Blanche’s Book Club: ‘Most Likely’.

Cheers to the weekend, just in case you weren’t sure — today is Saturday. Ever since I got laid off, there’s no more Monday marketing meeting or Thursday staff meeting to keep me on track.

I do take specific yoga classes on certain days, so that helps, but time is just a social construct at this point. But, what are your weekend plans? If you’re working during the week, there’s still something very freeing about the fact that the email inbox will be tame over the weekend.

I signed up for a dance class (via Zoom) tonight, and am going to attempt to make some sort of bread from scratch — whether it’s regular bread or pretzels, I’m not sure — I found a single packet of yeast in my spice cabinet and figured it was a sign from the universe.

I am also going to spend some time reading, because I’ve got a few new books in that I’m excited to read! But, let’s talk about Blanche’s Book Club’s latest read: “Most Likely” by Sarah Watson. Here’s the scoop:

So official.

Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha (listed in alphabetical order out of fairness) have been friends since kindergarten. Now they’re in their senior year, facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. But there’s more than just college on the horizon. One of these girls is destined to become the president of the United States. The mystery, of course, is which girl gets the gig.

Is it Ava, the picture-perfect artist who’s secretly struggling to figure out where she belongs? Or could it be CJ, the one who’s got everything figured out…except how to fix her terrible SAT scores? Maybe it’s Jordan, the group’s resident journalist, who knows she’s ready for more than their small Ohio suburb can offer. And don’t overlook Martha, who will have to overcome all the obstacles that stand in the way of her dreams.

This is the story of four best friends who have one another’s backs through every new love, breakup, stumble, and success–proving that great friendships can help young women achieve anything…even a seat in the Oval Office.

I’m a sucker for a YA novel, but I didn’t love this one as much as I’d hoped. I liked it! I thought some of the moments they covered in the book really took me back to high school, which I often enjoy (only if I’m thinking of the good parts, of course).

One of the characters is a student journalist and I really enjoyed reading about the lengths she went to get the story. My only real issue is that I didn’t care enough about the characters in the end to really feel invested about who ended up as president.

I believe this book is going to be multi-books, so if this sounds interesting to you, know that there’s another book scheduled to come out next year.

The author is the same person who wrote the TV series “The Bold Type” and I’ve heard really good things about that, so I’m planning on watching that.

The next book Blanche’s Book Club is reading is “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” by John Carreyrou.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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