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Book Review: Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

First book read to kickoff the Reading Challenges! A new year deserves a gentle start, right? So what better than to read something that makes you feel like you could have a glass of your favorite beverage and just enjoy something easy and light.

I’m serious. Life is short. Too short for such obvious anxiety.

(Translated freely from the Finnish edition of the book.)
Finnish edition of Paris for One and Other Stories

I wanted to read something that would switch off my brain in a good way and for that Paris For One and Other Stories worked well. 🙂

I confess that I have not read any books from Jojo Moyes previously, and probably wouldn’t have picked up her books without my dear friend who gave me this book as a Christmas gift. She clearly sensed my need to read fluff after a tough year, and she was spot on with that! ❤

Paris for One and Other Stories has 11 short stories and all them have women in different life situations and realizing something important about their relationships. None of the stories were particularly memorable, but they were entertaining and some were even a bit touching. To be clear, I wasn’t expecting some sort of epic book that would have me thinking for days about the characters or plot twists. This book was like eating a macaron: light and delightful and quickly consumed. I don’t know if this is the way that Jojo Moyes usually writes her books, but after reading this book, I wouldn’t mind reading something else from her. Perhaps during the next vacation, when I’m in the mood for fluffiness again? 🙂

Paris for One and Other Stories was just what I needed to relax and continue that holiday feeling when you feel like you can spend time with books you wouldn’t normally read. And of course this book will fill prompts from the Reading Challenges I’m doing.

Helmet Reading Challenge prompt filled:
2. A happy book
Because the book really is a “feel-good book with many happy moments”

Popsugar Reading Challenge prompt filled:
21. A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins
Because at least lust and envy were present in the book.


I love books, games and the coziness of our house (currently it's the kingdom of me and my husband). My work in a game studio as a Senior HR Specialist keeps me busy and social, but I am an introvert in my core. Navigating life between my very social work and my introvert, less social personality can be tricky and it goes hand in hand with my interest in overall personal well-being.

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