Title: The Authenticity Project
Author: Clare Pooley
Performer: Anna Cordell
Length: 10 hr, 25 min
Publishing Date/Publisher: February 4, 2020 by Penguin Audio
Review: Some books come to you at the right time, and this was one such book for me. I really needed something fun and uplifting, and this truly was a “feel good” read. The writer’s style is very similar to one of my favorite authors, Liane Moriarty, though the content is lighter. We really get to delve into the feelings of the characters and join them through their introspection and personal growth. I liked the way the book was divided into many POV chapters, and found that it made the story very fast-paced and engaging. I enjoyed the uniqueness of each character voice, and though I found some of the premise to be rather far-fetched, I still found it relatable and I wanted to believe in the characters. This book really brings into focus the importance of authenticity to build meaningful relationships, and had an interesting focus on how we as individuals create our own narratives and truths. It was very fascinating and gave me much to ponder.
Really enjoyed this book in audiobook format. It was smooth and well narrated. I felt the performer really added depth to the characters.
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The premise of this book sounds interesting to me, so it might be something I read eventually. It must have been really challenging to write a number of character POV’s into one story and make them sound distinctive. That’s the kind of thing I really struggle with in my writing.