Book Review: Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin

Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin by Nicole Hardy

Why are you reading this book?
I saw it at the library and the title intrigued me. I didn’t even read the synopsis until we were in the car, leaving the library.

What is the first line?
“Sex isn’t everything,” my mother says lightly from the kitchen of my new condo.

Describe the book in haiku form:
struggling to find
a life between Mormon and not
she makes her own rules

What will you do with it now?
keep for reference
xxx keep and loan out to friends/recommend they download xxx
keep to read again & again & again
throw it away/delete from the Kindle

Anything else you’d like to say?
I read a good number of memoirs and they often feel so shallow or only focus on one tiny part of someone’s life. This book focuses on everything the author dealt with, trying to balance the teachings of the Mormon church and what she believed herself. Also, her writing is just funny enough that you’re not always bogged down in he overall serious tone of the story.

(This is the first of the 15 books to be read this next year. Up next, most likely, is Outlander, as I really enjoyed reading the sample last night.)