Hello, everybody! Again, it’s been a while since my last Throwback Thursday post, but I’m officially back and it feels GREAT.
Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Renee at It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you want to read that were published over a year ago. This is a great way to bring some of your old favorites back to life.
If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board!
My pick for the week is…
Landline by Rainbow Rowell (Published on July 8th, 2014)
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.
Maybe that was always beside 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 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?
While I was prepping for work this morning, I came across this BookTuber’s video and her passionate review that exudes how much she adores Rainbow Rowell and Landline made me want to revisit this book.
Although she says in the video she didn’t LOVE any of the characters, but I did freaking loved Neal, Georgie’s reticent but secretly passionate (at least I perceived that way) husband.
Neal doesn’t talk much. He is really quiet but when he speaks, his words, his every single line cut through my heart and made me SWOON over him. As you can read here in my review for Landline, I couldn’t get enough of him. I literally adored him so much!!
Personally, I couldn’t relate to Georgie that much. That said though, her desperate want of Neal, getting ahold of him was heartfelt and painful at times to follow. No matter how many times she tries to catch him on his cell, he is either off the phone or the line is busy. She just can’t talk to him EXCEPT through the mysterious landline that is sitting at her Mom’s place.
There were things that I didn’t particularly love about the book such as Georgie’s inner thoughts and voices that came across making light of the impending crisis of their marriage, and I just couldn’t agree with Georgie on putting her job before her family, but I ended up loving this book so much. I especially loved the rom-com moments in the end. That segment filled me with warm, swoony feelings.
I seriously want to re-read this book like right now. Watching the video that I linked above made me want to get a hardback copy… lol
At times, it is better to stay away from BookTube for your budget OR you want to get all the books in the world lol
What about you? What is your favorite book? and have you read Landline?
Comment below and let me know!
Thanks for reading as always, I’ll see you in my next post!