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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder

The Museum of Intangible Things
"Hannah and Zoe haven’t had much in their lives, but they’ve always had each other. So when Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of their down-and-out New Jersey town, they pile into Hannah’s beat-up old Le Mans and head west, putting everything—their deadbeat parents, their disappointing love lives, their inevitable enrollment at community college—behind them.

As they chase storms and make new friends, Zoe tells Hannah she wants more for her. She wants her to live bigger, dream grander, aim higher. And so Zoe begins teaching Hannah all about life’s intangible things, concepts sadly missing from her existence—things like audacity, insouciance, karma, and even happiness."- summary from Amazon

Wunder is now one of my favorite authors. I absolutely loved her debut, and this new offering really cemented my love for her and her novels. I love road trip novels, though I don't really read that many, and I liked this little spin on it. Hannah is having to keep an eye on Zoe and keep her in line a bit, while also trying to branch out and live big, but there's this sad/dark undertone to it all that keeps them together (i.e. Zoe's mental illness). The adventures they have are simply fantastic and, at times, humorous. But this is a book that deals with some heavier issues, so if you want a little more oomph in your summer reading, this is the book; there is, however, an ADORABLE romance in it. And I would like my own Danny, please and thank you.

Overall, a great follow-up and I cannot wait to read more from her!

FTC: Received signed ARC from author. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.


  1. Yay, I'm glad you loved this one since her debut was also one of my favorites! Great review :)

  2. I have this on my list of books I want to read, the cover is beautiful, I just can't afford it at the minute.