Can’t Wait Wednesday #44: Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Posted May 11, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Blog Meme / 39 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publication Date: August 30, 2022
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction


In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime—from the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father as her coach. Javier—a former champion himself—has trained her since the age of two.

But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan.

At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked the “Battle-Axe” anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.

In spite of it all: Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells her most vulnerable, emotional story yet.

Why I Can’t Wait!

Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of my favorite authors.

What book or books are you anxiously waiting for? Comment below!

39 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #44: Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  1. Taylor Jenkins Read is such a versatile reader. I have only read Daisy Jones and the six, but I have Evelyn Hugo on my shelf as well. I like the sound of this one very much!

  2. I was approved for this one too Wendy and I’’m looking forward to reading it soon! Thanks for sharing.☺️

  3. I haven’t read any of her books. I want to, though. This one looks pretty good. I hope you’ll enjoy it when you read it. 🙂

  4. I read Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo earlier this year and definitely want to read more by Jenkins Reid… this one sounds fantastic!

  5. Jenny+McClinton

    I’ve just got malibu rising through to read, I haven’t read any from this author before 😊