In Five Years by Rebecca Serle – Review

It is not a book I would commonly read. I fully confess to that.

However, something about it I don’t know sparked my interest. It’s been known to happen before me before you. For example, it’s not a book I would usually gravitate towards, but it is when I read back in the day when that was popular.

So this is a women’s fiction book. It’s about a woman who has a dream. She falls seven asleep seven that’s how you dream, but she falls asleep. She has this dream that it’s five years in the future, and she is in a different apartment, she has a ring on her finger. But it’s not her fiance. It’s not her current significant other. It’s this other guy.  she’s amazed by him, and she wakes up. And she can’t stop thinking about that guy even though she has this other life already going on. That’s already reading her towards a whole different like view she has it herself in five years.

Even though she’s one of these people who has like a five-year plan, she’s got it all. She’s got it all planned out. She knows what she’s doing and knows what she wants. But she can’t stop obsessing over this idea that the dream created.

We go through a few years with this character, and I think you will either relate to her and understand her or get frustrated to get annoyed with her. For me, it was probably a little bit of both, if I’m honest. But what starts to happen is that some things from this dream. Start coming into her real life. She doesn’t know what to do. She wants to prevent the plan from happening because of the relationship that she’s in and how it all ties in with her best friend, her best girlfriend, the chief friends with forever.

There’s a lot of different dynamics, like relationship dynamics going on. And that is why I thought it was such a fun, exciting book because it will propose it as a love story. It says something like it’s a love story but not the love story you’re expecting or not the one you think it is, and that’s so true.

I’m going to go ahead and tell you that. It looks like a book about a relationship like love relationships and like an intimate like a physically intimate way and a marriage sort of way. You think that that’s what it’s going to be about it. But it’s really about the friendship of these two women. The love that they have for each other as friends.

So that’s a beautiful story in and of itself. It was a tragic story like much sadder than I expected it to be from the description.  I don’t want to say anything to I do think that it was so beautifully wrought. That you don’t want to, you know what I mean, and you don’t want to say anything or say too much that would ruin that for you. I think it’s one of those books you have to go in with almost zero expectations of what you’re going to get. And enjoy it for what it is.

I also think that this would be fantastic. Truly excellent book club pick. I don’t say that a lot about many books, but I think because of all the relationship dynamics. Some people are going to agree with different ideas. Some people believe in the one. Some people think and choosing the person you love. Some people believe that you can’t choose the one you love. It’s just a fascinating topic for discussion in the way it’s illustrated in this book would be such a great way to dissect those ideas and those beliefs within a group of people. I think it would be fascinating it was one of those books that I read, and I wished that I knew someone who read it to talk about it. Thankfully I know a few people in it who did read. It so we messaged a bit.

Additionally, it was just very well written. It’s what you expect, and part of what you don’t expect, and the writing itself is very eloquent without being annoying or overbearing. It’s approachable. It’s a perfect length. It was just a good woman’s fiction book, and I don’t say that a lot.

I’m a little bit picky on these, mainly because I’m slightly different from most modern women. I guess I have other ideas, honestly.

I do think that would be interesting for a book club pick. I do believe it was a great book, and I was surprised that I liked it as much as I did.

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