Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella

Can you keep a secret by Sophie Kinsella

I was looking for a light read when I picked up this book from a used bookstore. With all the intense and deep analysis I work on all day, I need something that is very easy and relaxing to read. I recently stumbled upon the Shopaholic series and really enjoy Sophie Kinsella’s style of writing. I pick up a few of her books at a time to give me a few months of light reading material.

As with most of Kinsella’s writings, there is a ditzy but lovable heroine, Emma. She tells all her secrets to a stranger she meets on a plane. Only to find that he isn’t a stranger after all. Kinsella weaves an interesting story where you always want the heroine to come out on top and of course she does.  This is a great light read for the beach or vacation or just to clear your mind. Its quite humorous and entertaining and will keep you smiling.

I would recommend this book if you enjoy Mary Kay Andrews writings and other chick lit books. If you enjoyed watching Bridget Jones Diary or Love Actually, I think you’ll enjoy this one. I usually buy paperback copies of my chick-lit and save my audible listenings for the self help and inspirational material.

This book was first published in 2003, the paperback version has about 300 pages. You can order a copy from here.

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

twentiesgirlI enjoyed reading the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella, so Twenties Girl seemed like it would be a good read. Sophie writes books with ditzy heroines that fall in love, basically the premise of most chick-lit books and her books are usually funny and light reads. I bought this book a few months ago from a used bookstore. It’s an old book but I am looking forward to some laughs and carefree reading.

Twenties Girl is a light hearted read about, a HR recruiter, Lara Lington who is visited by the spirit of her great-aunt Sadie. Sadie, a ghost/spirit asks for Lara’s help with finding one of her treasures, a lovely necklace. Sadie guides Lara through a series of hilarious events to find the necklace and also to finding love.

This was a tough read for me because the concept of a ghost/spirit communicating with a human, just didn’t seem real to me. I struggled through this book, although it eventually picked up towards the end. I understand that romantic comedies are mostly unrealistic but this was a bit far fetched and it started annoying me. I read this book all the way until the end although I kept thinking about returning it to the store. I guess the author did a great job of keeping me curious despite my annoyance.