Lisa’s Looking Forward To #42 – December 31st, 2019

December 18, 2019 LLFT 24

Back to joining up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can’t
Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  Only two this week, and I’m posting for two weeks from now, since I don’t have any for next week.

From my ARC list for December 31st, 2019:

Sounds just like my type of book.  Technically I think maybe the Kindle version came out earlier this year, and this one may actually be on the 30th, not the 31st.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Sometimes love is unpredictable…

Charlotte Rosen has a secret: she’s a widow. Ever since the fateful day
that leveled her world, Charlotte has worked hard to move forward.
Great job at a hot social media analytics company? Check. Roommate with
no knowledge of her past? Check. Adorable dog? Check. All the while,
she’s faithfully data-crunched her way through life, calculating the
probability of risk—so she can avoid it.

Yet Charlotte’s
algorithms could never have predicted that her late husband’s ashes
would land squarely on her doorstep five years later. Stunned but
determined, Charlotte sets out to find meaning in this sudden twist of
fate, even if that includes facing her perfectly coiffed, and perfectly
difficult, ex-mother-in-law—and her husband’s best friend, who seems to
become a fixture at her side whether she likes it or not.

soon a shocking secret surfaces, forcing Charlotte to answer questions
she never knew to ask and to consider the possibility of forgiveness.
And when a chance at new love arises, she’ll have to decide once and for
all whether to follow the numbers or trust her heart.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

Technically this book is actually about 20 years old. But it is being revised and given a new cover and re-released on the 30th.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:


Williams-Garcia’s masterful and bold Coretta Scott King Honor Book is
just as fresh, funny, and powerfully relevant today as when it was first
published. It is now being reissued with a beautiful, contemporary new

When fourteen-year-old Gayle gets in
trouble with a boy—again—her mother doesn’t give her a choice: Gayle is
getting sent away from New York to her family down South, along with her
baby, José.

In a small town in Georgia, there is nowhere to go
but church, nothing to do but chores, and no friends except her
goody-goody, big-boned, kneesock-wearing cousin, Cookie. Gayle is stuck
cleaning up after Great, the old family matriarch who stays upstairs in
her bed.

But the more she spends time with Cookie and Great,
Gayle learns about her family’s history and secrets, stretching all the
way back through the preachers and ancestors of the past. And slowly,
the stories of her roots begin to change how Gayle sees her future.

this novel by a master storyteller and Newbery Honor-winning author,
about one girl’s discovery of her own African American family
history—and her own place within it.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE. 

Final Thoughts:
You’d think there would be more coming out to spend Christmas gift cards on!  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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24 Responses to “Lisa’s Looking Forward To #42 – December 31st, 2019”

  1. Sveta

    Ooh, I have a dachshund! Love your top picture with a dachshund in a hat. I hadn't read either of the picks, but hope you'll enjoy them!

  2. Olivia's Catastrophe

    I don't really have anything more I am anticipating for the end of the year either. Yay for being able to think of two and hopefully you will get some bookish giftcards for Christmas so you can spend them away x

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