A new relationship couldn't have come at a better time - her thirties have not been the liberating, ...more
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this book has filled me with ANGeR why did MAX BE ThAT WAY? i love Aldertons voice and tbh will be reading more of her stuff bc she has such an aware and unique voice! the plot INFURIATED me and made me want to END MEN as a species but i think that was the point so?
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My opinion of the book is conflicted due to the conflicting feelings I felt when reading it. It was well written, modern and pretty relatable. I easily found myself in the main characters shoes, her annoying friends annoyed me.
However, overall I found it somewhat depressing . This could be because I am similar to the main character in terms of things such as age and being childless. Perhaps that meant that I took the con ...more
A vapid 2020 Bridget Jones with a great effort made to sound like Nora Ephron (Alderton wrote the foreword to the new edition of I Feel Bad About My Neck, she's a big Ephron fan.). The highlights of the book were Nina's changing relationship with her childhood best friend Katherine, and her response to her dad's illness.
Nina writes cookbooks, but in a whole year-in-the-life we didn't see her cook as much as an egg. I don't think pouring condensed milk over a banana counts.
As much as I was telling myself that I was getting a bit tired of reading contemporary books written by Millenials about Millenials, I couldn't stop myself from placing a hold on Ghosts after reading some reviews and watching an interview with the author.
If I hear anyone say that sexual orientation is a choice, I will just send them to hear women's dating stories. It makes no sense that women would put themselves through all the BS to be with half baked, men- babies, who can't commit to pair ...more
Narrated from the perspective of the protagonist, Nina George Dean, a single, thirty-two-year-old food writer, whose middle name was given to her in honour of George Michael (an uninteresting fact that is mentioned a needless amount times throughout the book). The story follows Nina pairing up with her last sing ...more
There are some attempts at combining seriousness with levity, but the seriousness never really reaches any true depth. Whilst the characters, the lead character Nina Dean included, felt like pastiches of generic millennials. There were definitely parts that enjoyed, ...more
Our main character Nina, a successful food writer, is so fully and fantastically realised that I genuinely feel like I know her. I can see her, I can hear her, I can smell her? (Mm, bit weird) Her thoughts and observations throughout the book had me nodding ve ...more
There is humor in this novel about 32-year-old Nina Dean, a successful food writer who just bought her own place. While Nina is likeable as are her friends, some aspects of the story are predictable, and I never felt her love for Max, a man she meets through an online dating app. I did think the author did a good job describing Nina’s relationship with her parents and portraying how friendships change with marriage and kids.
Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity this novel, which ...more
Nina’s dad has been diagnosed with Dementia whilst her mother seems to be having a midlife crises, she even wants to change her name.
I must confess I met my husband on a dating site so I can relate to the biz ...more
Thirty-something year old Nina Dean has been single for two years and is now ready to start navigating her way through the online dating world, using a dating app called ”Linx”.
She soon discovers that as quickly as she can meet these men online and fall for them, they can quickly “ghost” her. This basically means they don’t reply to her text messages or answer her calls for seemingly no reason, complet ...more
Nina is in her early thirties, a successful food writer who has broken up with her boyfriend of seven years and is entering into the world of online dating and coming to terms with her father's dementia diagnosis. Needless to say, she has a lot on her plate. I did like the way the book balanced all these elements and Nina's coping strategies for these things were believable and showed a lot of strength, whic ...more
I received a copy of this novel via NetGalley.
I enjoyed the majority of this book, it told a wonderful tale of ghosting, letting people back in, and the woes of online dating. The storyline with the father was also wonderfully tied into the overall theme of ghosts and whilst I was quite annoyed at how the character treated their mother, I could tell it was because of how scared she was about her father's future. I thought the relationship bet ...more
There's a bite, a sharpness, and an inten ...more
Funny, heartfelt and perceptive, Ghosts by Dolly Alderton is a sharp witted exploration of relationships, familial bond, modern dating and friendship between women. At the heart of the story was a successful food writer, Nina Dean who has just turned 32 years old and decided to explore the world of online dating. She then meets Max, a charming accountant who tells her on the first date ...more
In her debut novel, Dolly takes us through the life of Nina, a food writer in her early 30s who’s decided to embrace the world of online dating after ending a 7 year long relationship. As you could probably guess, she experiences being ‘ghosted’ along the way and other intricacies that come with modern dating. ...more
I was single in my early 30's and someone said a phrase to me and this one describes exactly what is this book about and what are the issues the protagonist is facing (except fathers illness).
Someone told me if you looking for partner after you are 30+, these man are like toilets, either they're occupied or full of shit! Excuse my language, but most of this book proves it, I needed it 15 years ago ...more
"The sexiest, most exciting, romantic, explosive feeling in the world is a matter of a few centimeters of skin being stroked for the first time in a public place. The first confirmation of desire. The first indication of intimacy. You only get that feeling with a person once."
Nina is 32 and single. She has finally bought her dream apartment in London, thanks to her success as a recipe developer/book writer. She has two best friends, one from childhood and one from her university days, and is ...more
Her first book Everything I Know About Love became a top five Sunday Times bestseller in its first week o ...more