THROWBACK THURSDAY PICK OF THE WEEK

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I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I’m FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use my pic as well. If you’d just link back to me I’d so appreciate it.

My PICK this week is:

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Published 2009 By Bantam Press

My Rating: 4/5 stars 

Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?

When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie-a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance-mysteriously appears, she has one request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, because Sadie cannot rest without it.

Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from and about each other. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.

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I’m not sure I’ve featured Sophie Kinsella on TBT yet so I thought mid-summer would be a perfect time to feature one of her books. I’ve read all of her standalones and liked just about every one except her most recent My Not So Perfect Life. That wasn’t my favorite. Her standalones, especially her older ones,  were always my auto buy, go to, funny, feel good reads every year.  I remember really liking this one because Sadie was just a hoot and Lara was a character I rooted for. Of course, there’s just something special about the way Sophie Kinsella writes that makes you feel like you’re with a good friend. She brings her characters to life with wit and humor and makes you want the best for them. Just plain feel good, fun reading! Twenties Girl would be a great place to start if you haven’t read any of her books and if you have but have missed this one go ahead and add it to your last minute summer tbr’s.

HAPPY READING!

More Throwback Thursday Picks Around the Blogosphere 

Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe

Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews

Amanda at Literary Weaponry

Stephanie at Stephanie’s Novel Fiction

Cathy at Between the Lines

P Turners at The PTurnersbookblog

Julie at Novel Thrills and Chills

Susan at Susan Loves Books

Danielle at Books,Vertigo and Tea

Cathy at What Cathy Read Next

Noriko at Book Fiend

Molly at Silver Button Books

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36 thoughts on “THROWBACK THURSDAY PICK OF THE WEEK

  1. I adore Sophie Kinsella! This is definitely one of my favorites along with Remember Me,The Undomestic Goddess, Wedding Night…oh they are all great! But I agree her last one wasn’t her best. Just like I was glad she finally ended the Shopaholic series even though it had been a favorite of mine for years. But it had gone a little off at the end! Great book choice!

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      1. Definitely, Can You Keep A Secret!! Looking back, I wasn’t a big fan of Finding Audrey either, but that could have just been my reading mood in 2015.

        I started the Shopaholic Series before I read her standalone books, which is how I discovered her standalones, lol! I admit they aren’t as good, but I fell for Becky’s mindless goofiness since they were such easy reads, especially since I was a young mother to a 2 or 3 yr old and an infant when I discovered her books. Mindless drivel was about all I could do most of the time when I even had a chance to read, lol. But wow, those books went downhill after about the 3rd or 4th, so I was so glad she ended the series although I still haven’t read the last in case it was painful.

        Did you ever read any of her books written as Madeleine Wickham, her real name? They were written before her Kinsella books and are a bit more serious chick lit. I enjoyed most of them…they are a bit more like Jennifer Weiner’s books if I can think of a comparison. I’m a sucker for British chick lit, lol!

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  2. I had so much fun with this one. I barely remember the plot, only that there was a particular scene where there was like a possession (?) and it made me laugh 😀

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  3. I have a copy of Twenties Girl on my bookshelf though I am yet to read it. I recently bought Wedding Night too. I liked Kinsella’s Shopaholics series. Hopefully I will be able to read her other books soon.

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  4. I’ve never read any Sophie Kinsella but it does sound like, lovely light summer reading! I’m trying to break away a bit from my usual well-worn path so I’ll put her on my wish-list – though I doubt it’ll be this summer since I’m so far behind… as usual!

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  5. I really enjoyed The Shopaholic series when I was a little younger but I haven’t picked up a Sophie Kinsella book in a long time. Maybe it’s time to revisit her writing and see if I can get into her standalones.

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  6. I love Sophie Kinsella! I did a feature of her and all of her books under my Author Obsession series. This is probably one of my favorites.. I actually really like My Not So Perfect Life, but, I went into it mad as hell at social media and I thought it was a great look at how social media can negatively affect us. It is different from her usual books (more like Finding Audrey, right?) so I can how it could not be your favorite. Great TBT choice!

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