I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use my pic as well. If you’d just link back to me I’d so appreciate it


My Pick this week is:



Published April 2002 By Washington Square Press

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

From Goodreads

For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She’s even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.

But the day she opens up a national women’s magazine and sees the words “Loving a Larger Woman” above her ex-boyfriend’s byline, Cannie is plunged into misery…and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.


Can you say cover & title LOVE? Both of those just scream for you to pick up this fun read by Jennifer Weiner. I read this book shortly after it was published…that’s 15 years ago this month! Wow, it doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. This would make a fantastic beach read or fun summer book to read by the pool. I remember really liking Cannie and rooting for her after her ex humiliated her, which if it was in today’s social media age that article he wrote would’ve found its way to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…and on. Even worse for Cannie! I wouldn’t call this fluffy chick-lit either. If you’ve read anything by Jennifer Weiner you know she writes with depth and really great characterization.

Happy Reading! 

Throwback Thursday recommendations around the blogosphere….

Rebecca at

Claire at I’m a Coffeeholic Bookworm

Susan at Susan Loves Books

Ann Marie at LitWitWineandDine

Deanna at DeesRadReadsandReviews



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    1. I wouldn’t say it’s like hers. This has humor but it’s much more in depth and character driven than a Kinsella. I need to do a re-read though because I’ve forgotten a lot of the plot. I think you’d like it….summer read?

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  1. Oh I have that book too, but the copy I got was the Jennifer Weiner collection, the one that also included the other book, In Her Shoes, and I almost forgot about that story. Thanks so much for reminding me of Cannie Shapiro and Nifkin and yes, the main reason I loved her was because she was plus-size. I have soft spots for characters like her. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the link I’ll take a look and yes that would be a Throwback:) I kind of think of my throwbacks as anything that was published a year ago or longer but that’s just my thought. I’ll look for your post tomorrow or if you link to me I should get a notification but sometimes I don’t. I like to include links to everyones throwbacks on mine as well:)


  2. I have to ask. How is the “Large woman” representation?! Is it one of those books where all the character’s problems can be blamed on her weight? Does she lose the weight and all the problems disappear? The reason I am asking is bc one of my blogger friends made it her goal to read books with positive “Fat Girl” representation this year… just curious.


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