Hey y’all! In contrast to Throwback Thursday, I like to use Fridays to look forward to an upcoming release that I’m excited about! This is the last Friday for 2021, and conveniently it’s also the very last day of 2021! Even though I have to wait until next year for this book, it’s really not so bad. 😉 Today’s is 30 Things I Love About Myself by Radhika Sanghani!
Expected Release: January 4, 2022
Why wait on this one?
- Alright, when the blurb and the book start out with a character ending up in jail the night of their 30th birthday, I’m expecting a character with some attitude. Assuming this isn’t like stabbing and is more of a party-hard-disorderly arrest, I can support this start. Feisty, independent woman? Check.
- Reinventing yourself is one of my favorite themes! Especially when people are worried they’re too old, too involved, or too unsure to start over. I say POO POO to that! Never live a life unsatisfying when you can do something to change it! Get at it, girl! I also love that this might not have a romance angle, and (hopefully) will truly be a story focused on self-love instead of definition b others.
- Plus we’ve got a bit of the cultural impact of Nina’s Indian family. I always love reading about people with different families and traditions from my own, because even small things like the food mentioned briefly in the book might be a tasty new idea I’ve never known about!
Nina didn’t plan to spend her thirtieth birthday in jail, yet here she is in her pajamas, locked in a holding cell. There’s no Wi-Fi, no wine, no carbs–and no one to celebrate with.
Unfortunately, it gives Nina plenty of time to reflect on how screwed up her life is. She’s just broken up with her fiancé, and now has to move back into her childhood home to live with her depressed older brother and their uptight, traditional Indian mother. Her career as a freelance journalist isn’t going in the direction she wants, and all her friends are too busy being successful to hang out with her.
Just as Nina falls into despair, a book lands in her cell: How to Fix Your Shitty Life by Loving Yourself. It must be destiny. With literally nothing left to lose, Nina makes a life-changing decision to embark on a self-love journey. By her next birthday, she’s going to find thirty things she loves about herself.