In My Mailbox -- November 18, 2018
Hey y'all!It's Grace here, on the Sunday kicking off Thanksgiving break (thankful for that, at the very least!) It's been a while since I've had a book haul, mainly because I avoid requesting review copies from publishing houses if I know I have a busy semester, but I got an absolute GEM in the mail this week that I've already torn through. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I've been looking forward to this one for a while. Thank you, Macmillan!I spent my Saturday curled up with a cappuccino and Famous in a Small Town in a Lexington cafe. Once I was done with my coffee time, I moved to the daybed on my porch to soak up some sun before the winter. I could not have spent my time reading this any better!This semester, I've been messing around with the idea of incorporating my lettering more into my book blogging. (It normally lives on the art blog.) So excuse the wobbliness, but I'm trying it out this week with some of my headers!Novel: Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills | GoodreadsRelease Date: January 15, 2019Publisher: Henry Holt (Macmillan)Format: ARCSource: Publisher
For Sophie, small-town life has never felt small. She has the Yum Yum Shoppe, with its famous fourteen flavors of ice cream; her beloved marching band, the pride and joy of Acadia High (even if the football team disagrees); and her four best friends, loving and infuriating, wonderfully weird and all she could ever ask for.Then August moves in next door. A quiet guy with a magnetic smile, August seems determined to keep everyone at arm's length. Sophie in particular.Country stars, revenge plots, and a few fake kisses (along with some excellent real ones) await Sophie in this hilarious, heartfelt story.
I already read it and loved it, so this is cheating, but I was originally hyped to find it in my mailbox because Emma Mills is a genuine writer. Her characters are kind, and generous (usually to a fault.) While her stories tend to be on the quieter side, the witty dialogue sparkles. I love wholesome books that still feel full-bodied, that still show flaws. She's on my auto-buy list as the ultimate feel-good writer.For those of you who equally love Emma Mills, Famous in a Small Town will be out this January, and I'll be hyping it up until then!