Today we are sistering up with Kim@It’s All About the Thrill and Christina@Recipe and a Read with something a little different than our normal Can’t-Wait Wednesday. When chatting with Kim and Christina about what book we can’t wait to read, Kim said I feel like we should rename it can’t catch up Wednesdays. We all seem to be in the falling behind coulee and can’t-wait to get out of that coulee. So we thought it would be fun to switch it up and start a meme to discuss books we are falling behind on. Today we are switching our Can’t-wait post to Falling Behind and after today we will continue this post on Fridays.
Let’s chat about those books we are falling behind on. Sometimes I think my list of books I have fallen behind on is longer than my to be read list of books. Norma is always running behind and trying to catch up and Lindsay she been buried in a coulee for a while now.
I added A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl by Jean Thompson to the Traveling sisters’ group a month ago and it is one we kept sliding back. I haven’t taken a peek into the threads but have checked out a few reviews for it and they are mixed. I am still on the fence if this one is one we should catch up on or keep sliding it back. It sounds like a very emotional and tough read with a few things explored in this story. If you have read this one, drop us a comment and let us know what your thoughts are for this one.
From National Book Award finalist and the New York Timesbestselling author of The Year We Left Home comes a moving family saga about three generations of women who struggle to find freedom and happiness in their small Midwestern college town.
A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl is a poignant novel about three generations of the Wise family—Evelyn, Laura, and Grace—as they hunt for contentment amid chaos of their own making.
Evelyn set aside her career to marry, late, and motherhood never became her. Her daughter Laura felt this acutely and wants desperately to marry, but she soon discovers her husband Gabe to be a man who expects too much of everyone in his life, especially his musician son. Grace has moved out from Laura and Gabe’s house, but can’t seem to live up to her potential—whatever that might be.
In A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl we see these women and their trials, small and large: social slights and heartbreaks; marital disappointments and infidelities; familial dysfunction; mortality. Spanning from World War II to the present, Thompson reveals a matrilineal love story that is so perfectly grounded in our time—a story of three women regressing, stalling, and yes, evolving, over decades. One of the burning questions she asks is: by serving her family, is a woman destined to repeat the mistakes of previous generations, or can she transcend the expectations of a place, and a time? Can she truly be free?
Evelyn, Laura, and Grace are the glue that binds their family together. Tethered to their small Midwestern town—by choice or chance—Jean Thompson seamlessly weaves together the stories of the Wise women with humanity and elegance, through their heartbreaks, setbacks, triumphs, and tragedies.
Along with Kim, we keep falling behind on The Exes’ Revenge by Jo Jakeman. This is one I really want to read and I have rescheduled for November and it’s one I am now putting on my Can’t-wait list to read.
Originally titled Sticks and Stones
A wickedly dark debut thriller about three women who’ve all been involved with the same man and realize the one thing they have in common is that they all want revenge against him…
Divorces are often messy, and Imogen’s is no exception. Phillip Rochester is controlling, abusive, and determined to make things as difficult as possible. When he shows up without warning demanding that Imogen move out of their house by the end of the month or he’ll sue for sole custody of their young son, Imogen is ready to snap.
In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable–something that puts her in control for the first time in years. She’s desperate to protect her son and to claim authority over her own life.
But she wasn’t expecting both Phillip’s ex-wife and new girlfriend to get tangled up in her plans. These three very different women–and unlikely allies–reluctantly team up to take revenge against a man who has wronged them all.
Christina has been so busy with work and she has been buried in a coulee I haven’t been to before. She has fallen so far behind I am not even sure what book she will be talking about today.
Have you read either of these titles? Help us decided if we should catch up on them or fall behind some more on them.
Want to join us on sharing what titles you have fallen behind on? Join us on Fridays with our Falling Behind Friday meme by linking Kim, Christina and us so we can travel on over and check out your post. Drop your link in the comment section for everyone to check it out.
What titles have you fallen behind on? Is your fallen behind list longer than your TBR one? Drop us a comment! We would love to hear from you!