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Book Review | Luckiest Girl Alive

If you've seen any "Must Read Summer Book List" Luckiest Girl Alive is probably #1 on that list! Having just finished the book I can see why! I was first drawn to read it because I saw that Reese Witherspoon is producing the movie adaptation and I always feel that if they are planning to make a movie it has to be more than decent! It might seem like Jessica Knoll, the author, was an overnight success, but having read her story and how she positioned her career in such a way to get this book to be the success that it is, makes me a huge fan! So onto the book review!! 
I tore through 3/4 of this book like it was nothing - I was hooked from page one and kept wanting to read; What was going to happen? Why was Ani the "luckiest girl alive"? What happened to her that made her who she is? I was hooked and then I read why she was the way she was and it took me a little bit to regain composure to read again- I actually put it down for the weekend because I felt like I needed space from it to process what had just happened. 

“[Ani FaNelli is] a cross between Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw and Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne. . . . Knoll’s debut truly delivers and will keep readers engaged until the end.”—Library Journal
A lot of people compared it to Gone Girl, but it wasn't nearly as dark as that novel - this has a lot of twists and turns without being crazy, like it could happen...maybe even has happened, but with Gone Girl I felt it was too far fetched (still loved the book though)!! I love that she had references to things that we all know about and probably even do in our daily lives, like taking pure barre classes and I can guarantee the thoughts that go through her head while she's tucking aren't nearly as crazy as ours - at least I hope they aren't! 

“The perfect kind of summer read: Nail-bitingly addictive, equal parts funny and twisted, and full of ‘I never saw THAT coming’ moments.”—Glamour

Writing a book review is hard because you don't want to spoil anything which is why I'm being purposely vague. Sometimes you like a book because you can relate to the main character in some way and I think on the surface we all are a bit like Ani, perhaps maybe even masking some of our true selves so that others like us even more. 

I could not recommend this book more - it was a fast favorite for me and I'm a notorious "chick lit" fan. I'm so happy that I've branched out of my comfort zone and next up on my reading list is The Silent Wife

Have you read Luckiest Girl Alive? What's your must read Summer book?

P.S. I've already knocked off 3 of the 5 books on my Summer Reading List

63 comments

  1. You officially convinced me that this is the next book I need to read! Downloading it today to read by the pool this weekend for sure!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Definitely putting this on my reading list! Thanks for sharing!
    xo Southern Style

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  3. Adding this to my book list. I'm currently reading Sea of Tranqulity. It's so good. Happy Hump Day!

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  4. Oh wow! You have me fully convinced I need to read this book ASAP! It sounds fantastic!

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  5. I finally saw the movie Gone Girl. I was really impressed with how well it matched up to the book! Thanks for the share girl, may have to snag that for the plane ride up! xoxo ~Amanda Meet @ the Barre - Top Amazon Prime Day Shopping Picks

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  6. This is next up on my list and I can’t wait to read it!

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  7. Go girl! I neeeeeed to get reading more. This one sounds super interesting!!

    Annie Reeves

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  8. I have been hearing mixed review on this one but it is on my list to read. Glad you liked it.

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  9. Awesome!! Adding this to my To Read list right now so I dont forget!!

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  10. I can't decide if I want to read this one or not! I love the author's writing (she had a great fictional blog for years) but I feel like my expectations might be too high. I'll probably end up reading it though! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  11. Great review! I had no idea Reese Witherspoon was producing the movie adaption...I want to read it now too! I am so jealous you already have 3 of your 5 books completed for summer! I am so far behind haha!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  12. I will have to get this book for my beach trip next week! Anything that is compared to Gone Girl I have to try!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  13. Thanks for this post!!! I'm always on the hunt for a great new book!

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  14. I love book reviews! I will be downloading this later to read!!

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  15. All five books already? Impressive. Glad you enjoyed this one so much - I love it when a book is good from the first page instead of having to give it a few chapters before really getting into it.

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  16. Thanks for sharing! I really want to find something to read so maybe I'll download this. :-)

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  17. I've seen this book on all the lists and have it on mine, too!

    Way to go, knocking 3 out of 5 woohooo!

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  18. this looks like a good one to add to my list! i have been way too busy to read, you're motivating me girl! esp with comparisons to SATC and GG :) xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  19. Just put this book on hold at the library - thanks!!!

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  20. Fun Fact literally was looking at this book yesterday! It looks so good! I think it would be a good beach read!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm so glad to hear that this book was a winner - it's on my reading list, too!

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  22. Reading this book now actually, but only a few chapters in! Can't wait to get to the juicy parts!

    -Lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  23. Ahhh, I've been too tired to read at night lately, but Friday H goes to preschool for 5 hours and my only plan is to sit (inside, in the AC!) and read up a storm. SO looking forward to it!

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  58. ok, you officially have me wanting to read this!! adding to my list now. it might be an audiobook with the way things are going lately!!

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  59. I love reading a book right before it gets made into a movie! this definitely sounds lie a good one.

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  60. Oooooo! I was just thinking last night about trying to find something interesting enough to keep my attention and focus (I totally drop the ball when it comes to reading if I'm not constantly entertained by a book, Lol). This definitely sounds like it might do the job.

    www.LoveNiki.com

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  61. I'm so glad you loved this book as much as I did! Knoll's writing style hooked me from the very beginning. Lots of ups and downs (trying to be vague, like you :), but I really loved it. I also just read the Cosmo article on Knoll's career path-- she's an inspiration for sure! Pocket-ing that article for the future. Thanks for sharing, Biana!

    Alyssa
    www.alyssawithana.com

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