Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday: Dumplin’

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Dumplin'Dumplin’, by Julie Murphy
Publication date: September 15th, 2015 by Balzer + Bray, 384 pages

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.


If you haven’t gotten hold of the buzz that is Julie Murphy’s new novel, Dumplin’, you may have been living under a rock this summer. I’ve been hearing about this book for several months now, and have recently read a bunch of other bloggers’ reviews saying that this book is nothing short of ~amazing~.

It’s so rare for a book to get THIS MUCH positivity and excitement, especially before it’s even released, so it’s no question that Dumplin’ has become my most-anticipated read of fall 2015! Plus, it takes place in Texas, so there’s another reason for me to love it!

Dumplin’ comes out September 15th!

What books are you most looking forward to for fall? Have you pre-ordered Dumplin’ yet? Let me know in the comments!

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