Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Christian Chick Lit
I am in the process of reading something I got from the library this week. A new genre for me, Christian Chick Lit...I guess I should have read the description a little better. The book in question is "The Trophy Wives Club" by Kristin Billerbeck. It sounded like a cute story reminiscent of Olivia Goldsmith, and I had been on the waiting list for a really long time, so I was excited to pick it up. I am baffled, though, at the halfway point, what exactly is going on here. It started out in the usual, wife scorned, manner and soon added God and church to the mix. Now, I have nothing against God, or church for that matter, but this was really a shock to my system. Apparently this is a very, very popular genre, judging from the length of time I waited for the book. Although the story is somewhat predictable, I was looking for some fluff, and got a large dose of the big G thrown in, which threw me for a loop. Am I weird? I feel like I should finish the book, but on some level it is very preachy, and not my style at all. I am going to try and keep an open mind, after all, I loved "Eat,Pray,Love" and I enjoyed "Plan B-Further thoughts on faith" by Anne LaMott, so I'm not sure why this is so uncomfortable for me. I will finish tonight and report the end result. It just feels strange.