November 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Little Women & Me and Honalee

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

This week's picks:

Little Women & Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Goodreads' description:

"A twist in time gives Emily the power to fix Little Women. Oh, where to begin!

Emily is sick and tired of being a middle sister. So when she gets an assignment to describe what she'd change about a classic novel, Emily pounces on Little Women. After all, if she can't change things in her own family, maybe she can bring a little justice to the March sisters. (Kill off Beth? Have cute Laurie wind up with Amy instead of Jo? What was Louisa May Alcott thinking?!) But when Emily gets mysteriously transported into the 1850s world of the book, she discovers that righting fictional wrongs won't be easy. And after being immersed in a time and place so different from her own, it may be Emily—not the four March sisters—who undergoes the most surprising change of all. Lauren Baratz-Logsted's winning confection will appeal to fans of Little Women as well as anyone who enjoys a modern twist on an old favorite."

I don't think I've read anything by Lauren Baratz-Logsted yet, but this one sounds so cute! I've heard so many people complain about how Laurie doesn't end up with Jo, LOL...

Honalee by Amanda Hocking

Goodreads' description:

"In the small midwestern town of Honalee, Hazel Panning and her best friend Molly Novak are determined to get through her sophomore year in one piece, despite the vicious cheerleaders and Hazel's ridiculous crush on Landon Hooper.

Life gets more complicated when Hazel realizes that she has a penchant for sorcery, like her aunt. Her plans to stay under the radar take a detour when she and Molly stand up for themselves, and Hazel gets the courage to act on her feelings for Landon.

Hazel discovers that the sleepy town of Honalee isn't so sleepy, and magic doesn't make high school easier."

Love the title and cover for this one! I know the whole 'witches in high school' thing is pretty done, but I'm interested to see if Hocking tries anything different with it (and plus, I just like stories with witches and magic!)

What books are you waiting on?



  1. Oh wow...I haven't heard of either of these! Awesome features, Danya! I'm adding them to my pile now :)

    Be sure to enter my international blogoversary giveaway going on now!

  2. both of these are new titles to me too, and I am liking the sounds of them. Great picks!

  3. Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
    And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

    Honalee brought the song "Puff the Magic Dragon" to my mind. LOL Both books look good, hope you find them in your stocking!

    My wish is here:

  4. Both sounds really interesting! Especially the first one!

  5. Little Women and Me sounds captivating...I'll have to check it out.

    Here's mine:

    (click my name)

  6. Oh wow! I just discovered Little Women and Me this past week, and I can't wait to read it! Little Women is one of my absolute favorites books, so this one caught my interest immediately. Love the cover of Honalee, too! Great pick!

  7. Aww Little Women and Me sounds SO cute! It kind of reminds me of Lost In Austen =) I love the idea of being transported into a book - every book lover's dream come true, right? =)

  8. I love the sound of Little Women and Me! Twists on classic books are always a lot of fun to read. Thanks!

  9. Pleasant day to you,

    I hope you have an extremely wonderful and thankful day no matter how you spend it.

    Please do stop by anytime for a spot of tea & currently I have a giveaway as well and sign up for a new 2011 reading challenge if you find it worthy.

    Happy Turkey Day,
    Mad Scientist

  10. Aahh thank you for this post! This is the first I've heard of Little Women and Me! I *loved* Lauren Baratz-Logsted's The Twin's Daughter and The Education of Bet. I can't wait for this new book!


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