Book Review: Around Seattle in 80 Dates: An Online Dating Journey by Renata M. Lubinsky

Around Seattle in 80 Dates: An Online Dating Journey by Renata M. Lubinsky

A Memoir Novel published by Renata M. Lubinsky (02/10/18)



Suddenly divorced, forty-something Renata is suddenly entering the world of dating. Living in Issaquah and then Seattle, this Israeli woman is a mother of two. Renata joins several online dating sites. This book is a memoir of the 80 “Mikes” that she dated.


Dating, Seattle, Issaquah, Relationship, Mother, Family, Online Dating, Funny, Entertaining, Restaurants, Wine, Entertainment, Dancing

My Review:

I was pleasantly surprised that this memoir was so easy and fun to read. I went into it with the expectation that it was a memoir of a middle aged woman in Seattle and her experiences with online dating. And the book delivered on that expectation.

The narrative isn’t sequential, but rather jumps around between the Mikes, spending more time describing some and less on others. I enjoyed the way Lubinsky narrates these stories. She has an easy-to-read narrative style; however, as some have pointed out, a final copy edit would have been great to polish up the story. English is, as Lubinsky herself points out, her third language. Since she was born outside the US, she really brought an interesting perspective to dating.

I really liked how I was able to read the story and set it down without losing the flow of the story as it was broken up into pieces of her dating past.

This novel was published by Renata M. Lubinsky 02/10/2018.

TL;DR Star Rating: 3.75


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