Sam @CUSP Conference 2015

Monday, August 11, 2008

Book Club: Review and the Reveal of the New Book

Liz Tuccillo's novel, How to Be Single, was a good read. I wouldn't say it was the best book I have ever read, but it was entertaining and it kept my interest for the most part.

I did, however, find it a little bit discontenting that the women in the book, Ruby, Serena, Julie, Georgia and Alice were so desperate to have men in their lives. They were accomplished, beautiful and successful women, but they were miserable because they didn't have boyfriends or husbands. It is wonderful, magical and fun to have a partner. But, is it the dominant factor in whether a woman can be happy or not? I don't think so.

I enjoyed traveling with Julie all over the world. She went everywhere from India to China to Paris and more to find out "how to be single" and the experiences of single women all over the world.

There were points in the book where I was tired of hearing Julie complain and even more tired of Ruby and her confusion. The emotional roller-coaster these characters took me on was exciting in the beginning, but by the end of it I wanted to tell them to "get over it already." The ending was optimistic, but a tad incomplete for me. I would've liked to see these women become self-actualized.

My ratings will be based on a scale of five kisses.

I give this read three kisses.

If you participated in the book club, please let me know what you thought.

Anyway, it's time to reveal the new book selection for the Book Club. I am going to choose a different genre each time. I want to keep the books as diverse as possible. I think that will make for more interesting reading experiences.

I am taking it back with a classic from Agatha Christie. The A.B.C. Murders is the new selection for Sam's Book Club. Enjoy and we'll discuss soon!


1 comment:

Amina said...

Interesting to know.