Wednesday, September 9, 2015

waiting on wednesday: dumplin'

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted over at Breaking the Spine!

 This week's pick: Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
release date: September 15

synopsis: 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.


I really enjoyed Murphy's last release, Side Effects May Vary, and so this has been on my radar for awhile. Recently, though, I started seeing tons of hype and really glowing reviews for this book, which only served to make me even more excited for this! It looks absolutely wonderful, with a great message, and I can only hope that it lives up to the hype!

What are you waiting on this week?  


  1. Okay, I've been seeing this one around A LOT but never paid much attention to it ... until now. The blurb sounds super cool?! The cover is so-lala but I'm definitely intrigued! Immediately added it to my TBR list, so thank you for sharing! :D

    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

    1. oh my gosh you are so welcome!!! i am pleased to introduce anyone to something that they might potentially really like :) thanks for stopping by, yvonne!

  2. I've seen this one around a lot lately and people seem to be enjoying it! I hope you get a copy soon! :D

    Here's my WoW!

  3. Yes! I have wanted this one in my life forever! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

    1. me too!! I can't wait to see how good it is! thanks for stopping by here as well :)

  4. I have seen this book on a lot of blogs. I will definitely it it on my TBR list! Great pick. Thank you for stopping by. :)

  5. I'm glad that you think it looks good as well! thank you for your comment :)

  6. Oh, it's always good when a hyped book has good reviews! It's on my TBR list too. I hope you enjoy it. WoW


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