Sunday, 26 June 2011

Currently Reading: Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella


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? (via rbooks.co.uk

I've got an assignment due in a couple of weeks which is going to be taking up the bulk of my time, so I thought I would pick a fun, straightforward book to read next. So I present you with Remember Me? by the one and only Sophie Kinsella!

Although I do absolutely love the Shopaholic series and enjoyed Twenties Girl, I can't help but notice the similarities between Lara, Becky and, as I read through, Lexi (the protagonist in Remember Me?). I'll point these out when I go on to review. Even only being 38 pages in I can already see some resemblances.

Anyway, only perusal will tell. Enjoy your week, everyone!

2 comments:

Talli Roland said...

I agree! As an author, it's something I struggle with - I think it all comes down to voice. I'm constantly asking myself what makes this character different than the other ones I've written.

But then again, Becky is so likeable, I wouldn't mind similar characters.

Sophie Gonzales said...

Very true! I guess if the formula works, why change it? I also wonder if the books she has written as Madeleine Wickham hold any similarity? Might have to investigate that further, hehe. :)

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