Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday AND Book Expo 2018**

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings which spotlights and discusses forthcoming books that bloggers are looking forward to reading. Generally it's about books that haven't been released yet. This meme is based on Waiting on Wednesday, formerly hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

There are so many exciting new books on the horizon, so without further ado, this week's Can't Wait For book is . . .

Publisher:  Berkley, a Penguin Random House Imprint
Publication Date:  August 7, 2018

From GoodReads:  Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults.

For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it's coming to terms with the survivor's guilt she's carried around since her twin sister's death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it's about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother's and brother's ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her.

But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson's dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves.

My Thoughts:  I enjoy stories about long-term female friendships, and this one fits the bill with a mix of sadness and strength.

**P.S.  As you read this post, I'll be embarking on the event I eagerly await each year.  While its official title is Book Expo, I lovingly refer to it as "book heaven."  In addition to the activities at the Javits Center in New York City, as a librarian I get to participate in other events, mingling with publishers' representatives and authors.

This will be my last post for the week, but I will return next week with news from the book front.  It will also be a little while before I visit your posts, read your picks and posts, and comment.  Today I'll be at Library Journal's Day of Dialog, a series of panels led by publishers and authors, book signings, and sparkly ARCs.  Authors scheduled to appear include Gary Shtenyngart, M.C. Beaton, Lisa Unger, Ruth Ware, Susan Orlean, Susanna Kearsley, Kate Morton, B.A. Shapiro, and Beatriz Williams. Afterwards I'll be going to the LibraryReads dinner at the Yale Club, with author speakers Marie Benedict, Barbara Kingsolver, Charlaine Harris, Walter Mosley, Casey Gerald and Andre Dubus III.

On the agenda for Thursday and Friday are a Penguin Random House author breakfast, LibraryReads lunch, and a book speed dating session.  As I said earlier, book heaven!

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  1. I want to read this one so badly! Great pick..

    Hope you have a blast at BookExpo!

  2. First of all, have a marvelous time! All the events and those authors - wonderful! Enjoy the speed dating. I love those now that I have figured out a way to not have my head spin around backwards. Ha!

    And your selection here sounds really good. I need to watch for it. Perfect for summer.

  3. This sounds like a wonderful story. Thanks for the update.

  4. I want this too! I've really enjoyed her other stand alones. Enjoy BEA! Can't wait to hear about it.