Waiting on Wednesday: Since You've Been Gone and We Were Liars

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Here are my two picks for today:

Since You've Been Gone
by Morgan Matson
To be published May 13, 2014
by Simon & Schuster

Summary (adapted from Goodreads) Pre-Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties. She barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend. Apple Picking at Night? Ok, easy enough.Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a Stranger? Wait… what?  Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?

Why it's on my TBR: I'm seeing a mini-trend of YA bucket list books (Goodbye Rebel Blue, The Wrap-Up List, The F-It List) and, as a result, I'm already feeling a little yawn-y about them. However, I read and loved both Amy and Roger's Epic Detour and Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson, and I'm a fan! 

We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart
To be published by Delacorte
on May 13, 2014

Summary from Goodreads: A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love.The truth. 
Why it's on my TBR: First,  E. Lockhart!!!! Need I say more? I mean, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks is one of my favorite YA books ever. The summary of We Were Liars is so cryptically compelling, sort of like The Secret History meets The Usual Suspects. I am SO excited….

Then, I saw this:

Of course, I was NOT one of the hundred people. *cries*
But I'll be checking out the cover reveal on Friday….

Tell me what book you are impatiently waiting for -- and leave me a link so I can check it out. 


  1. So excited for this new Lockhart-the private island and political passionate boy especially spark for me. I'll also probably check out the Matson since I have trouble resisting contemporary.

  2. I love Morgan Matson and can't even WAIT for this one!! :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ooo, both sound super good. I'll be looking forward to that cover reveal as well! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Since you've been gone sounds good! I've heard a lot about both of these authors works all great things of course :)
    My WOW

  5. Both books sound awesome! Nice picks :)

  6. Since You've Been Gone sounds fun with the YA bucket list, and I like the mystery in it. Both books sound great Jen- Great picks! :)

  7. You know, I need to try another E. Lockhart book sometime. I was one of the weirdos who didn't really enjoy Frankie, but I've heard good things about her series! I hope you get your hands on both of these soon.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  9. The both look great!! Good picks :)
    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday

  10. So excited for Since You've Been Gone! I read Second Chance Summer by her this summer and I fell in love with her writing! Great pick!

    Here's My WoW

  11. I am looking forward to reading Since You've Been Gone. I am definitely adding We Were Liars to my tbr. Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

  12. I'm such an E. Lockhart fan, super excited about this! And Morgan Matson consistently writes pretty great stuff too. Great choices!

  13. Since You've Been Gone reminds me of Pitch Perfect :')

    Great picks, Jen! <33

  14. I can't wait for Since You've Been Gone! I loved Amy & Roger's Epic Detour so much... great pick!
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

  15. OMG WE WERE LIARS *hyperventilates* I have way too much to do, but we should reread Frankie together, because it is my FAVORITE and it has been years since I read it and I need an excuse to read it. "She wasn't a girl who needed to be liked so much as she was a girl who liked to be notorious."


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