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Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Author of the Gods of Myth series. Mother and military spouse. Artist and creative expert. Homemaker. Master of anxiety. Friends with pain. My husband is my best friend, and my inner circle knows they can count on me for anything. Adopter of shelter cats. Lover of greyhounds. Enjoys birds, nature and fossils. Child at heart. Can't get enough of My Little Pony, Care Bears and Power Rangers. I watch too much Investigation Discovery. And I hoard books, pops and anything cat related.
"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you."

Currently reading

A Million Junes
Emily Henry
The Leavers: A Novel
Lisa Ko
Progress: 51/335 pages
Little & Lion
Brandy Colbert
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
Monica Hesse

Review: Eligible

Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice - Curtis Sittenfeld

Finally, a P&P retelling that doesn't suck. I am always leery of popular fiction because it tends to be overhyped or so cheesy I can't stomach it. But this really pleased me. I don't hand out 5 stars freely.

 

The characters were so like their original selves, but modernized and even more believable. Mrs. Bennet was just as, if not even more, infuriating than previously. Now she's also racist and hates LGBT people. Lydia is vulgar beyond belief, like she has never even heard of manners. Liz is her usual smart, observant self. They were all well written, with very real modern problems. From transgendered people to invetro-fertilization to just being an adult, this book had it all. I loved it. 

 

And if you know me, you know I am very picky and hard to please with popular books. So pick this up and read it.