Wednesday, May 11, 2011
"Waiting On" Wednesday: This Beautiful Life
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
By Helen Schulman
Publication Date: August 2
From HarperCollins website:
When the Bergamots move from a comfortable upstate college town to New York City, they’re not quite sure how they’ll adapt—or what to make of the strange new world of well-to-do Manhattan. Soon, though, Richard is consumed by his executive role at a large New York university, and Liz, who has traded in her academic career to oversee the lives of their children, is hectically ferrying young Coco around town. Fifteen-year-old Jake is gratefully taken into the fold by a group of friends at Wildwood, an elite private school.
But the upper-class cocoon in which they have enveloped themselves is ripped apart when Jake wakes up one morning after an unchaperoned party and finds an email in his in-box from an eighth-grade admirer. Attached is a sexually explicit video she has made for him. Shocked, stunned, maybe a little proud, and scared—a jumble of adolescent emotion—he forwards the video to a friend, who then for-wards it to a friend. Within hours, it’s gone viral, all over the school, the city, the world.
The ensuing scandal threatens to shatter the Bergamots’ sense of security and identity, and, ultimately, their happiness. They are a good family faced with bad choices, and how they choose to react, individually and at one another’s behest, places everything they hold dear in jeopardy.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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Interesting pick this week though I'm afraid it really isn't my taste.
-Mocha from A Cupcake and a Latte
Whoa! This plot sounds really intense-- sounds almost like a psychological thriller!
Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland
Very interesting book! I like that there are books that are approaching subjects like these: sexting, sending sexy videos in emails, etc.. It's becoming more popular, and the consequences are huge!
It sounds interesting!
My WoW for this week is here :)
This sounds like it's going to be a powerful novel!
dont think it's my cup of tea, but i'll look it up :-) here's mine
Your pick for this week sounds really good. Powerful and relevant for the times we live in where the internet can make you or break you.
Selina @ Fragments of Fiction
Wow, a very interesting summary and a beautiful cover. Haven't heard of this one, but it sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing.
Carina @ Fictional Distraction
This one sounds like one I would enjoy. It's going on my list!
Great pick this week :)
heres mine http://readswithwrecklessabandon.blogspot.com
This sounds really good. There are some similar sounding books that have been released or ar soon to be published like Therese Fowler's Exposure. I guess this topic is timely. Thanks for sharing this pick with us.
This looks really good! Thanks for posting it!
Wow, that sounds really good! Thanks for putting it up!
Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant
Hmm....sounds interesting and of course, scandalous! lol
Sarah ♥ I'm Loving Books
This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing.
Here's my WoW this week.
Sounds like a nightmare for sure. I don't think it would be one I'd read though.
Might have to look into your pick! Nice, thanks :o)
-Mickey @ WoW
Thanks for such a great meme, and thanks for sharing. The book sounds interesting.
New follower BTW
Wanna know what we can't wait to get our sticky fingers on at Paranormal Wastelands?
I'm reading a book that sounds like it tackles a similar subject. This sounds like it could have been ripped from the headlines.
This books sounds really interesting. I love these types of books. Adding to my tbr list.
thanks again,,for sharing,,your book sounds interesting..My WOW is mostly for my daughter,,,,lol she has it marked on her calender,,lol
thanks for sharing
Wow, this book looks really interesting especially with all the "sexting" stories that seem to be getting a lot of play in the news lately. I'll be on the look out for this one!
I love the cover of this book :)
Oh, wow! This one sounds fabulous! I love stories about bad choices and what happens next....
Here's MY WOW POST
Wow..interesting pick! Sounds really good and the cover is really cool!
Interesting choice this week. The topic is certainly relevant today. I'm adding it to my "download sample" list for my Kindle. Thanks for sharing.
Great pick! I love the drama and suspense it may hold. Have fun reading this week!
Joy at Books and Life
Sounds interesting and current...here's mine
Thanks for your post. I'll make a note of this title for my book club because it sounds like we'd have a lot to discuss.
I don't know if this book is my taste, but sounds interesting.
Eleonora from My Book Addiction
I love this meme! This is my first week joining in the fun. Thank you for hosting
Book Savvy Babe
That sounds like a really good book! Thanks for making that your pick this week!
Sounds like a Lifetime movie!!! Great choice this week.
Very interesting book! I might have to look into it!!
looks like a great book, heres my WOW:
The Book Blog Experieince
Looks interesting, I'll have to have a look. I went YA Kim Harrison in my choice.
Lisa from cold moon violet books
This week I am waiting for the next book in the Game of Thrones Series!
Thank you so much for starting this! I have already found several promising books, and my "to-read" list is rapidly expanding. LOL Now, for a Kindle and more time!! :)
I love the cover!
Hmmm... I'd be interested to hear what you think of the book once you read it!
- Jen @ A Book and a Latte
Well, after seeing this book meme on so many other blogs, and doing a bit of ponderfing on whether or not to do this type of thing on my blog, I finally decided to joint the fun!
So I have published my very first WOW post, which I have combined with news about a book giveaway happening on another blog.
Now I'll be keeping up with other blogs' WOW posts as well, including the ones on Breaking the Spine!
Maria @ http://twilightandotherdreams.blogspot.com/
Sorry about the typos....the Keyboard Monster has been bugging me today! : )
Sounds interesting. I just hope a lesson is learned at the end.
I went back and read the book synopsis, which I must confess I hadn't perused before linking up. Well, I have to say that this plot is very close to what a real-life scenario would be. The Internet has turned into something of a monster, where rumors and gossip are concerned!
While the book does sound intriguing, I must make another confession -- it's not my cup of tea... The type of books I love to read have plots taking place in that other world, the one full of faeries, angels, vampires, green-blooded aliens, and other fantastical creatures.
I'll be checking out your other WOW posts. Hope you have featured some books full of other-worldly characters! But if not, no problem. There's room for all reading tastes and genres in our reality! : )
Linked my W.o.W post for this week!
Good pick this week. I may have to add it to my list!
This one looks very intense and kind of scary.
Your pick for this week is both relevant and interesting for our modern lives.
Wow, not the meme ;)
I mean the summary and the cover. Their world will crumble like the house of cards with the release of that video and the implications.
This is my first WOW.
This Beautiful Life sounds really good! It is definitely going on my TBR list! Thanks for sharing!
Admittedly I perk up whenever I see New York, but the topic sounds like it could be good if done right. I'm going to check back in on this one and see.
Hey, and thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my WOW!!
Sounds like an interesting read!
This was my pick (also my very first WoW):
my first time doing waiting on wednesday
Oo, nice :) Here's mine: http://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wednesday-3-may-11th.html
Sounds cute, I hadn't heard of this one before.
Sounds cute, I hadn't heard of this one before.
Ok. You have me intrigued! I want to check this one out! Could be a good teaching tool.
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