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Rules of Civility: Could. Not. Stop. Reading.

10 Apr

I just finished the best book. It was phenomenal. And I’m not just saying that because I am starved for pleasure reading and thus readasmanypagesaspossiblewhenevergiventhechance.

My latest amazing read was Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.

It was one part Great Gatsby, one part Gossip Girl, and one part Girls.

The story follows two girl friends trying to make it in NYC in the late 1930s. Throw in a chance meeting with a rich bachelor at a dive bar…and the story takes off from there.

It’s not so much a scandalous story as it is a real life story. It was like reading about my early twenties, only with more fabulous clothes and jazz clubs. And let’s be reasonable – what girl hasn’t been in the tripod situation before? We all know that two girls and one guy can never be just friends, especially when girl A likes the guy who likes girl B. It just doesn’t work.

But, we have all been there, and we have all been on both sides of it – it’s just the way life and relationships go.

And the main character? Katey Kontent? Love her. She navigates up the NYC social strata and has a fabulous time doing it, all in between her secretary job and fifteen-cent gin martinis. LOVE HER.

Read this book. No, seriously, read this book.

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4 Responses to “Rules of Civility: Could. Not. Stop. Reading.”

  1. loftyappetite April 10, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    yessss i’m on the hunt for amazing books because i’m so sick of reading bad ones! Although it’s not fiction I’m currently halfway through “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandburg and loving every minute of it. I want to be best friends with her. Highly recommend it if you haven’t read it yet!

    • cakerypapery April 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

      I have “Lean In” on my list too – can’t wait to get to it!

  2. lolarugula April 10, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    Adding this to my list – I love a great book and can’t wait to read this!

    • cakerypapery April 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

      I hope you enjoy it – I really liked it!

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