The Writing’s On The Wall: The Unexpected Everything, The Museum Of Heartbreak & The Last Boy And Girl In The World

The Writing’s On The Wall is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I create desktop wallpapers inspired by some of my favourite novels, authors, and literary quotes.

Hi everyone! So, ordinarily I make a point of suspending all regular posts and features here on Pop! Goes The Reader for the duration of the Her Story: Ladies In Literature event so that I can focus all of my attention on it. There are some opportunities, however, that are just too special to pass up, and today’s post is a perfect example of that.

Back in April, while I was enjoying a lovely family holiday in Florida, I was approached by Simon & Schuster Canada, who asked whether I would be interested in participating in the blog tour for three of the publisher’s hottest Summer titles – The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, The Museum Of Heartbreak by Meg Leder and The Last Boy And Girl In The World by Siobhan Vivian – to create wallpapers in celebration of their forthcoming release.

Unfortunately, by the time I returned home and was able to read this email, the tour was nearly over. But I couldn’t let it go. These were three novels I had been looking forward to for months (if not longer) and this was one of the most fun and creative blog tours I had ever been invited to take part in. Thankfully, my friends at Simon & Schuster could not have been more gracious and we quickly rescheduled the post for today. Guys, I just have to say: These were, hands down, three of the best and most enjoyable books I’ve had the pleasure of reading thus far this year. I voraciously, unapologetically devoured these novels over the course of a couple of days and I’m already looking forward to re-reading them again the future and buying copies for my friends and family. I’m so thankful to Simon & Schuster Canada for this fantastic opportunity and to these wonderfully talented authors whose intricate, heartfelt, compelling, nuanced work was the best inspiration I could ever ask for. I can only hope my readers will like these wallpapers half as much as I adored The Unexpected Everything, The Museum Of Heartbreak and The Last Boy And Girl In The World.

Title The Unexpected Everything
Author Morgan Matson
Pages 519 Pages
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Genre & Keywords Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance
Published May 3rd, 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Find It On GoodreadsAmazon.comChaptersThe Book Depository

Andie had it all planned out.

When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.

Important internship? Check.

Amazing friends? Check.

Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.

Because here’s the thing — if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected.

And where’s the fun in that?

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Andrew Bzh, Oleksii, Icons Factory, Creative VIP, Ihorzigor and Viktoria 1703 whose clipart and/or fonts I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Connary Fagen Type Design and Skybox Creative whose clipart and/or fonts I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Connary Fagen Type Design, Icons Factory and R&B Gifts and Craft SVGs whose clipart and/or fonts I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

Title The Museum Of Heartbreak
Author Meg Leder
Pages 256 pages
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Genre & Keywords Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance
Published June 7th, 2016 by Simon Pulse
Find It On GoodreadsAmazon.comChaptersThe Book Depository

In this ode to all the things we gain and lose and gain again, seventeen-year-old Penelope Marx curates her own mini-museum to deal with all the heartbreaks of love, friendship, and growing up.

Welcome to the Museum of Heartbreak.

Well, actually, to Penelope Marx’s personal museum. The one she creates after coming face to face with the devastating, lonely-making butt-kicking phenomenon known as heartbreak.

Heartbreak comes in all forms: There’s Keats, the charmingly handsome new guy who couldn’t be more perfect for her. There’s possibly the worst person in the world, Cherisse, whose mission in life is to make Penelope miserable. There’s Penelope’s increasingly distant best friend Audrey. And then there’s Penelope’s other best friend, the equal-parts-infuriating-and-yet-somehow-amazing Eph, who has been all kinds of confusing lately.

But sometimes the biggest heartbreak of all is learning to let go of that wondrous time before you ever knew things could be broken.

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Latino Type and Tomodachi Studio whose clipart and/or fonts I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

Title The Last Boy And Girl In The World
Author Siobhan Vivian
Pages 419 Pages
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Genre & Keywords Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance
Published April 26th, 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Find It On GoodreadsAmazon.comChaptersThe Book Depository

What if your town was sliding underwater and everyone was ordered to pack up and leave? How would you and your friends spend your last days together?

While the adults plan for the future, box up their possessions, and find new places to live, Keeley Hewitt and her friends decide to go out with a bang. There are parties in abandoned houses. Canoe races down Main Street. The goal is to make the most of every minute they still have together.

And for Keeley, that means taking one last shot at the boy she’s loved forever.

There’s a weird sort of bravery that comes from knowing there’s nothing left to lose. You might do things you normally wouldn’t. Or say things you shouldn’t. The reward almost always outweighs the risk.

Almost.

It’s the end of Aberdeen, but the beginning of Keeley’s first love story. It just might not turn out the way she thought. Because it’s not always clear what’s worth fighting for and what you should let become a memory.

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Sky Lantern and Mcraft Shop whose clipart and/or fonts I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

What book would you like to see made into a desktop wallpaper next? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

7 responses to “The Writing’s On The Wall: The Unexpected Everything, The Museum Of Heartbreak & The Last Boy And Girl In The World”

  1. Yani says:

    The Museum Of Heartbreak book cover and wallpaper is so cute! I keep on visiting your blog for these wallpapers, Jen! Thank you. <3

  2. Pragati says:

    Seriously, Jen, I ADORE YOUR WALLPAPERS! They’re so amazing! <3333

  3. These are absolutely gorgeous. I love your wallpapers! I know I’ll love these once I finally get to them (soon, I hope!) and will definitely revisit this post 🙂

  4. This is so freaking cool! I also loved The Unexpected Everything and The Last Boy and Girl in the World so I am having a hard time deciding on which wallpaper for what device. You did such a great job with these and perfectly captured each book! ♥
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  5. I love your wallpapers for The Unexpected Everything they’re so perfect for the book, I especially like the one for all the T-shirts. I always read these posts because I always find myself a nice new laptop background so thank you.
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  6. Kathleen says:

    Jen, you do such a fantastic job with the wallpaper for each book! I always look forward to this feature
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  7. Jen: Your drawings and wallpaper are so cool, very beautiful. You are a talented artist. Your website is very unique
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