2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 8 books toward her goal of 37 books.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

REVIEW for The Supper Club

A BIG thank you to author Sophie King - you are great!

TITLE: The Supper Club

AUTHOR: Sophie King

GENRE: Contemporary Fiction

RATING: 4 Stars

I installed myself all ready to read a good book and I ended up reading a great book! Our main character Lucy is looking to "do" something a little different and to meet some new people. The solution? she and her friends alternate the responsibility of holding a dinner party at each other's houses. This is actually a creative idea I thought. It can make for some interesting stories to tell - and I was right.

What follows is a hilarious, moving and completely unexpected turn of events - as the dinner parties go on, Lucy's well thought out plan completely unravels and in the course of this unravelling, we find out that in life - even the best plans goes awry!

I particularly loved the scenes with Lucy and her sister - and I thought the scenes where Lucy tries to match up her sister - with, as it turns out, a loser are hopelessly hilarious. The writing is touching and author King brings a down home, comfy feelings to her dinner party descriptions. Its as though you are actually in the kitchen - in the corner listening to everything first hand.

Although this novel touches on some sensitive issues - particularly those of brokenhearts - I ended up with feeling very pleased and very good after reading this novel.

This is written by someone in the UK, so some of the terminology left me scratching my head at times, but so what? It was worth it - I really, really enjoyed this terric book. Now, if only I could have a dinner party with so much action going on at the same time!


Sue A. said...

It sounds like a wonderful book about relationships between women, about a "sisterhood."

Meljprincess said...

I'm an anglophile and would really like to read this book. I love British terminology. I love British authors and British humor. This is a great blog. I'm finding new chick lit authors as well as YA authors. Good ideas for me and my niece!

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good book. I love to read British terminology - everything sounds better when they say it!

Kristie said...

I come across the scratching my head part a lot of time too. I seem to shy away from reading foriegn books because of this, but this month alone I have read books set abroard so I am getting a better understanding.

S. Krishna said...

This book sounds great! I've added it to my TBR list, thanks for the review!

Reyna Meinhardt said...

That looks good! Thanks for the review. Dont you just love it when you go into a book hoping for it to be good, but it turns out to be amazing, or even one of your favorites?

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