And hopefully now you have some Britney stuck in your head. You’re welcome.
It’s all about villains this week. As usual, I’m putting my twist on it, and we’re looking at bad, bad love. The kind where one or both of the couple makes you go, ewwwww (and makes me thank my lucky stars for singledom). Not all of these books are created equally on the ickiness scale, but in my quick mental trip down memory lane, they stood out for one reason or another. Buckle up, there are a lot of “Girl” books ahead!
Misery by Stephen King
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright
A special shout out to the last book on this list. I just finished it (breaking a several-week-long slump) and it’s five stars all the way…and I can’t figure out a way to review it in any way that would do it justice. If you have a very dark sense of humor and/or want to feel better about any breakup you’ve ever been through, you should totally check this out. I have not laughed this hard at a book in ages. Pro tip #1: the audio is excellent. Pro tip #2: if you’re new at work and trying to make friends by discussing books, maybe don’t bring up the chapter about the sex doll. It doesn’t matter that it’s true, or it’s what you just read on your lunch break. You will become – rightfully so – the weird girl.