Save The Date: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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* Release date according to Goodreads

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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What Landline by Rainbow Rowell Is About:

Georgie + Neal’s marriage has been off for some time and she knows it has been. It’s not an issue of not loving each other but between jobs and kids and all somehow it just has gotten a little lost. When they are a few days out from leaving for Omaha for Christmas, Georgie has a huge work opportunity arise and she has to stay in LA for it. She assumes they’ll all just stay home but is surprised when Neal decides he and the kids are still going. Scared of what this implies, Georgie wonders if it has all fallen apart for good and if/how she can fix it….until she’s given an opportunity to talk to Neal in the past.

Why You Should Be Saving The Date for Landline by Rainbow Rowell:

1. Rainbow Rowell continues her trend of being able to write poignantly and candidly about all sorts of love: Every book of hers I’ve read (all but Attachments) just perfectly captures some intricacy of love in different stages/forms and all the beautiful messiness that comes with it. I loved that, while this was partly a story about a love going wrong, it’s also a story about falling back in love and remembering the first time you fell in love with that person as well…especially in the face of maybe losing it all. She makes love just come alive and feel true.

2. GOD HER WRITING: I just love how Rainbow Rowell writes and Landline is no exception. I love her dialogue. The insertion of some humor. How it makes me feel. And these beautiful sentences that just make you stop in your tracks. I even read a passage to Will and I NEVERRRR read him things from what I’m reading.

3. Lots of thinking re: my own marriage and really any relationship that’s important: It’s easy to be complacent and take people for granted. To not try harder to keep your love ignited and fall into bad habits. I’m early on in my marriage and things are wonderful but this was such a raw and honest portrayal of how one day you could wake up and be in a place you don’t want to be in your marriage because little by little you let it slip away.

4. She just keeps proving she can write anything: This is her 2nd adult book and 4th book total and everything of hers I read is so wonderfully different and I never know what to expect with her but each time I fall in love in my own way with the book and the characters. They are the books that linger for me and keep me up at night.

5. She makes this THING work: There’s an element to this book, how Georgie communicates with him in the past, that COULD be super corny and she just makes it WORK. So well. Never felt corny.


Who Should Save The Date: Rainbow Rowell fans, people who also read adult fiction, people who like love stories that are a bit messy but beautiful


A Sneak Peek: “You don’t know when you are twenty-three. You don’t know what it really means to crawl into someone else’s life and stay there. You can’t see all the ways you’re going to get tangled, how you’re going to bond skin to skin. How the idea of separating will feel in five years, in ten — in fifteen. When Georgie thought about divorce now, she imagined lying side by side with Neal on two operating tables while a team of doctors tried to unthread their vascular systems” (this is taken from the advanced copy and could be subject to change)

Be on the lookout for my FULL review closer to the release date where I will flesh out my thoughts a little more!


Have you read this one? Are you excited for it?? Putting it on your TBR list? What’s your favorite Rainbow Rowell book thus far if you’ve read her?

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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. It’s definitely on my TBR pile already. I can’t wait to read it.

  2. Like most people, I NEED THIS BOOKS BECAUSE OF REASONS. The main one being: Rainbow Rowell. Her humor (and everything) just jumps out of the page and it’s frickin’ wonderful! I’m excited to see how Georgie talks to Neal in the past. I have a feeling I’ll laugh and smile.

    How am I suppose to wait until July, Jamie? *quietly weeps into arm* 😉

    (My favorite book is Attachments. I just love the characters and how real they are, especially the friendships. I have yet to read Fangirl, but we shall see if it speaks to me. I hope it does. It sounds like my life y’know, without the fan fiction writing portion. ;D)

  3. Rainbow has this way with words that, no matter what the subject, you can’t help but being completely enthralled by what she’s saying. I adored Eleanor and Park because what could have been just like every other YA love story out there became something deep, unique and startlingly poignant.

    I don’t tend to read a lot of adult fiction anymore, but I know ol’ Rainbow won’t let me down so I’m definitely going to get my hands on this!

  4. Omg that quote is amazing. I can’t wait to read this book. I’ve only read Fangirl but I have E&P on my shelf just waiting to be read. Rainbow won me over with Fangirl though. She’s an autobuy author for me. Her writing is incredible.

  5. I really must read something by her sooon….

  6. Rainbow Rowell is an author who can do wrong currently! I have yet to read any of her novels, although they are on my wishlist. Landline will most likely join them, but I sure hope by the time this particular novel is released that I’ve gotten round to reading at least one of her books.

  7. I have yet to read Attachments too, and I have this one on my list as well.
    Nice review Jamie!

    Can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  8. You are making me so very eager to read LANDLINE! It sounds like a great book, and I’m always up for reading adult fiction when it’s done well. Since I can’t have LANDLINE in my hands for a while, I’m probably going to read ATTACHMENTS soon (and I’ve heard majorly good things about this one too!).

  9. AHHH I love the sneak peak that you’ve shared with us! I still haven’t read a Rainbow Rowell work, despite my intentions to. Landline has been on my radar for a while now and I love how Landline sounds like it’s thought-provoking, quotable, and poignant. Sounds like my favorite type of book!

  10. attachments is my fav rowell which is one of the reasons i want this sosososo much. DEAR UNIVERSE, WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN?!?!?!? i seriously just need 2 hours alone w this book!!!!!

    i am glad you loved this but of course you did. <3 <3 <3

  11. Thanks for this! I need to read the other Rainbow Rowell books I haven’t gotten to yet, and can not wait for this to come out. Somehow, this lady just cuts the quick and speaks to the soul. So good!!!

  12. I can’t wait for this book to come out! I know Attachments wasn’t everyone’s favorite, but I really liked it and can’t wait for her next adult novel. Thanks for the sneak peak, Jamie! I’ll keep an eye out for your full review!

  13. Oh my goodness, that quote you added about how it feels to “crawl into someone’s life and stay there” gave me chills. I now want to read this book based solely on that one quote.

  14. Ahhh now I’m even more excited for Landline! Rainbow Rowell is seriously one of my favourite authors, I love her books! My favourite would have to be Eleanor & Park but I know a lot of people like Fangirl the best. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for your review, I need to know more! 😀


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