Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: First You Try Everything

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

First You Try Everything
By Jane McCafferty
Publication Date: January 17

From HarperCollins:


Evvie and Ben used to love popular music. Songs were able to get them through anything in their early years together, but now there is a gulf between them. Ben started wearing a suit, and it no longer looks like a costume; he is forgetting the years when they worked a foodcart, selling Middle Eastern meals so they could get home by three and focus on their dreams. Now Evvie has lost sight of herself and Ben has set his sights on a different kind of future–alone.  Convinced that Ben can’t let her go, Evvie begins to unravel at the seams, obsessively devising ways to staunch the inevitable separation. Told from Ben and Evvie’s alternating points of view, First You Try Everything is an intimate portrait of a marriage, examining questions of love, sanity, and the lengths we go through to avoid facing ourselves.


What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link below!

65 comments:

Mocha ღ Latte said...

First You Try Everything sounds interesting. Great pick =)

My W.O.W: http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday27.html

Lea said...

This sounds pretty intense! But a good story :)

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Jess said...

hmm, what an intersting book. It sounds like it will be a good contemp read. I'm adding to my my wishlist !

fivealarmbookreviews.com said...

You seem to come up with a lot of good books that I haven't heard of. Another one to check out.
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ashelynn hetland said...

Wow, First You Try Everything sounds amazing. Great pick!

Kim said...

That sounds rather heartbreaking in a way. I'm interested to see where the author takes this. I hope it'll be as good as the summary. (:

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Kim @ Book Munchies

Demijel said...

OOOH, I've heard of this one~ It sounds so interesting! Thank you!

Felicia said...

Interesting pick. Haven't heard of this one before. Thanks for letting us add our links! :)

Tena @ Crazy Book Slut said...

great pick. Thanks for hosting WoW, it's one of my favorites

Kah Woei said...

Sounds heartbreaking ...

thepamjelly said...

Great pick. It sounds heartbreaking.

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Linda said...

That sounds really great! Awesome pick :)

celine.olivia said...

That sounds good! Look forward to the book! Please check out my WoW too!
http://forget8me8not.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

IdentitySeeker said...

This sounds like a heartbreaking read and it's very realistic, I'm sure. I haven't heard of this before, so thanks for sharing:)

Sarah @ Random Thoughts

My WoW can be found here:

http://randomthoughtsofaconfusedadolescent.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

The Romanceaholic said...

That sounds really good! I may have to pick that up one day!

Books4Juliet said...

I think this book is for me! I really should wait for this. Thanks for sharing! =)

Book Passion for Life said...

Sounds like an interesting read. This is our first WOW...

http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Tina's Blog said...

I think this one looks great!

Karis Jacobstein said...

This sounds heartbreakingly good! Nice pick!

http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/10/www-17-and-waiting-on-wednesday-october.html

TG said...

I love books that use music as part of the story. Sounds good!

Becky said...

Sound interesting.

Mardel said...

I love these memes. Thanks for hosting - as always - and see y'all next week. Have a good week!

Staci said...

That one sounds intense!

Mimi Valentine said...

Aww, this one sounds so sweet! I LOVE books about music and I LOVE books in alternating points of view, so you can bet that First You Try Everything is sounding extra good to me! :)

Here's my WOW! And you can still enter the first giveaway and second giveaway in my Autumn BookFest if you want!

Another awesome pick, Jill! Have an amazing Wednesday! :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like the sound of this one a lot Jill.

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

While it doesn't sound like my cup of tea, it still sounds like a wild story! Enjoy it when it comes your way.

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

Sometimes I wish I worked in a foodcart :) Sounds like an awesome read.

lsl_scrapper said...

I'm not sure what I think of that one. It sounds good, but maybe a hard, sad read. Hope you enjoy it.

Kay said...

I love books like this that pick apart a marriage or a relationship. I can always find something to relate to. Nice pick!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, that one sounds sad...but true. Thanks for sharing.

TwilightsDance said...

Interesting pick!

WOW:http://www.onceuponatwilight.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday-last-rite-by-lisa.html

Becca said...

Sounds really heavy and sad, but in a good way. Nice pick!

Hannah said...

That's a great pick. Thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

This sounds interesting... the title is definitely intriguing! Good pick!

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Taneika said...

Hey thankyou! I've never participated in this meme before, but I have to say it's my favourite because it's nice and simple :) thanks!!

Crystal said...

Another amazing choice that is going on my wishlist. It sounds like it will be interesting, yet hard to read, hard meaning intense, thought-provoking. It just looks great.

Here is my WoW.

bermudaonion said...

That sounds thought provoking.

Bison on a Diet said...

Just found your blog; whadayaknow: I'm in the middle of The Night Strangers as well. What do you think about the second person voice? I'm having a hard time getting used to it. Anyway, love your blog! Always, always wonderful to have a steady stream of book recommendations!

Christa @ Hooked on Books said...

Yay I love books about music! First You Try Everything sounds great!

My WoW
http://christashookedonbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday-may-b.html

Maria said...

First You Try Everything sounds intense!

Jennifer said...

Love the concept of alternating points of view. Sounds like it might be heartbreaking, but still wonderful. Awesome pick!

Amy said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. I haven't heard of it. I will definitely have to check it out. Thank you for hosting WoW. This is the first one I have done. It's interesting to see what everyone else is looking forward to reading.

my WoW
http://booklovingme.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Someone Like Samantha said...

First You Try Everything sounds really intense, and really intriguing. I look forward to hearing more about it.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

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Burgandy Ice said...

#249... Yay for great bloggin'!

Nissa said...

Sounds really intruiging. Great pick!

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Boriquaz said...

I really like the book you picked, and think I will pick it up because really who doesn't need a little help every now and then. Gotta try everything first. Here's my WoW

Joy said...

I like when stories are told from different points of view, great pick.
Happy Reading!

Tillie said...

your book sounds pretty freaking awesome. I wasn't able to read the description before I posted my link!

Thanks again for the comment :)

Kelly said...

What a heartbreaking sounding book! Should be interesting! Thanks for the welcome message :)

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The Book Faerie said...

Sounds wonderful! Thank you so much for hosting :)

My WoW:http://thebookfaerie.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html

Samjam G said...

I love Waiting on Wednesday's!! It's so much fun!!

Sonythebooklover said...

Great choice sounds really good. There is substance there kinda I of forgot about substance living in make believe. I love my vamps and wolves but this book sounds nice too.

anji beane said...

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the linky!

Julianna Helms said...

Wow, that sounds interesting!Here's my WoW: http://thereviewsnews.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday_12.html

Bookish (C and Rae) said...

Awesome pick! Here's my Wow(video format): http://bookishlybloggers.blogspot.com/2011/10/www-wendesdays-and-waiting-on.html

Melanie said...

Hi! I awarded your blog 'The Versatile Blogger' Award!

http://christianbookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-third-blog-award-versatile-blogger.html

Rockee said...

The story sounds very promising. And I have a feeling it's one of those tear-jerkers. The good kind, that is. Thanks, Jill! Off to add it on my TBR list:)

The Character Connection said...

Jill, thank you for personally stopping my blog to welcome me to Waiting on Wednesday.

The Plot Thickens said...

Thank you for the comment and the tweet!

nea barabea said...

It was my first time and I loved it ;) I will do it every week from now on :)

Rachael's Reads said...

Thank you for the welcome Jill! :) WoW is an awesome thing to participate in every week, I have so many books I'm excited for. Plus you always find new books!

http://missourireadings.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Sounds really interesting!

Here is my WoW

Pabkins said...

This is such an awesome way to find out about what is awesome and upcoming - and an easy way to get buried in books haha
see the wow here!
Pabkins @ Mission to Read

Danica Page said...

Great pick. I'll have to check that out.

Here's my link. Second week involved. Yay! http://danicapage.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html