Hi all, and welcome to this weeks book review! I’ve been really liking most of the books I’ve read lately which is a great start to 2019! This post covers a book that I really enjoyed – it covered humor, romance and secrets. This weeks story is:
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
“After being together for 10 years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls; and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other’s sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together and panic sets in. They never expected “until death do us part” to mean 7 decades.
In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting: they will create little surprises for each other so that their (extended) years together will never become boring. But in their pursuit to execute Project Surprise Me, mishaps arise and secrets are uncovered that start to threaten the very foundation of their unshakable bond. When a scandal from the past is revealed that question some important untold truths, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all.”
This blurb I added is from Goodreads I think it is a great description of the book, without giving away any spoilers. I really enjoyed reading this book! I thought it was fun, exciting and funny!
This book was definitely a breath of fresh air between reading a lot of crime/thriller books.
Sylvie and Dan decide to do surprises for each other, but I don’t think even one of them went to plan, and it is absolutely hilarious. I loved the story line and everything that happens in the book, the twist at the end was also unexpected but explained a lot about the story! The only thing I didn’t like was when Dan was sort of rude and grumpy without a real reason.
I think Sophie Kinsella is a brilliant author. This book was written really well and it all flowed really nicely. It wasn’t a complicated book, so if you are after an easy read this would be a great one to go for.
This is the first book I have read by Sophie Kinsella, but I am really excited to read more of her! I have ‘Finding Audrey’ ready in my reading list – but I am not sure when I’ll get to it as I have so many other books on my list to read!
About the author
“Sophie Kinsella has sold over 40 million copies of her books in more than 60 countries. She has written many best seller novels and her books have been translated into over 40 languages. She has also published a few novels under her real name, Madeleine Wickham. She was born in London and studied music at New Collage in Oxford. After some time she switched to Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She now lives in London, UK, with her Husband and her family.
The genres this book is under is humour, romance and fiction.
I rate this book a whopping 9/10!
For me, there wasn’t much to fault for this one! I look forward to reading some more novels by Sophie Kinsella!
Thanks for reading!