18.12.17

#Discussion: ARCs I'm Taking To 2018 Unread Part 1

Hey friends, I have not been as successful as I would have liked with keeping up with my reading commitments in addition to my school commitments. I did beat my Goodreads challenge but I did not read all the ARCs that I got from publishers. Therefore, I am going to do a series of posts to highlight all the ARCs I received for consideration this year that I have not read and will be attempting to read in 2018 as part of #2017Throwback.

These posts are going to feature between 10-15 books total, with a spotlight on 1-3 of them with the ones I was extremely eager about that I never got around to reading because I had other time commitments.

Clicking on the book cover will take you to the Goodreads page for the book so you can learn more about it.

GIRL OUT OF WATER

Author: Laura Silverman
Series: N/A
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: May 2, 2017

Summary:
Anise Sawyer plans to spend every minute of summer with her friends: surfing, chowing down on fish tacos drizzled with wasabi balsamic vinegar, and throwing bonfires that blaze until dawn. But when a serious car wreck leaves her aunt, a single mother of three, with two broken legs, it forces Anise to say goodbye for the first time to Santa Cruz, the waves, her friends, and even a kindling romance, and fly with her dad to Nebraska for the entire summer. Living in Nebraska isn’t easy. Anise spends her days caring for her three younger cousins in the childhood home of her runaway mom, a wild figure who’s been flickering in and out of her life since birth, appearing for weeks at a time and then disappearing again for months, or even years, without a word. 


Complicating matters is Lincoln, a one-armed, charismatic skater who pushes Anise to trade her surfboard for a skateboard. As Anise draws closer to Lincoln and takes on the full burden and joy of her cousins, she loses touch with her friends back home – leading her to one terrifying question: will she turn out just like her mom and spend her life leaving behind the ones she loves?
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NEW YORK 2140

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Series: N/A
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: March 14, 2017

Summary:
It is 2140. 

The waters rose, submerging New York City. 

But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever.

Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island.

Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides.


And how we too will change.
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YOU BELONG TO ME

Author: Colin Harrison
Series: N/A
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Canada
Publication Date: February 8, 2018

Summary:
YOU BELONG TO ME . . . Paul Reeves is a successful immigration lawyer, but his passion is collecting old maps of New York, tangible records of the city’s rich history in an increasingly digital world. One afternoon he attends an auction with his neighbor Jennifer Mehraz, the beautiful young wife of an Iranian financier-lawyer, but halfway through the auction a handsome man in soldier fatigues appears in the aisle and whisks Jennifer away. YOU BELONG TO ME . . . A long-lost lover from Jennifer’s rural Pennsylvania past, the man sets off a series of alarming events as those close to Jennifer try to figure out who he is and how the two are connected, including her high-powered and possessive husband, whose ultimate goal is to make this embarrassing intrusion into his marriage disappear. YOU BELONG TO ME . . . At the same time, one of the world’s rarest and most inaccessible maps suddenly goes on sale, but before Paul can finalize a deal, another buyer snatches it out from under Paul’s nose, sending him on a quest to find out who the mysterious buyer is and how to get the map for himself.

Eight years after his last critically acclaimed thriller, The Finder, Colin Harrison returns with You Belong to Me. Filled with compelling characters and a loving but biting satire of New York City, You Belong to Me is an exceptional novel, and Colin Harrison is at the top of his game. 
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3 comments:

  1. I finished Girl Out of Water like a week or two ago, and HIGHLY recommend it. Def. one you should get to if you can! <3

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  2. I really liked Girl Out of Water. Great family dynamic and Lincoln was simply fabulous. I Never lived up to its objective of being the modern day Forever. Very honest approach to all those firsts and still stuck me with that same ending. I liked the Bakersville Dozen too. Good luck with your challenge.

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  3. I have nooone of these books but NEW YORK 2140 sounds really interesting.

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