Monday, March 28, 2011

10 Good Things on a Monday: Ten Reasons to Read The Washingtonienne by Jessica Cutler

10 Good Things on a Monday is a weekly feature  I am doing dedicated to every person's compulsive list-writing.  Every Monday we are going to make a list of 10 things that will cheer us up and help tide us over the whole week.

Here's how it works:
  1. Think of a particular group of good things you want to make a list on, does not necessarily have to be about books, e.g. your current book wish list, or your favorite book foods (you know, foods you love to eat while reading, if you're like me), or your favorite girly names, whatever you can think of, as long as it makes you feel good.
  2. If you have no ideas for a list, you can always visit my blog post to check out my theme for that week and you can take a cue from my list.
  3. Post your list on your blog, grab that cute ARGH button above and put it on your post too, so we'd know you're doing this meme.
  4. Leave the link for your post on my own 10 Good Things post for the week, if you see others doing it, comment too and let's share our good things with everybody.
  5. Everybody goes through the whole week happy!

My 10 Good Things for this weekTen Reasons to Read The Washingtonienne by Jessica Cutler

I don't care if you tell me this is cheating.  I know that I have never written a book review for this book, but it's not because it's so bad I do not want to waste time writing about it.  Actually, I thought it was pretty awesome, and even my Mom thought so.  So in lieu of a book review, I'm going to share 10 good things about this book that would definitely make you want to read it yourself!

First things first, here's a summary so you won't be left in the dark:

When Jacqueline Turner's fiancée gives her two days to move out of his apartment, she has no choice but to leave New York City and crash with her best friend in Washington, DC. (She can't be expected to keep herself in cute clothes while paying New York City rent, after all.) She needs a new, exciting life-not to mention real employment. Where better to get a fresh start than the nation's capital?

Alas, DC turns out to be a lot more buttoned-up and toned down than she'd hoped. It's a town where a girl has to make her own excitement-and Jacqueline Turner is just the woman for the job.

From the married presidential appointee who gives her cash after each tryst, to the lascivious Georgetown lawyer who parades her around like something out of Pretty Woman, Jackie's roster of paramours grows so complicated her friends ask her to start a blog so they can keep up. But in a small town like Washington, the line between private and public blurs very easily. Just as one of her beaux takes a lead in the race for her heart, Jackie realizes this blog idea may be more than she bargained for...

  1. It's losely based on a real event in the author's life.
  2. It's got really juicy - if trashy - scandals that would get you hooked and keep you reading.
  3. The clothes mentioned here are fantastic!
  4. Jacqueline Turner is such a shallow, self-centered narrator and it's hard not to read more just to get more laughs out of her antics.
  5. The men in Jackie's life have such colorful personalities and quirks.
  6. It might sound stupid but I guess I'm one of those people who get a kick out of reading about somebody else's stupid decisions and actions.
  7.  It's your typical chick-lit but with more room for dirty scandals.
  8. In spite of all the scandal, it's still a pretty light read that would be perfect for those days when you've got nothing better to do than sit back and read, or in preparation for a more serious read, or to cool down after reading a pretty heavy story.
  9. It sounds like a Washington version of Sex and the City, but in my opinion, Jackie looks way hotter than Carrie Bradshaw.
  10. Even though it gets a bit too nasty in some parts, it remains witty and entertaining, with some introspective reflections that at other times would come off as a silly and worn-out cliche but turns out to be hilarious, considering that the person rattling off such sensitive realizations is a shallow but predatory narrator.
Got you interested?  I hope so, but I won't mind if you don't want to read this book, I was a bit wary of this myself at first, but when I began reading, I couldn't put it down!

So tell me, what are your Ten Good Things for this week?


  1. Hmm...I'll have to add this one to my goodreads. It sounds like something I'd be interested in :)

  2. Mine's up too!

    What a cute way to review a book - you totally got me intrigued!!!

  3. I'm joining in on the action this week. My post is up on my blog this week.

  4. I read some of her blog before it got pulled from the internet, good stuff

    mine's posted too

  5. Great list Nina!

    I like number 4 the best! lol

    Here's mine:

  6. My post is up now


  7. Yep that has definitely got me interested!! Love this list!!

  8. I don't know if I'd be brave enough to read a book with a cover like that!!! But you've certainly got me interested.


I just have to tell you, ARGH feeds on awesomeness, so if you can, drop him some awesome here, and I promise to give some awesome back :D

Right now, because of my really busy schedule, I'm cutting back on receiving awards. So until further notice, me and ARGH would not be accepting awards. But thank you for thinking of us, we really appreciate it!