Switching Positions: Love in the Time of Politics is a novel by Paula Light, who you may know from her blog Light Motifs II. The book takes a firmly tongue-in-cheek look at the American political landscape.
Mia and Chad pursue love across party lines after meeting at a Pete Buttigieg fundraiser in a wine cave. She’s a Democrat, and he’s a Republican. My favourite line in the book was “We were polar opposites and I wanted to ride his polar express.”
From the college admissions scandal to the electoral college to the Democratic primaries, recent events are humorously brought into the story.
Social media is another satirical target in the book. When Chad proposes putting their relationship on Facebook, Mia’s fabulous response was “But we aren’t even Facebook friends yet! We’re not even following each other on Instagram, only on Twitter. And frankly I can’t believe you retweeted that awful meme the other day.”
I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, and if politics has been stressing you out, this book will remind you how ridiculous it all is.
Switching Positions is available on Amazon (affiliate link).