BookHounds has moved!


Waiting on Wednesday THE DEATH OF BEES by LISA O'DONNELL @LisaODonnell72 @HarperCollins

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at  Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Book Description

January 2, 2013

Today is Christmas Eve.
Today is my birthday.
Today I am fifteen.
Today I buried my parents in the backyard.
Neither of them were beloved.

Marnie and her little sister, Nelly, are on their own now. Only they know what happened to their parents, Izzy and Gene, and they aren't telling. While life in Glasgow's Maryhill housing estate isn't grand, the girls do have each other. Besides, it's only a year until Marnie will be considered an adult and can legally take care of them both.

As the New Year comes and goes, Lennie, the old man next door, realizes that his young neighbors are alone and need his help. Or does he need theirs? Lennie takes them in—feeds them, clothes them, protects them—and something like a family forms. But soon enough, the sisters' friends, their teachers, and the authorities start asking tougher questions. As one lie leads to another, dark secrets about the girls' family surface, creating complications that threaten to tear them apart.

Written with fierce sympathy and beautiful precision, told in alternating voices, The Death of Bees is an enchanting, grimly comic tale of three lost souls who, unable to answer for themselves, can answer only for one another.

I am cheating on this one. I just finished it and OMGOSH -- this book is amazing.  I love this style of writing....I can't stop talking about this book.  


  1. sounds good, not my cup of tea but not bad.

    Check out my WoW

  2. This one sounds pretty good. It might be a book I look out for in the future.

    My WoW

  3. Didn't hear about this book before, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)
    Happy holidays!
    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
    Check out what I am waiting for this Wednesday...

  4. I'm excited to read this one. It looks like a really good read. I'm glad you liked it. I will definitely keep my eyes on this one.

    Here's mine

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time


Thanks for leaving a note! I try to reply to all conversations!