waiting on wednesday (37)

I’m participating today in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and its purpose is to spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

During Book Blogger Appreciation Week, one of the daily writing ‘prompts’ involved being an evangelist for a book that has been overlooked.  I highlighted Lindsey Leavitt’s contemporary YA Sean Griswold’s Head.  It’s a charming read with heart, and I’ve been looking forward to spending time with more of Leavitt’s work.  Lucky for me (and you!), her next book sounds like a hoot.  I can’t wait to meet Mallory and her grandmother’s list.  Going Vintage will be published by Bloomsbury, and releases on March 26, 2013.

going vintage by lindsey leavitt book cover
The cure for a break-up? Go vintage and live like it’s 1962! 

When Mallory discovers that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with an online girlfriend, she swears off boys. She also swears off modern technology. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in 1962, Mallory decides to "go vintage" and return to a simpler time (when boyfriends couldn’t cheat on you online). She sets out to complete grandma’s list: run for pep club secretary, host a dinner party, sew a homecoming dress, find a steady, do something dangerous. But the list is trickier than it looks. And obviously finding a steady is out . . . no matter how good Oliver (Jeremy’s cousin) smells. But with the help of her sister, she’ll get it done. Somehow. 


Lindsey Leavitt perfectly pairs heartfelt family moments, laugh-out-loud humor, and a little bit of romance in this delightful contemporary novel.

What books are you waiting on?

14 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Me too!
I'm goo goo gaa gaa for this cover.

Cecelia said...

Juju - It IS beautiful, isn't it? And just your style. *grin*

cecilia pedersen said...

sounds like good read! Love the cover!

my wow:
http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.se/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-incarnate.html

biochemguy said...

This one has been pretty popular this week! I'm still undecided as to if I will read it or not though. Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

Charlotte said...

That does sound rather fun!

Lauren said...

I can't wait to read this one too! It looks like a ton of fun and I just adore the cover. Have you read Lindsey's Princes for Hire series? I like her YA better, but they're still adorable reads.

Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

I'm not super keen on contemporary YA but this looks pretty awesome. I want to see how the 1960s are incorporated into Mallory's life!

Book Sake said...

I love the sound of this one and maybe it will inspire me to get away from all that's going and go back to simpler things!

- Jessica @ Book Sake

Addicted2Heroines said...

Cute cover! Sounds like a fun read. I hope you enjoy it!

thekams said...

I've seen this one around but had never stopped to actually read the synopsis - it sounds good! I might have to actually check this one out =)

Debbie's World of Books said...

This sounds like such a cute book. Adding it to my goodreads list.

Little Miss Becky said...

This book sounds like so much fun. And as a lover of all things vintage---I'm definitely going to be reading this one.

Tahleen said...

This book sounds adorable. It also sounds like it would be a great tween/teen crossover!

Chinoiseries said...

Hilarious! And quite original too :) Life was probably easier without modern technology. Or actually, not really, but vintage (grandma's time, wow!) can't be wrong, can it? :)

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