TITLE: Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell by Taj McCoy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Format: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published: March 22nd, 2022 by MIRA
Blurb: Savvy Sheldon spends a lot of time tiptoeing around the cracks in her life: her high-stress and low-thanks job, her clueless boyfriend and the falling-apart kitchen she inherited from her beloved grandma—who taught her how to cook and how to love people by feeding them. But when Savvy’s world starts to crash down around her, she knows it’s time for some renovations.
Starting from the outside in, Savvy tackles her crumbling kitchen, her relationship with her body, her work–life balance (or lack thereof) and, last but not least, her love life. The only thing that doesn’t seem to require effort is her ride-or-die squad of friends. But as any home-reno-show junkie can tell you, something always falls apart during renovations. First, Savvy passes out during hot yoga. Then it turns out that the contractor she hires is the same sexy stranger she unintentionally offended by judging based on appearances. Worst of all, Savvy can’t seem to go anywhere without tripping over her ex and his latest “upgrade.” Savvy begins to realize that maybe she should’ve started her renovations the other way around: beginning with how she sees herself before building a love that lasts.
MY THOUGHTS: curvy-licious so delicious!
I’m so here for it. Savannah was a girl living for everyone except herself. A people pleaser who loves to cook and loves her family to boot. When Jason, her boyfriend of six years dumps her, Savvy has to find her own purpose and path. Luckily for Savvy she has an awesome girlfriend squad to give her support, encouragement and some reality checks.
I love that this book wasn’t just about Savvy finding romance and love with a man, but finding love for herself and her career. She had to get right with herself and address those insecurities that made her settle and try to do what everyone else wanted instead of her own dreams.
The writing in this book was very descriptive and visceral. Most of the food Savvy cooked had detailed recipes. I would have preferred the recipes to be in the back of the as opposed to actually listed in the midst of the story. But clearly this author enjoys culinary things. This audiobook was a winner.
If you want a book about a curvy girl winning in the end, this is it!