Ready to discover another great book for this 2022? Take a look…

Cat Lady by Dawn O’Porter

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
AmazonWaterstonesHive

About The Book

CAT LADY [n.]
Single, independent, crazy, aloof, on-the-shelf, lives alone . . .
It’s safer for Mia to play the part that people expect. She’s a good wife to her husband Tristan, a doting stepmother, she slips on her suit for work each morning like a new skin.
But beneath the surface, there’s another woman just clawing to get out . . .
When a shocking event shatters the conventional life she’s been so careful to build, Mia is faced with a choice. Does she live for a society that’s all too quick to judge, or does she live for herself?
And if that’s as an independent woman with a cat, then the world better get ready . . .


My Thoughts

We all seem to have a label in this society; we can’t move from it, so if you have a cat you should be a solitaire. But, what happens if we try to change these stereotypes? Will the society crumble or will we be much stronger and free?This is the story of Mia, she is a brave and intelligent woman; married and with a stepson; and with a very good career. The problem is she doesn’t seem to fit in the world, she doesn’t seem to find her place, so she decides to join a group of grieving pets. The only problem is that her beloved cat is still very much still alive!
I love a story that even if it’s fiction, you can relate to it; you don’t have to love cats or have cats, you’ll find a little piece of yourself in it. Because let’s be honest, society loves to put labels everywhere and I think it’s time that we stand up and stop it, like Mia does.
This is a story told in first person, possibly to make it easy to relate to Mia and it succeeds 100%; because I think that even if this story will make you laugh and cry, it’s more the core that keeps me reading. A nice way to remind the reader to be true to themselves.
I will not enter Mia’s personal life, there are some things that I really didn’t like but I think that’s part of the story and showing us to stand up and say stop.
As I said, this is a book to relate and have a good time, a book that I am sure will be quite difficult to forget!Are you ready to be the “Cat Lady”?


About The Author

Dawn O’Porter is a broadcaster and print journalist who lives in London with her husband Chris, cat Lilu and dog Potato. She has made thirteen documentaries about all sorts of things, including polygamy, childbirth, geishas, body image, breast cancer and even the movie DIRTY DANCING.
Dawn has written for various UK newspapers and magazines including GRAZIA and STYLIST. She is also a highly prolific Tweeter and blogger of The Dawn Report. Although Dawn lives in London she spends a lot of time in LA and travels a lot. You may have seen her dragging two huge pink suitcases with broken wheels and a Siamese cat (Lilu) in a box through international airports. At some point she plans to get new suitcases – the cat, however, has a few years left in her yet.