Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Book of the day: "Twenties Girl"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)


"Twenties Girl" by Sophie Kinsella:
Lara has always had an overactive imagination. Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Normal twenty-something girls just don’t get visited by ghosts! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara’s great aunt Sadie – in the form of a bold, demanding Charleston-dancing girl – has appeared to make one last request: Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can’t rest without.

Lara’s got enough problems of her own. Her start-up company is floundering, her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, and she’s just been dumped by the love of her life.

But as Lara spends time with Sadie, life becomes more glamorous and their treasure hunt turns into something intriguing and romantic. Could Sadie’s ghost be the answer to Lara’s problems and can two girls from different times end up learning something special from each other? (Summary courtesy of The Official Website of Sophie Kinsella.)

Melissa P:
Anyone who knows me well, knows that this is pretty much my all time favorite book. The Roaring Twenties have always intrigued me and I often think I was born in the wrong era. The story is sweet, fun, and sometimes sad. I was never annoyed with the characters or the story. The costume descriptions are great too!

Melissa A:
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and laughed out loud many times. See my review for more information.

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32 comments:

Booklady said...

I've read a couple of books by Kinsella and really enjoyed them. I'm adding this one to my ever growing TBR pile. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Janet Merrill said...

This is the one book by Sophie I haven't read but I too have always loved her stand alones better than the shopaholic series.

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Clary said...

I read this book last year. Its one of my fave works by Sophie. I loved the way Sophie brought back the 20s' in a 21st century girl. Lara and Sadie's convos are funny especially when Sadie starts screaming and makes Lara dress up for her first date with Ed.

Another reason that drew me to it (albeit minor) was the mention of Goa. I am from Goa and became more curious when I saw it on the blurb.

Overall I really enjoyed this one and I find Sophie's stand alone novels much better than her Shopaholic Series....but maybe that's just me! :D :D :D

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Snitz said...

I looooooooved this book! It took me a little bit to actually get into it, but once I did, I fell in love. I think it's my favorite Kinsella novel so far. I also loved Undomestic Goddess :)

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emilee said...

LOVED THIS BOOK! Reading this book made me want a dragonfly necklace like the one on the cover haha

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I love Sophie kinsella's books!

Jencey said...

Twenties Girl was a second attempt at reading Sophie Kinsella. I liked the book and was ready to give her another chance.

RivkaBelle said...

I *loved* this book!!! It was rather different from the other Kinsella books I've read (which is almost all of them, hehe), but it was so much fun! My best friend and I both read it, and were cracking up - I was ahead of her, so when she'd catch up with me we'd have hilarious conversations. Great book to read over a summer - whether by yourself or with a chick-lit-loving girlfriend :o)

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shazjera said...

This was the first book I read on my Kindle. I absolutely loved it - engaged all my emotions and I remember the story really well (a huge giveaway for loving it really). Definitely recommend!

Heather said...

LOVE Sophie Kinsella! Can't wait to read this one!
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S.Sabia said...

I read this book when it first came out and LOVED it! I have to admit that this is probably my favorite Sophie Kinsella book!
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sheen said...

Loved this book One of my fav authors!

Margie said...

Looks like a fun book!
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Katie said...

I've never read any Sophie Kinsella, but I think I need to get on that!

Anonymous said...

Anxious to read more Sophie, I have really liked the ones I have read !

Anonymous said...

I forgot to put my e-mail address, so here I go again,
looking forward to reading more of Sophie's books, enjoyed the others I've read, anxious to read more !
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Sharyn B said...

I have read many of Sophie Kinsella's box but I haven't read this one yet - considering I'm just about to turn 40 - Twenties Girl might be a good book to read next!

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Em Dy said...

This is my favorite among Sophie Kinsella's books. Laugh out loud funny and heartwarming too!

Shannon said...

Love Sophie Kinsella's books, she always lets me escape from my life into one she has invented!

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Kirsten McElroy said...

I love Sophie Kinsella, and a novel about a ghost from the 1920s following the main character sounds like a great read!

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Tiffany said...

OOOH I have this one but haven't read it yet! My sister loved it!
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Nina said...

I've tried to read two of Kinsella's books, and was never able to get into them! I hate to admit that, since I am a chick-lit lover, and she is one of the pioneer's of chick-lit! But I am always eager to give her another try, and maybe this book would do the trick!
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Jennifer said...

I really like Kinsella, but this is not my favorite book by her.
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tkj81 said...

I love the Shopaholic series, i must add this to my reading list

krystal Lynn said...

This is a good one. If I could go back to any decade, it would probably be the twenties. I'm just fascinated with the 20's style, glamour, flapper girls, etc. One of my favorite books. =)

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Jeryl M. said...

Sounds interesting. I'll have to read it sometime.

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Literary Marie said...

I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella's books. Like you, I am a fan of the roaring twenties so this book was very enjoyable. There were lots of LOL moments.

Margaret said...

I have this one also but have not read it yet. I have read quite a few of her's already and I love her books!

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Anonymous said...

I did enjoy this book, but not as much as other books by Sophie, I guess because it was a bit different so maybe unexpected. Still a great book though.

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Kat said...

This sounds interesting!

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Sarah said...

sounds good!

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