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God-Shaped Hole

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  3,770 ratings  ·  659 reviews
When I was twelve, a fortune teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone.
Everyone said she was a fraud, that she was just making it up.
I'd really like to know why the hell a person would make up a thing like that.

Written with the snap, glitter and wit of The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing, God-Shaped Hole is a memorable, poignant love
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Paperback, 329 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published January 1st 2002)
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Beatrix I'm guessing she named it God-Shaped Hole, and the novel we read is in fact Trixie's journal.
That's my interpretation.

I like the symbolics of it and…more
I'm guessing she named it God-Shaped Hole, and the novel we read is in fact Trixie's journal.
That's my interpretation.

I like the symbolics of it and the fact that Trixie has a lot more in her life to happen, we only got to see a small portion of it. How many more journals will she fill in...(less)
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Christy
Jul 29, 2013 Christy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants an incredible read along with a good cry
5 INCREDIBLE STARS!!!

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What can I say about this book? It kept me up all night reading. It made me think. It made me re-evaluate my own life. It moved me. It destroyed me.

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Beatrix (Trixie) and Jacob meet by an ad. It’s silly. Jacob put it in the paper, just because... and Trixie answered.
If your intentions are pure
I’m seeking a friend
For the end
Of the world.
Some people are just meant to meet. Meant to know each other, be in each others lives. Thats how it is with Jacob Grace and Trixie. They
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Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*
Jul 15, 2013 Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone and their mama
Recommended to Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* by: Dawn & Sharon, bless them!


“You wanna know how to make God laugh?. Tell him your plans”



Dear Diary,

Yes, I know. I usually write in Spanish but guess what? I am making this entry public. Why, you ask? Well, I want to review a book and this one felt so personal that I wanted to tell you how I feel after reading it.

This book… Nope, not this book. This author… OMG, holly hell this author!!! She’ll make you change your life, she’ll make you believe this life is worth it, she’ll make you FEEL. How important is that? How many
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
4 depressing stars.****Review completed August 8, 2013

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"(…) I think we are God. We all have that inside of us. And I believe we go on after we've turned to dust. Our souls, I mean."
(…)
"A search. We're all searching for something to fill up what I like to call that big God-shaped hole in our souls. Some people use alcohol, or sex, or their children, or food, or money, or music, or heroin. A lot of people even use the concept of God itself. (…)"


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I have decided to not review God-Shaped Hole. The f
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Mo
When I was twelve, a fortune teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone.
Everyone said she was a fraud,
that she was just making it up.
I'd really like to know why the hell a person would make up a thing like that.



This is the sort of book that you just need to read, without knowing too much about it. I have read this author's other book and really liked it but this one has a different feel to it.

Trixie," he said. "Do you mind if I call you Trixie?"



Most books th
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
If your intentions are pure, I'm seeking a friend for the end of the world.

Best...personal...ad...ever.

Tiffanie DeBartolo - her words slay me. This wasn't quite as good as her other book How to Kill a Rock Star, but I still can't believe this was her first novel. For a first effort, it was quite impressive. Hell, I can't believe more people haven't read her work. There is something about the way this woman puts words together which makes my brain hurt, but in a good way. We move from poetic t
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Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
Frickin' book....

Frickin' tearjerker...

and...frickin' cliffhanger.

DON'T read this book...or do...yes do...it's soooo good!

Ok rant over...here's the review:

Beatrice is tired of the same ol' same ol' dating scene so when she sees an ad that says:

"If you're intentions are pure
I'm seeking a friend
for the end
of the world."


Well, her interests are peaked and she just can't resist answering it. That's how she meets Jacob Grace.

No news flash that I love emotional books but this book killed me just
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Destini Mia~ ♕ Sassy Lassie

"You want to know how to make God laugh? Tell him your plans."


Where to even begin?
I feel like I have so much to say but can't get it out in a coherent sentence.


When I read a book (and decide to review it) I usually have a process I go through. As I go through the story, I have a sort of... outline in my head of what I want to say. So my reviews are usually a reflection of what I thought and felt throughout the whole entire book, while I was 'in the moment.' With God-Shaped Hole, I finished
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Karen
Fuck, that hurt. And my highlighter is out of ink.
Bloody sensational. If I can find the words, review will follow...

5 SOLID STARS ★★★★★
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“Just knowing you exist changed the world for me.”

How to review this amazing book? Well, I guess I will start off by saying that it will probably be one of my favorite books of the year. I will also say that I felt just the same about Tiffanie DeBartolo’s other book, How to Kill a Rock Star. So, perhaps it’s just a connection I feel with her writing style? Ma
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Natalie★for the love of TBH!★
Jan 20, 2015 Natalie★for the love of TBH!★ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Shelves: 4-stars
★★★★ 3/4 ! INCREDIBLE and MAGICAL ! If I could have a fictional soul mate, it would be Jacob Grace.

“When I was twelve, a fortune teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone.. Everyone said she was a fraud, that she was just making it up.. I’d really like to know why the hell a person would make up a thing like that.”

It all starts when Beatrice decides to respond to the uniquely written ad,
If your intentions are pure,
I'm seeking a friend
for the end
of the world
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Shannon The Show Stopper
5+++++ STARS

"Sometimes the most consequential moments in my life originate from a state of completely witless human auto-pilot."

Jacob places this personal add at the newspaper where he works:

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Beatrice answers his add on whim...

It's fate bringing these two Siamese soul lovers together and what a couple they are.
"I feel like we grew in the same womb or something. Like we've been connected from the beginning by blood and veins. Siamese soul lovers..."

Beatrice, the narrator just doesn't quit
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Ash Wednesday
4.5 STARS

"God is a concept by which we measure our pain"
-'God', John Lennon


Tiffanie DeBartolo wrote 2 books, and if any of your friends recommend either this or How to Kill A Rock Star, take it as a compliment. Because TDB's books are those that won't coddle you with puff pastry dialogue or feed you saccharine lines and emotional scenes that you would squee over on your updates with a Zooey Deschanel gif (something I'm guilty of once in a while, surely). When someone recommends you a book of h
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Katy The Die Hard Romance Addict ❤️
5+++++ Outstanding stars


Oh hell how do I review a book like this?? I simply don't per-se I'm going give you my thoughts but honestly you need to read this with no assumptions of what its about just ignore what everyone's said and READ IT!! this is good stuff.


Jacob puts an ad in the paper
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And Trixie reply's
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"here's the thing," Jacob continued, "I feel like we grew in the same womb or something. Like we've been connected from the beginning by blood and veins. Siamese soul lovers. If there could
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Jennifer Kyle
4 ~ 4.5 Stars

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I’m in awe on how truly gifted of a writer Tiffanie DeBartolo actually is. How to Kill a Rock Star is one of my all-time favorite reads but, I was apprehensive about the synopsis for this story. I knew the writing would be too wonderful to skip any story put out by this author so I jumped in.

”When I was twelve, a fortune teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone. ”

Even though the synopsis threatened soul mate separation, I knew the journey would be
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Jess-i-ca ~The Gif Witch~
4.5 Stars. I would give it 5 but I hated the ending!!

"When I was twelve, a fortune-teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone..."

Now when a book starts off this way you know you are in for it....But what will happen? The suspense! Agh!! I love it when a book moves/affects me and this one certainly did. I felt their love, joy, pain...

The book begins when Trixie answers a personal ad that Jacob placed in the newspaper.


They meet up and really hit it off rather qu
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Brenna
"Sometimes the most consequential moments in my life originate from a state of completely witless human autopilot."

And... that is how the story of Beatrice & Jacob begins. On a whim, Beatrice, for a reason she herself can't even understand, decides to respond to a personal ad. "If your intentions are pure I am seeking a friend for the end of the world."

Beatrice, or "Trixie" as Jacob affectionately calls her, is the voice of this story. She is sick of the LA lifestyle and is always let down
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S.R. Grey
Wow! Please don't be put off by all the "this is sad", "this is depressing" reviews. Yes, there is sadness in the novel. And not gonna lie, the end is depressing. BUT God-Shaped Hole is so much more than a tragic tale of loss. Let's review, shall we...

First, we meet two fabulously unique characters, Jacob Grace (loved him) and Beatrice "Trixie" Jordan. They are quirky and different and you never doubt these two are meant to be together. And, except for one hiccup in their time together, neither
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Kim  *Mo Chridhe*
I have a new religion and it's called Tiffaniedebartoloism.

This is what my copy of God Shaped Hole looks like.
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Please overlook the fact that I've physically highlighted the book. I know it's a sacrilegious act for some. My constant use of e-readers with their highlighting, bookmarking and note-jotting capabilities is to blame. I would have had swirly notes of my thoughts all over the pages had I not planned to lend this book but I figured, it's too good not to share. Anyway, the point of that im
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~IreneOust~♥s~Søren~Ben O'Callahan~Joe Callahan~Nick Pagano~Spin~Deacon~Isaac~Carlo~

This came in the mail yesterday:

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This was my reaction when my husband called and told me that it did:

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I can't wait!!!!!
Debra

How I would sum up this book:



Broke my heart but I still loved it <3

Full review to come.
Dee Montoya
***** 6+++ My Favorite Book Ever Stars*****


I read God-Shaped Hole a few days ago and been thinking about it non-stop, to the point of obsession. Tiffanie DeBartolo rocked my world with this amazing novel, and there's nothing I can say in my review that can make justice of how magical this book was.

This is the most special love story I ever had the honor of reading Trixie and Jacob capture my heart and they will live there forever!!

If your intentions are pure,
I'm seeking a friend
for the end
of
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Amber Rose
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“Don't waste your time with fear.. Fear won't keep you safe from being hurt.”


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This book blew my mind. I am not even sure how to express how much this book tore me apart. It fucked my world up let me put it like that. I loved the authors book, How to Kill a Rock Star. I knew starting this book that I should not take this story likely. I knew what would happen. It was just a given. It is read out and expressed to you many times through out the book. How could I not, NOT want to read it.

This
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Lewis
There's never been a book that infuriated me more than God-Shaped Hole. Not because it's "edgy," not because it's "insightful" or "daring." It is, quite honestly, the complete opposite. It is a book about a narcissistic written by a woman so full of her own ideas about true love (none of which ring true in the simplest of terms) that it wouldn't at all be surprising if she had written that the character of Beatrice suddenly turned to the Heavens and yelled, "It's me! It's me! Tiffanie!"

And so Go
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Brandi
It has been almost a year since I first read this, and it still haunts me.

“It seemed cruelly unfair to me, even then, how fast your life can change before you have an opportunity to rethink your choices. We should get second chances on the big stuff. We should come equipped with erasers attached to the tops of our heads. Like pencils. We should be able to flip over and scribble away mistakes, at least once or twice during the duration of our existence, especially in matters of life and death.”
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Lise *friends don't flag*
Beyond five stars. Amazing. So much love for this book, this author...
Zakirrah BookBlogger
**FULL REVIEW**

5 Beautiful Stars!

I don't know what to say about this book. After I finished I had so many emotions swirling around that I really don't know which one came out on top.The writing style and depth of this book blew me away. This is a book about hopes, dreams, a journey and two soul mates. You know when you meet someone randomly and feel like you have known them forever? I believe we have met before, that our soul recognize the other and we gravitate towards each other. Some people a
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Vera
I don’t even know where to begin. My mind is reeling and my heart is still aching… I feel raw… Stripped…



The blurb of the book starts with:

“When I was twelve, a fortune teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone. “


So, you think I’ll be ready for anything sad? Na-uh!!! Though I know that having a happy ending with this book is a long shot it still didn’t prepare me for what was to come…



I don’t even know what to write or if I’m even going to add more to this
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Angie **loves angst**
"When I was twelve, a fortune teller told me that my true love would die young and leave me all alone."

Love
Loss
Sadness

I've tried about ten times today to write a review for this book, and each time I try I'm overcome with emotions and I can't think of what to write. I feel as if anything I write will be inadequate. Anything I say will not express the love and heartbreak of this story. I am unable to express in words how much I loved this. I knew before I started this, based on the blurb, that t
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Beatrix
Loved this so much!❤

"I like to say I don’t believe in mystics. I don’t believe in fate. I don’t believe in destiny or kismet. I don’t believe in God. I don’t believe in anything. But I believe in the possibility of everything."
Me too, Trixie. Me too.

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“Thoughts are king, Trixie, king!”

Well, I just have so many thoughts right now, I felt this novel on a very personal level.
You know that feeling when you feel like a book was written just for you? Makes no
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Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*



4- I have a big Goddamn hole in my heart stars...



Man Tiffanie always does this to me with her books...
After reading How to Kill a Rock Star I knew this book would be nothing but perfection....

And yes I was right until the end.

So... We're all looking for something in our lives to fill the hole in us.
The huge God Shaped hole.
What that thing is... None of us know.
Might be clothes or money or love...
For each person it's different but at the end of that day... We're trying to fill a hole....

Beatr
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Tiffanie DeBartolo was born in Youngstown, OH.
Lives in San Francisco, California
From Youngstown, Ohio.went to Villa Maria High School at Villa Maria, Pennsylvania.Studied Philosophy at University of California, Berkeley, California.now she is the Chief Executive Super Goddess at Bright Antenna Records> she is married to Scott Schumaker.she has a sisiter Nikki DeBartolo.

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“We’re all searching for something to fill up what I like to call that big, God-shaped hole in our souls. Some people use alcohol, or sex, or their children, or food, or money, or music, or heroin. A lot of people even use the concept of God itself. I could go on and on. I used to know a girl who used shoes. She had over two-hundred pairs. But it’s all the same thing, really. People, for some stupid reason, think they can escape their sorrows.” 247 likes
“Don't waste your time with fear.. Fear won't keep you safe from being hurt.” 173 likes
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