Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Can't Wait Wednesday-Authentically, Izzy

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. This week I am sharing Authentically, Izzy by Pepper Basham. It comes out November 12, 2022. I have LOVED everything I have read by Pepper and can't wait for this one. How cute is this cover???

Synopsis (Goodreads):

“Dear Izzy—I feel certain there’s a book-loving man living relatively nearby waiting to speak bookish to you ’til death do you part. You just haven’t met yet.”

Izzy Edgewood is a wannabe bookstore owner, quote queen, and Lord of the Rings nerd who has been waiting for Prince Charming to sweep her off her sneakered feet. But it’s hard to meet people when you spend more time with fictional humans than real ones. Which is why her pragmatist cousin Josephine decides to take Izzy’s future into her own meddling hands and create an online dating profile for the hopeful romantic.

To Izzy’s shock (and suspicion), Josie’s plan works. Soon, she’s dialoguing with a Hobbit-loving man named Brodie who lives in a small town an ocean away from her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. But is their shared love of books, family, and correspondence enough to overcome Izzy’s fear of flying and the literal distance between them? And is a long-distance relationship even worth considering when a local author has been frequenting the library where she works and is proving to be a perfectly fine gentleman?

In this epistolary novel from award-winning author Pepper Basham, bookish dreams and happily-ever-afters collide to create a beautiful sort of magic that’s even better than fiction.

  What book are you eagerly anticipating? If you would like to join in the Can't wait Wednesday fun just click on the image below to be taken to today's post. Happy reading!


  1. I'm super excited for this one too! It sounds like so much fun. Hope you enjoy it! :)

  2. I love this sound of this book! Love the tie in with Lord of the Rings and that cover is so cute! I hope that you enjoy it!

  3. I like the sound of this one. Hope you enjoy it! Adding it to my TBR.

  4. I love the sound of this one. I just went to NG to request it. We'll see!

  5. "spend more time with fictional humans than real ones"

    Haha this does sound fun! :)

    1. Greg, yes, her books always have great humor!

  6. THIS COVER THOUGH!! So dang cute from the colors to the illustration.