Wednesday, 12 December 2018

New Erotica For Feminists - Book Review

I am so excited about this one! I discovered New Erotica For Feminists on Instagram recently, and I immediately reached out to Penguin Random House Canada to see if they would send me a review copy of this excellent book. 

If you love romance, comedy, and feminism, this is 100% the perfect book for you. New Erotica For Feminists is a collection of short "erotic" stories where all women get their happy ending - equality.

To give you a flavour, here are a few of my favourites:

When I read this one out loud to my husband his reaction was, "That sounds like the perfect date, actually."

I also especially loved the rewrites to the stories of Adam and Eve and Romeo and Juliet. New Erotica For Feminists is a small, little book, but it packs a big punch and sends an important message: civil rights are sexy.

I hope you pick this one up when you see it out and about. It would make the perfect stocking stuffer!


Disclaimer - I received a complementary copy of this book courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

One Day in December by Josie Silver - Book Review

Guys, I wanted to love this book. It is a @northernlightsreads book club pick, a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, a Book of the Month December selection, and it is very highly rated on Goodreads.

One Day in December begins on a snowy December evening under lamplight. The main couple, Jack and Laurie, have wonderful chemistry, and I am a serious sucker for happy endings.

I wanted to love this book.

I should have loved this book.

But I didn't.

Told in alternating perspectives between Jack and Laurie, this is a love at first sight story. Jack and Laurie share a moment at a bus stop and then don't see each other again for a year when Jack begins dating Laurie's best friend.

What follows is 10 years of terrible timing and broken hearts.

We all adore cheering for true love to overcome all obstacles; however, the obstacles in this novel meant that other innocent people spent years of their lives being half-loved because these two couldn't be honest with them, with each other, and especially with themselves.

For me, One Day in December dances uncomfortably close with the line of betrayal, which is never romantic, even if you are a OTP. Which is, really, too bad; I actually kind of liked Jack. Though, I found Laurie a frustrating character to root for. 

Ultimately, this novel romanticizes emotional infidelity, and I am not here for that. I feel as though the author could have used other tools to keep Laurie and Jack in each other's lives without involving the best friend.


If you pick this book up and love it (because I have a seriously unpopular opinion on this one), I hope you enjoy! Though be warned, it may not be the perfect romance for all readers.


Disclaimer - Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me a complementary copy of this novel. I wish I had enjoyed it more!