Thursday, November 15, 2018

Books from the Backlog #34


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Publisher: Viking
National Book Award finalist and bestselling author Meg Rosoff's charming, hilarious new novel about a young New Yorker’s search for happiness and the two dogs who help him find it—the perfect summer read

Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him—only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn’t remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown-up.

When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan's world view begins to shift. Could a border collie and a cocker spaniel hold the key to life, the universe, and everything? Their sly maneuvering on daily walks and visits to the alluring vet suggest that human emotional intelligence may not be top dog after all.

A funny, wise romantic comedy set in Manhattan, Jonathan Unleashed is a story of tangled relationships, friendships, and dogs. Rosoff’s novel is for anyone wondering what to be when they grow up, and how on earth to get there.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12972591-swan-song

Why did I add Jonathan Unleashed to my bookshelf?

I won a copy of Jonathan Unleashed from a giveaway over at Bea's Book Nook in the summer of 2016 and I remember being very excited to get a copy.  I have no idea why I have let this book sit on my bookshelf for over 2 years.  I am kind of a dog nut so the cover alone is enough to make me want to read this book but it is also described as a humorous story which is also appealing.  It is a pretty short book so maybe I can work it in soon now that I have rediscovered it.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?






38 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of this one, but I could definitely see myself loving it. Hope you get the chance to pick it up soon, Carole.

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  2. I haven't heard of this one, but I love how the leashes connect to the words! I really love how simple the cover is, too. It sounds like it might make a good wintery read, so hopefully you'll have a chance to read it soon. :)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I did have the wrong book description up this morning but I do hope to read this one soon.

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  3. I had this one on my TBR too. It sounds adorable. I have no idea why the GR's rating is so low. Sounds like people loved it or hated it, but I would be ok with the things they took issue with.

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    1. I did notice that people either seemed to love or hate this one.

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  4. haha firecracker in the ice, surely spectacular! Love the bucket list thing though, I think the backstory would be great?

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    1. I did have the wrong book description up this morning but I think this does sound like a great story.

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  5. I've had a pile of books sitting on my shelves since 2010 so two years isn't too bad really!

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    1. I have some really old and some not so old books. I am trying to mix things up.

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  6. This is on my TBR!! The dogs on the cover got me too.

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  7. I'm curious as to how the title fits with the excerpt.

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    1. I did have the wrong description up earlier today but I think it sounds like a fun book.

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  8. Oh that's one I didn't know about

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  9. I've actually read this one and found it to be pretty good. It wasn't great but it was entertaining. The pups are SUPER cute in it.

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  10. Um I'm totally confused the blurb is just like My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis. The blurb I see for this on Goodreads has some things in common with Mutts & Mistletoe I just read. Where dogs make people realize what's important in life. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. It is all fixed now. I must have put together too many posts on the day that I prepared this one. Thanks for pointing out my error so that I could get it fixed.

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  11. I hadn't heard of this one but it sounds fun.

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  12. This one is new to me, I do love the cover. It sounds like it could be a fun read.

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  13. I hadn't heard of this one either, but is sounds like such a cute story :-)

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  14. I have read Rosoff, one was excellent, but I can not remember which one so I say read it

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  15. Oh, this sounds perfect for me. And such a fun cover.

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  16. This is a new to me book. I love the cover. I hope you do enjoy it when you read it, Carole.

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  17. I haven't heard of this one, but I do love the cover!

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  18. I'm the say way: I get super excited for a book, and then when I get my hands on it, I totally forget about it! It sounds funny though.

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

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    1. I get excited about so many books but I can't read fast enough to keep up!

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  19. I actually also have a book by this author on my shelf for years that I've never read before for some reason! This post actually just reminded me of it... we both need to get to ours soon D:

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