Sunday, 19 May 2013
The Wish List by Jane Costello
There are six months left of Emma Reiss's twenties...and she has some unfinished business. Emma and her friends are about to turn thirty, and for Emma it's a defining moment. Defined, that is, by her having achieved none of the things she'd imagined she would. Her career is all wrong, her love life is a desert and that penthouse apartment she pictured herself in simply never materialised. Moreover, she's never jumped out of a plane, hasn't met the man she's going to marry, has never slept under the stars, or snogged anyone famous - just some of the aspirations on a list she and her friends compiled fifteen years ago. As an endless round of birthday parties sees Emma hurtle towards her own thirtieth, she sets about addressing these issues. But, as she discovers with hilarious consequences, some of them are trickier to tick off than she'd thought…
I have only been reading Jane Costello's books for a couple of years, but I am already waiting with bated breath for her next release, and I was certainly NOT disappointed with her latest release.
The Wish List is about Emma, who will be thirty in six months. However she has recently found a list which she made along with her sister and friends, when they were fifteen years old, of things they wanted to have achieved by their thirtieth birthday.
It is a great chick lit read which has times of humour and also emotional times while Emma tries to complete her wish list and it is definitely a read for when you may need cheering up. It is one of those stories in which you could identify characters very similar to yourself and/or your friends. I don't think there were any characters I didn't like in this book, which is unusual as I usually meet at least one character per book that I have an instant dislike too, but not this one!
The story is a great read which I read very quickly and enjoyed immensely! It is the perfect book to be put into any holiday luggage this summer - either to read on the plane, on the beach or in the garden one summer afternoon.
Thank you to the publishers, Simon and Schuster, for sending me the book to review.