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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  232,202 ratings  ·  8,149 reviews
When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed.

Somehow Lexi went from a twent
Hardcover, First Edition, 352 pages
Published 2008 by Bantam
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Eesha I absolutely loved it! My first Sophie Kinsella book but definitely not my last. I think I'll turn to the shopaholic series next…moreI absolutely loved it! My first Sophie Kinsella book but definitely not my last. I think I'll turn to the shopaholic series next(less)

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Apr 30, 2008 rated it liked it
This would usually be the time when I would ask the largely rhetorical and semi-pathetic question, “Why do I keep reading Sophie Kinsella books?” Well, this time the answer is blatantly obvious—the plot of this one involves amnesia, yo, and I can never resist amnesia—and the question is kind of unfair. Because this wasn’t so bad—far less annoying than the last few Shopaholic books. Kinsella’s strength has always been her ability to create an amusing, fast-paced narrative, and coupled with the a ...more
May 18, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guiltypleasures
Sophie Kinsella's books follow a formula that's as simple and delicious as my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Start with a twenty-something heroine who's slogging away at her career in London. She's far from perfect. Neither an Oxbridge graduate, cover girl, or WAG of a world-class footballer, our girl's best quality is that she's a true-blue friend. She's a pretty hard worker, decent and well-meaning. She hasn't a mean bone in her body. Her flaws tend to run in the direction of materiali
Oct 25, 2016 rated it liked it
“Remember Me?” is a solid book if you like Sophie Kinsella, and it's got some humor, but I think it's a pretty big step down from her other books. The story was just too slow moving and predictable for me. I kept waiting and waiting for something interesting and funny to happen, but I’m disappointed to say nothing ever did. In typical chick lit fashion, the conflicts do get resolved with some twists and turns, which are pretty fun and empowering, but I'm not digging the whole romance between Lex ...more
Imagine if you woke up and your entire life had changed. Seemingly for the better.
Your teeth are straight and white, your body is toned, your frizzy hair is smooth, your career has taken off, and you're married to a complete hottie - who happens to be a successful millionaire.


You're also estranged from your girlfriends, your little sister hates you, all the food you eat is devoid of carbs, and you might be an adulteress.


The skinny version is that Lexi wakes up in the hospital after a car accid
Feb 26, 2008 rated it did not like it
This book represents every reason why I do not just pick up adult novels and read them without getting a trusted opinion. But, I'd heard of this author from her previous work (even though I've never read them), it's been well received, and the description sounded interesting, so I thought I'd try it. The fact that every other page contained the f-word (not an exaggeration) was enough to turn me off to the book. Add in the fact that the characters discussion of sex made it sound more like a boys ...more
♛ may

Typically, I don’t give 2 star ratings cause I’ve never felt like a book was just “ok.”

It’s usually, I love a book, enjoy it, find it pleasant, or hate it. Finding a book that is just “ok” for me is rare.

But sadly, I must give it to this book.


Remember Me was an interesting book with great potential but terrible, terrible implementation.

It was boring and predictable and just dull to read. When thinking about continuing to read the book, I’d feel like I was being forced to do chores and tha
Jacob Proffitt
Sep 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: unfinished
Lexi Smart has the most ironic name in literature. I think there must be houseplants smarter than she is. Pages and pages and chapters and chapters of her trying to digest the fact that she doesn't remember the last three years. And it's like each new thing she learns is this totally amazing, unexpected event. "I'll send your sister in, then, shall I" and she spends two pages wondering who the sullen teen is who enters the room. What, you can't add three to 12 and come up with teen? She seriousl ...more
Mar 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
My First Sophie Kinsella Book
Lexie Smart. Was she or was she not Ghandi in a previous life? The fun and farcical story of Lexie Smart has the heroine in this tale, Remember Me?, wondering how she got to a completely different station in life between the years 2004 and 2007. She believes she's stumbled into a dream life, but soon steps into a hornet's nest of complications, including finding out she's married to a "guy she just met," Eric, who is so rigid you have to sit up straighter just readin
Ahmad Sharabiani
Remember Me?, Sophie Kinsell
Remember Me? is a 2008 novel by the author Madeleine Wickham under the pseudonym Sophie Kinsella. It is about Lexi Smart, a woman who has insecurities about herself until she experiences amnesia after a car accident. When she wakes up in the hospital she finds that she is a completely different person: she thinks it’s 2004 and she’s a twenty-five-year-old with crooked teeth, a disastrous love life and a dead-end job.

The most recent events of her life she can remember
Lindsey Rey
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, funny, 2015
Cute, fun, and hilarious as always!
Shannon (kitchandpages)
Actual Rating 4.5 stars

I really enjoyed this one! My favorite Kinsella book to date. I'm still not a fan of the relationship storyline that I get from this book and the other two adult SK books I've read... I don't know if it's the chick lit genre or just Kinsella, but I'm hoping some of her other books have something different to offer. But aside from that, the story was so funny and crazy but it just worked. I was laughing out loud and cringing all the way! Is it just me or does Sophie know ho
Trina (Between Chapters)
Very readable - I could not put this down. but the main character is the most shallow and insipid character I've ever read about and the fact that no one communicated properly infuriated me. There were a million ways I kept thinking of how things could have been handled better. Also, this is yet another Sophie Kinsella book that glorifies cheating.

Audiobook review: The narrator was good and fit Kinsella's style very well.

TW: cheating/romanticized cheating, car accidents, memory loss, friend bre
Aug 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: hospital patients, friends
Recommended to Norabee by: friend
The idea behind this book is thought provoking - Ladies, what would you do if you suddenly woke up in the hospital to find out that not only have you no memory of the last three years of your life, but that everything you do remember has changed? This would include your appearance (for the Better!), your career (you've been Promoted!), your love life (You're Married!! & to a really good-looking guy), your lifestyle (Fantastic! Your husband is rich and you make three times as much as you used to) ...more
Opening Line: “How long have I been awake? Is it morning yet? I feel so rough. What happened last night? God my head hurts.”

This was a super fun read as all of Kinsella’s books are. Not too much brain-power needed, just a good time so if you’re in the mood for chick-lit it doesn’t get much better than this.

REMEMBER ME was addictively hard to put down as well as LOL funny in places and I got sucked right into the chaos of the heroine’s life and the double romance. Imagine not remembering that yo
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I can always count on Sophie Kinsella for a light and fun entertaining read.
Typical Sophie Kinsella chick lit, pure candy fluff.

Lexi was a complete thicko, and it wasn't down to her amnesia, it was just her. It was impossible to believe she used to be some high flying, smart tough businesswoman when she acted like a fool 99% of the time. She was also a flakey, irritating doormat. I kind of hated her but at the same time rooted for her purely because the friends/family she was surrounded by were a million times worse than her.

It was bizarre how Lexi constantly made out
Feb 28, 2008 rated it it was ok
I was very disappointed in this book. I felt like the author was spending more time trying to use every swear word she had ever heard than developing a good story. The concept intrigued me -- who isn't interested in amnesia? But the story was really about unhappiness and unfaithfulness. It was uninspired. That being said, if any of my friends still want to read it I read it with a black marker in my hand and now at least the bad language and some scenes are edited out! ...more
Aug 24, 2021 rated it liked it
“And just so you know, Lexi... I love you."
"Really?" I beam delightedly before I can stop myself. "I mean... fab. Thanks very much!”

Where do we start?
First thing and most importantly Sophie Kinsella will be always one of my favorite British Rom-Com authors. ALTHOUGH I didn't fall in love deeply with that one as I did before. But still, I liked everything about it.

It is the story of Lexi who suffers from amnesia after a car accident. She has simply lost a whole three years of her life to wake
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a different fluffy book from what i've been used to. I really liked it!! :D It reminded me a bit of the movie 'The Vow' and 'From 13 to 30'. I haven't read a book of Kinsella before!! And i have to say i really loved her way of writing!! I need to read more of her books!!! :D I also loved the ending. i need that kind of closure to all of my books pleaseeeeee *.* AMAZING BOOK!!! ♥ ...more
Prabhjot Kaur
Remember Me? is a story of a woman who has an accident and has forgotten the last few years of her life. So this tragedy kinda becomes a comedy when Lexi is trying to figure out what happened in the years that she doesn't remember and how she has a vivid memory of things that happened years ago.

Kinsella's books are a bit of hit or miss for me. This is not exceptional and also not the most terrible book either. It's just somewhere in between. I didn't like any of the characters yet I enjoyed the
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-borrowed
‘What if you woke up and everything in your life was magically perfect?" is the question that inspired author Sophie Kinsella to write her 2008 standalone novel about Lexi Smart, a 28-year-old woman who wakes up in a hospital bed only to discover that she looks completely different and the last three years of her life erased from her brain.

I have felt a little "meh" about reading lately and I felt I need a bit of a palate cleanser to reset me on the reading path. Remember Me was just the type
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: Of all the crap, crap, crappy nights I have had in the whole of my crap life.

On a scale of one to ten, we're talking . . . . a minus six. And it's not like I even have very high standards.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, an
Emily (Obsessed Reader)
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
This was so much fun, and I devoured it so quickly. I think I'm becoming a Kinsella fan!! I can't wait to read more of her books. They are just so light and wonderful, and I know I can depend on them to totally capture me.
Feb 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
I love Sophie Kinsella. Whenever I read her novels, I can't help but think she seems like the kind of woman I'd be friends with. She writes the way I think, and I can relate to at least one aspect of every single one of her characters. I AM her demographic.

I also love Kinsella's imaginitive plots. In Remember Me?, Lexi wakes up in hospital with a head injury and quickly realizes she's lost three years of her memory. In her mind, it's 2004 and she's your typical, underpaid twenty-something with a
Sara Williams
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure I can quite write down the reasons why I love Sophie Kinsella so much.
But these books... they're so refreshing - the absolute best solution to cure reading slumps - so full of life, hilarious just to think about...
Sure, they do have their faults. Our main characters are somewhat uninteresting at times and the situations they get themselves into are utterly ridiculous. But it's all... SO MUCH FUN! That's how I can describe Kinsella's work best.
In Remember Me we have the amnesia facto
Mikayla Gray
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Maybe it’s indicative of the kind of year 2020 has been that I previously rated this book five stars. Rereading again in December 2020, I barely give it two. Before, I found Remember Me? to be a harmless, fluffy read that kept me entertained. Now, it reads like the pure distillation of anti-feminism, populated by reprehensible characters we’re supposed to root for purely because the author tells us to.

Right off the bat, my main issue is with the ironically-named protagonist; Lexi Smart. At the s
Feb 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
It's not the waking up in hospital that freaks out Lexi Smart. It's the fact that she's got nails to die for, porcelain veneers, a glossy mane of hair, a Louis Vuitton handbag, she's Manager of a whole department ... and, oh yes, she's married to a drop-dead gorgeous millionaire husband.

The only drawback she can see is that she's aged three years. But then so has her mother and (not-so-now) little sister.

How the hell did all that happen?

And what happened to the last three years?

To read the rest
Really good chick lit/women's fiction about what drives a person to change their life around...and the repercussions one then regrets.

The main character, Lexi, suffers amnesia after a car accident and can't remember the last three years. Her last memory was of her self as a loser with a loser life...but she wakes up to a hunk of a husband, a promotion at work, and a new look. Seems perfect, right, but she soon discovers it's not and has to figure out what made her change before she can make it b
May 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
This book was so satisfying, I actually closed the book and sighed when it was over. I love Sophie Kinsella. She's just a guilty pleasure. I know this is not great literature, some of her characters are one-dimensional (Eric, the husband) and I can always see the end coming a mile away, but I just feel so good after reading one of her books. ...more
Sep 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can always count on Sophie Kinsella's books for a delightful escape, and this one is no exception. Her newest heroine, Lexi, is just as lovable as her others, and she has retained the knack of making me laugh out loud and tear up at the same time. When you finally learn about the sunflower reference on the cover, I hope it takes your breath away as it did for me. Enjoy this charming story!
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