Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.

This week I’m featuring Gabrielle Zevin’s upcoming release All These Things I’ve Done.  I teach Elsewhere in my Young Adult Lit class, which most of my students really like.  I’m a big fan of her other book Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac.  This new book looks different from the other two, so I’m definitely excited to read it.

P.S. I’d be miserable without caffeine and chocolate!

Title & Author: All These Things I’ve Done (Birthright #1) by Garbrielle Zevin
Release Date: September 6th, 2011
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Summary (From Goodreads): In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city’s most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.’s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she’s to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight—at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.


  1. This sounds intriguing – kind of reminds me of the synopsis for Awaken a little bit 🙂

  2. I think this one looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Greta at PW says:

    Awesome pick! Totally on my TBR list!

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  4. This sounds great! I’m very excited about this one coming out. Can’t wait to read it!

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  5. This was my WoW a few weeks ago!

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  6. This book looks really good! I would pretty much die if coffee and chocolate were no more! I love both so much 🙂 Great pick; definitely adding it to my wishlist 🙂

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  7. LOVED Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac! Can’t wait for this book!

  8. I’ve heard a few things about this book, it’s created quite the buz around the blogosphere. I’ve been excited and interested in reading for a few weeks now. 🙂

    Happy Reading! 😉
    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
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  9. I didn’t know she had a new book coming out! This one does sound extremely different and interesting. I can’t wait for it to come out 🙂

  10. As a dystopian fan, this book looks good enough to eat! I’m awaiting it eagerly, too! *waits* *paces* ;D

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