Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

I thought I would do a Waiting on Wednesday this week, and possibly do some more in the future whenever I'm interested in a new release.

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer 
Release Date: September 30, 2014

Goodreads Summary:
If life were fair, Jam Gallahue would still be  at home in New Jersey with her sweet British  boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. She’d be watching  old comedy sketches with him. She’d be kissing  him in the library stacks.

She certainly wouldn’t be at The Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont, living with a weird roommate, and signed up for an exclusive, mysterious class called Special Topics in English.

But life isn’t fair, and Reeve Maxfield is dead.

Until a journal-writing assignment leads Jam to Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored, and Jam can feel Reeve’s arms around her once again. But there are hidden truths on Jam’s path to reclaim her loss.

Why I'm Excited:
I love, love, love The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath which this novel connects too. I know the main character studies Plath's works in her English class, and the tittle of the book is meant to sound like The Bell Jar. I have been seeing some good reviews of this book by those who have read it early, so I have high hopes for it. 

I love when Young Adult literature can appeal to those who read Classics, and since I love both genres, I'm hopefully going to enjoy this book. 

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by: Breaking the Spine


  1. YES, such a great pick! I seriously cannot wait for this book. (Confession: I haven't actually read The Bell Jar, but still...) So, so soon (if I can stop buying books between now and then)! I keep reading such great things about it, hope you love it when you get to read it!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    1. You MUST read The Bell Jar. It is one of my favorite books of all time!
      Hopefully you will get to pick it up soon as well!
      thanks for stopping by!