ARC Review: Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins

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ARC Review: Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins
Life and Other Inconveniences

2 Stars

Book Info

Released: August 6th 2019
Genre: Womens Fiction
Published by Berkley Books
Pages: 448
Format: eARC

“Unfortunately, after too many misses in a row, I doubt I will try more of her books in the future.”
~ Under the Covers

I’m going to cut to the chase with this review. I’ve read quite a lot of Kristan Higgins books both in Romance and Women’s Fiction and for me, I feel like her books are hit and miss for me. I’m always looking for an enjoyable read and although Higgins’ writing style typically stays bright despite some of the darker or taboo topics she may write about, I just found that this book fell flat for me.

Right from the beginning, I started to wonder if this book was going to be for me. The humor is the biggest thing for me because I feel like Higgins has a very different sense of humor to mine. I really can’t relate and find a lot of what her characters say to be weird. I don’t know. I’m not sure if it’s the case of her humor just not meshing well with mine or I just don’t think the jokes are funny. But either way, I didn’t enjoy it.

I also didn’t really like the premise of this book. It just didn’t capture my attention or make me feel anything for the characters. So as a result, I found myself putting this book down several times. It’s a shame because there have been some Romance books of hers that I really loved. But unfortunately, after too many misses in a row, I doubt I will try more of her books in the future.


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About Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins is a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling American author of contemporary romance and women's fiction. She is a three-time winner of Romance Writers of America's RITA Award and a five-time nominee for the Kirkus Prize for Best Work of Fiction.


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Kathleen Bylsma

Man, I’m sorry to hear that because I love Kristan’s books…especially liked her last one….”Good Luck With That”…thanks

Monique D

I appreciate your honesty. I have authors that are hit or miss. I adored Good Luck with That, it was my favourite book of that year, but this one? I read the premise and the only thing I could think was that the old witch could go to hell. End of book. LOL!


I’ve read books where the writing is supposed to be funny and I don’t really find it that way. I haven’t read this author but if this is her writing style, I think it would be more of a miss for me.


Thanks Annie for the review

Rebecca Foy

I read about 50 pages of this book and stopped. I hated the concept and I didn’t really like the main character. I have too many other books to read to try and complete a book that doesn’t capture my attention in the first couple of chapters.

Amy R

Thanks for the review, I haven’t read any of her newer title but have enjoyed a lot of her older books.