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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (26)

Oh yay, it's finally the middle of the week! It's the point of no return! And its finally time for my most favorite meme, which never fails to increase my already insurmountable TBR pile. :) Ah well, my reading slump continues. I've stopped reading The Iron Queen again and I've flipped through 5 books and nothing catches my interest. I'm getting frustrated here! Help?

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: The Girl Is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines
Release Date: July 19th 2011
Published by: Roaring Brook Press
Summary (from Goodreads):

It’s the Fall of 1942 and Iris’s world is rapidly changing. Her Pop is back from the war with a missing leg, limiting his ability to do the physically grueling part of his detective work. Iris is dying to help, especially when she discovers that one of Pop’s cases involves a boy at her school. Now, instead of sitting at home watching Deanna Durbin movies, Iris is sneaking out of the house, double crossing her friends, and dancing at the Savoy till all hours of the night. There’s certainly never a dull moment in the private eye business.

Title: The A Circuit by Catherine Hapka & Georgina Bloomberg
Release Date: May 24th 2011
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Summary (from Goodreads):

The A Circuit is the top of the top when it comes to horse shows. It's a world with its own rules and superprivileged lifestyles. Teens travel the circuit all year, showing horses that cost as much as some homes.

Tommi, Kate, and Zara are all elite competitors on the circuit, but they come from totally different backgrounds. Tommi is a billionaire heiress trying to prove she has real talent (not just deep bank accounts). Kate puts the working in working student—every win has been paid for with hours of cleaning stalls. She's used to the grueling schedule, but Fitz, the barn's resident hot guy, is about to become a major distraction. And then there's Zara. She's the wild child of a famous rockstar, but she's ready to take riding seriously. Can a party girl really change her ways?

Readers who enjoy peeking into the elite world of Gossip Girl or The A-List will feel right at home in this new series with its friendships, drama, and privilege set against the backdrop of competitive horseback riding.

Title: Ruby Red (Liebe geht durch alle Zeiten #1) by Kerstin Gier
Release Date: May 10th 2011
Published by: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Summary (from Goodreads):

Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era! Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon, the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.

Why I'm waiting for The Girl Is Murder:

Interesting title, right? The first word I thought of when I was reading the summary was "what?". My brain, getting ahead of me, was already asking why the title was like that. And its set in the 1940's, which conjures up images of vintage fashion, perms and bobs and World War II. I really love the cover for this book, which, I think, successfully shows the 1940's era the story is set to.

Why I'm waiting for The A Circuit:

The summary says it all. It's like Gossip Girl set in an equestrian world. Is this a series? The only other novel I've read which somewhat discusses horseback riding/ show jumping is Aimee Carter's His Eyes, and I'm curious to know how the pitch "gossip girl set in competitive horse back riding world" will turn out. Horses and cliques... who knew they can work together?

Why I'm waiting for Ruby Red:

Oh I have to tell you I've been dying to read this book! I'd give a limb or two just to get my hands on this one. Its about time traveling! I haven't read The Time Traveler's Wife but is it somehow similar? (I'm basing this on the summary) But in a Young Adult and much lighter setting.

So what are you all waiting for this week? Please share your WoWs!


  1. I'm with you on Ruby Red---it looks pretty amazing. Great picks!

  2. I want to read Ruby Red, I also love coming to your blog because you always have different books I have never seen before.

    My WOW

  3. Ruby Red looks great! And I love the cover. The Girl is Murder looks really interesting as well. Great picks! :D

  4. I'm not so into contemporary, but The A Circuit sounds interesting.

  5. nice picks this week! all these look great, esp. Ruby Red!

  6. Great book choices! Hope you enjoy them. You can find my WOW at The Bookish Snob

  7. The Girl is Murder sound fantastic. I love detective novels, and the 1940's setting is unique. I am also interested in Ruby Red. Love the idea of time travel and the fact that the protagonist doesn't expect it. You always have some great picks!

  8. Ruby Red sounds a good read! I also love time-traveling-related stories! Great picks, Kai! Here's mine:

  9. Georgina Bloomberg? Author of the A Circuit. Is that the Mayor of New York's daughter? No surprise she would get a book deal if cover of Ruby Read looks delicious. Very interesting choices!

  10. all of these look awesome!! i will have to add all three to my to read list!

  11. The A Circuit sounds like a good book and I'm interested in reading it. Good picks!

    My Waiting on Wednesday is:

  12. here's mine

  13. I know, I'm excited for Ruby Red too. The cover is so amazing (I love all that intricate scrollwork design) and really stands out, and then the time-traveling premise sounds fabulous, of course!

  14. Ooooo I love vintage. I want The Girl is Murder :)


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