You guys voted to see more book reviews again and I am PUMPED to share this one by Emily Giffin with y’all today! I have been making more of an effort to read again (and not binge watch Netflix as much), so here we are! My first book review of the year! I have no idea how often these will come around, but once I finish a book, I will review it! Personally, I love reading book reviews and getting other people’s book recommendations, so I hope that you find these helpful. FYI, I love chick lit and that is what I tend to read the most, but I also love historical fiction, mystery, classic novels and self-help (ish) type books, so that is what you will find here. No Tweeny/ YA books over here. I am sort of over them…unless J.K. ever decides to write another Harry Potter, then I’ll be all over it!
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin was one that I started last year, but then…kids. So, I picked it back up in January and I must admit that it was not at all what I thought it would be about. I did not read the synopsis beforehand. I just saw “Emily Giffin” and jumped on it! She is one of my favorite Chick Lit authors and I always get excited for her new releases! This one was really good, but a little depressing at times. It ended on a happy note, but still left me with unanswered questions. I am not sure if she did that on purpose to leave us guessing, or if she is maybe planning to write a sequel? Regardless, I really wanted to know more about what would happen to Josie and Gabe’s relationship and if it would change once the big thing at the end happened (don’t want to give too much away here). I also really wanted to know what happens between Meredith and Nolan.
Other than that, I loved the novel! It had me wanting to read more and never put it down. That, to me, is a sign of a well written novel. It was captivating, and really eye opening about family dynamics and how quickly they can change. If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I am very stingy to give out 5 star reviews, so I’m giving this one 4 out of 5 stars. Definitely worth the read!