Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Waiting and Wishing On . . . Eleanor and Park!

Wishlist Wednesday is a meme hosted by Pen to Paper book blog, and Waiting on Wednesday is also another book meme hosted by Breaking the Spine! Both wonderful, fun memes you should totally check out—especially if you’re a blogger or if you’re looking to find a good book worth reading!

So this week, my pick is . . .

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell!

Eleanor and Park fanart on Simini Blocker's Tumblr!
I recently finished Fangirl, and added it to among my favorites. I. Love. That. Book. To death, seriously. Fangirl set me on some fangirlish kick (what’s worse? I actually started writing a fanfiction about it), and I knew just from reading it, there was no denying that Rainbow Rowell’s story touched my heart—and I need to read more of her stories. I’ve heard a lot of buzz about E&P prior to reading Fangirl (which, BTW, was a glimmering NY times bestseller and had a fanastical review written by JOHN GREEN!) And with it not being long after Banned Books Week, I stumbled upon the news that E&P was apparently labeled as “dangerously obscene” by parents at Minnesota Anoka-Hennepin High School. You can read the post here and The Toast provides reasons why a book like E&P demands to be read by teenagers.

That settles it. Okay, now I know I need to read it. And who am I to deny the charm of star-crossed misfitted romances? I love them, and E&P just sounds perfect.

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.

Find Eleanor and Park @

Goodreads / Barnes and Nobles / Amazon

So I’m seriously aching for this book, so keeping my fingers crossed I’ll be able to read it! What are you waiting on this week? Link me to your post below and I'll be sure to check out your blog!


  1. Ah we picked the same book! Obviously we have great choice in book ;)
    My WW: http://danielleheartsbooks.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/wishlist-wednesday-21.html

  2. I read Fangirl earlier in the year too, and really loved it, and this sounds just as awesome. Will definitely have to add this to my wishlist too!

    Pen to Paper

  3. I look forward to starting this book soon, I've read so many great things about it.
    I hope you get it soon and enjoy it!

    My WW

  4. I've heard good things about Fangirl. Eleanor and Park sounds good. Great pick.

  5. Oh I am dying to read Fangirl! The book is basically calling to me and I've heard so many good things about Eleanor & Park too though I also heard that it's got a frustrating ending? Anyway, great pick!

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

  6. I loved Attachments, by this author, so I've been curious about Eleanor and Park and Fangirl. Enjoy! Here's MY WOW POST

  7. I have to read Fangirl. I hope this one will live up to your expectations.:)

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

    1. Fangirl is a definite *must*. Thanks for visiting!

  8. Looks like a few people picked this book this week. Hope everyone enjoys it!

    1. I noticed that too. E&P was just calling to me for some reason. Thank you!

  9. Cool pick. Would like to read this one as well. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!


  10. I LOVED Eleanor & Park... even more than Fangirl (which, yes, I loved!). Seriously, E&P is sweet and funny and heart-breaking, and really deserves all the praise it's been getting. I hope you get it soon -- would love to hear what you think!

    My Wednesday Post