A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton

Book 26/30.

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Whew! The exercise in bleakness that was A Map of the World 🥴🥴🥴

This was my first Jane Hamilton read, and 100% my last. The only good thing about this book was the writing. Aspects of it were very Taylor Swift and I LIVE for TayTay’s writing so that was nice, but it’s the only positive thing I have to say about this book. There may have been aspects of the story that were interesting, but yikes reading this felt like a chore 🥴 I felt no desire to return to it at any point during the week I was reading it.

On that note, I don’t know how many more depressing Oprah’s Book Club reads I can take. Circa 2020 I stopped buying books just because they bear the Oprah’s Book Club logo on the cover. I’d even go so far as to say that if a book has piqued my interest but it has the OBC logo on the cover, I steer clear of it. Now the million-dollar question is whether to persevere through the remaining OBC books I have on my shelf, or to sell them? I wouldn’t want to sell an OBC book without reading it, lest it surprises me and I end up liking it. On the other hand, life is too short and I can only read so many books before I die, so why waste time on depressing 1 or 2 star reads? Decisions decisions 🤔🤔

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** A guide to ratings **
1 star – did not like it
2 stars – it was okay
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was amazing

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