Monday, April 03, 2017

What is Cecilia Vinesse reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Cecilia Vinesse, author of Seven Days of You.

Her entry begins:
Sometimes, when I know I’m going to love a book, I don’t read it right away. I tuck it somewhere safe–on a bookshelf, on the table by my bed—and wait for the day when I know I’ll need it. I think of these as lifeline books. “In-Case-of-Emergency-Break-Glass” books.

I picked up Emery Lord’s When We Collided the day it came out nearly a year ago, but after a few pages, I had to put it down. I knew it would be one of those books for me—the kind I needed to wait to read, the kind I wanted to save and to savor.

After Seven Days of You released a few weeks ago and after dealing with all the ups and downs that come with the territory of a major life event, I felt...[read on]
About Seven Days of You, from the publisher:
Seventeen-year-old Sophia has seven days left as a student at the international school in Tokyo, Japan, before she moves back to the States with her family. One week to say good-bye to her friends, school, and--after a lifetime of moving around the globe--the closest thing to home she's ever known. Sophia intends to make the most of every karaoke- and konbini-filled second. Until Jamie Foster-Collins reappears after three years away and ruins everything.

Jamie and Sophia have a history of heartbreak; one that Sophia thought was far behind her. She just wants to spend her remaining time with her wild best friend Mika and her eternal crush David. But as the week counts down, the relationships she thought were so stable begin to crash around her, and Sophia and Jamie forge a last-minute connection neither of them anticipated. When Sophia's with Jamie, it's as though she is seeing Tokyo again for the first time. Can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye?

Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and Jenny Han, this debut novel from former LBYR staffer Cecilia Vinesse is a smart, swoony, funny, and believably complicated story of family, friends, and first loves.
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