Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday; Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind? (GoodReads). 


I am listening to an audiobook of Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell and am TOTS into it this week. I think I am going to be be a big fan of Fangirl as well. Due of Sept, 10th, it is my offering to the WoW world, but I think everyone already has their eyes on it. I am late to the party, but at least I got here! What made your WoW?

As always, a cheers of our whiskey sours to Jill at Breaking the Spine for hosting Waiting on Wednesday, a great way to share and learn about new books arriving soon!


  1. Oh I read Fangirl recently and liked it quite a bit! Great choice!

  2. This sounds like a cute read. Great choice!

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  3. I still have to read Eleanor and Park but I have already heard amazing things about it and I am already looking forward to this one too! It sounds cute, and I love how simple yet perfect her covers are.

  4. I've heard great things about this one! Looking forward to it!

    My WoW

  5. She read part of this at BEA and it sounded so fantastic.

  6. I'm sad to say I haven't read anything by Rainbow Rowell yet... but I think I need to after all the positive buzz about her books. I might wait and make this one my Rowell first!

  7. I haven't heard anything about this book or author. May have to check her out! Thanks for sharing. Here's a link to my WoW if you'd like to check it out:

  8. I'm psyched for this one, too, but I haven't read Eleanor & Park yet.


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