Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thirty-Two Going on Spinster by Becky Monson

Amazon and Facebook targeted me with ads for this book and it worked!  I was looking for a light funny read and Thirty-Two Going on Spinster was the perfect fit.

Julia Dorning is thirty-two.  She’s worked ten years at a job she hates, and lives in her parents’ basement with her pet cat.  She knows she’s stuck in a rut, but it’s not until a new man in HR, Jared Moody, starts at her work that she feels the need to leave behind the routine and venture into something new.  With the help of her fashionable younger sister and her best friend Brown, she gets a new look and a new confidence.  She does keep wondering though, what does she really want out of life?  Should she stay in the same dead end job or is it time to do something she really loves?

Thirty-two Going on Spinster reminded me of a Sophia Kinsella, Helen Fielding, and Jenny Colgan book all rolled up into one.  Since I enjoy novels by all three of these ladies this was a good thing.  I really liked the humor.  I also loved the growth in the character and the fact that baking was involved.  The romance was also great and I can’t wait to find out what happens next in this story.

Favorite quotes:

“I seriously should find myself a new doctor, one who sugar-coats everything.  I could use more sugar-coating in my life right now.”

“Who naps at work?  Who?  Idiots like me and George Costanza, that’s who.  Oh, my gosh, I’m totally the female George Costanza right now”

“I want to tell this is just what spinsters do.  They stay at the same job until someone finds their body half-eaten by cats.”

“Okay, so one thing is for sure, when you throw something out to the Universe, it answers quickly.”

“Hurt.  Betrayal.  Loss.  Dove Chocolate.”

I’m laughing again just reading this quotes.  If you are looking for a fun, fast and funny novel, I recommend Thirty-Two Going on Spinster.  I can’t wait to get the next book in the series!

Book Source:  E-book purchased from


  1. These quotations are really funny, Laura. Wonderful review, as usual. I'm glad you enjoyed this book. I'll keep it in mind for the future.

  2. Sounds like a really enjoyable read. Thanks for the review. New one for me.

  3. Thank-you! I always love finding enjoyable and fun books.