Waiting On Wednesday – That Time I Joined The Circus

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights new releases that you are eagerly anticipating. This week I am waiting on That Time I Joined The Circus by J.J. Howard.


That Time I Joined The Circus by J.J. Howard

Title: That Time I Joined The Circus 

Author: J.J. Howard

Publisher: Scholastic Point

Expected Publishing Date: April, 2013

GoodreadsAuthor Site

Challenge: 2013 Debut Author Challenge


A music-obsessed, slightly snarky New York City girl, Lexi is on her own. After making a huge mistake—and facing a terrible tragedy— Lexi has no choice but to track down her long-absent mother. Rumor has it that Lexi’s mom is somewhere in Florida with a traveling circus.

When Lexi arrives at her new, three-ring reality, her mom isn’t there…but her destiny might be. Surrounded by tigers, elephants, and trapeze artists, Lexi finds some surprising friends and an even more surprising chance at true love. She even lucks into a spot as the circus’s fortune teller, reading tarot cards and making predictions.

But then Lexi’s ex-best friend from home shows up, and suddenly it’s Lexi’s own future that’s thrown into question…

Why Am I Waiting?

I love books that incorporate music into the book (High Fidelity, I am looking at you). That Time I Joined The Circus takes place in Florida, where I live, which is always interesting and is set in a circus. A circus! How can that not be awesome? Unique and interesting enough to warrant a read,  plus I cannot get enough of a main character described as snarky.


What are you waiting on?


All cover images and summaries taken from goodreads.


  1. I’m waiting for this too!, the cover is absolutely amazing and this reminds me that I still need to read Night Circus :D. I love your blog by the way and great pick.

    Happy Reading :).

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    • Thank you, that is really nice!

      I need to read Night Circus too. It’s sitting in my office on a pile of books I have to get to in 2013.

  2. I haven’t heard of this book! Or maybe I have seen it, but didn’t really recognize it as one of my interest. It sounds good! Reminsd me of The Night Circus – AWESOME book 🙂

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  3. This one is new to me, but now it’s definitely going on my to-read list. I love circus books! Thanks for spotlighting it this week. 🙂
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