This meme was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. Check out their blogs for more information. All summaries are from the book jackets unless otherwise stated.
A Midsummer Tights Dream – Louise Rennison
In my squirrel room, looking over the moors to Gribottom, thinking about Alex. When he next sees me, I will be up there on the wild moors, lost to the world, unaware that I am being observed. It’s only when I glance up, that I notice Alex in his breeches and fancy shirt. He runs to me and takes me in his arms. I close my eyes and hear...
“We is her, wiv our bumbums out.”
And open them to see the toddler twins at my bedroom door, naked from the waist down.
You know when something feels really bad, worse than a bat trapped in your mouth? Or kissing the boy who ust wants to be your friend? Tallulah Casey does. She’s your kind of mate.
Yayyayyay! So excited! Thanks, HarperCollins!
The Lover’s Dictionary – David Levithan
“I don't usually do this kind of thing,” you said. “Neither do I,” I assured you.
Later it turned out we had both met people online before, and we had both slept with people on first dates before, and we had both found ourselves falling too fast before. But we comforted ourselves with what we really meant to say, which was: “I don't normally feel this good about what I’m doing.”
In 185 snapshot moments The Lover’s Dictionary tells the story of a love affair between two people in New York. Moving, funny, heart-breaking and life-affirming, it is a story that anyone who has ever fallen in love will recognise.
So excited for this! All I’ve read by David Levithan is Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
Cleopatra: A Life – Stacy Schiff
The Pulitzer-prize winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.
Cleopatra’s palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.
Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue th magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order, a generation before the birth of Christ. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff’s is a luminous reconstruction of a dazzling life.
I’ve had my eye on this for ages so when I found it in Toppings, I snapped it up. It'll be nice to read something different.