Monday, November 24, 2014 Holly 0 Comments


Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham - a book dedicated to my tube reading over the past two weeks. Having recently got back into reading (Gone Girl, you are my saviour!), I knew I had to pick it up when I saw it sprawled across many a blogger's Instagram. I loved the idea of hearing someone else's perspective of their 20's - especially as I have just turned 20 myself. As soon as I got the chance, I buried myself between the pages - itching to see what all of the hype was about.

The book is made up of lots of essays, which range from child hood memories (some of them laugh out loud hilarious) to more serious recollections of mental illness during Lena's twenties. There is a definite candid tone throughout the book, something that, as a reader, you tend to love and gel with or just dislike. I found this side of it so entertaining, Lena was brutally honest about experiences that we've probably all had (but are too embarrassed to admit)! There were a few times that I sniggered to myself on the tube, attentively trying to hide the illustration of a tampon on the book from the stranger next to me!

Although the laughs and 'oh my god' moments were great, I expected something a little bit more meaningful from the book. I hate to say anything negative - but, I do think it was really over hyped online. I was kind of expecting a ground-breaking read that would change my outlook and motivate me for my twenties and was a little disheartened to find myself just flicking across pages that I found boring. It is definitely an uplifting read, perfect to pick up as and when you travel but just not something I would recommend if you want a book to change your outlook!
What did you all think of it?
Do you have any recommendations for 'feel good' reads - I'd love to hear them!?

Holly xxx


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