Waiting on Wednesday 9/29

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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: 10 Miles Past Normal
Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell
Release Date: March 22, 2011

Janie Gorman wants to be normal. The problem with that: she’s not. She’s smart and creative and a little bit funky. She’s also an unwilling player in her parents’ modern-hippy, let’s-live-on-a-goat-farm experiment (regretfully, instigated by a younger, much more enthusiastic Janie). This, to put it simply, is not helping Janie reach that “normal target.” She has to milk goats every day…and endure her mother’s pseudo celebrity in the homemade-life, crunchy mom blogosphere.
So, what’s wrong with normal? Well, kind of everything. She knows that, of course, why else would she learn bass and join Jam Band, how else would she know to idolize infamous wild-child and high school senior Emma (her best friend Sarah’s older sister), why else would she get arrested while doing a school project on a local freedom school (jail was not part of the assignment). And, why else would she kind of be falling in "like" with a boy named Monster—yes, that is his real name. Janie was going for normal, but she missed her mark by about ten miles…and we mean that as a compliment.

Taken from GoodReads.

Something about 10 Miles Past Normal speaks to me. I'm excited to read about (and meet) a no-holds-barred, quirky, and lovable heroine that many people can relate to. I think 10 Miles Past Normal sounds like the perfect coming-of-age tale blended with just enough humour and romance to satisfy my literary appetite. Plus, I just can't resist that cover! What is it with me and blues these days? What do you think...and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. This one looks really amusing XD I have a feeling I'd just end up envying her life though!!

    Check my pick out HERE

  2. I am more drawn to the green, so pretty, and a very fun cover

  3. Love the sound of this one! And the cover is just so crisp and clean and happy:)

  4. I adore quirky characters (and this cover is great, too)...great pick!!

  5. I've added this one to my wishlist. It looks incredible. I love that the heroine is a offbeat and spunky like everything in her life. The boy named Monster is the best. Great pick!

  6. This book looks like it'll be adorable and quirky and a really fun read. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to get a copy of this one :) Thanks for sharing!

    See what I'm waiting for this week :)

  7. It sounds sooo cute and it makes me want to live on a goat farm! Great pick :)

  8. Ah! This is on my wishlist! I'd love to read it. I've always been interested in living a life like that. :)

  9. Bring back memories of my younger days, when I wanted to join a commune. Definitely want to read this one. Great pick and a new title for me. Thanks!

  10. I like funky characters and settings...sounds like one for my list!

    Here's mine:


  11. absolutely! this one is at the top of my wish list. really, seriously can not wait!

    awesome pick!

  12. Quirky definitely sounds like a good word to describe the novel! This cover practically screams 'country!" too, lol. :)

  13. Speaks to me too. (In a way the premise seems to share something with Lili Wilkinson's Pink which I read a few weeks ago and loved.) I'll definitely try to get hold of this one.

  14. Lol, I love the synopsis. It's now in my "You Must or Die" list. XD Awesome pick! =D

  15. This sounds sooo good! Definitely something I would love. Thanks for sharing Melissa. Oh and the cover really is wonderful :)

  16. Great pick Melissa! I love it that you highlighted a book that I probably would not have heard about, and that looks so interesting :)
    The cover reminds me of my daughter, who is an avid guitar player, and would probably describe herself as a little quirky and/or funky!


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