How to recognise a good book:
1) You repeatedly laugh out loud whilst reading.
2) You become slightly panicked when you realise you're reaching the end of the book.
3) It's written by Jane Costello.
I've read and enjoyed Jane Costello books before, Bridesmaids being a favourite of mine, but this has to be Jane's best book. It is so funny I was snorting out loud which made it difficult to read in public, and I had to take a break from reading it at one point because I was getting too giddy to carry on!
This book follows Emma as she tries her best to complete every task on her 'Wish List', things that she hopes to achieve before her 30th birthday. I found myself getting so swept away with the characters and their relationships that at times I forgot that the book was about the wish list.
Emma is a brilliantly neurotic character, with fabulous friends and she's in the enviable position of having handsome men falling all over her. The situations she gets herself into are so funny, yet at the same time there are many touching moments in this book.
I would totally recommend this book, it's feel-good, laugh out loud and leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy. The perfect read.
The Back Page Blurb:
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…
Title: The Wish List
Author: Jane Costello