There’s nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by Pen to Paper) and Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine).
My most wished-for book this week is:
100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith
(released September 2, 2014)
Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes. It’s how he makes sense of the world, and how he tries to convince himself that he’s a real boy and not just a character in his father’s bestselling cult-classic book. Finn has two things going for him: his best friend, the possibly-insane-but-definitely-excellent Cade Hernandez, and Julia Bishop, the first girl he’s ever loved.
Then Julia moves away, and Finn is heartbroken. Feeling restless and trapped in the book, Finn embarks on a road trip with Cade to visit their college of choice in Oklahoma. When an unexpected accident happens and the boys become unlikely heroes, they take an eye-opening detour away from everything they thought they had planned—and learn how to write their own destiny.
I really loved Andrew Smith’s Grasshopper Jungle, and this new release sounds off-beat enough to make me want to read it.
What are you wishing for this Wednesday?
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8 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: 100 Sideways Miles”
That cover though… o.O
Right? So weird… but I like it.
I’m really looking forward to reading this book, too. I haven’t read Grasshopper Jungle, but I LOVED WINGER! Seriously, it’s one of my favorite books that I’ve read this year. So I cannot wait to read this one.
I haven’t read Winger yet, but I think I really need to! Grasshopper Jungle was so bizarre, but I really loved it.
That is a very interesting cover. It sounds like a good book. I hope you get it soon!
Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/waiting-on-wednesday.html
I was super excited at first, being a horse science major and the horse on the cover looking like one of my own, but after reading the synopsis, I am now excited for a different reason. The book sounds pretty fabulous! I’m going to have to check it out! Thanks for the great post!
I’ve never met a horse science major before! Sounds like a great field of study. Thanks for stopping by!
this looks like an interesting one. I’d seen bookktubers starting to receive this and it was making me a bit curious!