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'm 33 and have been married to Michael for seven years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
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