Waiting on Wednesday – Week 188

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's to spotlight upcoming releases that I'm DYING to get my hands on!

This week's WoW is:
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

Ever since Esther Solar's grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther's father is agoraphobic and hasn't left the basement in six years, her twin brother can t be in the dark without a light on, and her mother is terrified of bad luck.

The Solars are consumed by their fears and, according to the legend of the curse, destined to die from them. 

Esther doesn't know what her great fear is yet (nor does she want to), a feat achieved by avoiding pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces, and crowds are all off-limits. So are haircuts, spiders, dolls, mirrors and three dozen other phobias she keeps a record of in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares. 

Then Esther is pickpocketed by Jonah Smallwood, an old elementary school classmate. Along with her phone, money and a fruit roll-up she d been saving, Jonah also steals her list of fears. Despite the theft, Esther and Jonah become friends, and he sets a challenge for them: in an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn't counted on: love.

September 5, 2017 ● Goodreads

Our Chemical Hearts (read my review) was one of my favourite books last year, and I can't wait for this one–or let's be real: anything that Krystal Sutherland writes. I love that there's a touch of magical realism in this one and I'm sure it's going to be as funny and moving as OCH...or maybe even more-so.

What are you waiting on?


  1. I also adored Our Chemical Hearts and can't wait to see what Sutherland has in store for us with this book. Fantastic pick!
    Sam @ WLABB

  2. Yes!! This book looks like it'll be such a cute and fun read. I have Our Chemical Hearts on my to-read stack from the library so hopefully I'll fall for that one too!

    Cass @ Words on Paper

  3. Ooh, I have this one added too!! The cover is so weird and quirky too, right?! I love it. :D

  4. I hadn't heard of this one but it sounds so good! Great pick!


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