Thursday, June 14, 2007

Chick lit extraordinaire

I've just finished reading Lucy in the Sky and had to tell you about it. It's Paige Toon's debut novel and it's a beautifully written, funny and heart-warming love story; easily the best chick lit I've read in a long, long time (with the possible exception of Marian Keyes's Anybody Out There, which was also brilliant, but way more depressing). Lucy in the Sky is a feel-good book, the kind you should take on hols with you, although I have to warn you, it's unputdownable. Don't let the somewhat naff synopsis put you off. After all, it's not the story per se that matters, but how you tell it - Paige Toon tells it very well indeed.

Five stars all round, and it's only £3.89 on Amazon ;-)

11 comments:

Karen said...

Thanks for the tip! I've just recently finished two excellent but heavy novels (Our Holocaust by Amir Gutfruend and Abe Gilman's Ending by Glenn Frank) and am ready for a light read.

palmtreefanatic said...

thanks for posting...have a great night!

Daniel B. said...

No way, Tinsie! How funny... I just posted up a book post as well. Huh, coincidence. Great minds think alike, eh?

I'll check it out. Cheers!

Daniel B. said...

chick lit?

i mean... i'm NOT going to check that out.

i'm going to watch baseball and drink beer!!

ShadowFalcon said...

Thank you, I love book recomendations!

Tinsie said...

Karen, these books sound heavy indeed. Neither's out on paperback in the UK, but I'll keep an eye out for them.

Palmtreefanatic, good morning!

Daniel, why not chick lit? This particular one could be read by a man no problem, and I dare say it'll be more heartwarming than baseball and beer ;-)

Shadowfalcon, it may be a good book to take on the plane with you :-)

Kathy said...

Sounds like a lovely book.I'll check it out at Eleftheroudakis.I am reading the second book by Melissa Banks: The Wonder spot. It's quite good but I haven't had much time to sit down and read for a couple of hours.I hate it when I can only spend about half an hour here and there.I can't get into it then.Thanks again. Pote tha erthis pros ta edo?Ela na kanoume kanena banio:-)

Tinsie said...

Same here, Kathy! I hardly ever have more than half an hour to sit down and read. Most of my reading these days is on the train on the way to/from work, when I only have 15 mins at a time (20 if my train's late which isn't often these days). When I'm at home there's always something else more interesting or more pressing to spend time on - housework, cooking, watching a movie, surfing the internet - which is why it's important to find a book that I can get engaged in and not want to put down.

Isos erthoume Ioulio. Tha sou steilo email ;-)

Shionge said...

Thanks for the recommendation Tinsie :D

Betty C. said...

Sounds fun. I'm looking forward to reading, reading and more reading this summer in the USA, so I may try to pick this up.

Tinsie said...

You're welcome, Shionge :-)

Betty, I totally understand! Reading lots is one of my favourite things about being on hols.