Rummanah Aasi
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine! This week I am waiting on two books: an adult historical fiction and a YA companion novel.

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
Publish date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

 This is another biographical historical fiction book in the same vein as The Paris Wife. I don't know much about the personal life of Albert Einstein so I'm really curious about this book. 

A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history.

What secrets may have lurked in the shadows of Albert Einstein’s fame? His first wife, Mileva “Mitza” Marić, was more than the devoted mother of their three children—she was also a brilliant physicist in her own right, and her contributions to the special theory of relativity have been hotly debated for more than a century.

In 1896, the extraordinarily gifted Mileva is the only woman studying physics at an elite school in Zürich. There, she falls for charismatic fellow student Albert Einstein, who promises to treat her as an equal in both love and science. But as Albert’s fame grows, so too does Mileva’s worry that her light will be lost in her husband’s shadow forever.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Publish date: April 11th, 2017
Publisher: Balzer + Bray, HarperCollins

 I absolutely adored Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertali and this companion novel features of one his best friends Molly Peskin-Suso. Molly was a hard character to like at first glance, but she grew on me as I learned more about her. I also hope we see what Simon has been up to!

“I don’t entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. You have to have a crush on the exact right person at the exact right moment. And they have to like you back.”

What does a sixteen-year-old girl have to do to kiss a boy? Molly Peskin-Suso wishes she knew. She’s crushed on twenty-six guys…but has kissed exactly none. Her twin sister Cassie’s advice to “just go for it” and “take a risk” isn’t that helpful. It’s easy for her to say: she’s had flings with lots of girls. She’s fearless and effortlessly svelte, while Molly is introverted and what their grandma calls zaftig.

Then Cassie meets Mina, and for the first time ever, Cassie is falling in love. While Molly is happy for her twin, she can’t help but feel lonelier than ever. But Cassie and Mina are determined to end Molly’s string of unrequited crushes once and for all. They decide to set her up with Mina’s friend Will, who is ridiculously good-looking, flirty, and seems to be into Molly. Perfect, right? But as Molly spends more time with Reid, her cute, nerdy co-worker, her feelings get all kinds of complicated. Now she has to decide whether to follow everyone’s advice…or follow her own heart.
3 Responses
  1. I didn't know that Albertalli had a new book. I will look for it. /Definitely get Character, Driven for you library. I think it should circulate, especially if you get a chance to book talk it.

  2. Both look good but I'm more curious about "The Other Einstein". That one has so much potential!

  3. Kindlemom Says:

    Great picks, I hope you end up loving them both!

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