Sunday, 2 October 2011

One to Watch (33)

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
From Goodreads: Jill MacSweeney just wants everything to go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. You can't lose one family member and simply replace him with a new one, and when her mom decides to adopt a baby, that's exactly what it feels like she's trying to do. And that's decidedly not normal. With her world crumbling around her, can Jill come to embrace a new member of the family?

Mandy Kalinowski knows what it's like to grow up unwanted--to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, she knows she wants a better life for her baby. But can giving up a child be as easy as it seems? And will she ever be able to find someone to care for her, too?

Critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a heart-wrenching story, told from dual perspectives, about what it means to be a family and the many roads we can take to become one.

I really can't wait for this one to be published, Sara Zarr is one of my own favourite authors of all time. I have read all of her other novels so this is a must read for me. It is published October 18th by Little Brown publishers.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

In My Mailbox (46)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren

I haven't been blogging for a while, I haven't had a lot of time at the moment so that is why I haven't been very active on here. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks that should change.

I only brought one book this week.

Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
From Goodreads: Best friends Lani and Erin couldn't be more different. Lani's reserved and thoughtful; Erin's bubbly and outgoing. Lani likes to do her own thing; Erin prefers an entourage. There's no possible way they could be interested in the same guy.
So when Erin starts dating Jason, Lani can't believe she feels such a deep connection with him and it may be mutual. The more Lani fights it, the more certain she feels that it's her fate to be with Jason. But what do you do when the love of your life is the one person you can't have?

What did everyone else get this week?