I’m so behind on my book reviews! Here’s the first of a couple to come at you in the next week…
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney was the 15th book I read this year as I work toward my goal of completing 24 books in 2017. According to Goodreads, I’m one book behind schedule, so I’m hoping to make that up as we move into the last quarter of the year. I’m bound and determined to reach my goal!
In this novel, we follow the four Plumb siblings who have shaped many of their life choices around an inheritance they each expect to receive from a joint trust fund, they’ve nicknamed “The Nest.” As the siblings inch closer to the day they are slated to receive their share, we learn how much each is depending on the money to solve their problems and how much is at stake should they not get what they are expecting.
This book came highly recommended to me by quite a few friends. It had been on my “to read” list for a while, so the recommendations sealed it and I bought the book. First off, I’d like to say that I really appreciate the family dynamics that were described and lived out in this book. Getting money involved in any sort of familial situation presents the opportunity for things to get sticky, and that was definitely the case in this book. Overall, I wasn’t as crazy for the book as my friends. I thought it was well-written, well-thought out, but some parts just fell flat to me and seemed drawn out. None of the main characters appealed to me and I thought there were too many secondary characters that didn’t need to be included or didn’t need as many pages written about them. Instead of the stories of the side characters, I would have loved to have had that time to learn about the main characters in a more in-depth manner. Again, it seems I’m in a small minority when I tell you these things, but if you’ve read this book and loved it, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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:
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Bridges by Maria Murnane
A French Wedding by Hannah Tunnicliffe
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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
You can also find me on Goodreads!
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