Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wishlist Thursday[55]: Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan

Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Dial (Penguin)

Release Date: May 1st, 2014

Goodreads Synopsis:

Perfect for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell, Love and Other Foreign Words is equal parts comedy and coming of age--a whip-smart, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud love story about sisters, friends, and what it means to love at all.

Can anyone be truly herself--or truly in love--in a language that's not her own?

Sixteen-year-old Josie lives her life in translation. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls. But none of these is her native tongue--the only people who speak that are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. So when Kate gets engaged to an epically insufferable guy, how can Josie see it as anything but the mistake of a lifetime? Kate is determined to bend Josie to her will for the wedding; Josie is determined to break Kate and her fiancé up. As battles are waged over secrets and semantics, Josie is forced to examine her feelings for the boyfriend who says he loves her, the sister she loves but doesn't always like, and the best friend who hasn't said a word--at least not in a language Josie understands.


The synopsis doesn’t particularly grab me, although it does sound good, and like a book in my direction of interest, but it’s mostly the author that has me interested here. I loved McCahan’s first book, I Now Pronounce You Someone Else—it is still one of my favorite books, one I’ve re-read a few times, and one I don’t think many people have read. While the synopsis of this book doesn’t sound particularly catchy or romantic, the cover is cute (although not hugely eye-catching, either), and I have good hopes for it simply because of how much I liked her first book. It’s been a while since that one was released, but I hope that this one is even better. I really, really want it to be.

So, what are you looking forward to reading?

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