Tag-arkiv: chick-lit

#13 Sammy’s Hill (Kristin Gore)

Sammy's Hill
Sammy’s Hill

Wow, det går godt nok en kende sløvt med at få læst bøger i år, men OK, man/jeg kan ikke nå det hele :o) Har nu fået læst endnu en af mine fysiske bøger, som vist også har rejst verden rundt. Må erkende, at jeg ikke er helt enig med Newsweek, som angiveligt har skrevet, at den er “Hilarious.. a laugh-out-loud literary debut”, for jeg synes, den var lidt lang og ikke videre sjov ;o) Det mest sjove (for mig) var egentlig, at den er skrevet af Al Gores datter :oD

Om bogen fra amazon.com:
In her debut novel Sammy’s Hill, Kristin Gore treats readers to an insider’s view of life and love on Capitol Hill. In fact, the view couldn’t get much more inside the Beltway, especially coming from former Vice President Al Gore’s daughter. Still, Sammy’s Hill is witty and engaging enough to prove that it’s not always who you know, but sometimes how well you tell their stories.

Samantha Joyce, Gore’s heroine, is a 26-year-old self-deprecating health-care policy advisor to Robert Gary, a well-respected senator from her home state of Ohio. Between endless work days, a grueling campaign schedule, and frequent trips to the pet store where she seeks advice on caring for her listless Japanese fighting fish, Sammy finds time to obsess over her new boyfriend, sexy speechwriter Aaron Driver. As things heat up with Aaron, Sammy’s work schedule takes on a new intensity when Gary becomes the Democratic candidate for vice president. Along the way, scandal clouds both her personal and professional life, and our heroine discovers the often salacious underbelly of life on the hill.

Gore is best-known for her work as a writer on television shows such as Saturday Night Live and Futurama, and her comedic talents certainly shine through in this first effort. While at times the banter is overly constructed, and Sammy’s neuroses can become grating at best (“…a sore throat was never just a sore throat–it was much more lively the beginning stages of Ebola, rickets, or wasting disease.”), Gore does a good job of creating a protagonist who becomes ever more likeable as the book progresses. Thrown into the mix is a delicious sprinkling of hilarious Blackberry exchanges that round out this clever contemporary political adventure.

#12: Lucy Talk (Fiona Walker)

Lucy Talk
Lucy Talk

Har langt om længe fået læst denne bog, som jeg købte i 2003 (sikkert fra et engelsk site), har haft slæbt med i flyttelæsset fra Danmark til først Kina, så USA og så retur til Danmark, og som derfor nu i 14 år har stået og samlet støv på diverse hylder – jubii! Og faktisk var den rigtig sød, men havde nok været væsentlig bedre, hvis jeg havde læst den “i nuet”, for det virkede meget underligt med manglen på mobiltelefoner, viden om mailadresser osv. ;o)

Kort om bogen fra Fiona Walkers hjemmeside:
Meet Lucy Gordon, the sweet, scatty, irresistible heroine of Fiona Walker’s delicious new novel. Lucy lives in a Berkshire village with her two friends, Jane and Bella, and works in the marketing department of Widgetex Computers. Her boss – Slave Driver – is a constant bane; her family are lovable eccentrics; her boyfriend, the dishy but fickle Greg, takes shameless advantage of her (Lucy is too good hearted to notice). Throughout two action-packed, fun-filled, disaster-strewn years, Lucy charts an erratic course among this motley crew to her very own happy ending.

#29: After You (Jojo Moyes)

 

After You
After You

Efterfølgeren til You Before Me (som jeg var i biografen for at se for ikke så længe siden – tudede som havde biografen betalt mig i stedet for det omvendte, snøft!). Meget sød, ligesom den første bog :o) I øvrigt oplæst af en super god stemme, synes jeg – dejligt!

Kort omtale af bogen fra mofibo.com (hvor jeg har hørt den):
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of After You by the Jojo Moyes, the stunning sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Read by Anna Acton. Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she’s ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she’s owned for a year still doesn’t feel like home. Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago. And will she ever get over the love of her life. What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change. Then, one night, it does. But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for – or just more questions? Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe. Open it and she risks everything. But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she’s going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . .

#28: A Summer at Sea (Katie Fforde)

A Summer at Sea
A Summer at Sea

Altså.. Selvom jeg godt vidste, jeg havde fat i en chick-lit og læs-let-bog, så var denne alligevel lidt for tyndbenet.. Selvstændig kvinde får omvendt alle og ender sammen med byens hunk.. Mnja.. Synes egentlig, jeg normalt bliver bedre underholdt af Katie Ffordes bøger, men måske er det bare noget, jeg drømmer?

Kort om bogen fra Katie Ffordes hjemmeside:
Emily is happy with her life just as it is.

She has a career as a midwife that she loves . She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she’s also feels it’s time for a change and a spot of some sea air.

So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she’d like to spend the summer cooking on a ‘puffer’ boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance.

But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate.

Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there’s Emily’s competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily.

And there’s Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice.

Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?

#26: The Singles Game (Lauren Weisberger)

 

The Singles Game
The Singles Game

En rigtig chick-lit bog med fokus på tennis-verdenen. Håber ikke, den helt er som beskrevet i bogen, for så ryger nogle af mine illusioner vist, men generelt helt OK.

Kort om bogen fra forlagets hjemmeside:
The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada—a dishy tell-all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court.

How far would you go to reach the top?

When America’s sweetheart, Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, makes a pact with the devil—the infamously brutal tennis coach Todd Feltner—she finds herself catapulted into a world of celebrity stylists, private parties, charity matches aboard mega-yachts, and secret dates with Hollywood royalty.

Under Todd’s new ruthless regime, Charlie the good girl is out. Todd wants “Warrior Princess” Charlie all the way. After all, no one ever wins big by playing nice.

Celebrity mags and gossip blogs go wild for Charlie as she jets around the globe chasing Grand Slam titles and Page Six headlines. But as the Warrior Princess’s star rises on and off the court, it comes at a cost. In a world obsessed with good looks and hot shots, is Charlie Silver willing to lose herself to win it all?

Sweeping from Wimbledon to the Caribbean, from the US Open to the Mediterranean, The Singles Game is a sexy and wickedly entertaining romp through a world where the stakes are high—and no one plays by the rules.

#09: The Bette Davis Club (Jane Lotter)

The Bette Davis Club
The Bette Davis Club

Hmm.. Det går lidt trægt med læsningen pt., selvom det var dejligt med lidt chick-lit efter alle de mord og sci-fi-romaner, jeg har kværnet so far i år. Det tog mig dog mindst to uger at få læst denne – måske også fordi, jeg aldrig sådan blev helt solgt? Synes, (do laugh ;o)), bogen var for overfladisk, og  jeg kom aldrig rigtig til at “føle” en hel masse for hovedpersonen Margo…

Kort om bogen (fra amazon.com):
The morning of her niece’s wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she’s made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

When the young bride flees—taking with her a family heirloom and leaving behind six hundred bewildered guests—her mother offers Margo fifty grand to retrieve her spoiled brat of a daughter and the invaluable property she stole. So, together with the bride’s jilted and justifiably crabby fiancé, Margo sets out in a borrowed 1955 red MG on a cross-country chase. Along the way, none of what she discovers will be quite what she expected. But it might be exactly what she’s been seeking all along.