Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #152: The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey and Jackpot by Nic Stone

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" selections are:

The Library of Lost Things

By: Laura Taylor Namey

Expected Publication Date: October 8th, 2019 

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From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.

Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy.

Oooh!  A book where the protagonist is in love with books!  Now you know that I definitely have to pick up this book!

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By: Nic Stone

Expected Publication: October 15th, 2019 

Buy on: Goodreads // Book Depository

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Dear Martin --which Angie Thomas, the bestselling author of The Hate U Give, called "a must read"--comes a pitch-perfect romance that examines class, privilege, and how a stroke of good luck can change an entire life.

Meet Rico: high school senior and afternoon-shift cashier at the Gas 'n' Go, who after school and work races home to take care of her younger brother. Every. Single. Day. When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she--with some assistance from her popular and wildly rich classmate Zan--can find the ticket holder who hasn't claimed the prize. But what happens when have and have-nots collide? Will this investigative duo unite...or divide?

Nic Stone, the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out, creates two unforgettable characters in one hard-hitting story about class, money--both too little and too much--and how you make your own luck in the world.

Oooh!  An interracial love story!  I love reading books about interracial couples, so I'm definitely picking this book up!

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


  1. Both of these look good! Great picks! Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

  2. Both of these books sound awesome! Love the covers too. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. I adore books about books, I think most bookworms do, so I'm excited for The Library of Lost Things.

  4. I am eager to read The Library of Lost Things too! Jackpot is new to me, but I'd definitely be interested. Have you read Dear Martin by the same author? I have that on my TBR pile and need to read it. Have a great weekend!

    1. I haven't read Dear Martin yet, but I'm definitely on the look out for that book too!

  5. The cover of "The Library Of Lost Things" is gorgeous. Love it! Thank you for sharing it with us.