Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TBR Tuesday: Wanderlove

Wanderlove has been one of my favorite ARCs to read this year. I simply adore Kirsten Hubbard, and this book is amazing!! So, even though this book isn't coming out until March - you should go pre-order it NOW or add it to your Goodreads account so you don't forget!!

Wanderlove is a contemporary novel that follows Bria as she travels to Central America in a journey of self-discovery and to escape some of the things that have been happening back home. What she doesn't expect is to have an adventure of a lifetime! If you read Like Mandarin, you know Kirsten has a beautiful way of describing her setting and making it a character on its own - and this book is no exception. If that's not enough, she also drew the pictures inside the novel.

Goodreads Synopsis:
It all begins with a stupid question:

Are you a Global Vagabond?

No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.

Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward.

But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back.

Kirsten Hubbard lends her artistry into this ultimate backpacker novel, weaving her drawings into the text. Her career as a travel writer and her experiences as a real-life vagabond backpacking Central America are deeply seeded in this inspiring story

Make sure to pick up this book when it comes out, and in the meantime you can find Kirsten on her blog and on Twitter.


  1. This book sounds so lovely. It's been on my TBR list for quite some time and I can't wait to read it. Thanks for featuring it here!

  2. This sounds amazing, thanks for the recommendation. I loved Like Mandarin, so I'm looking forward to Kirsten's new one!

  3. Good call. I was lucky enough to get an eARC from NetGalley and really enjoyed this book. You'll want to keep it on your radar even though it doesn't come out for a few months.

  4. This sounds like an amazing story, nonetheless a good way to have a taste of a different culture. Good post, Nikki!


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