Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Always Never Yours & Bookish Boyfriends

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Throughout the holidays I'm always looking for fluffy reads, so this week's books are fluffy contemporaries for you to look forward to! 

Publisher: Speak (Penguin Random House)
Expected Pub. Date: May 22nd, 2018
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository
Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things are, and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theatre, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible.

But her plans quickly crumble when she’s cast as none other than Juliet–yes, that Juliet–in her high school’s production. It’s a nightmare. No–a disaster. Megan’s not an actress and she’s certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script.

Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen–thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn’t a girl get to play the lead in her own love story?

The synopsis of this book sounds so cute, like a classic romcom. I always love cutesy and romantic reads, especially during the holiday season. 

Also, the authors are a real life OTP. They were best friends, who fell in love, and then wrote a fluffy contemporary together (check out the bios below). I mean, come on, if that doesn't scream adorable I don't know what does.

Austin Siegemund-Broka cowrites YA contemporary with Emily Wibberley. His debut with Wibberley, ALWAYS NEVER YOURS, publishes from Puffin/Speak in 2018.

A former journalist in the entertainment industry, where he covered the courts and, yes, met a couple celebrities, he graduated from Harvard in 2014 with a degree in English and a focus on Shakespeare. When he's not writing (or reading) YA, he enjoys combing every corner of contemporary music and watching Buffy with Emily.
Connect with Austin: Twitter

Emily Wibberley grew up in Southern California, but instead of working on her nonexistent tan at the beach, she spent her time reading, making music and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Shortly after falling for her best friend, Austin Siegemund-Broka, she attended Princeton University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2014 with a degree in Psychology. 
Connect with Emily: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

She and Austin now live and write YA contemporary together. Their debut, Always Never Yours, will be published by Puffin Books in May 2018.

Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks (Abrams)
Expected Publication Date: May 1, 2018
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository
In this contemporary YA, a teenager’s favorite literary heroes woo her in real life.

The first of two books in an intended paperback original series about a girl whose classic literary crushes manifest in real life. Merrilee Campbell, 16, thinks boys are better in books, chivalry is dead, and there’d be nothing more romantic than having just one guy woo her like the heroes in classic stories. She’s about to get the chance to test these daydreams when she, her best friend, Eliza, and her younger sister, Rory, transfer into Reginald R. Hero High, where all their fantasies come true—often with surprising consequences.

We all know that bookish boyfriends are the best kind of boyfriends, and now we finally have a book that understands us. 

I'm really curious about what classic stories Merrilee (the main character) likes and who are her book boyfriends... and if they're the same as mine haha. 

Tiffany Schmidt is the author of Send Me a Sign, Bright Before Sunrise, and Hold Me Like a Breath (Once Upon a Crime Family book 1).

She’s found her happily ever after in Pennsylvania with her saintly husband, impish twin boys, and a pair of mischievous puggles.
Connect with Tiffany: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Facebook

What are you guys reading this holiday season? Have you heard of these books before? Are they on your TBR? Is this the first time you're hearing about them? Let me know! 


  1. OMG THESE ARE SOOOO CUTE. And the couple co-writing their own ahahdkahlkadklajkjs ♥♥♥ love it! Will definitely be adding them to my TBR!

  2. These 2 books sound amazing! Can you imagine writing a book about your true love!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Totally adorbsssss. I'll definitely keep an eye out for both. Thanks, Brittany great picks. Have a great day ๐Ÿ’‹ xoxo

  3. Cute picks! Neither one is really me. I'm not a contemporary reader anymore. I hope you will thoroughly enjoy them both once you read them!

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  4. Oooh! Both books sound interesting! Great picks!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. Always Never Yours seems such a fluffy contemporary. *.* Knowing the authors are OTP just makes me want to read it more. Thank you for sharing Brittany.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tรขnia @MyLovelySecret

  6. Both of these do seem really cute. I'll have to keep these in mind when I need a light read. Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Oh my God, these two books sound so fantastic! I think this is the best WWW you've done yet. I added BOTH of them to my TBR, and previous to your post I had NO idea they existed! I love that the authors of the first book fell in love with each other and co-wrote Always Never Yours! That is so beautiful!! <3 What interesting premises, too! :)

  8. These both sound amazing! I love contemporaries so I'm adding them both to my list! Great choices!

  9. Oh these look cute. I think these look perfect for the season. I love light cute reads right now.

  10. Gorgeous picks Brittany :D I hope you will end up loving both books a whole bunch. <3 Sadly, this genre truly isn't for me. Ugh. But maybe one day :D The books do look so so cute.

  11. Oh I love me some cute and fluffy books and these sound perfect! Adding to my TBR stat :) Thanks for spotlighting these!

  12. I am a total sucker for all of the contemporaries lately! I am definitely looking forward to these books as well. I hope that they are ones we both enjoy. :)

  13. Love the cute Pride and Prejudice gif you added at the end!
    Omg, an author couple? Sounds sooo adorable. I will be on the lookout for these fluffy romances as well! (Wouldn't it be awk if they broke up... 'hey, remember when we published that book one time?') lool

    - Aila @ One Way Or An Author

  14. These do sound like cute reads. I love books like this for my summer reading so will definitely keep these in mind. I hope you love them!