Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Listed in NPR's 2012 In Review: 50 Wonderful Things From The Year In Pop Culture, was a great book about young love:

"4.  Rainbow Rowell's luscious, delicate novel Eleanor & Park, which tells as vivid a story about young love, mix tapes and comic books as you're likely to read. Already out in the UK, it will be released in the US in February."  

I was intrigued, so over I went to GoodReads:

"Bono met his wife in high school," Park says.
"So did Jerry Lee Lewis," Eleanor answers.
"I’m not kidding," he says.
"You should be," she says, "we’re sixteen."
"What about Romeo and Juliet?"
"Shallow, confused, then dead."
''I love you," Park says.
"Wherefore art thou," Eleanor answers.
"I’m not kidding," he says.
"You should be."

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.

YUP- this looks perfect.  March 5th 2013, see you then Eleanor & Park.  Until then, I will be "Waitin' on" this title. What is your WoW this week? As always, a thanks to Jill at Breaking the Spine for hosting Waiting on Wednesday.


  1. This book sounds very good, and funny too! I think I'll have to take a closer look on this. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

  2. Crazy camper, I think this sounds totally great. NICE find.

  3. I have a copy of this! I'm really excited about reading it; hate that I haven't gotten a chance to yet! Hope you LOVE it when it comes out!

  4. This sounds freaking adorable! Amazing pick. I love the fact you got it from NPR. Please check out my WoW. Also check out our giveaway of Dancing in the Dark by Robyn Bavati!


    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

  5. Sounds so cute! Hope you enjoy it!!

    Manda C. - new follower :)

  6. I've been waiting for this book forever it seems! I loved Rowell's debut, Attachments, so I am sure this will be awesome! One more month!

  7. This book sounds awesome! I can't believe I hadn't heard about it before your post. Thank you for sharing your pick, this is going on my wishlist :)

  8. Awesome choice! I can't wait to read this one. I really like Rowell's writing and this book sounds so adorable.

  9. Sooooo crazy to think that 1986 is historical fiction! I feel old!

  10. OMG this looks SO perfect! I want this!

  11. I already have the book on my to-read list and I'd love to read it when it comes out. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.


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