Waiting On Wednesday: "Landline" by Rainbow Rowell

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating!

The book I'm most looking forward to this week is...

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Release Date: July 8, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: Fiction

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

Why I'm excited:
I mean...RAINBOW ROWELL. After reading Eleanor & Park, I'm eagerly anticipating her newest book. I've also got Attachments and Fangirl on a TBR pile too...because, well...RAINBOW ROWELL. Her writing is so good that I can't even think what to write about. I'm fangirling already.

Oh? I should be more professional? ...FINE.

The idea of one half of a married couple wondering if they would have been better off never having met their spouse is a little sad. Georgie seems like a bit of a workaholic, and I already feel kind of bad for Neal. I'm sure all of my opinions will go topsy-turvy when I actually get my hands on it though.

All in all, this is probably the book I'm most looking forward to this year!

What are you waiting on this week?