Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean & The Ship of Dreams by Gareth Russell

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 

Where the World Ends
Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
Publication: December 3rd, 2019
Flatiron Books
Hardcover. 336 pages.

"Every time a lad went fowling on the stacs, he came home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is.

Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they’ve been abandoned—cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of a murderous ocean. How will they survive such a forsaken place of stone and sea? 

This is an extraordinary story of fortitude, endurance, tragedy and survival, set against an unforgettable backdrop of savage beauty."
I actually recently received an ARC of this, but I still want to include on my CWW because it just sounds so interesting! I love survival-esque books, especially when it's around a group of friends. I really can't wait to dive into this one.

The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era
The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era by Gareth Russell
Publication: November 19th, 2019
Atria Books
Hardcover. 384 pages.

"In April 1912, six notable people were among those privileged to experience the height of luxury—first class passage on “the ship of dreams,” the RMs Titanic: Lucy Leslie, Countess of Rothes; son of the British Empire, Tommy Andrews; American captain of industry John Thayer and his son Jack; Jewish-American immigrant Ida Straus; and American model and movie star Dorothy Gibson. Within a week of setting sail, they were all caught up in the horrifying disaster of the Titanic’s sinking, one of the biggest news stories of the century. Today, we can see their stories and the Titanic’s voyage as the beginning of the end of the established hierarchy of the Edwardian era. 

Writing in his elegant signature prose and using previously unpublished sources, deck plans, journal entries, and surviving artifacts, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of these first-class travelers to immerse us in a time of unprecedented change in British and American history. Through their intertwining lives, he examines social, technological, political, and economic forces such as the nuances of the British class system, the explosion of competition in the shipping trade, the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule Crisis, and the Jewish-American immigrant experience while also recounting their intimate stories of bravery, tragedy, and selflessness."
To be honest, I've never been overly interested in the Titanic (I've never even seen the movie--and I don't really have the desire to), but this sounds like a particularly interesting take on the event and everything that happened during and after. Looking forward to having the chance to read this one sometime!

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. I haven't heard of either of these! The Titanic book sounds interesting, I'm intrigued by real life stories of people who survived disasters 😁

  2. These are both new to me and I think they sounds great!

    My CWW

  3. Where the world ends sounds really cool. Might have to check that one out!

  4. I'm kind of obsessed with the Titanic, so I'm definitely adding that one to my TBR! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I hadn't heard of it!