I read at night because it relaxes me and I sleep better. I tried to read A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert. There were lots of rave reviews for this novel online and on the back of the book so I expecting an awesome read. This novel just put me to sleep. And after two nights of boredom I gave up and put it in the pile of books to return to the library. I found the idea of the book very interesting but the writing is overly artsy and vague, the characters were difficult to get to know and I never was able to get into the story. I may be alone in my opinion of this novel, but that's okay.