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:
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.
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.
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