My Wednesday wanna-read post this week is going to be relatively short as I don’t know a whole lot about this book. The main thing I do know: I want to read it.
Amanda Filapacchi’s The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty was published earlier this year and is billed as taking a unique look at what is considered beautiful by today’s standards.
According to the Goodreads page, the two main characters in the book are “at opposite ends of the beauty spectrum, but with the same problem: each fears she will never find a love that can overcome her looks.”
To top it all off, there’s a person who may have committed a murder around and they each discover unique things about themselves in the process.
From the Goodreads synopsis: “With biting wit and offbeat charm, Amanda Filipacchi illuminates the labyrinthine relationship between beauty, desire, and identity, asking at every turn: what does it truly mean to allow oneself to be seen?”
This just sounds like a book screaming to be read by someone going through a bit of self-learning. What does beautiful really mean and how do we come to accept that based on societal standards?
There’s also the whole mystery aspect of it and as should be obvious if you’ve read my blog before, I like mysteries. Just a little bit.
While the book is averaging about 3 1/3 stars on Goodreads, I think I’ll give this one a try.