Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (77) - Something Like Normal

Something Like Normal
Trish Doller
Publisher: Bloomsbury
To be released: June 19, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads):

A powerful debut novel about a young Marine's return home from Afghanistan and the new life and love he finds while fending off the ghosts of war.

When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and a way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.

His sense of humor, sense of his own strength, and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently lovable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.

So I heard about this book awhile ago from a friend and was immediately interested. I think that this book sounds great and deals with a very interesting subject matter, the return to life after fighting in Afghanistan. My friend has told me this book is super good, and I trust her, even if she called dibs on Travis. Can’t wait to read it! Sounds like a great debut novel!  
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. Hehe. I just saw this cover! I like the sound of the story!!! Nice cover!!! Great pick! Thank you for sharing!

    Books For All Seasons

  2. YEY! great pick! IM glad to see this book in your WOW! I recently featured this book in my post "Buzzing Books" Today is the second time I see on a wow! IM so happy! Im really lookig forward for this book =D


    Happy reading!
    Dazzling Reads

  3. WOW! This sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing:)

  4. This sounds totally awesome and I really want to check it out. This is some pretty heavy subject matter and something I really haven't read a book about before, which should make it interesting. At the same time, it seems to be balanced with issues that could happen to anyone. Looks very promising. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great pick!!! sounds Amazing! check out my WoW

  6. This sounds really good! I love the cover! (:

  7. We have the same pick! It's sounds really good right?

    Here's my WoW pick
    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  8. I've seen this one around a lot, and it looks really, really good! Great pick :)

    My WoW:

  9. Wow. This one sounds really interesting. Great WOW pick. Come check out my WOW.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love

  10. Whoa. Definitely sounds awesome, love that it's all balanced out with a romance intertwined. Nice pick, I'm a new follower. Please check out my WoW post.

    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

  11. Sounds interesting. I had never heard of this book before, but I think I'll have to check it out.
    My WOW
    A Beautiful Madness

  12. This book had me at marine :)

    Feel free to check out my WOW
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  13. Wow this sounds intriguing! IT's a new one to me!!

    Xpresso Reads

  14. This sounds like a really interesting read. I had heard of it before but this is the first time I've seen the cover! Great pick!

    Happy Wednesday!
    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

  15. Wow, I saw this on another blog this morning, and I do love this kind of story! Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST and

  16. Very much a theme for today. Here is my WOW:

  17. Sounds like a good read.

  18. This one sounds really good. I love this type of novel.

    Excellent pick and happy reading.

  19. This is the 2nd time I've seen this one today, it's definitely one that I will be adding to my list it sounds so heartbreaking but in a good way! Here's my WoW

  20. I just found out about this book. It is definitely one that I will read in the future.

  21. That sounds like a great pick. Sometimes though when I read stories like these, I get so emo :S


    Giselle @
    Waiting on Wednesday

  22. I actually JUST heard about this a few days ago, and didn't get a chance to read the synopsis. So glad you featured it here, because now I want it too!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  23. LIAM HEMSORTH IS NOTTTT STUPID!!!! bradley cooper <3