Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday by Christine Reilly

Cover of Sunday's on the Phone to MondaySunday’s on the Phone to Monday by Christine Reilly
Touchstone ~ April 5, 2016 ~ 336 pages
I purchased this book from B&N because I coveted the cover

I first discovered this book via Litsy. The cover and the title made me happy. I knew that this book was about family, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The use of italics for all forms of dialog at first kept me unnecessarily alert – or so I thought. What seemed like an distraction began to make sense to me. My unease carried over into the story and it felt like a premonition. Before I knew it, my heart was breaking and I lost track of who and where I was. I’m glad I picked this up while my daughters are away at camp because it gave me the luxury of uninterupted reading. Before I knew it, I was up past 1am reading Monday night/Tuesday morning. Had I not happened to look at my clock, I might have read even longer. I wanted to, but I knew that I needed to act like an adult even if my kids aren’t home. I turned out the light.

Later that morning I took this picture of myself at work:

Tired Mom

I dragged ass for sure Tuesday, pushing through my day job because I knew that the Simone family was waiting for me. I may have been tired, but there was no way I was putting the book back down again until it was finished. When I read the last page and closed the book, I had to switch pillows before going to sleep. My tears left a cold, wet spot on the pillow. It was fantastic. The author’s note mentioned that Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday began life as poetry. I believe it. This is a book I will treasure.


  • At 2016.06.30 07:26, Felicia said:

    I’m looking forward to reading it; it is next on my list. I saw your post on Litsy and knew I wanted to read it. Litsy is such an awesome community.

    • At 2016.06.30 08:19, Jennifer said:

      I hope you love it just as much as I do. I am so darn thankful for Litsy. The community is so wonderful and the focus is books. I need that in my life, especially when the news isn’t uplifting.

      • At 2016.06.30 08:56, bermudaonion (Kathy) said:

        Italics for dialogue usually bugs me but since you were able to adjust to it, I think I’ll give this a try.

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        • At 2016.06.30 22:08, Nise' said:

          I like to hear about books that keep people up reading! Will look for this one.

          • At 2016.07.01 11:43, Lindsey said:

            Staying up late reading always seems like the right choice at the time!! I’m glad you loved this one – it certainly gives you a lot to think about.

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