The Roxy Letters
The Roxy Letters is a hilarious and heartwarming novel told through the letters that the charm/>The ...more
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Availability: 20 copies available, 1345 people requesting
Giveaway dates: Nov 02 - Nov 20, 2019
Countries available: U.S.
Many thanks to INSERT for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review
[11/16/19] - thanks to my sister for helping me take this picture!
i requested this from S & S because:
-It was compared to Where'd You Go Bernadette
-The cover is beautiful
-According to Edelweiss+, the first print run is going to be 150K. For those of you who don't speak publicity, that's a huge amount of copies
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Obviously, I do not care for the main character, but that is not my biggest problem with the book. I really dislike the fact that Roxy uses her letters to tell the recipient things he should already know (like the name ...more
I say that because, while I found some of Roxy’s foot-in-mouth quirks and “fingerbanging” commentary to be amusing not to mention tacitly vulgar, absurd, and endearing ...more
I knew I had to get my hands on The Roxy Letters as soon as it was compared to Bridget Jones! I absolutely love BJ (haha), and was excited to start this novel. Add in the fact that it’s written in epistolary style, really just sealed the deal. Any time I read epistolary novels, I get nostalgic for when I was in middle school and one of the first YA reads I picked up was a book written in ...more
Wow, I can honestly say that this book is unlike any I’ve ever read. Quirky, full of heart, and sometimes just plain weird, diving into the world and mind of Roxy was an experience.
So what is this book about?
Twenty-eight year old Roxy is in a slump; after a rough break-up and betrayal over a year ago, she feels romantically and artistically blocked. To make matters worse, she's still working ...more
Ahhh..I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book, which is odd, considering it's very light-hearted.
As you may have figured out from the title, The Roxy Letters is written entirely in letters by Roxy, our 28-year old protagonist, to her ex-boyfriend and now roommate, Everett. At the beginning of this story, Everett has just moved in; and thus, the letters mainly consist of house guidelines that he must abide by. ...more
The first chapter started out promising: Roxy as new landlord, laying down the rules for ex-boyfriend Everett as new tenant. The tone was hilarious and the set-up, oh-so-promising.
Chapter two wasn't too bad as we get a feel for the kind of life Roxy is stuck in, but I began to get a sense of, "Well, as you know, Bob ..." because doesn't thi ...more
The narrator, Roxy, is a vegan who works at the original Whole Foods in Austin, TX. Austin is where she grew up, and she hates the way it’s changing, including the influx of people and corporate (instead of local) businesses that hav ...more
Roxy, a twenty – eight-year-old Austin native girl, is uninspired and unmotivated. She is tired of her job and is seeking real love. Her life is far from perfect. She is an artist, but she hasn’t painted. She is a deli maid at whole foods, which is an unfulfilling job for her. S ...more
This one isn't out until next year, but it was a very unique book that I ended up liking in the end! Roxy is such a quirky character and I grew to like her as the story progressed! I enjoyed the format of this book, told in letters to her ex-boyfriend Everett. I think it really gave you a good look at this character and how lost in her life she felt. There was a whole interesting cast of characters in this story that I also ...more
A somewhat frustrating novel of a 28-year old millennial living in her beloved Austin. Roxy gets herself into any number of hijinks, which can mostly be attributed to her utter lack of self-awareness. She’s selfish, annoying, and really only interested in how things affect her life. Her best friend moves out? It’s his fault she’s now lonely at home, even though she basically kicked him out. It’s all things like that that ...more
I wanted to love this book; I read it fairly quickly - which is usually an indication that it's a great book I can't put down. In this case however, it was more "read it quickly to get it over with."
Roxy is a one dimensional selfish brat of a character. There was a lot of room for development, but nothing was ever done with her. Her routine whining and "oh woe is me" attitude bec ...more
Roxy's life is far from perfect she is not happy with her current job, her lack of solid finances, her bleak love life, and the fact that her artistic talent has b ...more
I was excited to read this title after the bright, whimsical cover caught my eye. The synopsis sounded like a fun, clever, creative book that I looked forward to reading. I thought the format of the book being written in notes left for her roommate was clever and well executed. There was some humor evident from the start. Unfortunately however, it was also evident from ...more
You know you have that friend, where stuff just happens to, and they tell you the story, and you are cringing but also laughing so hard be they tell the best stories? That’s Roxy. Told through letters, from Roxy to an ex-boyfriend, you can’t help but root for her, despite wincing at some of her experiences. The author completely captures the wide millennial generation mindset. I predict this will be next summer’s best seller and vacation read.
I received an arc from the publisher but ...more
I love a book that makes me laugh and this one made me laugh...A LOT! This is a story told in letter format. Roxy starts by writing a letter to her ex boyfriend turned roommate giving him the rules that he will have to follow if he is going to live with her. And from there the author takes you on a fun hysterical ride!
Such a fun, easy read! A little predictable in spots, but I was able to overlook that, because of how the book was written.
Thank yo ...more
As someone who lives in Austin I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and name dropping of some of my favorite places and Austin’s staples.
Roxy is hilarious, not always so self-aware, and a bit judgmental when you get right down to it. But she loves her friends, has real passion for bringing down “the man”, and while ...more