I decided to start off my reading challenge with a light, fun read. China Rich Girlfriend and its predecessor, Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan, are easy and interesting.
If you know me, you know I have slight gossip blog addiction and this book sets you right in the middle of an impossibly rich, glamourous network of characters that are crazy. Gossip abounds, in fact the characters in this book make my favourite gossip columnist look like a fledgling bird to their agile and aggressive crows.
There is more than just gossip. Brand names are liberally sprinkled throughout, as are artists and musicians. The clothing and car descriptions are sumptuous but the food descriptions are next level… Just reading this book made me hungry and, sadly, much of the food in the book is not Whole30 compliant. I will have to wait another 29 days to go for dim sum. The hardships…
Incredible events and unimaginable wealth are the heart of this book. It is definitely an escapist read and was a good little warm-up for the work I have ahead of me with this reading challenge!
Number of books completed: 1 of 52