Did you see how I cleverly renamed the title of this post from the meme it's a part of?...that was to trick you into reading it, you meme skipping folk!
Seriously, though, Waiting on Wednesday is one of my favorite memes because I get to talk about the books I can't wait to read!
I adore Sophie Kinsella. When I filled out the information for my blogger trading cards for BEA, I put Can You Keep a Secret? down as one of my favorite books even though I knew I'd probably get judged a little. It was just such a pleasurable reading experience that even looking at the book fills me with happy thoughts and memories.
Anyway, even when she's a bit off she's still better than 95% of the other writers our there. I even like the books she wrote under her real name! (Madeleine Wickham) Particularly Swimming Pool Sunday. Anyway, can't wait for this book!
About the Book: Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?
When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie–a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance–mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions. Her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, her start-up company is floundering, and she’s just been dumped by the “perfect” man.
Sadie, however, could care less.
Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from each other along the way. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.
So tell me...do you like to read Sophie Kinsella books? Madeleine Wickham? Are you looking down your nose at me for loving them?