Waiting on Wednesday 7/27

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy
Published: January 2, 2012
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 256

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18B. Hadley's in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
You know what The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight sounds like it has? Whimsy. I'm looking for a lil' of that on my shelf these days. More and more, I'm beginning to find some great contemps out there, and I love that this is set in such a restricted time period. If done well, this could make for a fabulous and unique read. Plus, let's be honest...who doesn't want to believe in love at first sight? What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

40 comments:

  1. Great pick! This one sounds really good :)

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  2. This is right up my alley! Can't believe I hadn't heard of it until now. It's definitely going on my TBR list.

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  3. Awesome pick. I really cant wait to read this as well.

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  4. Yes, I am REALLY looking forward to this one! I grow to love contemporaries more and more each time I read another and this is just a recipe for success if done right. Cannot wait!

    My WoW

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  5. I can't wait for this either! And I am in love with the cover :)

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  6. Awesome! Never heard of this book. Now, I've seen love in the airport plots occurring in movies and television but never in a YA book. Adding this one to my list. Cool cover!

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  7. Awesome title! I love the synopsis too. It seems like a light, fun read.

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  8. I am very excited about this one too and adore the title. I also love that you are embracing more contemps.

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  9. This sounds great! I definitely need to put this onto my wishlist. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Carina

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  10. I'm hoping this is a great contemp as well! :) I really am in love with the title even though it's a mouth full! And everyone wants to believe in love at first sight...romance!

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  11. That sounds interesting! Although the title is a mouthful, I can help but love the long worded ones!!

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  12. You're right. Whimsy is missing from my bookshelf these days, too! While there are a ton of fantastic books out there, they seem to be very serious lately. This one is definitely on my wishlist!
    Mary @ Book Swarm

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  13. I 100% absolutely love the title of this book.

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  14. Yes, yes, yes!! I am so looking forward to this book. I feel it's a definite Ginger kind of book ;-)

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  15. O stories that sound serendipitous always get me. I can't wait to hear more about this one.

    Sounds like a great idea for a movie.

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  16. I love, love stories! Can't wait to read it!

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  17. I can't wait to read this one! =) It sounds so cute!!

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  18. Yeah, whimsy! This book sounds like a ton of fun. I can't wait to read it! Great pick! :)

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  19. I absolutely love the cover for this one. Can't wait to read it! Great choice.

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  20. Nice choice! This one sounds great! And the title is funny :)

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  21. Awesome pick! I have to add this to my list!

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  22. You and me both on this one Melissa! And, hey, Poppy gave us fans, so they clearly love and adore us ;-)

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  23. I'm anxious for this book too. Man, I can't wait!

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  24. "Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?" This reminded me of that song by Modanna (4 minutes). Anyway, this sounds like a good pick. I'm adding it to my tbr.

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  25. I really don't think I can wait for this one. It looks so good! It sounds amazing and the cover is pretty awesome ^-^

    Really great pick!

    http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/

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  26. This one sounds like such a cute book. I wish it were closer to the release!

    Fabulous WOW choice, Melissa! :D

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  27. I've seen some pretty good buzz about this book around the various bloggers and it looks like it's going to be good. I'll be adding it to my tbr list. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
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  28. First of all, love the word whimsy, so excellently played there. Also, I would say that everyone would like to believe in love at first sight or true love or soul mates, I think that's why books about such topics hit home so much. We want to believe in it as much as possible...give hope to a world that seems dark at times. I'm definitely wanting this one. I also like the title, LOL!

    Jen
    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

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  29. I like the font on the cover, it practically screams contemporary! That being said, I tend to shy away from books that feature romance as a main topic, y'know?

    But I've heard a lot of good things about this one!

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  30. Can't wait for this one! It sounds really cute :). Plus the cover is awesome - I wish we had the same cover here in the UK, but they had to go and change it -_-. Oh well, the book sounds great anyway. Nice pick!

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  31. I remember seeing this book on a few people's Wishlist already. Good choice. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love.

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  32. Even if this book didn't sound so cute, I would read it based on the title alone! LOVE.

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  33. Oh, I'm super excited for this one too! I agree that it sounds like it has whimsy. Sounds like an amazing read!

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  34. I agree that this looks great. For some reason, the cover makes me think of a David Levithan book. Don't know why. Looks artsy?

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  35. I just have this good feeling inside that this will be one of those reads that will become an instant favourite! Awesome WoW pick, Melissa! :)

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  36. Great pick. Looking forward to this one too!
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-29.html

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  37. This was my pick as well this week! Whimsy is a great word to describe it - can't you just sense that it would make a most excellent movie?

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  38. I have seen this around and I definitely want to read it=)

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