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Sad Desk Salad: A Novel

Sad Desk Salad - Jessica Grose Read the full review at Tales Between the Pages

I’ll admit that I enjoy reading “women’s fiction” even though I detest the term, “women’s fiction.” When I found this book on Edelweiss, I knew I wanted to read it. I dove in with the expectation of encountering quirky female characters who eat alone at their desks every day.

What I encountered were quirky characters who I couldn’t relate to. There were moments when I found the main character, Alex, interesting. I’m an avid reader of the website, Jezebel, and ChickHabit reminded me much of it. Since I dabble in internet writing, I found Alex’s obsession with her job highly interesting. I often fantasize about sitting at home and writing all day. If I do reach that point, I hope I don’t end up like Alex — strung out, obsessive, and highly suspicious. She gets so consumed with her job that it ruins her relationships. The plot felt contrived and I ended up disliking the characters.

Overall, not my cup of tea.