Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody-- Even Monday is good when you're reading a Jessica Brody book!!

A Week of the Mondays

Ellie has a horrific Monday which culminates with her getting dumped by the rock star boyfriend she would do anything to keep.  After a late night wish to do it all over again, she wakes up and finds IT'S STILL MONDAY!!

Now, she's stuck in a Monday loop & she's sure if she can just get Tristan to NOT dump her, she'll be able to get back to real life.

I am a big Jessica Brody fan.  BIG.  Every book that I've read of hers makes me feel happy and good-- plus they just flow and come together with perfection.

I wanted to read this when it came out, but somehow it got overlooked.  This might be a post for another day, but it got me thinking about how I really need to stop overlooking the cute, fun books for the intense thrillers or serious subject books.

The real reason I started this book though, was because I was SO in the mood for a Groundhog's Day book.  I read Neverworld Wake last month, was OBSESSED and had a total book hangover, so I decided to go out and find a book that had the same thing going on.  It just so happened that I had this book on my shelf waiting for me, so I dove in.

Groundhog's Day stories are so fun because everyone has days that they'd like a do-over.  Ellie gets the ultimate do-over when she gets to repeat the day she gets dumped by her rock star boyfriend over and over again.  She knows if she can just figure out the secret code to NOT getting dumped, she'll get out of this loop.

My fave part: The oldies!!!  Ellie listens to 60's & 70's R&B and Rock music and I couldn't help but want to fire up my own oldies playlist that I hadn't listened to in a few weeks.  I grew up listening to the oldies because of my parents-- and somewhere along the way, I went from thinking they were "lame" to knowing that I was "lame" for thinking that.

I thought this book was pure enjoyment and fun.  It was a tad predictable because it's completely obvious where the whole romantic situation is headed, but sometimes that is okay.  There is a certain formula to Jessica Brody's books & I'm cool with that.

OVERALL: If you like Groundhog's Day books (and who doesn't?), this book is for you!!  It's one girl's quest to NOT get dumped-- but she also ends up finding out a lot about herself in the process.  My fave part was the oldies that the main character listened to for every occasion, but you don't have to like the oldies to jam out with Ellie and her 7 Mondays!!

Date Published: 8/2/2016
How I got this book: It was gifted to me :)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Macmillan)

Add it to your To-Read List!!

My Rating: 5/5

Character: Ellison Sparks
Book: Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

  • I think Ellie would like reading about a girl who is going technology-free and following a list of goals from 1962.


  1. I have this on my shelf (and Neverworld Wake) and need to get to them. I just read my first Jessica Brody book and loved it. Now I need to read them all!

    1. Isn't she awesome???!!! I still have a few of her books to read-- including her newest one (Geography of Lost Things!!). You should totally read NEVERWORLD WAKE. It was really really good!!

  2. Lol I feel like it's Groundhog Day because I was asking a friend what to read to get out of a slump and she recommended Jessica Brody. I need to get on this!
    Jen Ryland Reviews

    1. WOOO!! I totally agree with your friend!! IN SOME OTHER LIFE helped me with a slump last year!

  3. My last Brody was a 5-star read. I am definitely a solid fan now, and Groundhog Day books are fun.

  4. I haven't read this one yet, but it is on my shelf. I did read Jessica's newest novel, and thought it was so fun, so reading more of her books is high on my must-read list. :)