Monthly Archives: November 2020

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

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Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

Kinsella, Sophie. Love Your Life. Dial Press, 2020. ISBN 978-0593132852 432 pp. $

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Writer Ava gives up on dating apps and meets someone at a writing retreat where all of their identities are anonymous and she is free to be adventurous. Can their relationship sustain the real world?

I just didn’t buy that Ava would fight so hard for a relationship with someone so grossly different and incompatible, and since the sex is off the page, I don’t believe the great sex was enough to salvage the relationship. The best parts were the dynamic between Matt and his roommates and the quirky people at the writer’s retreat, and Harold the dog.

No Offense (Little Bridge Island, 2) by Meg Cabot

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No Offense (Little Bridge Island, 2) by Meg Cabot

Cabot, Meg. No Offense (Little Bridge Island, 2). William Morrow, 2020. ISBN 978-0063007123 352 pp. $27.99

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The children’s librarian at the new island library discovers an abandoned baby in the bathroom and gets involved not only with unravelling the mystery, but with the blue-eyed police chief. The banter is quick but there was something off-putting to me about the story.

This is short, sweet and a nice homage to librarianship… but I didn’t find it particularly engaging.