Perhaps part of the reason I neglected this write-up for so long is that I didn’t find this book particularly inspiring. To be fair, I wasn’t expecting much. It’d been a while since I’d read any “chick lit” and I figured this would be a fast, easy, and probably fun read.
Girls’ Night In is a collection of short stories written by a variety of chick lit authors, such as Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot, Jennifer Weiner, and more. Some of the stories are engaging and entertaining, and some–well, aren’t. I flew through the first 2/3 of this book, but had a hard time finishing it. By the end, I found myself skipping some of the stories after reading only a page or two into them.
The other problem was that I found the short story format to be limiting for these types of tales. I couldn’t get into the characters because there just wasn’t enough time to do so.
Honestly, I’m not much of a chick lit kind of girl, so this just wasn’t my thing. Still, I like to read the light and easy stuff every once in a while, so I gave this a fair chance. And while parts of it were fun, I certainly wouldn’t file this under my “favorites” any time soon (or ever).
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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