Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature put on by Breaking the Spine. It is where we talk about what upcoming book we are eagerly waiting for.
Lauren Watt took her 160-pound English Mastiff to college—so of course after graduation, Gizelle followed Lauren to her first, tiny apartment in New York. Because Gizelle wasn’t just a dog; she was a roommate, sister, confidante, dining companion, and everything in between.
Together, Gizelle and Lauren went through boyfriends, first jobs, a mother’s struggle with addiction, and the ups and downs of becoming an adult in the big city. But when Gizelle got sick and Lauren realized her best friend might not be such a constant after all, she designed an epic bucket list to make the absolute most of the time they had left.
I adored this book! It was heartfelt, hilarious, and sweet. As the owner of two smaller dogs, it was so interesting to read about how life with an extremely large dog is, especially in a big city like New York City. I can’t imagine the amount of food, slobber, and poop. Of course it was hard to read about Gizelle getting sick and eventually passing away but since the title talks about Gizelle’s bucket list I knew this would be the outcome. Even though it was sad, it was fun to read about Lauren and Gizelle’s last adventures together. The author does a great job reflecting on how important Gizelle has been to her and the great love that they had for each other. I highly recommend this book for dog lovers.
Even though I have already read this book, thanks to an ebook provided by NetGalley, I am looking forward to this book publishing on March 7th to add to my collection.