Review: No Sex in the City by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Title: No Sex in the City
Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Saqi Books
Date of Publication: June 21, 2013

It is a truth universally acknowledged ...Esma is a modern Muslim woman with an age-old dilemma. She is well-educated, well-travelled and has excellent taste in music, but the hunt for Mr Right leads her to a number of Mr Wrongs.

Together with wild-haired Ruby, principled Lisa, and drop-dead gorgeous Nirvana, Esma forms the No Sex in the City Club.

Her quest for The One (or Mr Almost-Perfect) was never going to be easy, but soon enough it takes an unexpected and thrilling detour.

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My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Thank you to Maya and The Book Depository for the review copy! Still, this in no way affected my views of the novel.

I love anything that starts with "It is a truth universally acknowledged..." and when I read the first sentence of No Sex in the City, I was sure I'll love it. And love I did! Oh my, this is chick-lit at its best.

Esma is a Turkish Muslim living in Australia and she's a successful careerwoman. However, at 28, she's still hasn't found Mr. Right. Pressured by her parents to settle down, Esma, along with her feminist and OH-SO-AWESOME friends, go on a journey to find the one. So I wouldn't share much because the fun is in the hijinks. This was such an enjoyable read and I was laughing so much. And the best part of this novel is the characters! I love everyone.

I highly recommend this novel for chick-lit fans and for contemporary romance lovers!

(Sorry for the short review! Will update this after I get some sleep!)

About Randa Abdel-Fattah

Randa lives in Sydney with her husband and their two children. She works as a litigation lawyer. She is the award-winning YA author of Does My Head Look Big in This?, Ten Things I Hate About Me, and Where The Streets Had a Name.


  1. This looks really good, and as a modern Muslim woman, something I could possibly relate to!


    1. I was able to relate as well because I live in a conservative and Catholic country. Hope you get to read it soon, Sarah!


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