Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Breaking the Spine where each week we discuss upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky
The summer before her junior year, paleontology geek Natalie Page lands a coveted internship at an Ice Age dig site near Austin. Natalie, who’s also a plus-size fashion blogger, depends on the retro style she developed to shield herself from her former bullies, but vintage dresses and perfect lipstick aren’t compatible with prospecting for fossils in the Texas heat. But nothing is going to dampen Natalie’s spirit — she’s exactly where she wants to be, and she gets to work with her hero, a rock-star paleontologist who hosts the most popular paleo podcast in the world. And then there’s Chase the intern, who’s seriously cute, and Cody, a local boy who’d be even cuter if he were less of a grouch.
It’s a summer that promises to be about more than just mammoths.
Until it isn’t.
When Natalie’s hero turns out to be anything but, and steals the credit for one of her accomplishments, Nat has to unearth the confidence she needs to stand out in a field dominated by dudes. To do this, she’ll have to let her true self shine, even if that means defying all the rules for the sake of a major discovery.
Okay, this sounds so so so good??? Usually I’m not about all of the contemporaries toward the fall/winter time, but this sounds really good. I always love learning more about artifacts and digs and uncovering history, so a fossil dig site, some romanceeeeeeeee (although I’m not sure I’m fully trusting this potential love triangle aspect), mammoths, and some dramaaaaaaaaaa. Plus fashion????? Yes, sign me uppppppppppp. I’ll definitely be taking a pit stop on my No Contemporaries highway and needing to check this one up ASAP.
What do you think? Is this on your book TBR as well? What books are you waiting for this week? Let’s discuss in the comments below!