Can’t Wait Wednesday | Carrie Soto is Back – Taylor Jenkins Reid

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.

Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular.

By the time Carrie retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Slam titles. And if you ask her, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father as her coach.

But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning, British player named Nicki Chan.

At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked the ‘Battle-Axe’ anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.

In spite of it all: Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells a story about the cost of greatness and a legendary athlete attempting a comeback.

I mentioned this upcoming release in a recent bookish item but I had to dedicate a Can’t Wait Wednesday post to it as well. So far I’ve read two TJR books (Evelyne Hugo and Daisy Jones) and I plan on reading Malibu Rising as well. Candyce already read Malibu Rising and really liked that one. I loved the ones I read, especially the ‘historical’ settings. They’re set in the past, but still pretty recent and I just really enjoy that.

What I’m going to enjoy a lot about this one is that it’s about an athlete, I love watching sports and I love reading about it in my fiction books as well. It seems like Carrie Soto is going to be a very interesting character and not always a likeable one. Definitely my kind of main character!

I can’t wait for this book to release, or for the Daisy Jones tv show and the Evelyn Hugo Netflix movie. Hopefully all three will live up to my expectations. Are you excited for this book? And have you read any other books by Taylor Jenkins Reid? Let me know in the comments!

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