Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (132)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on Dumplin by Julie Murphy (9/15/15):

Description (on Goodreads):
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.
Why I’m Waiting:
This sounds unlike any other YA book I’ve read so far. I love the concept. I love that it seems to have such a good message. I also love the cover and I super love that the publishing company didn’t force the cover to be of a skinny girl despite the topic of the story. I almost feel the need to thank the people who let this cover happen. The book sounds brave, funny, and heartfelt and I could use one of those right now. September is awfully long wait.
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Dumplin sounds like something I would love reading AND eating.

  2. I'm so excited for this book! I loved Julie Murphy's previous book, Side Effects May Vary, so I'm really looking forward to something new from her. Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

  3. This sounds adorable and so real for me! I love it!
    Check out our WOW

  4. Sounds like a good read! I hope you enjoy it!

    My WoW:

  5. I can't wait for this one! It sounds like an awesome book and I recently read Side Effects May Vary by the same author and I loved it. I'm a new follower and I hope you have a great week!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian