Monday, 23 September 2013

Book Worm #16 - The Wish List by Jane Costello

It has been months since I've been able to write a Book Worm post. The reasons being a mix between not having the time to read and generally not being in the mood.

I started this book when it was released around April time and absolutely fell in love with it. I'm a huge fan of Jane Costello and have read all of her books.

The beginning few chapters were incredibly funny but I think I lost my way a bit after that. I felt that the story dipped for a while so I found other things to do. However I can now say it picks right up again and I was completely gripped towards the end.

Although I found the story to be a little bit predictable at parts, it was still a very enjoyable read and a completely perfect beach book, even though that season has now past.

Let me fill you in on a little bit of the blurb.

Emma is a 29-year-old woman working for a children's TV studio and her life feels less than perfect. She thought that by the time she hit the big 3-0 things would be a lot different. Her life feels like a bit of a failure, but then she finds the list. It soon becomes apparent that it's time to make some changes and if she wants to feel like she is living life to the full, the perfect way to do this is by completing all of the tasks she set herself to do on the list when she was a teenager - everything from having a one night stand, to seeing the northern lights and finding the man she was going to marry. On her journey she encounters heart break like she's never known, embarrassment that is terminally scaring and realises that finding herself might actually turn out to be who she was all along.

This book, along with all Jane's others, is incredibly easy and fun to read. They will all have you laughing out loud and really relating to the main woman at points as well.

What I think this story is best for is the brilliantly hilarious one-liners that Jane inserts every few lines. Some of my favourites include, "I have come to the conclusion that if my dress survives the night under such colossal pressure, Karen Millen should consider a side line in the production of mountaineering clips" and "Pulling up the zip is a quasi-gymnastic experience, leaving me red-faced, sweaty and panting like a hyena that's been locked in a car on a hot day". I won't say any more as I don't want to give all of the jewels away.

I really would recommend it too all girls that like a light-hearted rom-com. I would further recommend it to people who think they don't really like to read that much. The Wish List is such an easy book to engross yourself in that you are guaranteed to find yourself enjoying it and getting absorbed in the story just like I always do myself.

Awaiting your next book, Jane :)
Sincerely, Helena x

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