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Name : Shan S.

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Beautiful, Interesting, Inspiring

City of Girls: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert
 
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous

It’s ok. But I have some big issues with it which stopped me from liking it overall. Loved the first part. Young and careless in New York.
Then it just sort of fizzled out. And I was left disappointed. Just over half the book building up our interested and our love for the characters. And then we barely hear about any of them. It’s not until just less than a quarter left and we finally find out who Angela’s father is the and the reason for the whole tale. But my care factor about Frank Greco is zero!! I want to hear about Celia and Peg and Olive and Billy and Anthony and Edna and Roland and Benjamin and Mr Herbert......

I didn’t like Vivian. Got sick of hearing about her sexual exploits and how pretty she thought she was. She was actually quite a bore. I only tolerated her to hear about the other characters and then once they were out of the picture I didn’t really care about hearing more about bloody vivien.

And I now know that I really really really don’t like Elizabeth Gilbert. Hated eat prey love. Did not think much of her in a recent interview with Richard Fiedler and now this!!!
Big problem with the book....... how did she ever think this was reasonable as a letter to Angela??? It just doesn’t make sense. And would she have really needed to go into so much detail about herself to this person to explain a simple friendship? Makes me dislike the Vivian character even more. Totally self indulgent to think that someone’s daughter writing to ask about her father wants to actually hear her life story?? She would be wanting to learn more about her father .... not about Vivian?? It just doesn’t work.

 
Beautiful, Slow, Inspiring

 
Addictive, Poorly Written, Confusing

 
Adventurous, Interesting, Fun

 
Fun, Inspiring, Interesting

 
Insightful, Informative, Dramatic

One Winter Morning by Isabelle Broom
 

Isaac and the Egg by Palmer Bobby
 

Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel by Reid Taylor Jenkins
 
Interesting, Fun, Addictive

The Dickens Boy by Thomas Keneally
 

Anxious People: A Novel by Backman Fredrik
 
Fun, Interesting, Insightful

 
Insightful, Adventurous, Inspiring

The Yield: A Novel by Winch Tara June
 

Becoming by Michelle Obama
 
Interesting, Inspiring, Beautiful

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
 
Insightful, Dramatic, Fun

 
Inspiring, Adventurous, Informative

CIRCE by Madeline Miller
 
Adventurous, Interesting, Epic

 
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting

 
Inspiring, Interesting, Informative

 
Addictive, Dramatic, Beautiful

 
Interesting, Fun, Insightful

Beartown: A Novel by Backman Fredrik
 
Interesting, Adventurous, Inspiring

 
Beautiful, Insightful, Dramatic

Tom Lake: A Novel by Ann Patchett
 
Beautiful, Slow, Insightful

 

It Ends with Us: A Novel by Colleen Hoover
 
Addictive, Romantic, Dramatic

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