All The Good Parts

All The Good Parts: a novel or just another case of art imitating life?

Summary

Leona is approaching 40 and figuring out whether she wants to have a baby in her fast-closing window is giving her something new to obsess about. Meanwhile, she lives in her sister’s house, babysits her nieces and nephews and develops inappropriate relationships with her home health-care patients and go back to school in the most passive way possible – online.

What I Thought

All The Good Parts is one of the few e-arcs (Electronic Advance Reader Copy) that I have enjoyed so much.

I liked the plot and the timeline of how things were revealed. I enjoyed the characters, was rooting for the main character to grow and change, I liked the supporting characters and liked seeing them also grow over the course of the book.
I liked the way disappointments were handled but there was always something or someone to root for.
I liked that there was a good resolution but not a a happily ever after.

What I’d Change

I think the book lacked a true explanation for how the main character got to where she was. There was mention of one ex-boyfriend but it wasn’t enough to answer all the questions I had for Leona.

I think the book blurb gave away a little too much but there was still a bit of a surprise at the end.

Rating

I gave All The Good Parts 4 out of 5 stars. Why?

  • +1 Relatable plot
  • +1 Love-able and hate-able characters
  • +1 Sufficient angst. Sufficient internal monologue.
  • +1 Meaningful dialogue that expressed characters’ personalities well
  • -.5 for lack of connection to main character’s previous life
  • -.5 for spoilers in the book blurb

Read it yourself

I read a free e-Arc of All The Good Parts compliments of NetGalley in exchange for writing an honest review. The book will be released in September but you can pre-order a copy here.

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Stefanie says:

    Yay for a good week of reading. Many more days of that to you. Have a good week.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks so much for reading, Stefanie. I hope you have a great reading week too. Are you on YouTube? I just started a book channel there recently and share a lot more of my bookish thoughts there. Channel name: Runwright Reads or click https://youtu.be/IolJmzk3Whs

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