Waiting on Wednesday: Cut Both Ways

I thought i try something new today and since i saw this a few days ago.

This is a weekly meme started over at Breaking the Spine and so i thought, why not?

There are so many books that i am waiting for and excited that they are coming out. So why not share some of them every week and talk about them? What they are about, why i can't wait. And give you guys all the links that you might need to either remember or buy them yourselves. You know, book sharing. Love. All that stuff. 

Since this is the first time i am doing this, and i was really not sure which book i should start with, i thought i start with one that i am really excited for and that is coming out soon. For one because it is fresh on my mind. And because it is a book that i think more people will be interested in reading. And it is a really great topic. And it is a Debut author. All good reasons to talk about this book, i think. 

(and by the way, if you are in the US the book is currently on a fantastic sale for not even $10 for the hardcover, sadly that is not the case for the other websites, but i saw it when i included the link and thought i should point that out)

Here we go:

Cut Both ways

Written by: Carrie Mesrobian
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Family issues, LGBTQ
Pages: 352
Buy: Book Depository, Amazon.de, Amazon.com
Add on: Goodreads

It took Will Caynes seventeen years to have his first kiss. He should be ecstatic ... except that it was shared with his best friend, Angus, while they were both drunk and stoned. Will's not gay, but he did sort of enjoy whatever it as he felt with Angus. Unsettled by his growing interest in Angus, Will avoids his friend, and even starts dating a sophomore, Brandy. When he's hooking up with her, he's totally into it, so he must be straight, right?
Then why does he secretly keep going back to Angus?

Confusing as Will's feelings are, they're a welcome distraction from his complicated home life. His father has started drinking earlier each day when he should be working on what seems like never-ending house renovations. And his mom -living in a McMansion with her new husband - isn't much help, just buying Will a bunch of stuff he doesn't need. Neither feels like much of a parent -which leaves Will on his own in figuring things out with his girlfriend and best friend. He loves them both, but deciding who to be with will intimately hurt someone. Himself probably the most. 

Why I'm waiting.... 

I think it is a fantastic topic. 
An important one,too. 

Not every teenager might feel the "typical" way. And i love that finally authors write about this kind of stuff. It is really important to show everyone -young, old and everyone inbetween- that no matter who you have feelings for that that is okay and others are going through something similar in one way or another. 

I also like that it doesn't sound as if it completely focuses on the troubles of figuring out which sexual orientation it is going to be -or if he wants to choose- but that there are also the actual family problems that give him no choice but to figure it out on his own. 

I think this book just sounds like a fantastic read. Emotional, important, and hopefully fantastically written so that all the topics and issues are handled the right way, making this book as good as i am hoping it will be. 

What about you guys? Is there any book that you can't wait for? 
One that is coming out soon?
One that is coming out next year?
Or one that you can't wait to read that is already out, but you haven't gotten around to reading yet?

Or if you wrote a Waiting on Wednesday post, please leave me a link in the comments! I would love to check your post out :)

Write more later...


  1. This sounds like a very good book. I'll have to add it to my TBR list, as well as to suggest to students at the library where I work. Great pick!
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    1. I am very happy to hear that someone else finds this book interesting :)
      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  2. This book sounds great! :) I cannot wait to read this one too. I am always looking for diverse books. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. It is fantastic that finally more actual diverse books are being written and published :) I am also always happy to hear about other people being just as excited about it as i am!
      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting :)


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