Waiting on Wednesday (001)
My first Waiting on Wednesday post! This week, I’m mentioning two books that I really want to read and I cannot wait for – hence the meme, which is hosted by Breaking the Spine.
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen – October 12, 2010
I loved, loved, loved The Luxe series. It was dramatic, addicting, and full of wonderful characters that you either loved or hated. I absolutely cannot wait for Bright Young Things. I’m a huge fan of historical fiction, so this will be perfect for me. Only one more month of waiting!
The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.
Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York’s glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star. . . .
Cordelia is searching for the father she’s never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. It’s a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will.
The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia’s brother, Charlie. But Astrid’s perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.
Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls’ fortunes will rise and fall—together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.
Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler – December 15, 2010
Twenty Boy Summer is one of my favourite reads this year thus far, so of course I can’t wait to read more by Sarah Ockler. Too bad Fixing Delilah isn’t coming out until freaking December!
Things in Delilah Hannaford’s life have a tendency to fall apart.
She used to be a good student, but she can’t seem to keep it together anymore. Her “boyfriend” isn’t much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.
Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family’s painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?
Rich with emotion, Sarah Ockler delivers a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery.