Can’t Wait Wednesday – LOVE FROM A TO Z by S.K. Ali


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is LOVE FROM A TO Z by S.K. Ali.  I thought S.K. Ali’s debut Saints and Misfits was such an incredibly moving read.  I loved her writing style and the characters she brought to life, so I am really looking forward to seeing what her new book brings.  The cover is adorable, and just from the synopsis, I’m already rooting for Zayneb and Adam.



Publication Date: May 7, 2019


From Goodreads:

marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.

An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.

But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry.

When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.

Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.

Then her path crosses with Adam’s.

Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.

Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.

Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals.

Until a marvel and an oddity occurs…

Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

32 replies
  1. verushka
    verushka says:

    This sounds utterly charming and heartfelt and just lovely. The disability rep and taking on so much that Zayneb goes through — I hope this is as good as the author’s first one.

  2. Morgan
    Morgan says:

    The book you spot lighted sounds like such a good read. I don’t have any new books to spotlight, I’m just trying to get through my pile from the library.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I like the disability rep here too. Thanks, I really loved her first book so I’m hoping this one will be just as good.

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