Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #119: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  On the Come Up
Author:  Angie Thomas
Expected Publication Date:  February 5th, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.

Oooh! A book about music (specifically rap) and about the challenges of nearly going through homelessness? Count me in!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. I hope you enjoy this! Not long until release day. :)

  2. I will probably pick this one eventually. I have 6 more chapters of THUG left and I do enjoy her writing. I love the music aspect. Nice pick.

  3. YES! Both me and my daughter want to read this one! We are excited for it too. Great pick!


  4. I am glad to see Angie Thomas has another book coming out. I loved The Hate U Give. This one sounds good too! I hope you love it when you read it.

  5. I've been seeing this book everywhere lately. Hope you enjoy it! :)

  6. It sounds like it will be a good story. Hope you enjoy it! And thanks for coming by my WoW.

  7. This book is new to me. I hope you enjoy reading it!
    My WoW

  8. Seeing this around a lot lately! Hope you love it too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Nice. I like the sound of this one too!

  10. This really sounds like a good book!

  11. Heard so many great things about Angie Thomas' books! Hope you get to read this soon!

    Thanks for stopping by the blog earlier =)

    Diana @ My Bookish Escapades

  12. I haven´t read her other book, but this one sounds very good. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

  13. Great CWW Pick I've been seeing this book quite a lot lately it really looks and sounds absolutely amazing. I hope you do enjoy it when you get the chance to read it, thank you so much for stopping by my CWW post.