BBAW: Read this book. Please.

If there’s one book you’re going to hear me discuss to death for the remainder of 2012, it’s Jennifer Gooch Hummer’s Girl Unmoored. And not because Jennifer is an incredibly nice person (she is) . . . but because this book made me feel All The Things, as Raych would say.

Here is a list, in no particular order:

• Joy
• Rage
• Sorrow
• First love — and the excitement therein
• Unrequited love — and the disappointment therein
• Contentment
• Fear
• Hope

When I picked up this book in April, I went into it without expectations — and maybe that’s part of why it completely blew me away. Though it hasn’t yet gained all the exposure it deserves, if I have my way? I will single-handedly slip this book into the backpacks, purses and briefcases (sure, why not) of people everywhere. And I will sit nearby as you read it, admiring the way you effortlessly giggle, tear up and restore your faith in mankind.

And I’ll give you a cupcake, too. Because I’m not totally unreasonable.

So you can read about this book more on Goodreads or LibraryThing, or you can buy it from Amazon or the indie store of your choice. It’s in paperback and Kindle format — and I’m also available to read aloud to you before bedtime. And I’ll bring your glass of milk.

Totally your choice.

31 thoughts on “BBAW: Read this book. Please.

    • Love it!

      Gooch: verb. To excitedly discuss the awesomeness of author Jennifer Gooch Hummer and her amazing narrator, Apron, as well as the themes of love, redemption and loyalty in her writing.

      Example: I’m totally Gooching out over Girl Unmoored, Melissa!


  1. Ah, unrequited love. That’s always a tough one to read out. But hope is always my favorite. I hope for the MCs sake your feelings are put in chronological order.


  2. I bought this for my Kindle when it was onsale for a Kindle Daily Deal..almost passed it up but then I remember how much you recommended it…and after reading it last week all I can say is…thank you. I LOVED it. Definitely one of my favorite reads from this year.


    • So, so glad you enjoyed it and that it’s shaping up to be one of your faves of 2012! I feel the same way. I remember seeing it was a daily deal — that’s awesome.


  3. Add a glass of wine in there and I’m sold.

    Ok, not really. You don’t need to say much more than you already have. You know I just went to a trade show and came home with, like 80 new books right? And before I went I already had 80 priorities? But I will make a note to get this. I like cream cheese icing.


  4. What a great endorsement to read this books. I like books that make me feel a huge range of emotions. This sounds like a great one for that.


  5. I got this one a few months back when it was a freebie on Amazon for the Kindle, and I’ve been debating how high of a priority I should put on reading it – you’ve just made up my mind that it’s going to the top of my TBR pile!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books


  6. I think that’s one of the best ways to go into a book. It’s so often the other way, when we go into books with high hopes only to be disappointed. Adding this to the wish list; no need to drop it into my purse!


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  10. Hello, I just thought I’d let you know that I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger award. Check it out at:

    best of luck!

    P.S. I might take you up on the glass of milk offer 🙂


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