Waiting on Wednesday: THE HEARTBEATS OF WING JONES by Katherine Webber and GOING GEEK by Charlotte Huang

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.


This week I have selected THE HEARTBEATS OF WING JONES. I was immediately drawn to this book once I saw that it was billed as "Jandy Nelson meets Friday NIght Lights". How could I resist? I simply cannot because I adore Jandy Nelson and well the concept of her writing style "meeting" a football fueled setting is just too irresistible to resist. Then as always I am drawn to the cover jacket that is quite beautiful.

by Katherine Webber
March 14th 2017 
Delacorte Books for Young Readers    

Jandy Nelson meets Friday Night Lights in this sweeping, warm, arrestingly original novel about family, strength, and hope.

Wing Jones, like everyone else in her town, has worshipped her older brother, Marcus, for as long as she can remember. Good-looking, popular, and the star of the football team, Marcus is everything his sister is not.

Until the night everything changes when Marcus, drunk at the wheel after a party, kills two people and barely survives himself. With Marcus now in a coma, Wing is crushed, confused, and angry. She is tormented at school for Marcus’s mistake, haunted at home by her mother and grandmothers’ grief. In addition to all this, Wing is scared that the bank is going to repossess her home because her family can’t afford Marcus’s mounting medical bills.

Every night, unable to sleep, Wing finds herself sneaking out to go to the school’s empty track. When Aaron, Marcus’s best friend, sees her running one night, he recognizes that her speed, skill, and agility could get her spot on the track team. And better still, an opportunity at a coveted sponsorship from a major athletic gear company. Wing can’t pass up the opportunity to train with her longtime crush and to help her struggling family, but can she handle being thrust out of Marcus’s shadow and into the spotlight?


I have so much love for Charlotte Huang after she wrote For the Record because music+books = HAPPY CHRISTY (plus she loves Panic at the Disco so how could I not love her?). I absolutely love the cover for Going Geek and can't wait to have it in my hands!

by Charlotte Huang
September 13th 2016
Delacorte Press

A girl forced out of her comfort zone finds that being true to herself is the best way to live her life, in this second novel from the author of For the Record.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Skylar Hoffman’s senior year at her preppy East Coast boarding school should have been perfect: 

amazing boyfriend
the coolest friends
the most desirable dorm

But it’s far from it. To her dismay, Skylar’s not going to rule senior year because she’s stuck in Abbot House, a tiny dorm known for, well, nothing. Living with a group of strangers everyone thinks is lame is bad enough. Worse is that Skylar wasn’t exactly truthful about how she spent summer break in Los Angeles—and her little white lie is causing her once rock-solid romance to crumble fast. And when it turns out that Skylar’s best friend is the one responsible for having her booted from Lincoln? It’s an all-out war.

Stepping out of her comfort zone never felt so scary—or necessary. But everything is different now. Including, maybe, Skylar herself . . .


  1. Ooh nice picks! Both are totally new to me ones! Hope you both enjoy your pick!

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  2. I haven't heard of either of these but they sound good! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy The Lovely Reckless. I DEVOURED it after YallWest!


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