Can’t Wait Wednesday – Don’t Make Me Turn This Life Around by Camille Pagán


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is Don’t Make Me Turn This Life Around by Camille Pagán.  I’m always up for a good book about family and this sounds like it has the potential to be a lot of fun.


Don’t Make Me Turn This Life Around by Camille Pagán

Publication Date:  May 11, 2020 by Lake Union Publishing


From Goodreads:

A seriously funny novel about a woman trying to keep her family vacation—and yes, her life—from going south by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences.

It’s been thirteen years since doctors declared Libby Ross-Velasquez a goner. Yet here she is—cancer-free. So why doesn’t she feel more alive?

Sure, Libby’s husband, Shiloh, has been distant. One of their daughters has a serious health condition. And her father’s death hovers over Libby like a rain cloud. Still, this eternal optimist knows she’s the winner of the existential lottery.

But when her forced cheer isn’t enough to keep her family from catching her blahs, she decides to fly them all to Vieques. The Puerto Rican island is where she and Shiloh fell in love—and where she decided to fight for her life after her cancer diagnosis. Where better to put their problems into perspective?

Then a tropical storm strikes. Libby pretends everything’s fine, even as she fears she’s doomed her family. What she can’t see is that the worst disaster they’ve faced may be the best thing that ever happened to them. But first, they have to get through it.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

11 replies
  1. verushka
    verushka says:

    Oh, I agree, this family read sounds like it’s going to be fun! I Feel like Libby needs a cheering squad for beating cancer, so I hope she gets that at some point too!

  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    This sounds like a fun piece of women’s fiction. I love that Libby is such an optimist. And the strong theme of family is a bonus. I’ll be adding this one to my TBR… glad you shared it! 🙂

  3. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Oh, I love the premise! I didn’t read the previous book – but this one sounds like it nicely follows on from it. The humour and edgey family dynamic is really tempting me to pick up the first book. Thank you for sharing, Suzanne:)

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