I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán

I'm Fine and Neither Are You by [Pagán, Camille]

How I Read It; Audiobook/ Ebook

Dates Read: 5/16/19

I knew about 10 minutes into this book that I wouldn’t be interested. This is one of those books that I judged a book solely on the cover, having not read the synopsis. I trusted Amazon on this one, and sadly it just didn’t work out for me. But that’s okay, sometimes you win some and sometimes you lose them.

This book follows Penny, a workaholic mother of 2 with a stagnant marriage. After the death of her best friend, she realizes that there is so many issues in her life that she needs to start focusing on in order to be a better version of herself. Starting with her marriage, Penny and her husband, Sanjay, make a list of things the other person can do better in their marriage.

And look, if you read that synopsis, you probably know that this idea has been written about dozens of times. My personal opinion is that if you are going to write about an idea that has been done before, make it 1) your own and 2) exciting. I just felt like neither one of those criteria were met. And I feel bad because I truly think this book isn’t completely awful, it just did not feel exciting or interesting to me. At the same time, the fact that this idea has been written about so many times tells you that there are people out there that would be really interested. Sadly, those people does not include me.

I would give this book personally a 2 out of 5, for others a 4 out of 5. If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I will see you all in the next book!

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