Teaser Tuesday: 24th May 2016

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of Books and a Beat.

TeaserThis week I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of Summer Days and Summer Nights from NetGalley. It’s a collection of twelve YA short stories with a bit of a summer romance theme. It’s edited by Stephanie Perkins and includes stories by a few of my favourite authors (Leigh Bardugo, Veronica Roth, Nina LaCour, Cassandra Clare) as well as some authors I haven’t come across. I’m generally not a fan of short stories but I’m really enjoying this collection.

My Teaser

On the Upper West Side, above the bakeries and delicatessens, the Woolworth’s and the Red Apple market, people slept on top of their sheets, sucked on handkerchiefs full of crushed ice, and opened their windows wide, praying for a breeze. That was why, when the Hudson leaped it’s banks and went looking for trouble on a hot July night, the river found Ruth Blonsky’s window wedged open with a dented Candie’s shoe box.

~ location 62, Head, Scales, Tongue, Tail by Leigh Bardugo

Happy reading everyone.

18 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: 24th May 2016

  1. This looks really good and I love the cheerful cover. I don’t usually choose books with short stories, but once I start reading them I usually like them a lot, so I’ll put it on my wish list.

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  2. That’s a cracking teaser – as you say short story collections are always a bit of a mix. I’m glad you have enjoyed more than you haven’t. Thank you for visiting my TT earlier.

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      • The Perkins story in My True Love Gave To Me was the one with the guy that sells Christmas Trees right? I remember that being one of the better stories; not my favorite but definitely enjoyable enough to be interested in a follow up. 🙂

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