Today I'm happy to be part of the Thirty-Two Going On Spinster blog tour. This was probably one of the funniest books I've read all year.
Julia is a thirty-two year old spinster who works at this nerdy tech company called SpectralTech. She lives in her parents' basement and has for ten years. She sort of wants to change, but doesn't really know where to start. Applying for a new job within her company is where she decides to start, but then this totally hot guy named Jared stole her new job. And the way she meets Jared is so funny. Hiding under a conference table. I'm laughing again just thinking about it.
Of course Julia has a gorgeous best friend at the company that tries to help her out of her spinster ways and to help her when she realizes that Julia has as crush on the new guy. For example, she tells Julia she has hair on her upper lip and needs to get it waxed. But getting rid of her "man lip" goes horribly wrong. The scene with Julia and her parents had me laughing like a crazy person. In public. Seriously so funny.
I loved all the main characters in this book. They were all very realistic and are someone you can identify with---either it's you or someone you know, seriously. The thing that makes this book stand out however, is the voice. Julia was awesome. The author brings to life all her quirks by not just telling us about them, but letting us LIVE them, with Julia. It was really refreshing and fun, and the romance was clean.
So, if you want a fun afternoon read with lots of humor, this is the book for you.
Here's the back copy:
Thirty-Two Going on Spinster by Becky Monson
Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her job, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.
With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.
But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?
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"This was a refreshing change of pace for me to read. Some good clean romance was found in it’s pages and that is a rare find these days. It was some great chick-lit. I would not have thought this was Becky’s debut book, it was so well done." ~Liberty Ann (SnifferWalkBooks)
Author Becky Monson By day, Becky Monson is a mother of three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful time will last... But it probably won't. Becky runs a large book club on Facebook called "This Chick Reads".