Waiting on Wednesday (100)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky (July 26th 2011)

Keek is not having a good summer. She and her boyfriend have just had their Worst Fight Ever (on the subject of her virginity, nonetheless), she’s been betrayed by a best friend, her parents are splitting up, and her mother is on the other side of the country tending to Keek’s newborn cousin, who may or may not make it home from the hospital. Oh, and Keek’s holed up at her grandmother’s technology-barren house with an abysmal case of the chicken pox. In Keek’s words, “Sofa king annoying.”

With her world collapsing around her, Keek’s only solace comes from rereading Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and typing on an old electric typewriter. Keek—whose snappy narrative voice is darkly humorous and hysterically blunt—must ultimately decide for herself which relationships to salvage, which to set free, and what it means to fall in love.
This one sounds like it's going to be a funny, heart-warming read! And I love that Keek finds solace from rereading The Bell Jar because I love that book. (If you haven't read it, you MUST. I demand it!) The only bad thing is that it doesn't come out until July. :(

You can find Arlaina's blog here.


  1. I think this one sounds fantastic too!! I have The Bell Jar, but I haven't read it yet! Great pick!

  2. Oh this one looks good! I'll have to read The Bell Jar ASAP.

  3. This sounds really good! I haven't read The Bell Jar, but I suppose that's a must if I want to read this book :)

    My WoW

  4. Oh, I've never heard of this before, but I'm a huge fan of The Bell Jar! I'm adding this to my list now. Great pick, Lauren! :)

  5. Guess now is a good time to read The Bell Jar, plus the cover is gorgeous!

  6. Hi Lauren! When I was in high school, I loved The Bell Jar too! So glad you are eagerly awaiting the release... I am too! xxoo and thanks for adding AND THEN THINGS to your crammed bookshelf

  7. Sounds like a great pick! I haven't heard about it but I'll be adding this one to my wishlist.

  8. Awesome pick! I haven't heard much about this book, but from the description, I think its going into my TBR pile :) Thanks so much for sharing!

    ps. Supperr cute blog!

  9. This one sounds like its going to rock, amazing pick! Definitely going on my TBR list :D

  10. Wow, great pick! I love it...this one is new to me. Must look into!


  11. This book looks really good! Great choice! :)


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