The Story Siren calls it Books to Pine For. There’s a whole bunch of other people who call it Waiting on Wednesday and post their links at Breaking the Spine. In any case, these are the books I would love to read, and am looking forward to have in hand.
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger August 7, 2012
I’m intrigued to see just how Angleberger coordinates events amongst two different schools, if he does end up portraying events in two different schools. I read somewhere that there was an online vote as to which Star Wars character would be featured in this book, and there’s a rumor that Han Foldo will be making an appearance. Ahhh… the puns… right up my alley.
With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their own—no Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwight—a paper fortune-teller in the form of Chewbacca. It’s a Fortune Wookiee, and it seems to give advice that’s just as good as Yoda’s—even if, in the hands of the girls, it seems too preoccupied with romance. In the meantime, Dwight is fitting in a little too well at Tippett. Has the unimaginable happened? Has Dwight become normal? It’s up to his old friends at McQuarrie to remind their kooky friend that it’s in his weirdness that his greatness lies.
With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy follow-up to his breakout bestsellers The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back.
Every Day by David Levithan August 28th 2012
I’ve read two books by David Levithan and someone else, but never any books written just by him. I’m curious how the writing style will be different when it’s just him contributing to the plot and dictating what the characters do.
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.
It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.
With his new novel, David Levithan has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney November 13, 2012
If you’ve read any of my reviews of the Wimpy Kid series over the years, you’ll know that I’m more of a “everyone else is reading this so I probably should” kind of reader as opposed to reading it by choice, since my satisfaction with the series has wavered over the year. I’m waiting for this one because the kids will be waiting for this one, and I need to be ahead of the game :) The runaway train that is this series is quite evident in the description from Goodreads which tells us… absolutely nothing new!
Will Greg finally get a girlfriend?
Can Manny become any less annoying?
Will Rodrick ever give Greg a break?
We can’t wait to find out!
So, what are you waiting for?