Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday (222)


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


And in honor of DOG DAYS OF SUMMER, all month long you'll be getting a pick from me and an additional one from Cassius!




FROM GOODREADS: Time Traveler’s Wife meets Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in a wondrous novel exploring the burdens of time, the endurance of love, and the timelessness of family.

Just because life might be out of order, doesn’t mean it’s broken.

It’s new years eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study economics, or follow her heart and remain at home in Brooklyn to be with her boyfriend? As the countdown to the new year begins, Oona feels lightheaded, woozy, and it’s not from the champagne. At the stroke of midnight Oona is torn from her life and everyone she loves, finding herself in her 51 year old body thirty-three years into the future. Greeted by a friendly stranger in a beautiful house she’s told is her own, Oona learns that will with each passing year she will leap to another age at random. Still a young woman on the inside, but ever changing on the outside, who will she be next year? Philanthropist? Club kid? World traveler? Wife to a man she’s never met? 

Hopping through decades, and a lifetime Oona Out of Order is a surprising, magical novel that explores the power of love, the bonds of family, and the wonders of life. 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I think this one sounds kind of fun because of all the waking up in a different age of life each year.  Not my usual genre but I'm still curious about it.

CASSIUS' PICK:


FROM GOODREADS:  A Dog's Promise continues the story of Bailey, the good dog whose journey started in A Dog's Purpose and continued in A Dog's Journey (both major motion pictures). This time, Bailey is joined by Lacey, another very special dog, who helps Bailey fulfill his promise over the course of several lives.

This charming, wise canine soul brings joy, laughter, and comfort as he unites a family fractured by life's inevitable obstacles. The love and loyalty of these two memorable dogs shows us the incredible power of hope, truth, and unending devotion in this moving novel by award-winning author W. Bruce Cameron. 

WHY CASS CAN'T WAIT: First of all I love the dog on the cover.  Secondly, Bailey and Lacey sound pretty cool.  I keep telling Mom that she needs to read this series but she keeps telling me she doesn't want to be sad right now.  I get it but I think she's missing out!

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU WAITING FOR THIS WEEK???

42 comments:

  1. Oona Out of Order sounds interesting! I don't know if it'll be my kind of book, but I do love the description of Time Traveler's Wife meets Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - anything compared to Spotless Mind is gonna get my attention, lol!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It's not my usual read either but it does sound quirky.

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  2. What a lovely cover pick Cass! That dog is gorgeous though not as cute as you are of course!

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  3. I agree, Oona Out of Order does sound like so much fun, but goodness, I am hoping for a happy ending. I am with your mum on A Dog's Promise -- I read the first one, and it broke my heart.

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  4. Oona Out of Order sounds so cool!

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  5. Oona Out of Order sounds really cool! I don't think I've ever run across a story with that premise before😁

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  6. This does sound interesting! I'll definitely put it on the tbr. Great pick!
    Natflix&Book

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  7. you're so fun. i love cassius' contribution. lol
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Cass will be here all month!

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  8. oh wow ok you had me at "Time Traveler’s Wife meets Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" I gotta read that book to Barb!

    Though.. I do have to say I loved the Time Traveler’s Wife movie but the book not so much. I read it in July and DNF at 40%

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    1. I've not seen the movie OR read the book. Never any interest. Glad you liked the movie though.

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  9. The book about Oona sounds interesting. I'll skip the Bruce Cameron book because I don't want it to make me sad either. Hope you enjoy them both though when you do read them!

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    1. Thanks Laura. The author of the dog books as a cute mystery series out about a guy and his basset. I wish he'd write another one of those because I know they won't make me sad.

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  10. Oona Out of Order does sound like a fun read! What an interesting concept! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  11. Oona Out of Order- I love that title! And what a neat premise too. Sounds fun! I love books that explore stuff like that. :)

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  12. Thanks, Cass, for the doglicious book recommendation! I might read those books someday, I will have to be in just the right mood, though. 🐾✨

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  13. Oona Out of Order has such a fantastic cover! I am really intrigued by it. Your dog pick sounds like it is super heartwarming. Thanks for sharing these. :)

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  14. Oona Out of Order sounds really interesting! I love Cassius' pick (although, I also still need to read A Dog's Purpose!)

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  15. Hmmm...I haven't heard of these books before... they both sound interesting!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  16. Oona out of Order sounds great Barb! I loved both the book and movie of The Time Traveler's Wife! Great Pick!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  17. Oona does sound like fun and I like Cass's pick too!

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  18. I'm often pleasantly surprised by reading books out of my preferred genre. Hope you enjoy Oona Out of Order.

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    1. Thanks Yvonne. The same happens to me sometimes.

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  19. I really like the sound of this one - it definitely has the sound of The Time Traveller's Wife which I enjoyed very much.
    Lynn :D

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  20. OONA OUT OF ORDER sounds fun! I hadn't heard of it before, so thanks for the heads-up :)

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  21. Oona Out of Order sounds really good. I like the comparison to The Time Traveler's Wife.

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