So if you haven’t figured it out already, I love Rainbow Rowell. Three of her books I read in a single day. In fact, Landline is the only one I haven’t and it’s not because I didn’t want to. My Responsibilities and Obligations are what prevented me from reading it all in one sitting. It’s an incredible book, especially for those of you out there that are married. You can check it out here.
Summary: Georgie has finally gotten her big break–the chance to get the show she’s been working on for years with her best friend on the air. The only problem is that working on it requires her to miss flying out to Nebraska for Christmas with her husband and two daughters. When her family leaves for the holidays with things left unresolved between the couple, Georgie can’t take it. She calls him. A lot. And he doesn’t answer or return her calls. But then, Georgie reaches him through the old yellow landline. However, the husband she’s talking to on the landline is her husband in the past. With this, Georgie is left to fix things between them, or make sure they never get married at all.
Likes: I love the characters in this book, especially Georgie and Seth, her best friend. It was hard for me to get behind Neil, her husband, for a while. The writing is also really funny while simultaneously being really heart-wrenching. Plus, the cover is absolutely gorgeous. Just saying.
Dislikes: I personally didn’t mind it, but the plot might be a little slow for some people. I think it’s just about personal preference.
TL;DR: If you like books that are sweet, funny, and sad at the same time, you have to read this book.