Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: LOSING IT by Emma Rathbone

Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday as hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week we will be highlighting an upcoming novel that we are excited about. We will include links to add it to your Goodreads “To Be Read” shelf and where to pre-order it! Today’s featured book is…LOSING IT by Emma Rathbone!

LOSING IT

Author: Emma Rathbone
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: July 19, 2016

Summary:
A poignant, hilarious novel about a woman who still has her virginity at the age of twenty-six, and the summer she's determined to lose it—and find herself.

Julia Greenfield has a problem: she's twenty-six years old and she's still a virgin. Sex ought to be easy. People have it all the time! But, without meaning to, she made it through college and into adulthood with her virginity intact. Something's got to change. 

To re-route herself from her stalled life, Julia travels to spend the summer with her mysterious aunt Vivienne in North Carolina. It's not long, however, before she unearths a confounding secret—her 58 year old aunt is a virgin too. In the unrelenting heat of the southern summer, Julia becomes fixated on puzzling out what could have lead to Viv's appalling condition, all while trying to avoid the same fate.

Filled with offbeat characters and subtle, wry humor, Losing It is about the primal fear that you just. might. never. meet. anyone. It's about desiring something with the kind of obsessive fervor that almost guarantees you won't get it. It's about the blurry lines between sex and love, and trying to figure out which one you're going for. And it's about the decisions—and non-decisions—we make that can end up shaping a life.
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Why I'm Waiting On It

I want to venture into Adult Fiction more, so what could be better than a contemporary novel about losing your virginity at 26? I am hoping that this is a mix of The Mindy Project and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with good humour but a feminist look at what it means to make decisions. I am really looking forward to this one and have already requested that my library gets it in!

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