Spinster, a Book Review

Monday, October 5, 2015


To be honest, I was struggling to get through this one, and I rarely struggle to get through a book. I chose Spinster for my latest Blogging for Books read and I should have probably stuck to my usual cook book selection, which I enjoy. 

This book was a bit slow. Kate Bolick has some great stories that are relateable to most 20-somethings who have navigated the single life, however, it kept reverting back to unknown literary women from history. I can appreciate her trying to create a theme and draw a parallel between her experience with men, dating, her career, family and life with the (famous?) women of history, but it just did not work. I wanted to be drawn into the book and get that "I just can't put it down!" feeling, but I kept putting it down. And then it just stayed down. 

It felt scattered and not organized well. I really wanted to like this book, I liked the background and hoped I could relate, as a 20-something, who is not any longer single, but did have a period where I wanted to look back and think "oh yeah, me too, sister!". 

I think there are too many other good books on the market to waste time on this one. Disappointed. 



1 comment:

Lucy McCracken said...

I'm a book lover :) Thank you so much for the review. I probably will not read it lol great post :)