Juliet, Naked - Nick Hornby
Despite its 406 pages, this was a quick and fun read. The dialogue is very witty. My family must have thought I was losing my mind because I kept laughing out loud. And despite the seeming light tone of the book, there is something deeper too, if you care to dig. It’s a coming of age story, not in the traditional sense of transitioning from youth to adulthood, but in suddenly realizing that you’re in the middle of your adult life, but you have yet to live an adult’s life. Imagine finding a somewhat comfortable place, becoming complacent with it, and waking up one day to find that in your complacency, you completely forgot to look for what you really wanted. And with your life nearly half over, you wonder if you still have time to fix it. The lesson here is that you can’t just sit around and wait for life to happen to you; you have to go and make it happen. And Juliet, Naked manages to convey this message in a way that is not the least bit maudlin. Quite the contrary, it does it in a funny, lighthearted way.

I highly recommend this book.