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Waiting on Wednesday: The Underground Railroad

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The Underground Railroad


Written by: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385537034
Release Date: September 13th, 2016 (or maybe its already released in some places apparently? But where I live it gets released in September! And either way, it sounds like a great book so i wanted to mention it!)
Genres: Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Historical, African American, Race, American Literature
Pages: 320 (Hardcover)
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Summary:
"Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her of the Underground Railroad and they plot their escape. 

Like Gulliver, Cora encounters different worlds on each leg of her journ…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Female of the Species

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The Female of the Species


Written by: Mindy McGinnis
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN: 0062320890
Release Date: September 20th, 2016 
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 352 (Hardcover)
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Summary:
"Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn't feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best. The language of violence. While her crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can't be trusted amount other people, even in her small hometown, she relegates herself to the shadows, a girl who goes unseen in plain sight, unremarkable in the high school hallways.  
But Jack Fisher sees her. He's the guy all other guys want to be: the star athlete gunning for valedictorian with the prom queen on his arm. Gu…

Waiting on Wednesday: Stealing Snow

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Stealing Snow


Written by: Danielle Paigs
Publisher: Bloomsbury 
ISBN: 1681190761
Release Date: September 20th, 2016 
Genres: YA, Retelling, Fantasy, Snow White retelling, Fairytale retelling, fantasy, magic
Pages: 384(Hardcover)
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Summary:
"17-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate  New York. Deep down, she knows she's not crazy and doesn't belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree she releases she must escape and figure out who she really is. Using her trusted friend Bale as a distraction, Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods. Suddenly, eve thing isn't what it seems, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, and she finds herself …

Waiting on Wednesday: As I Descended

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As I Descended

Written by: Robin Talley
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 0062409239
Release Date: September 6th, 2016 
Genres: YA, GIbt, Retellings, Shakespearean Retelling, Same sex romance, romance, fantasy, magic, magical realism,
Pages: 384 (Hardcover)
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Summary:"Maria Lyon and Lily Briten are their school's ultimate power couple - even if no one knows it but them. Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey. 

Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsely Prize. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily's whole world with a pointed look, or a carefully placed word. 

But what Delilah doesn't know is that is that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything…

Waiting on Wednesday: Commonwealth

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Commonwealth


Written by: Ann Patchett
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 0062491792
Release Date: September 13th, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Family, Literary Fiction, Generation story
Pages: 336 (Hardcover)
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Summary:
"One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he kissed Franny's mother, Beverly - thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending Summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the stra…

Top 10 Tuesday: Gift-Card Dreaming

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This is late, but better late then never, right?