Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Lisa's Looking Forward To #42 - December 31st, 2019

Back to joining up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can't Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  Only two this week, and I'm posting for two weeks from now, since I don't have any for next week.

From my ARC list for December 31st, 2019:


Sounds just like my type of book.  Technically I think maybe the Kindle version came out earlier this year, and this one may actually be on the 30th, not the 31st.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Sometimes love is unpredictable…

Twenty-nine-year-old Charlotte Rosen has a secret: she’s a widow. Ever since the fateful day that leveled her world, Charlotte has worked hard to move forward. Great job at a hot social media analytics company? Check. Roommate with no knowledge of her past? Check. Adorable dog? Check. All the while, she’s faithfully data-crunched her way through life, calculating the probability of risk—so she can avoid it.

Yet Charlotte’s algorithms could never have predicted that her late husband’s ashes would land squarely on her doorstep five years later. Stunned but determined, Charlotte sets out to find meaning in this sudden twist of fate, even if that includes facing her perfectly coiffed, and perfectly difficult, ex-mother-in-law—and her husband’s best friend, who seems to become a fixture at her side whether she likes it or not.

But soon a shocking secret surfaces, forcing Charlotte to answer questions she never knew to ask and to consider the possibility of forgiveness. And when a chance at new love arises, she’ll have to decide once and for all whether to follow the numbers or trust her heart.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE






Technically this book is actually about 20 years old. But it is being revised and given a new cover and re-released on the 30th.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
 
Rita Williams-Garcia’s masterful and bold Coretta Scott King Honor Book is just as fresh, funny, and powerfully relevant today as when it was first published. It is now being reissued with a beautiful, contemporary new cover!  

When fourteen-year-old Gayle gets in trouble with a boy—again—her mother doesn’t give her a choice: Gayle is getting sent away from New York to her family down South, along with her baby, José.

In a small town in Georgia, there is nowhere to go but church, nothing to do but chores, and no friends except her goody-goody, big-boned, kneesock-wearing cousin, Cookie. Gayle is stuck cleaning up after Great, the old family matriarch who stays upstairs in her bed.

But the more she spends time with Cookie and Great, Gayle learns about her family’s history and secrets, stretching all the way back through the preachers and ancestors of the past. And slowly, the stories of her roots begin to change how Gayle sees her future.

Rediscover this novel by a master storyteller and Newbery Honor-winning author, about one girl’s discovery of her own African American family history—and her own place within it.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE. 




Final Thoughts:
You'd think there would be more coming out to spend Christmas gift cards on!  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. Great choices. Thanks for sharing them!

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  2. Husband Material sounds interesting. I wonder why she keeps it secret that she's a widow?
    I hope you enjoy reading both of your picks!
    My WoW

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    1. Probably for added drama, but maybe there's a reason for it in the books. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I just finished Husband Material and was good! Hope you enjoy both these.

    My CWW

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    1. I hope I can get to it soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Ooh nice! Those are totally new to me ones. I hope you enjoy them both once you get them!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

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  5. Both are new to me but they sound really interesting. Thanks for sharing them. Happy reading.

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  6. These both sound good, hope you enjoy them:-)

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  7. So few books come out this time of year! It always frustrated me because I always wanted to add December releases to my Christmas list! Oh well! Both of these are pretty new to me, but I hope you enjoy them!

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    1. I know! That's why I always just hope for gift cards because there are a lot in January it seems. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Husband Material and Charlotte are so interesting -- she's definitely a character I want to know more about.

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  9. I think so many books came out in the Fall - or they are waiting for the New Year. Thanks for sharing!

    -lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. True, there are a ton out in January! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I just finished Husband Material last night and thought it was pretty good. I hope you enjoy both of these. :)

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    1. I'm going to have to get it, everyone is saying they liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Ooh, I have a dachshund! Love your top picture with a dachshund in a hat. I hadn't read either of the picks, but hope you'll enjoy them!

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    1. I love all things to do with dachshunds, I have two of them! Thanks for visiting!

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  12. I don't really have anything more I am anticipating for the end of the year either. Yay for being able to think of two and hopefully you will get some bookish giftcards for Christmas so you can spend them away x

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    1. None so far, but that's okay, so many books on my shelves to read already! Thanks for stopping by!

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