I recently discovered an author that I love through social media. I’ve read a few of her novels and the other day I discovered that she and I are in the same sorority! She went to Berkley and I went to California State University Long Beach, so we were at different collegiate chapters at different times, but it’s so exciting to find something in common with someone that you admire. For those that are sorority members, you understand the bonds of sisterhood, but for those that were not in a sorority during their collegiate years, I can barely scratch the surface by simply telling you that there’s nothing quite like it. Anyway, I digress. Check out my review on Maria’s novel, Katwalk. <3
Katwalk by Maria Murnane
I loved this story and truly enjoyed witnessing Katrina blossom into her true self that lay beneath the surface. This novel was about the idea that if you live to make others happy but it doesn’t make you happy, something needs to change. Small changes can lead to big changes. Change can be a good thing, especially when you’re moving towards being true to yourself and working towards living a life that makes YOU happy.
I loved the friendships that Kat develops in New York and I loved watching her experience New york and coming into her own. From opening up and gaining confidence, to finding happiness in exercising her body and mind in yoga, to seeking new things, kat has a wonderful life-changing experience and I enjoyed reading along with her during her journey. Her journey of self-discovery. I also loved the insightful words of her yoga teacher, who was always spot on with what was going on in kat’s life, but truly anyone could connect with because as human beings we all experience similar things in life. We may have different perspectives and those perspectives are key to how we interact and react, but we all have things in common that help us connect with one another.
This story is inspiring and made me happy reading it. It’s important to listen to yourself and work towards what makes you happy. You might be successful, you might not, but do something that makes you happy. Life is too short to do anything but and what kind of a life do you have if you’re not living it for yourself? I loved the relationships that blossom in this story and can’t wait to read more by this author.
Great quote from the novel: ‘We all need to keep learning. If we never take chances in life, if we never venture out of our comfort zones, we’ll never grow. And we all need to keep growing. The day we stop growing is the day life stops mattering.’
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
I received a complimentary review copy via the author. All reviews 100% reflect my honest opinion.
About the Book
Author: Maria Murnane
Published: August 2014
Book Blurb: Katrina Lynden has always walked a straight line in life, an approach that has resulted in a stable career and pleased her hard-nosed parents but that has also left her feeling unfulfilled and miserable. When her best friend suggests they quit their Silicon Valley jobs and embark on two months of adventure in New York City, Katrina balks at the idea but ultimately agrees, terrified yet proud of herself for finally doing something interesting with her life. But when her friend has to back out at the last minute, Katrina finds herself with a tough decision to make. Much to her surprise, she summons the courage to go alone, and the resulting journey is transformative, both emotionally and physically. Along the way she makes new friends, loses others, learns what is really important to her, and finds a way to grow up without leaving herself behind.
Book Links: Amazon US, $4.49 ebook, $10.99 paperback | Amazon UK, Paperback | Goodreads
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