Monday, March 27, 2017


18081809Goodreads Synopsis:    Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.

Maybe that was always beside the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn't expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts...

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

My Thoughts:

-    I read this back in February, so I hope I can remember my thoughts and feelings.

-    This wasn't my favorite Rainbow Rowell book, but I still liked it. I didn't care for the characters, but the story gave me a lot to think about.

-    Georgie and Neal let their marriage drift like a lot of marriages do. Marriage isn't easy. You have to constantly work on it, and I liked that Georgie and Neal had some time apart to analyze their marriage and themselves. 

-    There was a lot of nothing that happened in the middle. It was just more of the same.

-    I wish Neal and Georgie didn't have kids. I didn't like the idea of what if they didn't get married because then their kids wouldn't have been born, and I think it was unfair to add them into the mix. Their existence shouldn't have been part of the equation. It bugged me that that was an option. 

-    This book made me think about my own marriage, and I wondered where I would be if I didn't get married. I'm happy with how my life is going. I have a wonderful husband and amazing girls. I wouldn't go back if I could. 


  1. I'm actually glad Rowell had the kids in the mix because a lot of the time, you have to think about your kids and how something will affect them. I know I don't have kids, but when I think about what my life would've been like if I hadn't married Corey, I wonder if I would've had children with another spouse. So, I think it was good that they were in the mix. It helped Georgie realize what was really important to her, I think. Or, at least, I hope it did if she does indeed change.

  2. I agree, it wasn't my favorite Rowell either, but I still liked it okay. It made me think, and it made me laugh. But it doesn't hold a candle to Fangirl. :)

  3. It definitely makes you think. The kid thing bugged me too. Their existence affected her choices. Like maybe it's the only reason she stayed with Neil.

  4. I can't get into Rowell's books. I've read three of them and it's just not my type of book. This time travel stuff bothered me. Spoiler: I mean.. we never find out if Neal remembers these phone calls. I know the phone line was set up for the plot.. so that we can see the characters interact. I felt though like I never got to know the present day Neal only the 20 something Neal.