Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: What You Left Behind

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).

What You Left Behind

This week’s pick:
What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi
(to be released August 4, 2015 )

It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions, and Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?

I read Jessica Verdi’s The Summer I Wasn’t Me last year, and was so impressed by the book’s strong characters and honest emotions. This new book sounds really powerful, and I can’t wait to read it!

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?

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Do you host a book blog meme? Do you participate in a meme that you really, really love? I’m building a Book Blog Meme Directory, and need your help! If you know of a great meme to include — or if you host one yourself — please drop me a note on my Contact page and I’ll be sure to add your info!

12 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: What You Left Behind

  1. Sounds interesting but not my cup of tea. I don’t like books that stair up too much emotion! I hope you enjoy it 😀
    Amy x

  2. This seems to be a popular choice this week 🙂 Sounds like a good read but quite emotional I would imagine! Thank you for sharing! Here’s my WoW if you would like to check it out! Have a great day!

  3. Wow, I had seen this one around but never took the time to read the summary but… wow. What a story. Might have to check this one out!

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