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Book Review: The Singles Game, Lauren Weisberger

Title: The Singles Game, Lauren Weisberger
Print Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: July 12, 2016


Known for her sweet disposition and good girl image Charlie Silver is America’s sweetheart on and off the tennis court. But when an injury sidelines her she decides that the best way to get back in the game she loves is to fire her current coach and hire the notorious Todd Feltner. Known for his brutal training regimen and berating his players – but producing Grand Slam winners – Charlie quickly finds that working with Todd is more difficult than she imagined.

Suddenly Charlie finds herself doing things she’d never imagined. Wearing a tiara during a set? Hooking up with movie stars? Dating the most eligible bachelor in professional tennis? Playing on luxury yachts with U2 and Bono? It all seems amazing – but is having it all worth losing your principles and morals?

M Y  T A K E

I really enjoyed reading The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger. It was a fun and light summer read – as I would only expect from the author. While this was a fun book about a sport that I actually know very little about, I found the premise of the novel to be nothing groundbreaking. So while I did enjoy this book, I found it to be predicable and written with movie rights in mind. Which, not going to lie, I would definitely watch that movie!

If you’ve read this, who would you cast?!

Overall it’s a fun book that I would definitely recommend for vacation or an airplane.

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A B O U T  T H E   A U T H O R

Lauren Weisberger is the author of The Devil Wears Prada, which spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. The film version, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, won a Golden Globe Award and grossed over $300 million worldwide. Her second novel, Everyone Worth Knowing, was also a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City with her husband.

Book Review: It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover

Title: It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover
Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Atria Books (August 2, 2016)
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Rating: 4 Stars

M Y  T A K E

Have you ever read a book that just wrecks you?
I did over the weekend and it's called It Ends With Us.

Collen Hoover has been on of my favorite contemporary female authors for quite a while. I love her books, Hopeless, Slammed, and Point of Retreat. She's the kind of author that writes steamy romance scenes, and troubled characters with emotional, heart rendering storylines. It Ends With Us is no different. It wouldn't be honest of me to say that every single part of this book is wonderful. There are some flaws and there were things that bothered me. I'm not bothered by romantic/racy scenes as long as they're well executed - for me a lot of the these types of exchanges between the characters were abrupt and hardly believable but there is an audience for this type of writing and for those people who are into it - you'll love this. That aside I absolutely loved this book for the true purpose of it - which was to explore the inner workings of abusive relationships and what it does to those who are involved. If you can get past the sexiness of this book - there's a real story to be told here and for that I loved this book and gave it a four star rating. I don't want to talk too much about the plot of this novel, I think that it's better if the reader goes in to it blind and just reads the book. It's what I did - and I am so happy that I didn't read any reviews of this novel before I read it.

But for those of you who need a synopsis this is the one I pulled from Barnes & Noble's website:

Book Review: Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers

Title: Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, Nick Offerman
Print Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Dutton
Publication Date: May 26, 2015


You may be familiar with the on screen work of comedian and actor, Nick Offerman, but have you read his books? Because if you haven’t, you really should. As a follow up to his popular autobiography, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Offerman brings us Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers. Highlighting twenty one of his favorite America heroes; Nick Offerman’s short essays focus on the people who have and continue to inspire him. As would be expected from someone like Nick Offerman, his book is humorous while being simultaneously enlightening. His essays span multiple topics; offering his views on religion, politics, woodworking, agriculture and the arts.


While readers may not agree on every single point in Offerman’s book, I believe that there’s something to be taken away from his literary offerings and find it hard not to appreciate his point of view. I actually loved this book and found it to be funny, engaging and thoughtful. I am a huge fan of Nick Offerman – and at first was a little worried that his book may detract from my view of him as a comedian and actor, but his book only made me a bigger fan.

If you’re looking for (what I believe to be) a great book about America’s history and some pretty interesting people’s lives through the lens of an equally interesting American – try this one out.

Also – if you’re not into reading check out the audiobook version, it’s read by the author himself so it’s that much more awesome. #winning.
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NICK OFFERMAN is an actor, humorist, and woodworker. He is married to the most beautiful and talented actress working today, Megan Mullally. They live in Los Angeles, California, with their poodles and an impressive collection of assorted wood clamps.