Book Reviews

Book Review: City of Girls

If you’ve been around from the start of my bookstagram/blogging journey, you know I read Eat Pray Love this summer and absolutely loved it. After many (many) months, I’ve finally got a review for you of City of Girls.

Why I picked this book

I loved Eat Pray Love and I was excited to read something else from Elizabeth Gilbert that was more fiction-based.

Honest review

Truly, I’m not sure where to start. I LOVED Eat Pray Love and when I first started this one back in August (yikes) I really enjoyed it… and then I almost DNF-Ed. I couldn’t relate to any of the characters. I didn’t understand the point of the story. It felt like the pages were getting repetitive. And then I saw it on my TBR stand a few weeks ago and decided to give it another go and this time I finished it!

Ultimately, it felt like the story took WAY too long to get to the point of who Angela was and why she was getting this long, drawn out story. I usually love the historical (ish) fiction books, but this one just didn’t do it for me, especially when the last 50 or so pages were almost a different story all together and seemed SO rushed in comparison to the rest of the book.

I think readers who enjoy a slower book would still enjoy this one, it just wasn’t my favorite this year in my personal opinion!

The Bookish Bronde Rating