Welcome to Wishlist Wednesday!
The concept is to post about one book from our wish lists that we can’t wait to read. Want to play? Here’s how:
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- Do a post about one book from your wishlist and why you want to read it.
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- Put a link back to Pen to Paper somewhere in your post.
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My wishlist book this week is:
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
(release date April 2014)
Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and twelfth floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.
Lucy and Owen’s relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and — finally — a reunion in the city where they first met.
A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith’s new novel shows that the center of the world isn’t necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.
Why do I want to read this?
I’ve read and enjoyed Jennifer E. Smith’s two previous young adult books, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and This Is What Happy Looks Like (reviewed here). In both, we meet likable, unusual characters who fall in love — but with clever twists, a few obstacles, and quite a lot of intelligence. I really enjoy the author’s writing style, the light, upbeat approach, and the sweet romance of it all.
Plus, those titles! I’m a sucker for a book with a great catchy title, and this is yet another good one. Count me in!
What’s on your wishlist this week?
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