Read-Alikes for ‘The Breakaway’ by Jennifer Weiner | LibraryReads

The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner (Atria) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Abby Stern is 33 and pretty happy with her life in Philadelphia, where she has good friends and enjoys her bicycling club. After reconnecting with her childhood sweetheart Mark, who she met at weight-loss camp, she’s contemplating marrying him. Feeling hesitant, she accepts an invite to lead a cycling trip in New York, but the group unexpectedly includes Sebastian, the one-night stand she still thinks about, and her judgmental mother. Over two weeks and hundreds of miles, Abby will have to contemplate the life she wants.—LJ Reviews

Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee (St. Martin's Griffin)

Appeared on the July 2022 LibraryReads list

“After experiencing a panic attack during her first trial appearance, lawyer Lizzie Chung decides to take a leave of absence and visit her childhood friend Jack. He and Lizzie team up to help a struggling bookstore. It brings them closer together, but will their inner anxieties and insecurities doom their relationship? This is a sweet romance that deals with some serious topics. For fans of Ten Rules for Faking It and Girl Gone Viral.”—Shari Suarez, Genesee District Library, Flint, MI

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (Berkley; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the May 2021 LibraryReads list

“An aching slow-burn romance focused on chaotic sprite Poppy and buttoned up Alex and their twelve years of summer vacations. Set in present day Palm Springs and interspersed with flashbacks from the previous vacations, this story is full of yearning, friendship, and discussions of what it means to find a home. For fans of This Time Next Year, One Day in December, and Waiting for Tom Hanks.”—Elizabeth Gabriel, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI

What You Wish For by Katherine Center (St. Martin's)

Appeared on the July 2020 LibraryReads list

"Sam thought the dynamic Duncan Carpenter was out of her life forever, until he returns to the school at which she's a librarian and makes her think she might just get her happily ever after. For fans of JoJo Moyes and Rebecca Serle."—Tracy Babiasz, Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, NC

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