Thursday, July 30, 2009

Book Review: Twenty's Girl



I have been reading such serious and/or uninteresting novels lately that it was time for a light, airy book. Twenty's Girl, by Sophie Kinsella [my fav. chic-lit/British author] definitely hit the mark. This story focuses around a girl in her late twenties [Lara] who is being visited by her dead great-aunt [Sadie]--yes a ghost. Unknown family history and scandel is unraveled and a strong friendship between two unlikely characters is born. This book comes highly recommended by moi [to females].

Although some people brand chic-lit as 'lame' and 'brainless' literature, I feel as if the books are a break away from reality and everyone has a happy ending. I especially like these light books when they are set in different countries and this particular book has only strengthened my desire to visit London.

...I certainly want to know what a 'dough ball' is… sounds simply delectable!


Book 2/30

6 comments:

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I loved dough balls growing up. They're sort of like the balls you get in Matzo Ball Soup if you've ever seen that? Hard to describe otherwise!

Tiny Teacher said...

I love "Chick Lit" as well! I'm currently re-reading Jen Lancaster's books. If you haven't read her, give her a try. She's a very witty and hilarious writer - and her books are actually memoirs :)

Excellent reads, if you ask me. I'm so ANGRY that I can't read her current one because it just so happens to only be in hardcover right now.

Eric said...

Well, I cannot stand chick lit... But, I'm sure it's all good for you women.

Constructive Attitude said...

yayyyyyyyyyyy :) i lovedddd this book :) :) :)

Girl Interrupted said...

I have to meekly hold my hand up and confess that I'm a big scorner of chick-lit in general ...

But ...

I have actually read a couple of Sophie Kinsella's books (my mum is a HUGE fan of hers and has them all) and did enjoy them ... plus I like stories that involve ghosts, so I'll check this out.

Ps: Dough balls are like fried pizza bread, flavoured with garlic (although I think you can get sweet versions too in some restaurants) ... they're among the starters in pizza/Italian eateries

Come to England, I'll buy you some ;)

Lopez said...

Seriously, G.I....do NOT be surprised if I show up at your door step!

Those dough balls...sound even better than they did in the book!

Sometimes...gotta mix the light, non brainer books in there with the heavy stuff...