Book Discussion: The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella.

After reading all these YA contemporaries, I was craving some Sophie Kinsella. I recently bought three Sophie Kinsella books at the same time. I am probably going to read the one left soon enough. But first let’s see what I think about this one. This book was hilarious, but it didn’t meet my expectations. Among all her other books, I think I liked this and Finding Audrey the least. But that doesn’t mean it was bad. It was still sweet and happy and beautiful. Its just that it wasn’t the best.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.
Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up, in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer; and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope – and finds love – is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.
But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does – will she want it back?

The thing about Sophie Kinsella books is that they pull you in right from the start. They make you laugh and they make your heart happy. And this book did all those things. As I mentioned before, this book was hilarious. I laughed out loud in so many places and that’s a big plus point. For example:

“Our whole family thrives under pressure. It’s like our family motto or something.

Apart from my brother Peter, of course. He had a nervous break down. But the rest of us.”

or

“Great. Just great. One glimpse of his body and I have a full-blown crush.

I honestly thought I was a bit deeper than that.”

And there are many more lines like these throughout the book!

Another thing that I liked very much about this book and about all her books in general, is that even though the characters look crazy, they are all headstrong women who are smart enough to know what they want. Her books are incredibly feminist and its good to see that in chick-lits. Also, in this book, Nathaniel was not that important. Samantha and her journey was important. There are so many little elements in this book that are unique. When I put down the book and thought the story through, I realized how unique this book is when compared to other books of the same genre. Its not stupid and unrealistic. Her characters are extremely relatable and nice, which is always a nice change.

The things that I didn’t like in this book was that apart from Samantha, there was no one else I was remotely interested about. I didn’t like Nathaniel all that much and I didn’t really care. I liked Samantha because she was funny. And even though I liked Iris, I didn’t like her as much as I wanted too. None of the the characters were just good enough for me. As a result, I didn’t feel enough about the story. These are my complaints about this book.

So, that’s all! I will recommend this book if you want an overall happy book that is easy to read and that will make you laugh. Have you read this book yet? If so, did you like it? Or did you not? Please tell me in the comments!  Thank you so much for reading this. Until next time then.

Fin!

My rating- 3.25/5.

My Goodreads rating- 3/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion: Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella.

It’s been a while since I’ve read a Sophie Kinsella book. The last one I read was Finding Audrey and I found it okay. I’ve been craving her writing for a while. If you are not familiar with the author, she literally writes romcoms. So, it’s generally very light and cutesy and fun to read. Her writing makes my heart happy. Recently, there’s an International Book Fair going on in my city. And when I saw Sophie Kinsella books there for very cheap in the used book stalls, I bought two of them. The other one that I bought was Twenties Girl. I think I am going to read it and then write about it soon. This post is not going to be very long so let’s start!

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 the **** happened to her? Will she ever remember? And what will happen if she does?

As I said, Sophie Kinsella’s books are a lot of fun to read. And this one was no exception. There were so many moments where I literally laughed for like five minutes. The main character, Lexi, is such a fun narrator. She is so naive and awkward that it is fun to look inside her mind. When she first wakes up and learns that it is 2007, there are so many thoughts that she had which are completely hilarious! Thoughts like “Brad and Jennifer broke up! The world is a different place!” or “I have stopped eating chocolate! 2007 is really different!”. And I am just sitting here thinking how weird her priorities are and how amazing that is for me! 😀

Lexi’s husband is another person who cracked me up. For those of you who have already read the book, what did you think about the “Mont Blanc” incident? I found it so gross and hilarious at the same time that I laughed so hard I almost fell off my chair. His “marriage manual” with it’s sections of food and foreplay is totally another matter. I really liked all the characters. They were hilarious and lovable. Even Loser Dave, which is really a person’s name in this book. Her mom got on my nerves though. She may be the only character in this book that I didn’t like.

The only complaint that I may have about this book is that we do not get to see more of Jon. I think I would have liked to get to know him some more. He just came and went for brief periods and as a result, I found the ending to be a little bit abrupt. But that’s okay. I liked Jon as a whole and it didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the book.

So, that’s all I have to say about this book. I would recommend this to everyone who loves romcoms or chick lit for that matter. If you want to read a lighthearted, enjoyable romance, then read any of Sophie Kinsella’s book because she is awesome. Her books are bound to make you feel happy. Have you read this book? Please comment if you liked it. Thank you so much for reading this. Until next time then!

Fin!

My rating- 3.75/5.

My Goodreads rating- 4/5.

-Sanchita.