How’s it going?
So I started reading this book a week ago! I was ready to drop it after a couple of hours because it was so bleh to me. I thought it was a bit boring but I decided to just continue and see whether I’ll eventually get into it because that happens sometimes.
Surprisingly, that happened. I fell in love with the characters in the book. Although They’re so different and their struggles are so complicated and different, I felt something reading it.
First of all, I love the idea of a reading group especially among friends as it is an opportunity to do something outside your regular activities and gist as well and if you know me well, you know I love gist.
The book is basically about 5 women in a reading group and their lives. They meet once a month to discuss a book they’ve all read. (I really like some of the books they chose and might just go look for how to get and read them) Most times they get distracted by gist/real life issues but that made it feel real. For some of them it was a way of escape from their lives. They were dealing with infidelity, abortion, loss of a relative, infertility and so much more.
This isn’t supposed to be a book review. It was just supposed to be about some parts of the book I read and really liked but here we are!
The point where Harriet and Nicole were talking and Harriet felt like she married the wrong person, settled for less. She always felt like there was something or someone better for her out there.
I feel like, it’s like you reach a certain age and you choose the person you’re going to marry and you marry them and get membership to this club, and it’s a really nice club and you like all the other members, and you get to have a nice house and clothes and holidays and stuff, and great friends and you have these babies and these are like wow- the best thing that ever ever happened to you, and you can’t believe how much you love them but at the end of the day, when they’re in bed, and your friends have gone home and you’re sitting in your beautiful house, it stops being about all other stuff and it’s about that person you’ve chosen and only about them and they have to be the right person, because otherwise all of the other stuff doesn’t matter.
I was like damn sis. She literally has the best husband in the book but was too busy thinking the grass is greener on the other side.
Harriet and Nicole had the best conversations tbh. I absolutely loved their friendship.
Here, Nicole was talking to Harriet about her serial cheater of a husband. She was the wife that kept forgiving him and felt that she was the problem. So terrible.
Catching him in bed with that woman in Spain- well, it changed things for me. I think it changed me. It was like I could suddenly see things clearly. Like at that moment I realized it wasn’t my fault that Gavin is like he is. It isn’t because I’ve changed, or because something’s missing. It was never about me. It was about him having no strength, no willpower, no morals and, most of all, Harry having no love or respect for me.
I was like yassss sis. Finally!
I genuinely enjoyed reading this book even if it took a while for me to really get into it.
I’d give this book a 3/5. Lol
P.S – I got this book along with two other books for N1,000 somewhere in CMS.
The weekend is over already! What did y’all do this weekend? Excited for the new week?
We went to the beach yesterday and it was amazing. Expect a review on the blog soon but you can follow us on Instagram to see some pictures from our beach day!