Summer reading is the best reading!
And this book is PERFECT summer reading material!
We meet 29-year-old Hannah Martin at a crossroad. She has lived in a number of cities in the years since graduating college and still doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life. Hannah decides to move back home to Los Angeles and goes out one night to celebrate her homecoming. As the night is starting to wind down, Hannah’s best friend asks if she wants to leave with her or if she wants to stay at the bar where she’s reconnected with her high school sweetheart. The following chapters flip back-and-forth laying out what Hannah’s life would be like if she left with her friend and what it’d be like if she stayed at the bar with her ex.
I was drawn to this book because it reminded me of the Broadway show If/Then. I was interested to see how this type of storyline played out in a book and I have to say that I think it worked well. There were a few instances where I got slightly confused and had to take a step back and remember what had happened in each storyline, but overall it was a refreshing way to tell a story. I enjoyed seeing how Hannah’s life evolved in each scenario and it certainly got me thinking about fate and whether things are truly meant to be no matter what or are a result of the decisions we make. It was a solid read and while it wasn’t something that kept me not the edge of my seat, I did get invested in each storyline and read past my bedtime to see where Hannah ended up in each version of her life.
If you’d like to read about the other books I’ve read this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
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