Second book in the Molly Murphy series. As enjoyable as the first. Good as a light reading break between novels with slightly more depth. A very enjoySecond book in the Molly Murphy series. As enjoyable as the first. Good as a light reading break between novels with slightly more depth. A very enjoyable read, and I look forward to the next in the series in a month or so :)...more
This book was an enjoyable enough read - there is nothing that I really did not like about the book, yet I didn't totally enjoy it either.
I appreciatThis book was an enjoyable enough read - there is nothing that I really did not like about the book, yet I didn't totally enjoy it either.
I appreciate that it is a grief/widow story which is not a commonly explored in popular literature. I found the main character enjoyable as well - funny, self-aware, but not self deprecating.
I guess overall, this book felt like the product of a writing class. Well written, edited, composed, etc, just maybe a story that was made into a novel when it really didn't need to be - an idea that sounded better than it really was.
The book is a quick (and certainly not a bad) read, just nothing amazing or stellar....more
After two co-workers told me I had to read this book (and one of them actually sent me her copy), I caved and read the book.
While this book took me foAfter two co-workers told me I had to read this book (and one of them actually sent me her copy), I caved and read the book.
While this book took me forever to read (mostly because I was too embarrassed to be seen reading it in public and had to read it all at home), it was mildly entertaining. I like that it addressed the idea of women not having children and not wanting to have children. Although, she made it seem like it was some obscure notion that no one had ever heard of, not a fairly common occurrence. Although, while it is more and more common now, I still don't think it is "socially acceptable" and she did hit on that.
I also enjoyed the realization at the end of the book that a true relationship means compromise and that if you are with the right person (since I don't really believe in SOUL mates, I didn't link to that part) and a person you truly love unconditionally, that there are pieces of who you are that you are willing to change - or will naturally change as you grow together.
The flip side of the "I am giving up something coin" is the "look at what I didn't even know I had to gain" side.
Since I have not read any other books by Emily Griffin, I am not sure if it was the voice of the narrator that bugged me or just the author's voice itself. At any rate, I really did not care for the main character. I found her to be arrogant and rigid. Whiny and petty. Am I the only female who doesn't talk to her friends like that? I would have thought this was written by a man as the female dialogues did not strike me as genuine.
Overall, an enjoyable enough, VERY light read; however,I am not scrambling to pick up more of her books....more