Daniel is the owner of a failing bookstore trying to solve all his problems through obsessive list making in Twenty-one Truths about Love.
It’s hard to be Daniel. He loves his pregnant wife but constantly lies to her about the profitability of his business. He is worried about his ability to be a father, and basically all other aspects of his life. He not only sees the glass half-empty, it is broken on the floor and he has just cut his bare foot on it. While he wastes many hours making lists instead of reading marketing books (for his bookstore) or self-help books (for his sanity), the lists are always witty and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny.
It is almost impossible for a reviewer to not create his or her own list about their feelings about Twenty-one Truths about Love. Here is mine:
- Loved the format using lists exclusively.
- Liked the humor.
- Disliked the main character, Daniel, increasingly as the story moved forward.
- Hated the ending.
Despite my list above, I still recommend the book for readers who like subtle (read as real) romance, are obsessive list makers like me, or just want to read a book in a completely different format. Now, I’m going to be worrying that I should have made the last sentence into a list. Oh no, have I caught Daniel’s obsessive overthinking? Give this quick read a try and you too can become obsessive. 4 stars!
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and Goodreads for a copy I won in a Goodreads giveaway.