Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Miss Dumplin
Miss Dumplin | Julie Murphy
Une hrone attachante, ptillante et pleine d'humour Willowdean est ronde, et alors ? Pas besoin d'tre super slim pour s'assumer. Jusqu'au jour o elle rencontre Bo, qui porte un peu trop bien son nom, et ne tarde pas lui voler un baiser. Mais peut-il vraiment l'aimer ? On lui a tellement dit que les filles comme elle ne sont que des seconds rles. Un seul moyen de retrouver confiance en elle : faire la chose la plus inimaginable qui soit... s'inscrire au concours de beaut local prsid par sa propre mre, ex-miss au corps filiforme. Entranant dans son sillage tout un groupe de candidates hors normes, Will va prouver au monde, et surtout elle-mme, qu'elle aussi a sa place sous les projecteurs. Il me dit que je suis belle. Je me dis que je suis grosse. Et si j'tais les deux en mme temps ?
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
rebbyj
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
Pickpick

excellent.

review
thebluestocking
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Panpan

I wanted to like this more than I did. But I did not care enough about Willowdean to root for her despite her lackadaisical pageant attempts and manipulations of all of her girl friends and the two males in the love triangle.

Megabooks I never thought of this book that way but I can see what you‘re saying. 2w
thebluestocking @Megabooks And I can see how she might speak to people. I may have been in the wrong mood for it. 💙 2w
Buechersuechtling I very much like your review. Because I saw so many talk about the book and that Netflix series I had a glance at the summary but afterwards wasn‘t very intrigued. Your review supported me in letting this pass me by. Thanks. 😄 2w
thebluestocking @Buechersuechtling Happy to help! We can‘t read everything, right? 💙 2w
73 likes4 comments
review
RosaS
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Mehso-so

I thought I‘d like this more but somehow it wasn‘t my cup of tea. I liked some parts of it and I think it deals with some very important stuff but in the end I was more interested in what happens to the door than the characters. What I did love about it though were the short chapters! #translatedbooks

quote
chapters-and-pages
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

“i guess sometimes the perfection we perceive in others is made up of a whole bunch of tiny imperfections, because some days the damn dress just won't zip.“

blurb
RosaS
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

I have to go to class soon but first there‘s a little time to get some reading in! #translatedbooks #waitingwithabook

julesG Please tell me what that headline means? It's Finnish, right? 1mo
RosaS @julesG Yep it‘s Finnish! It‘s just the chapter number written out, in this case 38😄 1mo
julesG So cool! 1mo
11 likes3 comments
review
Larris
Dumplin' (Dumplin' #1) | Julie Murphy
Mehso-so

Cute book, but a bit too adolescent

quote
Erofan
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

? "This is me. Back me up or back the f*ck out" ?

review
zezeki
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Mehso-so

I wanted to love this because it has a positive message and great female friendships, but at the end the only character I ended up caring about was Mitch. #dumplin #booktomovie 📚📚

KathyWheeler I felt that way about the follow up book to this — Puddin‘. I wanted to like it, but it the end it was just meh. I can‘t even remember the characters‘ names. 1mo
51 likes1 comment
review
DarcysMom
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#overdrive

review
Bakingbookworm
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Mehso-so

3 ⭐️- I like a good underdog, female empowering, body positive messaged story - especially in the Teen genre.

This book has been on my radar for a bit (especially since it‘s NetFlix movie) but it was a good, not quite great read for me. Premise-wise it was awesome but the execution was a little weak.

My review: http://bit.ly/Dumplinbook

blurb
DarcysMom
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
review
Ajessgirl
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Pickpick

📚rec: Dumplin‘ had been in my TBR for awhile, and I only wish I‘d read it sooner! It‘s YA in the very best way - easy to read, engaging characters, and though focused on teenagers, the themes resonate with women of all ages. I absolutely loved it, and it left me with all the warm & fuzzies. Can‘t wait to check out the Netflix adaptation!

29 likes3 stack adds
blurb
DarcysMom
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
review
BookDragonNotWorm
Dumplin' (Dumplin' #1) | Julie Murphy
post image
Pickpick

This was cute and inspirational, but I wish the author had dug a little deeper. Would have loved it to be a bit grittier and a little more painful. I also thought the ending was a little rushed, but I really enjoyed it (maybe I just didn't want it to end?).

42 likes1 stack add
blurb
rachelsbrittain
Dumplin' (Dumplin' #1) | Julie Murphy
post image

Very exciting book news from Julie Murphy!

LibrarianRyan Interesting. 2mo
35 likes1 comment
review
DimeryRene
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Pickpick

Loved this book! Super cute. I am going to see the author talk tonight and introduce her next book!

blurb
RosaS
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

Library days are the best days especially when a friend agrees to go with! #libraryhaul

Mdargusch I really enjoyed Dumplin! 3mo
18 likes1 comment
blurb
BarkingMadRun
Miss Dumplin | Julie Murphy
post image

So much amazingness in one place! @Alfrazier21 was so generous and the package was so fun! Thanks to Jody for organizing!! #highfivetosummerswap #litsyswaps @JoScho

Alfrazier21 So glad you liked it!! So sorry about the copy of Dumplin 😓 (edited) 3mo
JoScho What a wonderful package. Thanks so much for participating 😘 3mo
BarkingMadRun @Alfrazier21 it‘s no worries!! 3mo
39 likes3 comments
quote
DimeryRene
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

My first kiss. It‘s the fastest thing that lasts forever. 💋💋

DrawingSustenance 😂🧡🧡🧡🧡 3mo
16 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Nebklvr
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Pickpick

Willowdean is irrepressible and my hero! This book is funny, angsty, and just great.

Djspens Loved the movie! 4mo
Nebklvr @Djspens might need to check it out! 4mo
NeedsMoreBooks Loved the novel and the film 💖 4mo
Nebklvr @NeedsMoreBooks Did you read Puddin? 4mo
NeedsMoreBooks Not yet. Planning to 😊 4mo
64 likes3 stack adds5 comments
blurb
rachelsbrittain
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

😍😍😍😍

emilyrose_x Wow!!! 😱😱😱 4mo
Megabooks 😁😁😁😁😁 4mo
marleed Mic Drop! 4mo
rather_be_reading awesome! 4mo
NeedsMoreBooks Wow! The book is great 💖 4mo
56 likes1 stack add5 comments
blurb
rachelsbrittain
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

Got to listen to these awesome people talk about their publishing journeys and writing experiences this morning

LiteraryinLititz That‘s awesome! Who‘s on the panel? 4mo
Scochrane26 I would love ❤️💜💚 to attend Leaky con sometime. 4mo
rachelsbrittain @LiteraryinLititz Justin A Reynolds, Hafsah Faizal, and Julie Murphy 4mo
50 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
review
MelKelsey
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Mehso-so

I was about a quarter into listening to Dumplin', wondering why the story seemed so familiar, when I realized I'd seen the movie! The novel is a basic coming of age story, a teenaged girl that is fat pushes social barriers by competing in the town's beauty pageant. Along the way she struggles with relationships with friends, boys, her mom, and deals with the repercussions of her aunt's death.

blurb
Clwojick
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

Just finished watching the movie on Netflix while I paced the hallways. I managed to get in 12,500 steps already, so I might have a real shot at hitting the 100,000 during today‘s #LitsyWalkathon! 💪🏻 I really enjoyed the movie, and I‘ll definitely be reading the book soon. ♥️

Clwojick #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #fitwizards ♥️🧡⭐️ (edited) 5mo
julesG 👏👏👏👏 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl Just hitting 14k .. like now 😁 5mo
86 likes2 stack adds3 comments
review
ToniSwinehart6
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Pickpick

Sweet story, about loss, love and learning how to love yourself. (Body and mind) Even though her heart loved someone her mind couldn't let herself fully give into that because she felt less than everyone else. 3/5 ⭐

review
FeastOfFiction
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Pickpick

2019 Book 26: This entertained me to say the least. It was a little cheesy, but a good story overall. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

annahenke Loves the movie as well! 6mo
FeastOfFiction @annahenke I havent watched it yet! That‘s on my list. 6mo
55 likes5 stack adds2 comments
blurb
FeastOfFiction
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

Driving three hours today. Books > music

Megabooks For sure! 6mo
60 likes5 stack adds1 comment
review
Meghan1
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Pickpick

This was absolutely ADORABLE! I wish there had been more drag queen scenes, but overall, I really enjoyed this book!

teainthelibrary The movie was fantastic! 6mo
77 likes2 stack adds1 comment
blurb
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

Had a nerve-wracking and stressful day at work so am watching this book to movie adaptation! I loved the book so I hope the movie lives up to it.

xxjenadanxx Great movie!! 7mo
KirstieE I haven‘t read the book yet but the movie was good !! 7mo
UnabridgedPod I prefer the book but thoroughly enjoyed the movie!! ❤️ 7mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Unabridged Of course the book is always better, but I did really like the movie! 7mo
51 likes4 comments
review
LibraryLovingMommy
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Pickpick

Really enjoyed this YA novel. Great voice and distinct cast of characters. Insightful perspectives on body image, beauty, and confidence. Looking forward to reading companion novel Puddin' soon. (Audio)

review
hjreviews
Dumplin' (Dumplin' #1) | Julie Murphy
post image
Pickpick

⭐️4/5
Great YA story about self confidence and self esteem. The messages are straightforward, making them perfect for the target audience(and adults who are struggling and need it slammed in their face). Cute, funny, relatable and motivational. Great book. Can‘t wait to watch the TV show now

ReadingOver50 I enjoyed this book. The movie was good too, but not as good as the book 😁 7mo
75 likes1 comment
quote
hjreviews
Dumplin' (Dumplin' #1) | Julie Murphy
post image

Nothing like some late night reading with some good laughs to end a day right 😂

AntoinetteBuchanan I so loved that book 7mo
hjreviews @AntoinetteBuchanan I honestly only picked it up because I know it was turned into a show. I was not expecting to like it and then I read the whole thing in a night! 7mo
66 likes2 comments
blurb
KarynGood
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

We‘re finishing up reading this delightful book! #specialneedsparent #rainyfridayread

stacybmartin It‘s so good - the movie is really cute, too! 💜 7mo
KarynGood @stacybmartin We really enjoyed the movie too! 7mo
26 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
monalyisha
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
Pickpick

While I don‘t share a body type with Willowdean, I‘ve also never been “willowy.” (And I could never pull off a pixie cut; that‘s a different issue, entirely, but also very upsetting.) In college, the excessively bro-y roommate of my Freshman Year boyfriend called me “thick but hot.” Or maybe it was “hot but thick.” I choose to believe that it was the former because it‘s slightly more complimentary. Whatever.

*Review/confessional cont‘d below👇🏻

monalyisha 1/6: It was before “thicc” was a (culturally-appropriated) thing. You get the idea. I‘ve struggled with body image. I‘ve been late for plans (& even work) because I didn‘t like the way that any of my clothes looked on me in the mirror. I‘ve subconsciously pulled away from a romantic touch because I was sitting in the “wrong” position & I didn‘t want my partner‘s fingertips grazing my muffin-top. (edited) 7mo
monalyisha 2/6: I‘ve listened to my mom denigrate her own body & I‘ve internalized it. So, when I saw a review calling “Dumplin‘” out for *pretending* to be body-positive, I took offense. From where I sit (with my rolls gathering beneath my under-boob; ladies, you know what‘s up), Dumplin‘ *isn‘t* pretending. It‘s just honest about the struggle. (edited) 7mo
monalyisha 3/6: It‘s HARD to be feminist & to feel self-conscious about your appearance at the same time. You want to not care about your hairy legs, or the warts on your fingers, or the size of your thighs. You hold up Renaissance women as your personal beauty standard, claim a kinship with witches, & say your lap has more room for puppies. (edited) 7mo
See All 20 Comments
monalyisha 4/6: But saying it & feeling it aren‘t always the same thing. I like that Julie Murphy doesn‘t ignore this dissonance, this gap (which deserves more attention than the thigh-gap). (edited) 7mo
monalyisha 5/6: Willowdean isn‘t perfect. She isn‘t perfectly imperfect. She *does* feel real. This “realness,” this struggle, doesn‘t go away. That doesn‘t mean that the character — or that the story — is weak. (edited) 7mo
monalyisha 6/6: Plus, the book has a fraught (but evolving) mother-daughter relationship, & a sweet, sexy romance, to boot. This is compulsively-readable YA lit at its best. Haters gonna hate. 🙄🤷‍♀️ Me, I‘m a lover. (edited) 7mo
wanderinglynn Great review. 👍🏻 I haven‘t read the book, but I did watch the movie & loved. I agree that Willowdean felt real. The book is on my TBR. 7mo
BethM I haven‘t read this or wanted to but your review has me rethinking. Well done. 7mo
j9brown Really great review! 7mo
HOTPock3tt I was *jokingly* called thick a few days ago and I‘m 5‘5 128lbs 🙄 I was also described as hourglass-y as opposed to thin 😓 the pressure that‘s put on women in our society. 7mo
mcipher Okay wow - you sold me. I didn‘t want to read this (as a straight up fat girl I have a hard time with a lot of supposed “fat” literature because a little chubby and really fat are two diff ball games) but your review makes it sound too good to pass up! 7mo
teainthelibrary I loved the movie so I think I might need to pick this one up! 7mo
rohit-sawant Fantastic review! 🙌🏼 7mo
monalyisha @HOTPock3tt SERIOUSLY. And the way people feel free to comment on other people‘s bodies is absurd. 7mo
monalyisha @wanderinglynn @teainthelibrary I‘m so looking forward to watching the movie! The casting I‘ve seen so far feels right. 7mo
monalyisha Thanks @j9brown & @rohit-sawant 👍🏻 7mo
monalyisha @BethM & @mcipher I hope you like it, too! It‘s definitely YA — lots of smooching & some complicated friend drama — but also thoughtful & fun. I‘ll look forward to reading your posts! 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly Great review! 🙌🏻 Have you read this book? I haven‘t, but a friend has been enthusiastically recommending it, and your review made me think of it. 7mo
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly No, but thanks for the heads-up! Maybe I‘ll check it out (or at least the TedTalk)! 7mo
rather_be_reading love the color of your chucks! 7mo
86 likes4 stack adds20 comments
blurb
monalyisha
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

“Some days, the damn dress just won‘t zip.”

60 likes1 stack add
review
sonrisa00
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
Pickpick

Being a teenage girl is complicated enough, now add a beauty pageant and a mom that runs it, Dolly Parton worship, first kisses, complicated friendships, and oh so much more... its a book that speaks to Dumplin' inside all of us!

14 likes1 stack add
blurb
monalyisha
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

#lunchbreak

Listening to Dumplin‘ in the car on my break; though I‘m not currently going anywhere, I‘m always protected by my traveler‘s charm made by @Jess_Franzino

Jess_Franzino So funny that you tagged me in a post about the traveler‘s charm! I was just thinking of how I need one myself, since I‘m traveling to Greece in the fall ♥️ 7mo
Clwojick Hey girl, I seem to have lost your email ☺️Can you short me an email? clwojick@live.com 7mo
monalyisha @Clwojick Of course! 7mo
79 likes3 comments
blurb
kristincatastrophic
Dumplin' (Dumplin' #1) | Julie Murphy
post image

#currentlyreading
I don't usually two read children's or young adult books back to back but I let my son choose my next read for me from my TBR stack. I was overwhelmed by choice. He didn't know anything about any of the books and didn't ask. I guess this just spoke to him. I'm sticking to his pick and so far so good.

27 likes1 stack add
review
Red.Reads
Dumplin' (Dumplin' #1) | Julie Murphy
post image
Pickpick

For the first time in years, I read a book in one sitting. And it was this book.
I loved it, for several reasons. One was the mostly light-hearted first person narrative, but the main reason was that it was relatable. As a girl that's been fat all my life, as a girl who has even been too scared to do certain things because of how I look and how I thought I'd reflect on others, I totally understood Willowdean.
5/5

blurb
monalyisha
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

SO. MUCH. KISSING.

I‘m not mad about it. 😍😅
Can‘t wait to watch this on Netflix when I‘m done!

MeganAnn The movie is so adorable! 😍 I haven‘t read the book yet though. 7mo
MoonWitch94 The movie was soooooo good! 🍿🎥 7mo
monalyisha @MeganAnn @MoonWitch94 It‘s taking everything in me to wait until I‘m done with the audiobook. 😬 7mo
See All 8 Comments
MaleficentBookDragon ♥ the 🎥 7mo
Cheshirecat913 Have to say I loved the movie too! Made me laugh and cry and sing. 😁 7mo
sammisho I love books with kissing! I loved this book and movie! 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly Is this a kissing book?! 7mo
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly I‘m not suuuper far into it, but so far...absolutely yes! 7mo
63 likes8 comments
review
lostinabookbrb
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
Pickpick

I thought this was a cute book and I liked the friendship plot of the story.

blurb
GypsyKat
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

I haven‘t read the book yet, but I watched this on Netflix tonight and loved it!
#Adaptations

valeriegeary Such a cute movie! 8mo
paramegan the books even better! i laughed and cried so much 8mo
GypsyKat @megandemartini I definitely need to read it! 8mo
83 likes3 comments
review
AutumnAuroraRain95
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
Pickpick

5/5 Stars. I‘m glad that authors are expanding and creating more plus-sized characters! This book was fantastic. It was easy to get into, and stay engaged in the story. (I would also recommend the movie! Although it doesn‘t stick to the plot 100%, it was still fantastic.)

quote
WomanistBibliophile
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

“But I want what they have. I want a person to kiss hello.”
//
Near-universally relatable sentiment, I should think. The rest of this novel was less so to me. I probably would have liked it more when I was a teenager, but although I still do enjoy some YA, this book was a miss for me. The secondary characters felt underdeveloped and the protagonist too apologetic.

1 like1 stack add
quote
VioletMoonBooks
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
blurb
hwestfall
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

My daughters and I loved this movie on Netflix. I have been on the waiting list at the library for ages. I decided to bite the bullet and get the audiobook instead. Fingers crossed this one gets me out of my book slump🤞🏼

blurb
JoScho
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

When staging a home to sell one must always add books ❤️

LibrarianJen My husband got so mad at me when we were looking at houses because I was always browsing the bookshelves and not paying attention to other things 😂 8mo
BookwormAHN That's a cute cocoa cola table 💜 8mo
BookwormAHN I mean Coca cola, thank you autocorrect 🤦🏼‍♀️ 8mo
See All 12 Comments
LibrarianRyan My real estate agent had me put less than 10 books on my book shelf. It was annoying. 8mo
mrsmarch @LibrarianRyan This is why I‘m pretty sure we‘ll never move, I couldn‘t have that few books. 8mo
Craftylikefox 🖤🖤 8mo
AmyG Good luck with your sale. I put some books out, too (not that I hve alot of space). 8mo
tracey38 Yes! Good luck with the sale! 8mo
JoScho @BookwormAHN thank you! We made it with old toys from my childhood 💜 8mo
JoScho @LibrarianJen I mean I put thought into which books I wanted to put there! I totally get it 😊 8mo
JoScho @LibrarianRyan luckily I am not living there now so I just took some over. 8mo
JoScho @AmyG @tracey38 @Craftylikefox thanks so much sweet friends ❤️ 8mo
123 likes12 comments
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image
blurb
heidisreads
Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
post image

Superb narration for the #audiobook!
A little romance, a little bff drama, a little mother/daughter tiff, an unbelievably cool aunt and a kick-ass leading lady made this book AMAZING. If you talk to me this month, you're going to hear about this book.

23 likes2 stack adds