The View Was Exhausting by Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta | Book Review

I am easily sold on books – it turns out. You see, I went to the Forever/GCP Open House via Crowdcast and one of the books discussed was The View Was Exhausting by Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta. With how this book was presented, I just knew I had to read it. It sounded like it would be this amazing read. Turns out maybe it would have been amazing if I was still in my 20s or just in another season of my life. But for the me right now? This book just wasn’t it.

Whitman “Winn” Tagore is the star of The View Was Exhausting. This book follows her as she deals with a blow to her reputation. You see, Winn has been fake dating Leo who is a society party boy. Word gets out that it was fake and Winn loses out on movie auditions. Some of her famous friends drop her. Also her mom is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Winn’s childhood best friend is getting married to Leo’s best friend. Also, things are getting awkward for Winn.

When it comes to things that I liked about Clements and Datta’s book, I felt like the portrayal of Winn as a British-Indian woman in Hollywood was really interesting. She was portrayed as a woman who had to be on top of reputation and be a master of her craft. Due to racism in the industry she has to be better than everyone else just to be given a chance. So, I wish that part had been explored a little more in depth.

Anyways, I ended up feeling like the pacing of this book was really slow. I wanted a read that kept my attention and this was not it. Also, I just wasn’t really feeling the romance aspect — there was a lack of chemistry for me. I felt like Winn was using Leo and her realizations were too little too late.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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