I have a really BIG problem when it comes to buying books, downloading freebies, requesting ARCs on Netgalley, accepting author review requests, participating on book blog tours, and joining book giveaways that I have a TON of books/arcs to last me a lifetime. I’m not even exaggerating and I’m seriously doubting I’ll ever get to read them all. BUT, I love reading and I just can’t resist all these wonderful book beauties!!!
This segment is dedicated to all the ARCS and books I’ve won from the Goodreads Giveaway program from the previous years. I’ll review the current year wins separately cause I just want to focus on the ones that have been sitting on my shelves for a lonngggg time. Honestly, I don’t win very often (maybe once or twice every few months), but I still somehow managed to acquire plenty of books over the past few years. My TBR for this has surprisingly gotten long, so here I am trying to read, review, and knock off as many books as I can from this list. I’ve reviewed a few of them (I know I know shame on me), so this will only focus on what I haven’t read… which is a lot… like 90% of them. So enough chit chat for now and let’s get started shall we?!?
Giveaway Dates: Mar 09 – Mar 28, 2016 – Copy Received: Thu, Apr 07 2016.
Published: April 19th 2016
Pubisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre(s): Women’s Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit
Pages: Paperback 320
Marjorie Plum never meant to peak in high school. She was Queen Bee. Now, 10 years later, she’s lost her sparkle. At her bleakest moment, she’s surprised by renewed interest from a questionable childhood crush, and the bickering with her cranky boss—at a potentially game-changing new job—grows increasingly like flirtatious banter. Suddenly, she’s faced with a choice between the life she always dreamed of and one she never thought to imagine. With the help of a precocious 11-year-old tutee, who unknowingly becomes the Ghost of Marjorie Past, and a musician roommate, who looks like a pixie and talks like the Dalai Lama, Marjorie struggles with the ultimate question: Who does she want to be? Nora Zelevansky’s Will You Won’t You Want Me? is a funny, often surprising, novel about growing up when you are already supposed to be grown.
Actual rating 1.5ish
Just won! So excited to receive my giveaway copy. Can’t wait to read and review. =)
Well, that was such a long time ago when I wrote how excited I was to read this… And I really was. BUT, I just didn’t like the main character, Marjorie and when I can’t connect with the MC, it’s really difficult for me to enjoy the story.
I had to put this down multiple times. I mean I would pick it up, read a few pages here and there and then lose interest. I’d revisit it again after a few weeks or months and still I’d feel the same way. I just could not really get into the story. I liked the writing style and the plot (from what I’ve read so far) has its funny and entertaining moments, but I really didn’t feel engaged or intrigued. I don’t know if that would have changed if I actually finished the book. What I do know is that the story felt dreary and flat to me. I DNF’ed after about 30%
I’m quite sad that this book never really made me feel anything and I really don’t like to DNF books, but this is just not my cup of tea.
I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads Giveaway. All thought sand opinons are my own.
Nora Zelevansky is a novelist, journalist, essayist and editor.
As a freelance writer, she covers all things lifestyle, particularly travel, fashion, wellness/beauty and funny cultural trends. Her work has appeared in publications including ELLE, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, T Magazine (The New York Times), Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, SELF, Salon.com, The Daily Beast and The Washington Post. She is the editorial director for style-driven wellness hub, Live The Process.
Zelevansky’s novels are delayed coming-of-age stories. Inspired by her fascination with the universal struggle to let go of the past and reimagine oneself again and again in life, the stories — told with honesty, humor and a bit of romance — follow characters who resist change as they navigate periods of grudging transition: college graduation, the approach to 30, even death.
Zelevansky attended New York City’s Calhoun School, then Scripps College of The Claremont Colleges in California. After graduation, she moved to LA to work in film development & acquisitions and then in politics, before transitioning into freelance writing.
She currently lives in Brooklyn, NYC with her husband, two kids and enormous cat, Waldo.
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