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A New Historical Book I Can’t Wait For: THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO by Julie Orringer

Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Genres: Adult, Historical

I’ve been waiting for this for so long. For a new book by one of my favorite authors to be released into the world. After eight years, I am here to give you some news!

Over a number of years I had been eagerly checking Goodreads to see if Julie Orringer, the author of THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE, had a new book out. This is one of my favorite works of historical fiction for adults. But every time I would check: NOTHING.

For a long while I wasn’t checking author’s website or looking on Goodreads. Though deep down, there was a big part of me ever hoping for a new book from Julie Orringer. I loved THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE so fiercely, and couldn’t stop thinking about that book after I finished it. My best friend read it too. I recall we chatted about it so much at the time and then years afterward we would talk about it!

If you haven’t read THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE, then I urge you to consider diving into this sweeping historical novel set during WWII. Taking place in France and Hungary, it is a family story, a love story, and a story of the Holocaust, with particular attention to Hungary. It’s amazing and I can’t recommend it enough!

“For years now, he understood at last, he’d had to cultivate the habit of blind hope. It had become as natural to him as breathing.”

-The Invisible Bridge

Fast forward to a few days ago, EIGHT YEARS after I read The Invisible Bridge. What do I discover? THAT JULIE ORRINGER HAS A NEW BOOK COMING OUT MAY 7TH!! And it’s called THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO!

This is another WWII book, with a focus on the central character’s involvement in rescuing Jews from the Holocaust, and that’s my current favorite category of books so you can imagine I’m fairly excited. Historical Fiction all the way, friends!!

I immediately went online and Pre-Ordered the book. WHO WOULDN’T?!? Then I looked up its entry on Goodreads, but am not doing a lot of extra searching as I don’t want anything in the story spoiled.

When this book comes out on May 7th, you can bet I will be retreating with the tome in hand and a bracing cup of tea. And I won’t be available to tweet.


“Brilliantly conceived, impeccably crafted, and showcasing Julie Orringer’s extraordinary gifts, this is destined to become a classic…” 


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#TopTenTuesday: Ten Books I’d Like To Have In My Beach Bag From BEA

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No, I won’t be at BEA this year, but what I can do is let you know which books from BEA I’d LOVE to have in my beach bag. The happy news is that I WILL be at ALA in June, so there’s a strong possibility these books could make their way into my seaside tote if they happen to make their way to ALA…

Those of you going to BEA, I hope you have an utterly fabulous time and return with the books you are hoping for. I’m looking forward to encountering some of these same titles in June at ALA, so here’s to all the anticipation and excitement!!

As usual, this weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Be sure to link up each week so we can visit your Top Ten!

(drumroll) Here are the books…

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 [Top 4: Walk on Earth a Stranger, The Marvels, The Secret Chord, Passenger]

The Complete List

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson [Rae Carson. That’s all I have to say.]

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Goodbye, Stranger by Rebecca Stead

The Marvels by Brian Selznick [Brian Selznick is an auto-buy author. End of story.]

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks [So excited about a new release from Brooks!!]

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken [I’m really going crazy over that cover and this book’s premise…]

Which of these are on your list for your beach bag this summer? Are you planning on snagging any of these at BEA, if you are going? How about ALA??

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Waiting on Wednesday: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

New WoWHappy Wednesday! This week I’m highlighting an upcoming release for March. It’s a book by one of my favorite authors: Lauren Oliver.

You may be familiar with Before I Fall or the Delirium trilogy. Lauren Oliver’s books are unique, gripping, and I’m very excited about her upcoming YA release for this year. Thankfully, March is just around the corner. It’s interesting that this book is about two sisters–I just finished reading an ARC of Trisha Leaver’s The Secrets We Keep, which is about twin sisters and is another YA contemporary.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Pages: 368

Publication Date: March 10th

Publisher: Harper Collins

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller

Vanishing Girls

From GoodReads:

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it’s too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

Are you looking forward to Vanishing Girls? What book are you waiting on this Wednesday for? Click the Waiting on Wednesday button above to find out more!


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