Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Wishing for Wednesday: Dreams of Falling and Us Against You



Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. (Based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.)


Dreams of Falling by Karen White
Release Date: June 5, 2018 Berkley
New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this new contemporary women's fiction novel about best friends who share a devastating secret, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

It's been nine years since Larkin fled Georgetown, South Carolina, vowing never to go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she knows she has no choice but to return to the place that she both loves and dreads--and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home. Ivy, Larkin's mother, is discovered in the burned out wreckage of her family's ancestral rice plantation, badly injured and unconscious. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly 50 years. Secrets that lead back to the past, to the friendship between three girls on the brink of womanhood who swore that they would be friends forever, but who found that vow tested in heartbreaking ways.
[Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read this one: Secrets from the past . . . You know I can't resist a story like this one.

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Us Against You (Beartown #2) by Fredrik Backman
Release Date: June 5, 2018 by Atria Books
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beartown and A Man Called Ove, hailed as “a writer of astonishing depth [with] the remarkable ability to make you understand the feelings of each of a dozen different characters” (The Washington Times), a heart-wrenching story of how loyalty, friendship, and love carry a town through its darkest days.

After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they hear that their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. Amidst the mounting tension between the two rivals, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to be Beartown’s new hockey coach.

Soon a new team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you’ll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a challenge as old bonds are broken, new ones are formed, and the enmity with Hed grows more and more acute.

As the big match approaches, the not-so-innocent pranks and incidents between the communities pile up and their mutual contempt grows deeper. By the time the last game is finally played, a resident of Beartown will be dead, and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after all they’ve been through, the game they love can ever return to something simple and innocent.
[Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read this one: I have only read two of this author's books, and not yet Beartown, of which this is a sequel, but it's on my to read list. I can't resist a novel by Fredrik Backman. He is an amazing storyteller and his books always leave me feeling satisfied in the end. 


Do either of these sound like something you would like to read too?
What upcoming releases are you looking foward to. 


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16 comments:

  1. Us Against You- that one has such a nice cover! And the Karen White one does sound good- secrets from the past are always good. :)

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  2. I have a copy of Drams of Falling and still haven’t read it yet. *hides face* Us Against You sounds really good. I hope you get a chance to read them soon and love them. :)

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  3. Nice choices! I''m also waiting for the new Backman book.

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  4. Hi! The Beartown series sounds really good. Seen them around but not read either!

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    Happy Hump Day!

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  5. I've been seeing both of these books around lately. Don't think you are the only one 'waiting' for them. Ha! Enjoy!

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  6. I haven't read A Man Named Ove or any other books by Fredrik Backman, but Us Against You sounds really good!

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  7. Both of these sounds great. I haven't read a Bachman book yet but I do own A Man Called Ove. I've seen a lot of people on Booktube wanting this one.

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  8. These are definitely two that are going on my list. I haven't read any of the Backman books but loved the film version of A Man Called Ove!

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  9. Us Against You sounds really intriguing - something quite different. Thank you for sharing, Wendy.

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  10. Dreams of Falling sounds really good. :)

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  11. I have the Karen White coming up on my TBR and I'm so excited. I've really been wanting to read her books. I also have A Man Called Ove coming up. I haven't read anything by Backman yet.

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  12. I really need to get off my butt and read the 3 Fredik Backman books that are sitting on my shelf. I heard nothing but wonderful things about his writing so I have no idea what I'm even waiting for. The Karen White book sounds great too!

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  13. I loved Beartown - titled The Scandal here in the UK - and so I am really excited for Us Against You to be published here!

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  14. I haven't read Karen White before but have heard great things. The Fredrik Backman is tempting me since I really enjoyed A Man Called Ove.

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