Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #10: Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that highlights soon-to-be-published books.  This week's selection is...

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
Publication date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Barnes & Noble

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

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 the 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? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I love Rainbow Rowell.  L-O-V-E her.  Eleanor & Park is one of my all-time favorite books, and I can't WAIT to read Fangirl

Hmmm...I wonder if Rainbow Rowell would let me fangirl all over her...

What are you waiting on?


  1. I'm pretty excited for Fangirl, too! It sounds pretty cute and upbeat. I liked E&P but it wasn't a favorite. Hoping this one exceeds my fangirling expectations. :)

  2. This looks like a really good book. It's a popular WoW book and now that I have seen it a few times I have to add it to my TBR list for sure.

    Joann @ Paperback Lass

  3. I actually have this one from NetGalley and am hoping to get it read by the release date. It looked and sounded really fun and cute, so I'm hoping I'll like it. Thanks for stopping by my WOW and for all those follows! I followed you back. ;)

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

  4. Seen this one awhile back on another WoW! Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old follower :)

  5. This looks like a great book, I have also followed you via bloglovin :)

  6. I really enjoyed Eleanor and Park as well, and I really can't wait to try out another one of Rowell's novels. I'm sure it's going to be just as awesome as E&P! Also, I'm totally with you about wanting to fangirl all over Rowell... ;)

    Awesome pick! <3

  7. I haven't heard of this book before now but it sounds really interesting!

    Thank-you kindly for stopping by my WoW!

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

  8. I've seen this one before, is sounds really good. Nice pick!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    My WoW @ So Bookalicious

  9. Like your sounds like a fun read. Thanks for visiting my blog and for following. I'm following back via GFC and Bloglovin'.

  10. I'm excited about this one, too!

  11. Oh gosh. SO CUTE! I want this book now too!

    Thanks for checking out my WoW! I followed you back via GFC.

    Amber @ My Bookshelf Is Hungry