I really enjoyed this book. I found the beginning difficult to get into and a bit messy to understand, although this might also be because I didn’t realise this was the second in a trilogy and I hadn’t read the first book. Nevertheless, by the halfway point J was hooked and eager to find out what was coming next. It was an interesting look at a slice of life as a graduate student in a science research lab and all that that life entails, along with its take on immigrant America and the ups and downs of personal relationships. I haven’t read a book like this in a while and I really enjoyed it.
I will say I did enjoy this book rather well. There were times I wasn’t 100% fond of Leda, but I can understand where she was coming from, maybe it’s because by 24 I wasn’t really much of a party kid. I’m in school now myself so i understood the stresses of things, though I don’t think I’ll ever take my education as far as she did, that sounds like a nightmare! I really did enjoy this book, and loved the humor behind it and the realness. There were times I felt a little out of sorts but I think that’s because I haven’t read the rest of the series, but this book has made me want to go read the rest of Leda’s story. All In All IT was a lovely book and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a nice heartwarming read, with some humor and realness mixed in.
4 out of 5 Stars.
Singles and Other Singularities (The woman Scientist Trilogy 2- The Italian Saga Book 8) by Gaia B Amman
Singles and Other Singularities (The woman Scientist Trilogy 2- The Italian Saga Book 8) by Gaia B Amman was an excellent light hearted read. I love reading about and following Leda as she makes her way through life. She is an amazing female and an excellently developed main character. I love how Amman makes the storyline in these books easy to follow. It is quite addictive. Leda has such a fascinating life, with so many different occurrences. I love her perspective on things and the people she works with. I highly recommend this book.
Singles And Other Singularities is the second book in Gaia B Amman’s Woman Scientist trilogy, a continuation of her Italian Saga. The Saga follows the life of Italian scientist Leda as she grows up. At this stage in the story, Leda is settled in Buffalo conducting research under the unforgiving guidance of Dr Scrui. Working hard to keep up with the constant demands of her studies, Leda is also involved in an array of romantic dramas.
With a series like this, it is hard not to get attached to the protagonist. The story is told from her perspective, mixing first person narration with epistolary emails and the poetry Leda is writing. This keeps things varied and the emails are a great way of keeping us up to date with what’s going on back in Italy!
Like in the other books, there’s a huge amount of romantic drama in this book. It’s not all Leda’s own drama – with many friends confiding in her she gets tangled up in their dreams and woes as well. With the stress of her academic work, and an ill sister to worry about, Leda really needs stable friendships she can rely on which is hard with all the drama.
For me, this is a four star book. It’s similar in tone to the Adrian Mole series – if you liked that you’ll love this! It was great reading about Leda’s childhood in Italy and seeing her getting to grips with American culture is very entertaining.
Singles: …And Other Singularities (Woman Scientist Trilogy 2, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B. Amman. This author knows the meaning of emotional roller coaster, this isn’t the first one I’ve been on with this author and I’m definitely hoping it’s not the last. The author knows how to write characters readers can connect with and root for. The writing style is smooth and well thought out. The story world that’s been created is one I love to visit. From page one I knew I was in for a journey and I loved every single minute of it. The story is paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. The characters truly draw you into their world and take a little piece of your heart along the way. I’m becoming quite the fan of the author and this Trilogy. I’m excited to see where the author takes us readers next. Four stars and highly recommended.
Singles and Other Singularities was so good! It was like reading a diary, or a long letter from your best friend. I was a little confused at first, as I have not yet read the first novel, or any novel that features Leda and her friends and family, but it didn’t take long to catch up. I enjoyed this book a lot better than I thought I would, and I can’t wait to read the next installment!
I haven’t read a book for a while that takes me on a real rollercoaster ride of emotions but this book did and it had me hooked from the very beginning. It’s an amazing written read that really draws the reader in with descriptive content, real and raw storyline and the truth behind cancer research. I loved our two main characters they really helped progress the story along and really help give the story an extra layer of depth. Gaia B Amman continues to prove how great she is at drawing the readers in with amazing captivating and real read that you can’t help but love!
This lovely novel is book two in the Italian Saga series from Gaia B Amman.I would recommend that you read book one before diving into this one as it is a continuation of Leda’s story, our main character throughout. This book was a tad slow on the take off part of me, much like the last one I read in the series but it is still worth trudging through to get to the good parts. We see Leda finding herself is needing the work more than anything this time around. She is still trying to find that cure for cancer and works hard to overcome the obstacles that the world around places in her path. Her romance life still leaves a lot to be desired but she struggles with the balance of her work and cause and personal time. For the love of Pete, that boss though. I can’t stand her and often want to smack her right through the kindle. I admire Leda’s patience because mine would have run out a long long time ago. I look forward to seeing what adventures will come next in the saga.
This is an extremely detailed story that I don’t this can be jumped right into because it starts “in the middle” of Leda’s story and can be difficult to follow if you don’t know the backstory. It is my recommendation that “The Italian Saga” be read, in order, first.
It is wonderful reading about women in the STEM field and how there are STILL different standards for men and women Ph.D. candidates.
As with other stories I have read by this author, the writing is incredibly detailed and I did skim quite a bit. At the core of this story are relationships of the most complex type. Intricacies in human behavior and how one reacts to different settings and personalities.
Well written and plotted, this story can continue for years to come as life unfolds.
Review by @mauraharper
Singles: And Other Singularities (The Woman Scientist Trilogy 2- The Italian Saga) by Gaia B Amman starts of slow, I am not sure why, but it always takes me ages to get into these books, but I do enjoy them in the end. The characters always make me want to slap them for putting up with their boss and for the way some of these men treat women. But I always end up enjoying the story.
Leda is once again back at the lab doing what she loves and trying to work out her place in the world and those within it. I love her conversations with the Old Man, they make me laugh. I am glad that she is seeing that she needs to find herself before hooking up with a man again. She is a very complex woman with her emotions, and it makes me want to hug her and shake her at the same time and tell her to loosen up and stop being so grumpy. Any way there are lots of ups and downs for all the characters as they struggle with their lives and the different cultures they are faced with and not to mention the boss from hell. I would love to see what karma brings that woman, nasty woman.
If you have enjoyed the other books you will like this one.
Reviewed by @jennadb