Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

May 10, 2016 Chick Lit 12

Greetings Bookworms,

I’ve been a little nervous about attending BEA (which is starting tomorrow, OMG!) I often find that the best way to calm my nerves is escapist reading. A book will cure anything that ails you! Except for things that ought to be cured by antibiotics. And, um… Yeah I’m not sure where I was going with that one, but clearly it wasn’t working so if you’re sick, go to the doctor first. Then read. K? Anywho, I thought talking about a fun, light read might be just the ticket to vanquish the metaphorical butterflies in my tummy. And really, is there anyone better at the light-hearted romantic comedy than Sophie Kinsella? After reading Wedding Night, I’m quite certain she reigns supreme. Someone get this woman a tiara and a sash!

weddingnightLottie is absolutely convinced that her boyfriend is about to propose, what with his inviting her out for a “special” lunch and saying that he’s got something important to ask her. Unfortunately, having misread all his signals, the proposal Lottie receives is not one of marriage, but one of international travel. Lottie leaves the lunch not an engaged woman, but a single one. Reeling from the effects of this change in circumstance, she reunites with an old flame and decides to marry him instead. Impulsively. Immediately. Lottie’s older sister Fliss soon discovers the plan and fears that Lottie is making a terrible mistake. She makes it her personal mission to stop Lottie’s wedding, using any means necessary.

Oh. My. Word. The plot of this novel is among the most ridiculous I’ve ever read and it was all the more delightful for it. I almost want to see it made into a movie, the situations are SO ridiculous. Plus, I really want to see a small British child actor ask about “putting the sausage in the cupcake.” You’ve got to have a fairly good sense of humor about sexual innuendo to appreciate this book, but there aren’t really any steamy scenes if you’re sensitive to that sort of thing. Suspend your disbelief and indulge in the hilarious nonsense that is Wedding NightYou can thank me later. I accept gratitude in the form of vacations to Greek islands, minus meddling siblings. Also, tiaras and sashes.

Talk to me, Bookworms! What’s your favorite romantic comedy? What’s the most enjoyable yet completely ridiculous plot line you’ve ever encountered?

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12 Responses to “Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella”

  1. Charleen

    I didn’t really care for this one, but that might be in large part because it came out right after I’ve Got Your Number, which is still my favorite chick lit ever. Timing’s a bitch.

  2. Unruly Reader

    Woohoo — BEA!! Looking forward to meeting you!

    I really liked Kinsella’s original Shopaholic book, but the sequels left me cold. Way too silly.

  3. Jenny @ Reading the End

    ANYTHING WITH EVIL TWINS is the best kind of ridiculous plotline for me. Which is why the CW is such an excellent channel. Evil twins abound on their shows and it is glorious.

    Also I am jealous of everyone going to BEA! It sounds so fun! I miss the olden days when I lived in New York and BEA was in New York, and even if I didn’t go (which I never have), I still got the fun of meeting up with bloggers and having drunken brunches. Sigh. Have the best best best time!!

    • Words For Worms

      POINT ME TO AN EVIL TWIN BOOK I NEED EVIL TWINS! I so so so wish you were going to be at BEA, or at drunken brunches. Le sigh. One day. One day maybe.

  4. elizabethwillse

    BEA is nothing to be nervous about. Yes, it’s big, and full of books and people and new titles… and it can feel overwhelming, even though it’s fairly nonstop fun.
    But: everyone there is super-nice and loves books as much as you do.
    And publishers also love book bloggers.
    Bring comfy shoes, your own snacks, a big tote bag, and let the day happen to you. Be open to books and authors you didn’t know you absolutely needed (Autographing area and wandering between booths), and remember you do not have to grab ALL THE BOOOOOOKS.

    I look forward to seeing what you think of it!

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