Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Genre: Adult Chick-Lit/ Fiction
Pages: 400
Type: Standalone
Goodreads Rating: 3.80
My Rating: 4.5/5

Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.

Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.

But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?

My Thoughts: 

I have always kinda shirked away from this book. I have no clue why. I just... don't know. I didn't even know what the book was about! I call myself myself fool now for not having read this book earlier on. 

But I finally picked it, not knowin what to expect from it at all. This book was everything I needed. It was absolutely perfect. It had that quirky feeling that all of Kinella's books have; it was light and just a fun, quick read. I will admit though, I started the book and put it on hold for some days, before reading it again. The entire process took me a week. And then I went back to my reading slump, which seems eternally prevalent in my life at the moment. 

If my life was a movie, then right now suspense and mysterious music would be playing in the background with a guy saying, "Will she ever get out of her reading slump?" 

Anyways, got diverted a bit over there. Moving on, I didn't have a problem with the book on its own at all. What I did have a problem with was the fact that Kinsella has no fresh plot. 

Kinsella pretty much has the same base for all her main female protagonists, at least as far as I've seen. All of them always have different problems in life, are internally a wreck, but externally collected collected. They are all the same clumsy types of people; with barely any variation. 

It's like saying that I bought a donut with a chocolate coating; then I went and bought another donut, but this time with a vanilla coating. Which means, you eat donuts only but with the glaze different. But at the end of the day, the main part of the donut, is the donut. 

Overall, personally I enjoyed this book immensely for a single book. It was hilarious, and quirky, had that bit of romance and suspense. Most importantly though, was the chracter development. There are so many changes within Samantha, that you're kind of starstruck. 

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good laugh, and just wants a light and fluffy and quick and oh, did I mention HILARIOUS, book.


  1. I haven't read any yet from Sophie Kinsella, but I'm guessing this is such a really fun book because I saw my mother reading this last year, and she was practically laughing the whole time! Lol! Oh well... :)

    Great review, Aisha! <3

    Fiona | A Girl Between the Pages
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    1. Yes, it was very funny! XD Can't wait for you to read it!

  2. I've only read Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, and I didn't really enjoy it, so I'm not sure if I'll enjoy her other books. Though I do really like light-hearted and funny books, so maybe I'll pick this one up from the library. Great review Aisha! ♥

    ~Denise @ The Bibliolater

    1. Finding Audrey is her YA book. First, at that. Maybe her adult books are just much better! You NEED to pick this one up!

  3. Sophie Kinsella is just the best! Also, Nathaniel!!! :)
    Oh, and I tagged you to do the Zombie Apocalypse tag! Here: https://grapefruitbooks.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/zombie-apocalypse-tag-tag-7/

    1. Yes, Nathaniel! *swoon* Thanks, though I don't know when I'll get around to it.