First Impression Friday is hosted by J.W. Martin.
First Impression Friday will be a meme where you talk about a book that you JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only a chapter or two in, maybe a little farther.
Based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end.
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
City of Girls seems to be the book of the summer, and from what I can tell having read just about 200 pages, it is for good reason! There is so much about this one that I am enjoying so far- it is glamorous but also seedy, and light-hearted while also having some depth. Elizabeth Gilbert has managed to write quite the page-turner!
If you are like me and the fact that you didn’t enjoy Eat, Pray, Love is putting you off from picking up Gilbert’s latest work, I think you are missing out. So far, it has exceeded by expectations.
The only thing that I have to get my head around is the fact that this novel, which is over 400 pages, it supposedly a letter that our main character is writing to a women named Angela. Who writes a 400 page letter?? I understand why the author chose to tell the story in this way but it does requite you to suspend your disbelief and just go with it.
There is something about City of Girls that is giving me The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo vibes, and I am hear for it! I can not wait to see where the story goes and I think it good easily end up being a five star read. The perfect book to have picked up after having read some pretty heavy and dark novels lately.
Have you read City of Girls or any of Elizabeth Gilbert’s other fiction? I would love to know if they are worth reading!