Waiting on Wednesday (August 13)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.

This week, I’m waiting on All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, which has an expected publication date of January 6, 2015.

The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this compelling, exhilarating, and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself-a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

For some reason, I seem to love reading books that I know will break my heart, and this sounds like it more than fits that bill. I’ve heard that it’s an honest, authentic portrayal of mental illness and suicide — a conversation that this world definitely needs, and something that I look forward to reading.

Which books are you waiting on? Leave me a link or a list to your Waiting on Wednesday post below.

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