Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

18081809Landline by Rainbow Rowell


“Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now. Maybe that was always besides the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts …

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?”

Jen’s Review

Meet Georgie McCool (er, but with blonde hair): 

Meet her husband, Neal: 

Meet their life:

Meet Georgie’s magical phone: 

yellow painted classical phone

Now meet the novel where all of this goodness happens:


And now meet my Two Thumbs Up for it: 

Okay, seriously, if you haven’t read a book by Rainbow Rowell yet…well. You better get on it! As of this month, she has four–FOUR–awesome books published. And her newest, Landline, is no exception. Just like her other novels, Landline had me hooked from page one. It was thoroughly engaging, filled with vivid, relatable characters, and so addicting, I didn’t want to put it down. I also enjoyed how it wasn’t completely adult fiction. There was plenty of YA moments, which made it all the more special.

So go pick up Landline and get reading. Scootch-scootch!

Jen’s Rating

4 Star

Read more about Landline here!

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15 thoughts on “Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

  1. Thank you so much for including my review! Love your take on the book – the gifs are great! It makes me happy to see someone else like this book because it’s fantastic.


    1. No problem! I’m so glad you enjoyed it too. I came across one review that blasted it to bits and I had to restrain myself from “screaming” at them in the comment section 😉 Hopefully my link will direct people to your blog!

      P.S. Glad you enjoyed the gifs, lol. I went a little crazy, but oh well.


      1. I love gifs! They are awesome.

        Thanks, again! I have known a few people who didn’t love the book and I try not to take it personally. 🙂


  2. I have to admit I am a little hesitant to pick this up. I might though after this review! I have yet to read one of her books but Fangirl is waiting patiently on my shelf


  3. I have to admit that I am a little hesitant to read this one but I may pick it up after your review. 🙂 I have yet to read any of her novels but Fangirl is waiting patiently for me on my shelf.


    1. Oh, you HAVE to read ALL of Rainbow Rowell’s books, haha. I think my favorite is “Attachments”, but I love them all in their own way. And, as a writer, I love her because she shows how to write solid, relatable, memorable characters. I’ve learned so much from reading her stories!

      Have fun!


  4. Thank you for the review. I am looking through the preview today. Books with dialogue definitely don’t hurt my studies.


    1. In my opinion, Rainbow Rowell is one of the best authors to read to “learn” how to write characters and dialogue. She makes them so REAL. I wish I could steal her writing superpowers–whahahaha. Kidding…er, sorta 😉 Enjoy the book! And if you haven’t read her others, you should. They’re all great in their own way.


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