Book Review: One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London

One to Watch

by Kate Stayman-London

💄💄💄💄💄 (five stars, as rated in tubes of vibrant, red lipstick!)

If you have ever felt bad about your body, read this book. If you have NEVER felt bad about your body, read this book. If you are fat, read this book. If you are thin, read this book. If you love The Bachelor, read this book. If you’ve never watched a reality TV show in your life, read this book. If you tend not to think too much about how even the so-called “inclusive” brands only go up to size 14 or 16 despite that being literally the AVERAGE size of American women, read this book. If you’ve ever compared the “difficulties” of being skinny or tall to being plus sized as if they’re treated even remotely similarly by fashion brands or the media (guilty), then PLEASE read this book. If you have ever felt that not conforming to society’s unrealistic standards of beauty makes you less desirable or worthy of love, read this book! If you just want to read an enchanting story about a highly relatable woman looking for love and for whom you will clap and giggle and laugh and cry and root for, then, by golly, you really owe it to yourself to read this glorious, beautiful, excellent, seriously-just-can’t-put-this-thing-down masterpiece of a book.

“Everyone wanted so many things from her—to believe in herself and see her own true beauty, but not to be conceited, to know her place. Be more than your looks, but never speak out of turn. Don’t be defined by love, but remember, you’re nothing without it. Be a princess. Find your prince. You don’t need a man to complete you. Stand on your own two feet.”

Kate Stayman-London, One To Watch

Rep in this book: Fat protagonist, inter-racial relationship, ace supporting character

Content Warnings for this book: fat shaming, fat-phobic behavior, sexual content, death of a spouse

Image Description: A flat-lay featuring the book One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London. to the left and top right of the book (which lays, slightly turned to the left in the center of the square frame) are two opened lipsticks in golden tubes. At the bottom right corner is a string of pearls. There are a few rings strewn to the right of the book and a ring box with an engagement ring, mirroring the image on the cover of the book which is of a plus sized woman in a pink dress and matching pink heels, holding an engagement ring behind her back. At the top left of my frame is a some gold sequined fabric as an accent.

About the Author: Kate Stayman-London

Kate Stayman-London is a novelist, screenwriter, and political strategist. She served as lead digital writer for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and has written for notable figures ranging from President Obama and Malala Yousafzai to Anna Wintour and Cher. When not writing or traveling, Kate can be found obsessively ranking Taylor Swift songs, laughing loudly with friends over really good bottles of wine, and of course, watching reality TV. She lives in Los Angeles. (copied from the author’s personal website)

Have you read this book? I’d love to hear your thoughts!



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My name is Sarah and I can't imagine my life without books. Actually, I can and it's terrible. I'm also into climbing, video games and bothering the nearest cat.

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