, I didn’t feel envy…”

Tess is the exact opposite of her beautiful, athletic sister. And that’s okay. Kristina is the sporty one, Tess is the smart one, and they each have their place. Until Kristina is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly Tess is the center of the popular crowd, everyone eager for updates. There are senior boys flirting with her. Yet the smiles of her picture-perfect family are cracking and her sister could be dying. Now Tess has to fill a new role: the strong one. Because if she doesn’t hold it together, who will?

Janet Gurtler tests the bonds of sisterhood in this moving debut that readers of Jodi Picoult and Sarah Dessen will savor.

I am a big fan of Sarah Dessen and I like Jodi Picoult so I have a feeling I'll love this book!

Summer in the South by Cathy Holton
Publication date: May 24, 2011


Cathy Holton, author of the popular Beach Trip, returns with an intriguing and mysterious tale of dark deeds and family secrets in a small Southern town. After a personal tragedy, Chicago writer Ava Dabrowski quits her job to spend the summer in Woodburn, Tennessee, at the invitation of her old college friend Will Fraser and his two great-aunts, Josephine and Fanny Woodburn. Her charming hosts offer Ava a chance to relax at their idyllic ancestral estate, Woodburn Hall, while working on her first novel. But Woodburn is anything but quiet: Ancient feuds lurk just beneath its placid surface, and modern-day rivalries emerge as Ava finds herself caught between the competing attentions of Will and his black-sheep cousin Jake. Fascinated by the family’s impressive history—their imposing house filled with treasures, and their mingling with literary lions Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner—Ava stumbles onto rumors about the darker side of the Woodburns’ legacy. Putting aside her planned novel, she turns her creative attentions to the eccentric and tragic clan, a family with more skeletons (and ghosts) in their closets than anyone could possibly imagine. As Ava struggles to write the true story of the Woodburns, she finds herself tangled in the tragic history of a mysterious Southern family whose secrets mirror her own.

I haven't read any books by Cathy Holton but this one just sounds like the perfect book for summer and I usually enjoy Southern fiction.

 What books are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Both sound great, but Summer in the South sounds like a book I MUST read this summer. I love southern fiction too. Thanks for sharing this one!

  2. Oh, they both sound tempting, but Summer in the South seems like the kind of book I'd love!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Nice picks!! I'm looking forward to reading I'm not her. I love Sarah Dessen, so if it's similar, I will probably like it. :)

  4. Great pick! I'm Not Her sounds really good. Nice to have some contemp fiction.

  5. I'm really looking forward to I'm Not Her. Great picks! =)

  6. I already have I'm Not Her on my wishlist really looking forward to getting it. Haven't heard of Summer in the South before but it sounds good.

  7. I'm really looking forward to I'm Not Her. Sounds amazing!


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