Books from the Backlog #110

Posted April 30, 2020 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 18 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected book

God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo

Publication Date: May 16, 2017 (first published May 1, 2002)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

“If Holden Caulfield were a twenty-seven-year-old woman living in LA, this is the book he’d write, or read. It’s very fast and very funny, and at its core it’s that rarest of things – a truly convincing love story.” — Dave Eggers

God-Shaped Hole will change you as a reader, writer and human. It is rare books like this one that remind me why I fell in love with the written word.” — Colleen Hoover

“With wit and humor, the author brings these characters and their quirky, artsy friends alive. Bottom Line: You’ll dig it” — People

If your intentions are pure
I am seeking a friend
For the end of the world

When Beatrice Jordan meets the unpredictable Jacob Grace, the two wild souls become instant allies. Together they discover an escape in each other’s creativity and insecurities, while running from secrets they cannot seem to shake – or a fate that could throw them to the ground . . .

This 15th Anniversary reissue of Tiffanie DeBartolo’s classic love story introduces a new audience of dreamers to a quintessentially real and raw vision of spirit, and inspires everyone to live — and love — as vividly as possible.

“This generation’s Love Story.” — Kirkus

Why did I add God-Shaped Hole to my bookshelf?
I decided to feature this book today because I just did that thing where you click on a book to buy it only to find out that you already did.  I am not the only one who does that, right?  Anyway, I bought it back in July 2017 and forgot about it sometime in the years since.  It is rated pretty high by most of my Goodreads friends, although there are a few friends that were not fans.  I have actually read several of the books that I have featured in these posts recently so maybe I will get to this one sometime soonish.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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18 responses to “Books from the Backlog #110

  1. You've really inspired me to dig into the books on my shelf and give them a read! I can totally relate to forgetting about the books you've bought. Heck, I sometimes even forget that I've already read a book!

  2. I've seen this one around when it first released. LOL, yes, I might have had good ol' Amazon save me a few times from duplicates because I can't seem to recall what I bought. That is fabulous that you're reading many of the ones you post. I've been making great efforts to do so as well. 🙂

  3. I have bought a book I didn't remember buying too! I think I have a copy of this one actually. I'm glad Amazon alerts you that you've already bought this book, otherwise I'd have bought several a couple of times, lol! Hope you love this one! 🙂

  4. I haven't come across this one before but I definitely have almost bought a book to discover I've already bought it. Actually – especially when I was really relying on used bookstores there were several books I bought multiple times because I didn't realize I already had it!

  5. Bea

    This seems familiar; I may have seen it before. And no, you are definitely not alone. I do it quite frequently, lol.

  6. Sometimes that happens with me when I one click a book but its rare to happen. I tend to remember books I buy. But this one sounds good. Hope you enjoy it.

    LOVE your new design….so clean and fresh looking.

  7. Yes! That does happen to me numerous time! I've made a habit of searching my LibraryThing catalog in addition in case I have a paper copy of the books somewhere. This does sound like an interesting book! I hope you enjoy it when you read it, Carole.