Friday, September 18, 2015


The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner
: April 30, 2013 by Washington Square Press
First Published: July 1, 2012
I forget how much I enjoy reading Jennifer Weiner's books until I'm actually reading them. Although not too surprising since it's been over 3 years since I last read one of her books, so basically I've had a lot of time to forget.

This book actual comes from one of Weiner's short stories published in The Guy Not Taken, which I read and reviewed about 4 years ago. So in some ways I knew what to expect here, or at least I would have if I remembered the stories more clearly.

This does have so much what I love about Weiner's books. There's a love story in it, but it's so much more than that. Like many of her others one of the main highlights of the book are the family members. I just love the way she writes about family relationships. Plus it's always fun reading when all of her characters are Jewish.

I may not consider this my favorite of hers, but it's definitely near the top. While I have read most of Weiner's books by now, there are several I'm missing. Hopefully this time is doesn't take me another 3 years to get to one!



  1. I used to devour Jennifer Weiner's books but haven't been for some time. But I read All Fall Down recently and enjoyed it. I'll look for this one.

  2. I'll have to check this author out. I'm not sure I've ever read anything by her.