I’m back from my hiatus and ready to keep this site active with book reviews every week. I apologize for being gone for so long–I was in a pretty bad “book slump” and couldn’t get myself to finish anything! Thankfully, I’m out of that rut and ready to keep reading.
All Inclusive by Farzana Doctor
This book follows the life of Ameera, a woman who works at a Mexican resort and dives into the world of Swinging every now and then. Her work and personal life finally begin to clash as multiple anonymous complaints about her work ethic are filed for getting, perhaps, too personal with her residents. While her work life seems to be crumbling, Ameera is also haunted by the thought of never knowing her father–she constantly wonders what he looks like, where he lives, and what his family’s like. Somewhere, Ameera’s father is out there longing to meet her too.
I set this book aside a little after I passed the half-way point. I rarely abandon books, but I felt like this novel was putting me in a slump. I read it for over 3 weeks and couldn’t manage to finish it. That being said, I don’t think I can give it a fair or full review. I can understand how this could be a great novel for some people, but it just wasn’t for me. Ameera was a very fun character to follow, but the writing kept confusing me and I couldn’t keep track of what was happening. Also, swinging is a very foreign concept to me and I got caught up thinking about it.
I really wish I could finish this book and give it a little more time, but I must move on to the rest of my requests and to-be-read lists. Like I said, this review cannot do the full book justice, as I did not finish it. A big thank you to NetGalley for providing me an eCopy of this book!