Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Can't Wait for this Book! Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella


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?
Amy

17 comments:

Lenore said...

You are so clever! WoW is fun and meaningful, so I don't see why anyone would want to skip it.

Stephanie said...

Not a huge fan of the shopaholic books, but I've loved the Wickham books I've read. I was in a huge Brit chick lit phase a few years ago. Always considered them better than the American counterparts. Got a bunch off of ebay. Have you read her sister, Gemma Townley? Not as good, but still cute.

Michelle said...

I LOVED Can You Keep A Secret! Wasn't a fan of the later Shopaholic books, but the first two? Loved them, looking forward to Twenties Girl as well.

Meghan said...

I've never read a Sophie Kinsella book but mostly because I don't like shopping and I figured a book titled Shopaholic would not be for me. I might try her books under Wickham though. I think they offered one for Early Reviewers that looked pretty good.

bermudaonion said...

I didn't realize she has a new book coming out - I will definitely be looking for it. She is my favorite chick lit author.

Julie P. said...

I love Sophie Kinsella too and I've read all her books under that name. I didn't know about this one, but now I can't wait either!

infiniteshelf said...

I love her too, although I have yet to read something under her real name! Can you Keep a Secret was my favorite of her books too!(and Remember Me my least favorite) I didn't know she had a new book coming close, that such good news! I'll be looking for this one! :)

mountainsofbooks said...

I heard of this one. My favorite so far was The Undomestic Goddess. I didn't care too much for Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Shon said...

I like Sophie Kinsella. Just recently I learned her real name is Madeleine Wickham. As much as I enjoyed the Shopaholic series, "Can You Keep a Secret?" by far is my favorite of hers.

Amee said...

I loved Shopaholic and have the next three in that series but haven't read them yet. I also have Can You Keep a Secret? which I am going to read soon since you say it's your favorite! :)

Deborah said...

would you believe that i haven't read a single sophie kinsella book yet?? but i have all of them. perhaps i will soon.

Literary Feline said...

I think you're a little taller than me so it'd be hard to look down my nose at you. ;-) I really enjoyed the Shopaholic books I've read. I haven't tried Kinsella's other books, but I do want to. I've got a couple on my TBR shelf in fact.

mjmbecky said...

Holy cow! No way am I looking down on you for loving her books. I discovered her stand alone books last summer, and although I'd loved her Shopaholic series, I really fell in love with the individual stories she created. Especially fun, was The Undomestic Goddess. LOVED IT! I can't wait for this one. I haven't loved her Wickham books as much, but like her stories and writing style either way!

Memory said...

I love Sophie Kinsella! I've read all her books under that name, but I haven't tried any of her Madeleine Wickham books yet. I didn't know she had a new one coming out; it's gone straight onto my list!

Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries said...

I love Sophie Kinsella books and cannot wait for this one. I was hoping it would be out a week sooner so I could read it on vacation but I will have to wait I guess.

I do have to admit I am a little tired of Becky from the Shopaholic series(what more can we see from her though) and think it is time to create another character and mini-series. I think Can You Keep A Secret would have been a fun mini-series.

Liyana said...

I loved Can You Keep A Secret! That's my one and only favourite Sophie Kinsella book. I can't stand the Shopaholic series, Becky is just too infuriating, someone who doesn't learn her lesson no matter how many times it's dished out.

S. Krishna said...

I can't wait for this one either!

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