Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Renee at It’s Book Talk. Throwback Thursday was designed as an opportunity to share old favorites as well as older books in our TBR. As I started reviewing on Goodreads long before I started my blog, it seemed a great way of sharing my earlier reviews (which I hope have improved since the early days).
So this week I’m revisiting The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman– first reviewed in January 2015.
Michele Gorman is a new author to me, so I chose this book based on the synopsis and the cover – thankfully I was not disappointed. As the cover would suggest this is chic lit territory but with a message we can all relate to namely size isn’t everything.
The Curvy Girls Club is started by best friends Katie, Ellie, Pixie and Jane when they get fed up of their Slimming Club. They decide to do something more interesting/creative with their free time other than comparing diets and lack of weight loss.
As the Club takes off, it brings about changes and challenges in their lives that they did not envisage when they started the club for fun. It also puts their long held friendships to the test.
It is a fun and easy read but it also touches on many issues that affect both men and women, namely body image and confidence, domestic abuse, careers vs relationships, and the nature of friendship. These themes are cleverly introduced into the plot without feeling contrived. It’s only when you’ve finished reading that you realise that for a fun read, it was also quite deep. Just for good measure there is also a great will they won’t they romance to keep you guessing until the end.
I received an ARC copy via NetGalley in return for an honest review.