Can’t Wait Wednesday| One Way Or Another – Kara McDowell

We wanted to do another bookish meme on Wednesday and after doing Can’t Wait Wednesday a few times we decided that would be a fun one to bring around more often! About twice a month you’ll see this meme on our blog.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The average person makes 35,000 decisions every single day. That’s about 34,999 too many for Paige Collins, who lives in debilitating fear of making the wrong choice. The simple act of picking an art elective is enough to send her into a spiral of what-ifs. What if she’s destined to be a famous ceramicist but wastes her talent in drama club? What if there’s a carbon monoxide leak in the ceramics studio and everyone drops dead? (Grim, but possible!)

That’s why when Paige is presented with two last-minute options for Christmas vacation, she’s paralyzed by indecision. Should she go with her best friend (and longtime crush) Fitz to his family’s romantic mountain cabin? Or should she accompany her mom to New York, a city Paige has spent her whole life dreaming about?

Just when it seems like Paige will crack from the pressure of choosing, fate steps in — in the form of a slippery grocery store floor — and Paige’s life splits into two very different parallel paths. One path leads to New York where Paige falls for the city . . . and the charms of her unexpected tour guide. The other leads to the mountains where Paige might finally get her chance with Fitz . . . until her anxiety threatens to ruin everything.

However, before Paige gets her happy ending in either destiny, she’ll have to face the truth about her struggle with anxiety — and learn that you don’t have to be “perfect” to deserve true love.


We’re in the middle of a heatwave at the moment and all I can think of is the colder days coming to us in the next few months. To make that even better, Christmas is slowly getting closer as well. It’s still a few months away, but I love the holidays. I think we’re going to get a fun holiday romcom, but also some focus on anxiety. I love when authors take a closer look at things like this. I feel mental health is something we should be more about and shouldn’t be seen as something “bad”. I have a feeling it’s going to be a treat to read One Way or Another this holiday season.

What do you think? Does One Way or Another look like a book you’d read? Let me know in the comments!

One thought on “Can’t Wait Wednesday| One Way Or Another – Kara McDowell

  1. This cover is adorable! Also, I love when characters have my name – it almost never happens, so I always get super excited about it. Haha.

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