Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (168)

"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:

Peas and Carrots by Tanita S. Davis
Release date: February 9, 2016

A rich and memorable story from a Coretta Scott King honor award-winning author about a teenage foster girl looking for a place to call home.
Dess knows that nothing good lasts. Disappointment is never far away, and that’s a truth that Dess has learned to live with.

Dess’s mother’s most recent arrest is just the latest in a long line of disappointments, but this one lands her with her baby brother’s foster family. Dess doesn’t exactly fit in with the Carters. They’re so happy, so comfortable, so normal, and Hope, their teenage daughter, is so hopelessly naïve. Dess and Hope couldn’t be more unlike each other, but Austin loves them both like sisters. Over time their differences, insurmountable at first, fall away to reveal two girls who want the same thing: to belong. 
Tanita S. Davis, a Coretta Scott King Honor winner, weaves a tale of two modern teenagers defying stereotypes and deciding for themselves what it means to be a family.

Normally I'm not a fan of peas and carrots only occasionally grace my plate but this book sounds good! I like how the book looks at foster care and race.

How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras
Release date: November 3, 2015

Georgia has always lived life on the sidelines: uncomfortable with her weight, awkward, never been kissed, terrified of failing.
Then her mom dies and her world is turned upside down. But instead of getting lost in her pain, she decides to enjoy life while she still can by truly living for the first time. She makes a list of ways to be brave-all the things she's always wanted to do but has been too afraid to try: learn to draw, try out for cheerleading, cut class, ask him out, kiss him, see what happens from there.

But she's about to discover that life doesn't always go according to plan. Sometimes friendships fall apart and love breaks your heart. But in the process, you realize you're stronger than you ever imagined...

This fearless, big-hearted, deeply moving book will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you to be brave.

I have high hopes for this debut after reading some very positive reviews.


  1. Wow- both books sound really good. I like that the first book tackles a tough situation like foster care. Great picks!

  2. Peas and Carrots..made me sing. My granddaughter loves Super W a PBS kids show about reading and they always say, Peas and Carrots, Carrots and Peas..LOL


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