Confession: I'm not usually a fan of Christian fiction.
But as I rediscovered my kindle the week between Christmas and New Year's, I decided to give a Christian chick lit book I found on my kindle a try. Can't help that the title was right up my alley... Around the World in 80 Dates: Confessions of a Christian Serial Dater. I could definitely identify with the characters in the book.
I found this book to be a fun, quick, easy read. I could relate to the characters well and really enjoyed Christa Banister's style of writing. Her humor was witty and she has obviously travelled to the cities mentioned in the book. It was cool to recognize some of the places mentioned.
"Unlike the majority of my Christian college friends, I decided I could forgo the husband for the first couple of years after graduation. Instead, I'd date casually, concentrate on my career, get more involved in church, and pay off that pesky student loan. And since I was being so responsible, maybe I'd save up for a down payment on a renovated downtown loft. And maybe the latest Prada bag. Or a trendy Fendi clutch, depending on my mood. Of course, after all that was accomplished and I'd traveled to some of Europe's best sights, I'd consider settling down and getting married." (Kindle Locations 46-49)
"But more and more, I'm beginning to see the wisdom in not getting hitched by the age of twenty-two" (Kindle Location 296).
I liked this book so much I bought her second book: Blessed are the Meddlers: Confessions of a Serial Matchmaker.
Although I did not enjoy this as much as the first (might be because the first book is more relateable in this stage of my life), I enjoyed the continuation of the story nonetheless.
The story focuses more on Sydney's still single younger sister, Samantha, who I could relate to in a lot of ways as a college graduate.
"The comfortable bubble she'd lived in for four years was about to burst, thrusting her smack-dab into the real world. And unlike college-with student loan payments on hold and a slew of friends just a short walk down the hallway-the real world was full of uncertainties" (Kindle Locations 884-886).
Quick, fun, easy reads.