Saturday, February 22, 2014

Currently Reading: The Next Best Thing

I might as well be a book blog at this point. I feel like these posts happen more than anything else. But what can I say? I love books!

And I'm loving this one.

It's about a TV show writer... So it's really no surprise that I can't put it down. I'm actually so predictable when it comes to books that I bought this book over a year ago... then got another copy for Christmas from my mom. Maybe I should branch out?

Mmm. Betta not.

The Next Best Thing is the first book I've ever read by Jennifer Weiner, but she's pretty famous, so I clearly missed that train. But I'm hopping right on it very soon. AKA once I have some money to blow in my "book budget," which, yes, is a real thing.

But anyways, despite my interest in TV, I really think this is a book that every girl should read. A large part of the storyline is the main character, Ruth, dealing with being self-conscious of her face, which was burned and disfigured in a car accident when she was a child.

Weiner does a really good job of making you feel like you're going through this with Ruth and all of her issues. It also does a good job of putting things in perspective: life after college, moving to a strange city, loving others when you still don't love yourself, and making a career for yourself.

I would 1000% recommend this book for anyone about to make that transition into the real world. But really everyone should read this. It's such an easy read and has a really strong storyline.

Turns out that Weiner is actually a TV producer and a former journalist. So no wonder this book is so well written. She actually lived this life. I need to meet this woman. ASAP.

I'm only about a third of the way through this and I already know this is going to be a book I'm sharing with friends afterwards. It's that good.

Have you read any Jennifer Weiner books? What's your favorite?

xoxo, jgp

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