Friday Five: Books I’m Waiting For

I’ve been doing a lot of re-reading lately, and it’s part “comfort food” and part waiting, I think. I’ve got some books on order and there are more that aren’t out yet (could some of you PLEASE write more quickly?!). So today’s five is a few books that are on their way…from a few days to a few months out! Take a look at the links & see which ones you might want to add to your stack!

*1. Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman

*2. How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford

*3. The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard

+4. Sea by Heidi R. Kling 

^5. Thief Eyes by Janni Lee Simner

* Thanks to the gift card from my wonderful sister-in-law, these are on their way via the postal service. If they get here today or tomorrow, I’m in BIG trouble with all the other stuff I want to get done this weekend!

+I know Heidi online & locally, and all the wonderful things I’ve been hearing about this book make me very impatient for its release!

^I also have a while to wait for this one. I really liked Janni’s Bones of Faerie, and Thief Eyes is set in Iceland, where I visited a few years ago. Plus, all Janni’s blog posts and tweets about the story and the dilemmas both her characters and she have faced during its writing have me completely intrigued.

What’s on your I-Want-to-Read-this-NOW list?


  1. Andra M. says:


    I started it, but, dang it, life keeps intruding. Or I should say my two-year-old. For some reason he likes to have my complete and undivided attention.

    I also ordered an infrared photography book yesterday that I’m looking forward to.


    • beckylevine says:

      You mean, he’d rather you read him a picture book instead of mine? Gasp! 🙂 Give him that attention. There’ll be plenty of time for reading!


  2. Jenn Hubbard says:

    I’ve heard wonderful things about #2 and it’s on my TBR list. I can vouch for SEA, having read it already!!


    • beckylevine says:

      I hear wonderful things about #3. 🙂 Oh, I’m so glad you liked SEA. I want both yours and Heidi’s books to do really well.


  3. I really want to read The Brother’s Story by Kit Sturtevant. Also Sea. And of course, yours – although that will be a different kind of read.


  4. Jen Robinson says:

    I’d say Linger by Maggie Stiefvater is at the top of my “I want it now” list. I mean, with the third Hunger Games book, of course.


    • beckylevine says:

      I just put Shiver (I know!) on my to-read list. Wasn’t that sure it was my type of book, but have been hearing some things about it that make me think maybe it is. 🙂


  5. Thanks, Becky!
    You are so sweet to include SEA!
    Happy New Year!


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