Once again it is Saturday and you know what that means, its book review time. This week it is the turn of The Date To Save by Stephanie Kate Strohm. So, without further ado, let’s do this!
I shouldn’t enjoy this book as much as I do. but I can’t help it. this is one of those stories that I really predictable and unrealistic and kind of stupid, but it is also brilliant. i found myself smiling at it so many times while reading it!
That is what makes this book (and Strohm’s previous book, It’s Not Me, It’s You) so enjoyable. They are funny. There is a line in this book that made me laugh so hard I had to put the book down! That does not happen with me. I do often laugh at books. The closest I normally get is a smirk and sharp exhale. But this book had the ability to actually make me laugh. I think my colleges at work must think I’m insane, as I just kept grinning at this book the whole time I was reading it. I openly admit that there isn’t that much in the way of depth to this story, but it is fun.
I also think that the reason why I enjoy Strohm’s books is because they are different. they are told as an oral history. Everything you are reading is speech. It is the main character interviewing people and moving the story forward by talking to different people. It is not a format that I have ever seen done by any other authors. I will admit that it is a bit strange to read, but I quiet like it. it is just something a bit different.
I will admit that I don’t think that I enjoyed this book as much as I did Strohm’s previous book. it was good, but not quiet on the same level. I flew through It’s Not Me, It’s You in particularly one sitting when I read it, but I found this one a lot harder to get through. It just didn’t quiet flow as well. but I did like that The Date To Save is a companion to It’s Not Me, It’s You. this isn’t something that I knew going into it, but it was a pleasant surprise. Especially seeing’s as the main characters from the previous book popped up in this one.
In general, I did enjoy this book, it wasn’t amazing and isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is sweet and funny and full of really over the top drama. I am glad that I decided to give it a go
4 out of 5
And there we have it. Have you read this one? I have never seen anyone talking about these books before….oh well. I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.