Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Lisa's Looking Forward To #39 - November 19th, 2019

Back to joining up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can't Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  Only two books this week to share.

From my ARC list for November 19th, 2019:


I loved his first book, Denton Little's Deathdate, even though I still need to finish the sequel to it.  So I am sure this one will be laugh out loud funny as well.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

The author of Denton Little's Deathdate gives us a tragicomic story of bad dates, bad news, bad performances, and one girl's determination to find the funny in high school.

Winnie Friedman has been waiting for the world to catch on to what she already knows: she's hilarious.

It might be a long wait, though. After bombing a stand-up set at her own bat mitzvah, Winnie has kept her jokes to herself. Well, to herself and her dad, a former comedian and her inspiration.

Then, on the second day of tenth grade, the funniest guy in school actually laughs at a comment she makes in the lunch line and asks her to join the improv troupe. Maybe he's even . . . flirting?

Just when Winnie's ready to say yes to comedy again, her father reveals that he's been diagnosed with ALS. That is . . . not funny. Her dad's still making jokes, though, which feels like a good thing. And Winnie's prepared to be his straight man if that's what he wants. But is it what he needs?

Caught up in a spiral of epically bad dates, bad news, and bad performances, Winnie's struggling to see the humor in it all. But finding a way to laugh is exactly what will see her through.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE
 

I loved the first book that this is a sequel too, Navigating the Stars, and I can't wait for this one!  Just wish I'd had an e-galley or ARC of it to read.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder returns with the next page-turning instalment of the new sci-fi series: Sentinels of the Galaxy Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead.

Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. But when I came back to life, I got a brand new name and a snazzy new uniform. Go me! Seriously, though, it's very important that Lyra Daniels stays dead, at least as far as my ex-friend Jarren, the murdering looter, knows.

While dying is the scariest thing that's happened to me, it morphed my worming skills. I can manipulate the Q-net like never before. But Jarren has blocked us from communicating with the rest of the galaxy and now they believe we've gone silent, like Planet Xinji (where silent really means dead).

A Protector Class spaceship is coming to our rescue, but we still have to survive almost two years before they arrive - if they arrive at all. Until then, we have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable alien threat. And it's only a matter of time before Jarren learns I'm not dead and returns to finish what he started.

There's no way I'm going to let Jarren win. Instead I'll do whatever it takes to save the people I love. But even I'm running out of ideas...

'Smart, witty and full of heart, Navigating the Stars had me hooked from the very first page!' - Lynette Noni, bestselling author of The Medoran Chronicles


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.




Final Thoughts:
The number of books this week is even fewer than last week.  Have you read any of these yet?  Are they on your TBR?  And hey, while you're here, you should go try to win some of my ARCs from Cleaning Up My TBR Post HERE.  The US only giveaway is open till Friday at midnight, there are even some 2019 ARCs that can be one of your two choices. 

24 comments:

  1. I've seen the first one around, but no, I haven't read either of these...or anything by the authors.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. You should totally read Denton Little's Death Date, it is such a good book! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. These are some great sounding books! Hope you get the chance to read them soon.

    My CWW

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  3. I'm so excited for Chasing the Shadows. Loved the first one. :)

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  4. I want to check out Chasing the Shadows - even if the cover does make me cold (which may have more to do with the temperature drop here than the actual cover :)

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    1. I can't wait to read it, need to get my hands on it soon! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I hope you get to read them both real soon!💜

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  6. SUPER excited for Chasing the Shadows!! Just ordered my US copy, and trying to figure out how I can get this Aussie copy as TBD never got them in stock! I've signed up like 3 times now to be told when it was back in stock and 3 times they told me it hasn't come back and the don't know if/when it will. Sigh...


    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I've got to hurry up and get a copy, not that I have time to read it at the moment. Ugh. I hate when that kind of stuff happens with TBD. Good luck on it though! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. I read Crying Laughing last month. It was good. I liked all the improv stuff, and there are some really tender and beautiful father-daughter moments shared in there

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    1. I just got a copy at the library conference I'm at, so I'm very excited! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Wow! Both of these books sound interesting! Great picks!


    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  9. Even though I know both of these authors from seeing them on book blogs, I have never read anything by them and didn't know of their new books coming out. I hope you will love both of these ^.^

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  10. Crying Laughing sounds really good!

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  11. Chasing the Shadows sounds really good:-)

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    1. Hoping as good as the first. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Chasing the Shadows sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

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