Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.
This week I’m eagerly awaiting:
Going Vintage by Lindsay Leavitt
Expected Release Date: March 19, 2013
The story of a girl figuring out the truths and illusions of life and love, both in the nostalgic past and in the very real now. Laugh-out-loud humor combines with a hint of romance in this delightful contemporary novel.
The cure for a broken heart? Go vintage and live like it’s 1962! Mallory’s boyfriend, Jeremy, isn’t just cheating on her. He’s cheating with an online girlfriend. So Mallory decides to swear off boys and modern technology. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in 1962, Mallory decides to “go vintage” and return to a simpler time. She sets out to complete grandma’s list: run for pep club secretary, host a dinner party, sew a homecoming dress, find a steady, do something dangerous. The list proves to be trickier than it looks. Obviously finding a steady is out . . . no matter how intriguing she finds Oliver (er, Jeremy’s cousin). But with the help of her sister, Mallory will finish the list and find peace. Somehow.
I really liked Leavitt’s Sean Griswold’s Head, and so there was no doubt I’d check out whatever she offered next. This one sounds like it’s going to be a sweet little read. I love the concept of living life according to a set of vintage rules (although, when you start to parse this for sexism and other things, it becomes sort of gross). At any rate, this should be a fun read when it arrives next spring. Which is a long ways away.
What are you waiting on this week?