Waiting on Wednesday | Twelfth Edition

Hello, readers and followers! Happy Wednesday. Welcome. With another mid-week arrival, today we're joining the "Waiting On" fun with Can't Wait Wednesday. A meme Finding Wonderland occasionally takes part in.

Organized by the lovelyTressa of Wishful Endings, here's another edition of Can't Wait Wednesday

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Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. (Find out more here.)

For today's meme, I'm featuring a book that originally was set to release in the spring of 2018 (am I the only one who thinks it's odd to type this??). Fortunately, as a fan of this author, that release was changed, and it'll now be in our hands before the year's out. Perhaps even Santa will leave it under our trees. *starts letter to Santa*

In today's feature we meet an aspiring artist and a case of unrequited (?) love. Here is Kasie West's newest novel. (Also the fact that this will mark the start of a series by West: COLOR ME EXCITED!!)

Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date: December 2017

Everyone knows Abby Turner is in love with her best friend, Cooper Wells. Including Cooper Wells. But despite what people tell her, it doesn’t affect their friendship. And she’s practically over it, anyway. What she really can’t get over is when her boss at the local museum tells her that her paintings lack heart. 

Art is Abby’s passion and she hopes her future as well. She is determined to change his mind and earn her way into the upcoming exhibit at the gallery. So along with her family’s help, she compiles “The Heart List,” a series of soulstretching experiences that are sure to make her a deeper person and better artist in six weeks or less. When Cooper decides to complete the list along with her, she realizes this list is expanding her heart in more ways than one. Maybe she needs to start another project.

Love, Life, and the List is about a girl who, in an effort to bring more emotional depth to her art, compiles a list of soul-stretching experiences to complete with her best friend—a boy she also happens to be in love with. 

This is the first in a set of three standalone books with crossover characters. - Goodreads

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PS: Before you go... 

we review our first Hallmark Channel original of 2017, The Perfect Christmas Present

Comment down below with your thoughts (have you read Kasie's books? what did you feature today? what's your favorite YA or contemporary novel???), Waiting on / Can't Wait Wednesday blog links or anything else bookish. I'd look forward to chatting all things bookish with you.

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland. 


  1. Well, that's unusual - having a book brought forward from its initial publishing date - they're normally delayed:). Glad that you will be getting hold of this one earlier than you originally thought.

    1. Right? I was shocked too!

      And thanks - me too. Appreciate you visiting. :)

  2. I've haven't read any Kasie West books yet, but this one sounds interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. If you enjoy a light, happy-go-lucky contemporary now and again, you'd enjoy Kasie's writing, Ronyell. :)

      Happy reading - and thanks for visiting.

  3. It's indeed odd when a book publishing date is brought forward from the initial date. But I'm not going to complain since I hate waiting. =P Anyway, I still have to read any of Kasie West's books - so many books, so little time. I hope you enjoy this one.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    1. Isn't it? But like you, Tania, I won't complain. ;)

      Ditto. So many books, so little time is a book worm's motto.

      Thanks so much for visiting!

  4. I've never read anything by Kasie West before, but this sounds interesting!

    1. Her books are 110% darling!! Hope you enjoy if you ever read one. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting!

  5. Kasie West writes some pretty amazing books, and this one sure sounds like it will be a good one too. Great pick

    Jenea's Book Obsession's CWW

    1. She sure does! I always enjoy them. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Jenea.

  6. If West writes it, I will read it. Love her! Even her so-so books make me happy, so I cannot lose if I read one her books.

    1. Me too, Sam!! I just became a fan of West's this year (because I finally read a few of her books). If her name is on the cover, there's a 99.9% chance I'll "blind buy" it. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting!

  7. I think this may be the cutest Kasie West cover I've seen.

    1. I think you're right! :)

      Thanks, as always, for visiting, Bekah.


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