Book Title: Thirty-Two Going on Spinster
Author: Becky Monson
Price: $0.93 on Amazon
Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her job, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.
With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.
But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?
I remember the day I turned 21. I remember feeling young, and reflecting back on my childhood and how old 21 sounded. I had plans, and it seemed like I figured I would be married by 21. I don’t know why this thought set into my mind, but I remembered it distinctly on my 21st birthday. I felt like I was growing up. 21 seems so young now, but I wonder if those at 31 are thinking the same thing. At 31, are you single? Do you consider that the jumping off point for your life?
I can see how Julia thinks that at 32 her life is over, she is set in her ways, and she is going to die an old cat lady in her parents basement. However, as slow as life can seem to be moving at times, it changes at the drop of at hat. I loved Thirty-Two Going On Spinster because the character is relate-able. Her life isn’t a miserable tragedy, but she feels stuck. I love the predicaments she gets herself into, and love that as old as she may feel, she is pretty fresh in life experiences.