Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: 03/11/15

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!


     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

Expected Publication: September 15, 2015
Published by: Balzer + Bray

Why I'm Waiting: The diversity in this one is SINGING to me! A non-twiggy beauty pageant?! YES PLEASE! And the fact that she knows what she's worth on top of that! Gahhhh I NEEDS IT! I love when authors break from the norm and Murphy is doing just that in her upcoming novel! DIVERSITY FTW! 

What are you waiting on this week?!
Will you be waiting on this with me? 


  1. Nice pick! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but do hope that you enjoy this one once you read it!

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  2. Great pick! I liked Julie Murphy's debut Side Effects May Vary and I'm expecting another sassy MC with good character development. I'm excited about this one too.
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