30 DBC: Day 18

This is the actual one for today. I’m doing this while avoiding editing, because, as I will be putting up in a couple of days in far more eloquent language, editing is a scary and mind-messery business.

Day 18 – A book that disappointed you


Don’t get me wrong, I adore Jane Green. Her novel Bookends is one of my favourite chick-lit books, and Jemima J (while sometimes annoying me for cliched body image reaction issues) does speak to me on other levels. Mr. Maybe can have my curled up in my bed all day while I read it cover to cover. I own a lot of Jane Green books, including Straight Talking.

I can’t really put my finger on why Straight Talking disappointed me. It’s not the only one of Jane Green’s books that is told from a first person (which I sometimes don’t like.) In fact, most of them are. It’s not the only romance central book… again, most of them are, it’s chick-lit. There was just something that didn’t sit right with me about it.

I don’t hate the book, not even close, but there was something disappointing about it when I didn’t instantly love it the way I do many of her others. In the end, I guess the way I classify Straight Talking, is that if I have any other Jane Green book to pick up vs Straight Talking… it’ll be the other one.


About chelecooke

Self-Published author of the Out of Orbit series and the Teeth series. UCL Residence Assistant, obsessive cross stitcher, avid reader and TV show watcher.
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