Last weeks novel was Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling.
I loved this book. It has a fantastic conversation tone, and is full of funny anecdotes and lists. It almost feels like chatting with a friend. It’s great if you are feeling down, or just need a good laugh. She talks about her awkward childhood, her struggles, and a number of personal incidents/thought. It doesn’t feel like she tried to write an inspirational book, or an instruction manual to fame, or even perhaps a comedy hit. It really felt like she wrote honestly about herself and her experiences, and her humor just shown through (I think I said something similar about Amy Poehler’s humor in my review of Yes Please
The last section did have some odd essays, and felt a bit scattered and weird, but didn’t lessen my enjoyment. I actually now have the audiobook, and a physical copy since I liked it so much.
I will caution that if you don’t like her character in The Mindy Project (I actually haven’t watched The Office, but I would assume that character applies also) this book is probably not for you. There are a good number of similarities in style and tone.
For me though, this book was fantastic. 4.5 out of 5.
So, on to this week!
This weeks novel is…
Does anybody else have a set of shelves at their library that feature best-selling authors? Mine is near the check-out, so I always look at them. That’s where I found this throwback from the 90’s. I’ve never read a Tami Hoag book so we’ll see.
That’s all for this Novel Monday! See you Friday.