Monday, October 05, 2009
Read: Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin
Synopsis: Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl---until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiancé. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend.
So I was looking for a book that was lighthearted and easy to read in bed, i.e., it couldn't be too creepy, too heavy - both topic-wise and weight-wise - or too old and dusty. The peachy cover of Emily Griffin's Something Borrowed beckoned from my shelf, having been sitting there ever since I received it from.... I'll have to say Library Thing? I dusted it off and took it to bed with me.
I had to resist the urge to throw this book across the room a couple of times. I couldn't stand Rachel, who can be pretty much summed up with this comment: "You know, for a smart woman you can be pretty dim". She was pretty pathetic. Her best friend Darcy is written as such a superbitch that you can't help wondering why Rachel stuck it out with her for so long? I did however, like the secondary characters of Ethan and Hillary, and wished they had more page time. After skimming through many of the 322 pages, somehow I made it to the end. If I could do it all over again, I think I would have picked up a less peachy book.
Conclusion: Chick lit is so not for me.