Thursday, August 27, 2009

Some chick lit

I've read two chick lit novels in the past week or so - guess I was just in that kind of mood! They're both pregnancy/motherhood-related... I bought them a long time ago in the hope that I'll one day be able to read them without sadness. And here I am, that day has arrived, yay! :-)

The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy by Polly Williams is the story of Amy and how she copes with the chaos of early motherhood - especially when everyone around her seems to be calm, collected and problem-free. She negotiates her way to having some sort of life again, complete with shopping splurges and not-so-smart decisions. I liked the character a lot and I understand that these kinds of books have to have a happy ending, but I must admit that I enjoyed reading about Amy's problems and struggles and being unsure much more than I enjoyed the solution parts. Any guesses about my current frame-of-mind?? :-)

Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston is about Q, a successful 6-months-pregnant lawyer living in Manhattan. It turns out that there is some problem with her pregnancy and Q is put on bed rest for three months. Plenty of time to discover what's truly important, with lots of thinking hours built in! I enjoyed this one too, the character of Q certainly had her quirky, sarcastic moments, which I always like. I think I'm chick-lit-ed out for a while now though!

There are few things as comforting as a good, intelligent totally girly book. Both of these are recommended, if you like this sort of thing, of course.

Challenges: Chick Lit Challenge

4 comments:

Iliana said...

It's been a while since I've read any chick lit. I think I got chick-lit out especially when the genre first took off. I read so many. These sound kind of cute - especially the last one.

Jillian said...

These look like a good reads. I'll have to add them to my ever-growing reading list!

It sounds like you would also really enjoy a book called 'Knickles and Dimes'. It has hilarious characters and a really great story. I'd recommend it!

Thanks for the suggestions : )

joanna said...

Iliana - I don't read too much chick lit, but I do like it once in a while...

Jillian - thanks for the recommendation, I'll check it out!

Kimberly Montgomery said...

I read Bed Rest a while ago and Loved it.
There's a sequel that starts after the baby is born and Q is going back to work. I only got through a couple of chapters. Interesting that I could love one book but the next one not so. I may try again. Maybe I was in a different place .