Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

A friend of mine had suggested I try out one of Sophie Kinsella's books, because she is a huge fan of the Shopaholic series. And after page one I realized I was into the story of Lexi who finds herself tired and fed up with where she's at in her life and wishing she had the life she'd always dreamed of. You know the saying, "the grass is always greener on the other side?" - well this story is a great example of what happens when you wish your life was completely different, you then get your wish and realize that what you originally had wasn't really so bad after all.

I rarely find myself actually laughing out loud from a book, but there were times I found myself laughing so hard that I was wiping the tears from eyes. Some of the humor in that book, reminded me of the intimate and yet hilarious conversations you have with your best girl friends that bring you to the verge of almost peeing your pants. With that said, yes, there was some adult humor in there that I would say is more appropriate for married women, but holy cow was it ever so funny!! I loved the storyline and humor throughout, and if it wasn't for these darn Olympics that have me glued to the television at all hours, I would have finished it in a couple of days.

I look forward to checking out some of her other novels from the Shopaholic Series. If you ever need a fun, light read for the beach, Sophie Kinsella's your girl!

Description: Lexi wakes up in a hospital bed after a car accident, thinking it's 2004 and she's a twenty-five-year old with crooked teeth and a disastrous love life. But, to her disbelief, she learns it's actually 2007 - she's twenty-eight, her teeth are straight, she's the boss of her department - and she's married! To a good-looking millionaire! How on earth did she land the dream life??! She can't believe her luck - especially when she sees her stunning new home. She's sure she'll have a fantastic marriage once she gets to know her husband again. He's drawn up a 'manual of our marriage,' which should help. But as she learns more about her new self, chinks start to appear in the perfect life. All her old colleagues hate her. A rival is after her job. Then a dishevelled, sexy guy turns up...and lands a new bombshell. What happened to her? Will she ever remember? And what will happen if she does?

Rating: ****

Recommend: For those who enjoy chick-lit.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE Sophie Kinsella! Amy Walter and I used to read those a few years ago. I read Remember Me in March and really enjoyed it. Have you read any of her others? I enjoyed the Shopaholic Series---but she's also read some other good stand-alone book: Can You Keep a Secret? and The Undomestic Goddess---both were fun and quick reads.
~Emily Van Voorhis

Katrina Hope said...

guess maybe I'll read it when I'm older ;) (lol)

Anonymous said...

I've read several of Sophie Kinsella books and some I really like, others I find ridiculous. But, I keep reading.

I haven't tried this one, yet. I really liked Can You Keep a Secret? the best of all the ones I've read.