Mas tem que ser mesmo para sempre?
De uma forma divertida, Sophie Kinsella nos mostra que as pessoas que mais conhecemos são aquelas que também mais podem nos surpreender. Juntos há dez anos, Sylvie e Dan compartilham uma vida feliz: uma bela casa, bons empregos, duas filhas lindas, além de um relacionamento tão simbiótico que eles sempre terminam a fala um do outro. No entanto, quando os dois vão ao médico, ouvem que sua saúde é tã...more
Hi, long time Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickam fan here. I've been reading her books for close to a decade now; they are just the right amounts of tender cheese (and that's a good thing so don't knock it) to insert between my gritty crime novels and psychological thrillers. I know many readers hate on the light and fluffy crowd, but I say why can't we read something simply for all the fee ...more
I really like the premise of Surprise Me--rather than the typical Kinsella premise of a single girl trying to get her life together and in doing so ultimately finds love, we have a married couple worried that their marriage has gone stale. While the premise was fun, Surprise Me didn’t quite have the magic of some of Kinsella’s other books.
After 10 years of marriage, Sylvie and Dan learn that they could potentially be married for another 68 year ...more
Sophie Kinsella is one of my absolute favorite authors.... i’ve read every book in the Shopaholic Series and absolutely adored Becky throughout.... what I love so much about her books are her fabulous female MC’s and Sylvie was no exception.... strong, relatable, fun, self-deprecating, and a little out of touch with reality.... i’ve read so many twisty thrillers as of late and this was just the perfect pallet cleanser!
After Sylvie and Dan are told by their doctor/>Sophie ...more
I feel like if this is your first ever Sophie Kinsella read, you should pick another one of her stories. I would point you towards her Confessions of a Shopaholic series first so you become acquainted with her humour and style.
Because this book is crazy even to fans of Sophie Kinsella, so I can’t begin to imagine what people who know nothing about this author will think. The concept isn’t, however, crazy at all. ...more
Sometimes I think I subsisted on Sophie Kinsella books in my 20s. I looked forward to a Becky Shopaholic book like Christmas. It’s hard for me to believe I used to be quite the shopper then. I also have fond memories of reading Kinsella books at the beach or on vacation. I read The Undomestic Goddess while cruising past Sardinia! Her books are perfect for vacations because they are easy to pick up and put down, and well, they are just ...more
I really wanted to fall in love with this book but it fell a little short for me. The first half was annoying, honestly and I had a hard time connecting with the characters. The second half was much better and I really loved it.
Overall it was a fun, quick read much like all of Kinsella's other books and I did enjoy it!
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SOPHIE KINSELLA has always been one of my favourite go-to authors, so I was pretty excited when I was approved to read her latest novel, SURPRISE ME. I have enjoyed all of her books and to me they are such a treat to read inbetween reading so many thrillers. I like to be able to just relax and enjoy the humour within the storyline. SURPRISE ME definitely surprised me and I kind of liked the idea of Project Surprise Me too except for one of the surpri ...more
This is what I call my "cupcake diversion" read!
I needed something light and humorous to entertain me and this one delivered! I loved the whole concept of spicing up a marriage with some surprises. Sylvie and Dan have adorable twin girls and are about to celebrate "ten years" together. They have a joyful marriage, but Dan has had some issues with Sylvie's father.
They find out that they could potentially have 68 more blissful years together! They are both in ...more
I must admit this was my first Sophie Kinsella book and I am so very glad to have stumbled upon this little gem of a book.
I so enjoyed the hilarity of the first half of the book and having a British son in law, I could just see him involved in some of these escapes. The second half of the story is when things got serious. It seemed that as much as Sylvie and Dan thought they knew one another both inside and out, there were many surprises in store for them ...more
Sylvie is happily married to Dan. They have 5 year old twin girls. And everything seems perfect when both Dan an ...more
I was so excited when I found out that I won this book because I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella’s books. They are always so hilarious and so much fun. This book was no exception.
In the beginning it did start off a bit slow. It took a while for the story and the surprises to actually start, but once they did, they really took off. Many of the surprises were so hilarious, I found myself laughing out loud to myself. The scenarios were clas ...more
My advice when you pick this book up is to view it as you would a rom-com movie. Turn off your inner critic and just have fun with it.
I confess I had a slight problem with the premise: a young couple panics when their doctor tells them they will likely live to be over 100, which would mean another 68 years together. If you're happily married who wouldn't be delighted at that news??? (True story: As I'm writing this review a news reporter is on TV interviewing a couple who h ...more
The only thing that came as a surprise was this DNF.
Honestly, I only read as much as I did because of my love of Kinsella. You know those stories that start off fairly mediocre and you just keep thinking (in this case, HOPING) that it’ll get better? It started off mildly intriguing: life is perfect for this couple, they have two beautiful children, good jobs, a happy life, and they even complete one another’s sentences. *groan* The two go to the doctor to get physicals ...more
Like Norma, I am a big fan of Sophie Kins ...more
Surprise Me is a lighthearted journey into the lives of married couple Sylvie and Dan who have it all, beautiful girls, successful careers, and a rock-solid marriage until the suggestion of another 68 years of marriage sends them into a tailspin that makes them question their goals, dreams, and each other.
The writing is smooth and effortless. The characters are quirky, comical, genuine, and lovable. And the plot is an engaging, ...more
Sylvie and Dan are just hitting their ten year anniversary from the time that they first met when they get the news they just may have sixty eight mor ...more
It is true that I love Sophie Kinsella's books, I have read almost all of them.Even though It was a long time since I read a book by her,you can't imagine how excited I was to start this one.I was hooked from the beginning and I couldn't put it down Surprise me.
This is a story about a Sylvie and Dan who are married and have twin girls.Their marriage is really great until the moment they visit a doctor who tell them that they are healthy and they will have many years ahead of them.This ...more
all of sophie kinsella's
- this book was adorable
- in the outrageous sophie kinsella way
- I LOVED HOW IT EXPLORED ROMANCE AND LOVE AFTER MARRIAGE AND KIDS
- idk if this is just bc i read a lot of YA and thats rarely portrayed, but i just loved it
- and other relationships between family members from different age groups (fathers & daughters and mothers & adult sons etc. etc.)
- i did find it to be loooonnggg and dra ...more
I received this e-arc via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Despite the not-so great synopsis I wanted to read this anyways. After all it’s a Kinsella book. Unfortunately it wasn’t any good.
The main characters were supremely dumb. Her 20 year characters (in other books) have more sense then the husband and wife in this book. Now mind you I thought the whole thing was bogus to begin with. I had no idea that this was a legit scien ...more
Was I surprised about how much I enjoyed Sophie Kinsella's new novel Surprise Me? Not at all. I expected it to be an entertaining read and it absolutely was. When it comes to Sophie Kinsella, the only surprise for me is that I haven't joined the millions of readers who love the Shopaholic series. I can't seem to get into them and yet when it comes to her stand alone titles I'm an avid fan. Love. Them. So, when this title showed up I couldn't wait to start it. ...more
For each following novel that she publishes, part of me gets nervous that I won't like the next one. I am so happy to say that hasn't been the case for any of her novels and I have liked each with varying levels of enjoyment. Always, I have liked what she ha ...more
This was a quick story, on the lighter side, and had both elements of humor and reality. I enjoyed readin ...more
The most frustrating part is that their marriage could probably become a solid one because they have a core of caring that could see them throu ...more
Would you believe that this is my first book by author Sophie Kinsella?! I own a few of her Shopaholic series that I picked up at library sales but haven't gotten around to reading any yet.
This is a standalone book and starts off well with lots of laughs. Sylvie and Dan Winter, both aged thirty-two, visit a new doctor for their physical. He jokingly tells them that because they are in such good health, there is a good chance they will live to be 100 or beyond, meaning ...more
The thing about reading a Sophie Kinsella book is that you know your going to have a fun reading experience. In this book, we meet married couple Dan and Sylvie. They have just been told that they’re healthy and may live a long married life. So they decide that if they are going to have 68 years together, they should have surprises for each other so their marriage doesn’t get stale. The thing about surprises, though, is that you may get more than you bargained for. There ...more
I know what i'm going to get and whilst it might be predictable, its always enjoyable.
This is a cute story about a married couple coming to terms with the fact that they are likely to spend the next 68 years together, enter the usual Kinsella hi-jinks and hilarity!
Relatable characters and a more believable plot lin ...more
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Sophie Kinsella first hit the UK bestseller lists in September 2000 with her first novel in the Shopaholic series – The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (also published as Confessions of a Shopaholic). The book’s heroine, Becky Bloomwood – a fun an ...more