Lisa’s Looking Forward To #38 – November 12th, 2019

Posted November 6, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in LLFT / 16 Comments

Back to joining up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can’t
Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  Only four books this week to share.

From my ARC list for November 12th, 2019:

Sounds like a good #ownvoices story

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Allie Abraham has it
all going for her—she’s a straight-A student, with good friends and a
close-knit family, and she’s dating cute, popular, and sweet Wells
Henderson. One problem: Wells’s father is Jack Henderson, America’s most
famous conservative shock jock…and Allie hasn’t told Wells that her
family is Muslim. It’s not like Allie’s religion is a secret, exactly.
It’s just that her parents don’t practice and raised her to keep her
Islamic heritage to herself. But as Allie witnesses ever-growing
Islamophobia in her small town and across the nation, she begins to
embrace her faith—studying it, practicing it, and facing hatred and
misunderstanding for it. Who is Allie, if she sheds the façade of the
“perfect” all-American girl? What does it mean to be a “Good Muslim?”
And can a Muslim girl in America ever truly fit in?

MUSLIM GIRL is a relevant, relatable story of being caught between two
worlds, and the struggles and hard-won joys of finding your place.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

Sounds like a good mermaid story maybe. 

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

There is more than one way to drown.

has always been different, standing out from her mermaid sisters in a
society where blending in is key. Worse yet, she fears she has been
afflicted with the dreaded Disease, said to be carried by
humans—emotions. Can she face the darkness long enough to surface in the

Above the sea, Brooke has nothing left to give.
Depression and anxiety have left her feeling isolated. Forgotten. The
only thing she can rely on is the numbness she finds within the cool and
comforting ocean waves. If only she weren’t stuck at Fathoms—a new
group therapy home that promises a second chance at life. But what’s the
point of living if her soul is destined to bleed?

Merrick may be
San Francisco’s golden boy, but he wants nothing more than to escape
his controlling father. When his younger sister’s suicide attempt sends
Merrick to his breaking point, escape becomes the only option. If he can
find their mom, everything will be made right again—right?

their worlds collide, all three will do whatever it takes to survive,
and Coral might even catch a prince in the process. But what—and
who—must they leave behind for life to finally begin?

Taking a new twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved—yet tragic—fairy tale, Coral
explores mental health from multiple perspectives, questioning what it
means to be human in a world where humanity often seems lost.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

They compare it to Life As We Knew It, one of my all time favorite books, so there’s that!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Don’t miss the exhilarating new novel from the author of
Fat Girl on a Plane
, featuring a fierce, bold heroine who will fight for
her family and do whatever it takes to survive. Fans of Susan Beth
Pfeffer’s Life As We Knew It series and Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave
series will cheer for this fast-paced, near-future thrill ride.

If you’re going through hell…keep going.

coder Jinx Marshall grew up spending weekends drilling with her
paranoid dad for a doomsday she’s sure will never come. She’s an expert
on self-heating meal rations, Krav Maga and extracting water from a
barrel cactus. Now that her parents are divorced, she’s ready to relax.
Her big plans include making it to level 99 in her favorite MMORPG and
spending the weekend with her new hunky stepbrother, Toby.

all that disaster training comes in handy when an explosion traps her in
a burning building. Stuck leading her headstrong stepsister, MacKenna,
and her precocious little brother, Charles, to safety, Jinx gets them
out alive only to discover the explosion is part of a pattern of
violence erupting all over the country. Even worse, Jinx’s dad stands
accused of triggering the chaos.

In a desperate attempt to evade
paramilitary forces and vigilantes, Jinx and her siblings find Toby and
make a break for Mexico. With seemingly the whole world working against
them, they’ve got to get along and search for the truth about the
attacks—and about each other. But if they can survive, will there be
anything left worth surviving for?

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

Adorable cover, cute sounding story!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:


How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days gets a millennial makeover in this romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Andie J. Christopher.

Nolan is a gentleman, a journalist, and unlucky in love. His viral
success has pigeon-holed him as the how-to guy for a buzzy, internet
media company instead of covering hard-hitting politics. Fed up with his
fluffy articles and the app-based dating scene as well, he strikes a
deal with his boss to write a final piece de resistance: How to Lose a
Girl. Easier said than done when the girl he meets is Hannah Mayfield,
and he’s not sure he wants her to dump him.

Hannah is an
extremely successful event planner who’s focused on climbing the career
ladder. Her firm is one of the most prestigious in the city, and she’s
determined to secure her next promotion. But Hannah has a bit of an
image problem. She needs to show her boss that she has range, including
planning dreaded, romantic weddings. Enter Jack. He’s the perfect man to
date for a couple weeks to prove to her boss that she’s not scared of

Before Jack and Hannah know it, their fake relationship
starts to feel all too real—and neither of them can stand to lose each

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE


Final Thoughts:
The number of books this week is way down compared to the last few months.  Have you read any of these yet?  Are they
on your TBR? 
And hey, while you’re here, you should go try to win some
of my ARCs from Cleaning Up My TBR Post
HERE.  The US only giveaway is open till Friday at midnight, there are even some 2019 ARCs that can be one of your two choices. 

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16 responses to “Lisa’s Looking Forward To #38 – November 12th, 2019

  1. I read Not the Girl You Marry the other day, and I liked it, but it does not seem to be a hit with Goodreaders. I though it was fun, and it delivered a How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days rom-com feel, as promised.

  2. All American Muslim girl looks like it is going to be one which shakes up the kind of narratives we have already seen time and time again — and I am here for it! I have looked into Coral for myself but I am not sure… waiting on reviews to decide if it will be one for me or not.

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