So we've got a bit of catching up to do on our Book Club Book Review posts!!! But we promise, we'll be on a much better cadance with book reviews, especially since we've read some really great books recently! And well, some not so great books.
Not all of the books we read go over well. There are some that our members can't even get started on and others where they just really dislike the characters. While The Favorite Sister was not our favorite book we read it was an interesting perspective on what sometimes is portrayed in reality TV, female entrepreneurship and the relationships between women.
It's a little slow to get interesting, but towards the end it redeems itself with a big twist that you maybe didn't see coming. But the characters are abysmal. They're catty, backstabing and just overall, not great people. We definitely didn't like the characters, especially since we're building this community of supportive, kind and amazing women! Plus the portrayal that to get ahead women behave like that is disheartening.
If you haven't read The Favorite Sister here is the Synopsis by GoodReads:
When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…
Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates.
Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.
Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.
Lauren, the start-up world’s darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers’ recovery narrative—everyone loves a comeback story.
And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off.