Saturday, September 1, 2018

Surprise Me gets 4 Stars {adult fiction, contemporary lit}

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella adult fiction contemporary lit fun easy read. England, exaggerated, if you like Moriarty's books like "Big Little Lies" check this one out.  Alohamora Open a Book Alohamoraopenabook

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella is fun.  It's a fun read where the main character, Sylvie, is a bit ridiculous at times.  However, she is relatable with her thoughts and feelings, but her actions are a bit more extreme than the average Jane. 

Surprise Me earns 4 out of 5 stars in my review. This novel has some great aspects, but my favorite was the fact that it wasn't predictable.  There were some aspects of the story I saw coming from a mile away, but there were a few things (like the BIG thing in the story) that surprised me.  I love being surprised in a story, and I think that is part of what makes a great author. 

If you are looking for a fun adult fiction book, with a great story you'll enjoy and want to keep turning the pages, then check this book out.  I don't think men will enjoy this story, but if they do read it they may commiserate with Dan, Sylvie's husband, a little. 😉   

Happy Fun Adult Contemporary Lit Reading with a Bit of a Twist. 

Surpise Me by Sophie Kinsella
Rating: 4/5 stars
Best For: 18+, adult women.  

Clean Read: No, quite a bit of language.  
Worth a Check Out: Yes. Readers who like Big Little Lies or other Liane Moriarty books will like this one.
Buy It or Not: No, unless you love Sophie Kinsella. 
Book Club Discussion: Was Sylvie and Dan's reaction on par or exaggerated?  How did your feelings to Dan change throughout the book?  What did you think of the different relationships and friendships Sylvie had throughout the book (her best friend, the professor, her parents, boss and coworkers)? Does everyone have an ah-ha moment, like Sylvie had, in their life?  Why is communication such a big deal in this story, and in your lives? 

Did you read this new Sophie Kinsella book?  What did you think? 

A few quotes I loved from Surprise Me:

"She who conquers, conquers herself." 

"Nothing changes if nothing changes." 

"If we don't stick up for the ones we love then what are we good for." 

"Sometimes I wonder how we get anything done as a human race. There's always so many misunderstandings." 

Any favs I missed???

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