A lovely editor in the Random House group was kind enough to slide me a copy of Sophie Kinsella’s latest, REMEMBER ME? This is the story of a woman who wakes up from a car accident with three years worth of amnesia, and spends the rest of the book trying to match her memories of herself and her life with the cold, uncaring, driven, glamorous person she’s apparently become. I’ve decided I much prefer Kinsella’s non-SHOPAHOLIC books, since I’m not quite as prone to spend my reading time annoyingly frustrated with the main character. This was a perfect escape between final wedding prep and my sister’s marathon viewing sessions of crime dramas. As I’ve said before, Kinsella is one of my fave women’s fiction writers, although her work is consistently on the lighter side of things. And sometimes you need that. Who else should I try next time I need a break?
I know, it’s kind of crazy to read TWO WHOLE BOOKS so close to each other, but as authors who’ve been getting emails from me on their manuscripts can attest, I’ve been doing my work reading, too. So late the other night, when I should have been sleeping, I finished Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz.