#BookReview: Thirty-Four Going on Bride by Becky Monson

This was a great conclusion to the Spinster trilogy, as hilarious and neurotic as ever.

But this is the first one I’ve had any reservations at all about, and while they are personal to me, they should be discussed in case they are relevant to others as well.

First, the most independent woman in the series gets baby fever and thinks she HAS to have a baby. I get that this is something many females go through, but it also felt like it would be better coming from the main character, who has always been one to crumble under societal expectations. It would have been nice to have the independent woman strike her own path with her man.

The second issue happens towards the end, and I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll just say that it too was of the type of “why does this feel necessary to have the happy ending”. This particular subplot could have been left out completely, and the story – both of this particular book and the trilogy as a whole – would have felt just as complete.

But again, overall the book was a great read, and I’m glad I finally had the chance to read it. Definitely worth reading, just be prepared for those two particular things if that is something you need to prepare yourself for.

This review of Thirty-Four Going on Bride by Becky Monson was originally published on January 17, 2018.

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