June 11, 2013

Girls In White Dresses

Summer, to me, is the season of reading. I have a lot of free time on my hands and I use that to read all the books that have been rotting away on my shelf, my Nook, or iPad. 

I love finding new books to read, to already add to my long list of wants. I love picking other people's brains to see what they're reading and trips to Barnes and Noble lasts no less than two-three hours.

This weekend I made a trip to my favorite book store, B&N, searching for Kate Spade New York: Things We Love, which they did not have. Fortunately, I always have a book I want to buy so I did not leave empty handed.

Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close and Paris in Love by Eloisa James are the newest additions to my large book collection. I already sped through "Girls in White Dresses" and I feel indifferent about it.

I have heard so many people rave about the book and I'll be honest, I expected more from it, even though I don't really know what I was expecting.



The novel has a great story lying within it; a group of young twenty somethings who are friends from college are living in New York City. They are trekking through these confusing years with boyfriends and career changes; babies and marriage. It's basically a younger version of Sex and the City with a more sarcastic tone.

The book is definitely funny and I cracked up during a few scenes; it was a little difficult to get into. There are a lot of characters and not much detail into what they look like so it was hard to keep track of who was who.

The fact that these women jump from relationship to relationship but really have no idea what they're doing makes the book very relatable.

Though, from the title and summary of 'Girls in White Dresses' I expected a lot more showers and weddings, in detail. Weddings and marriages were the main subject of almost all conversations but we didn't 'see' as many as I thought we would.

The tone of the novel was strange, it was very straightforward and blunt. It was different from anything I've ever read and did take a bit of getting used too.

Needless to say, I still gobbled it up. I couldn't put it down because I just wanted to be immersed into this world. It was so relatable I couldn't stop wondering if I would end up like these women.

I really did love the book and I would recommend it to anyone for a light but interesting beach read. 


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