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The Girl He Used To Know Spotlight

The Girl He Used To Know Spotlight

Title: The Girl He Used To Know
Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
Narrators: Kathleen McInerney & Fred Berman
Length: 8 hours 9 minutes
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
Publisher: Macmillan Audio

New York Times bestselling author of On the Island, Tracey Garvis Graves, presents the compelling, hopelessly romantic audiobook of unconditional love.

Annika (rhymes with Monica) Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people's behavior confusing, she'd rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess.

Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game--and his heart--to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself, quirks and all, and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her. Jonathan and Annika bring out the best in each other, finding the confidence and courage within themselves to plan a future together. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that forces them apart, shattering their connection and leaving them to navigate their lives alone. 

Now, a decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She's living the life she wanted as a librarian. He's a Wall Street whiz, recovering from a divorce and seeking a fresh start. The attraction and strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins.


A while ago two of my friends were talking about how much they absolutely loved this book and how they just could not put it down. I, of course, was immediately interested because these two people know what they are talking about when it comes to good books. I grabbed a copy of it and it has been sitting in my TBR pile ever since. Why, you may ask? It’s simple- they loved it so much and they gushed over it so much I was terrified I would not like it as well. I do this all the time. I will hear how amazing a book is, run out and get it, and then be terrified to read it.

I’ve been trying to break that cycle- and by trying to break the cycle I mean, I would just think about breaking it. But now I’m actually doing something about this little quirk of mine. So, for my February Libro.Fm audiobook I’ll be listening to The Girl He Used To Know and I’m so excited!

Here’s to breaking strange reading habit cycles!

-Happy Reading!

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