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When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed.Somehow Lexi went from a twentWhen twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed.Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband—who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she…well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all.Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen? Will she ever remember? And what will happen when she does?With the same wicked humor and delicious charm that have won her millions of devoted fans, Sophie Kinsella, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shopaholic & Baby, returns with an irresistible new novel and a fresh new heroine who finds herself in a life-changing and utterly hilarious predicament…...

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ISBN : 9780593053898
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Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Remember Me? Reviews

  • Trin
    2019-05-02 22:38

    This would usually be the time when I would ask the largely rhetorical and semi-pathetic question, “Why do I keep reading Sophie Kinsella books?” Well, this time the answer is blatantly obvious—the plot of this one involves amnesia, yo, and I can never resist amnesia—and the question is kind of unfair. Because this wasn’t so bad—far less annoying than the last fewShopaholic books. Kinsella’s strength has always been her ability to create an amusing, fast-paced narrative, and coupled with the amnesia plot, I really didn’t want to put this book down. However, it also shares many of the same irritating traits as Kinsella’s other novels. The protagonist is once again a flighty, shallow woman who spends most of the book flailing and helpless, wriggling out of scrapes mostly through luck and/or the help of a strong, powerful man. Also, Kinsella really has no idea what it means to be poor. Not only are these novels full of rich people, the “poor” characters still have large country houses (but they smell kind of funny!) or can afford their own flats in London. Uh-huh. I wish I had your problems, ladies.For what this was, it was fun enough. Actually, in some ways it’s becoming funnier in retrospect, because I’m realizing what the plot reminded me of. In Remember Me?, 24-year-old Lexi wakes up after receiving a bump on the head to discover that she’s actually a very different and successful 28-year-old version of herself who’s lost four years of her memory after a car accident. Which brings to mind a book I read as a teenager,The Other Side of Dark byJoan Lowery Nixon, in which 13-year-old Stacy wakes up after a four-year coma to solve a murder and embark on a vaguely squicky romance with a 23-year-old. Mostly I remember the latter book due to its having one of the most unintentionally hilarious last paragraphs ever: “My cheek glows from the warmth of his skin through his shirt, and I can hear the steady beat of his heart. I put my arms around him. I’m Stacy McAdams. I’m seventeen. And I’m definitely in the right body!” Ahahahahaha. I guess we should all be glad that in Remember Me?, Lexi merely engages in some rather embarrassing activities involving muffins.Since this review has clearly descended into tangent city, I’d also like to call attention to something that was in no way Kinsella’s fault, but which made me want to laugh/cry almost as much as Stacy’s self-affirmations. Dear American publishers of English novels: We, your readers, are not idiots. We can figure out that, if a novel is set in London, “football” means the sport with the round ball and “crisps” are not some unfathomable food, even more impossible to decode than this “Philosopher’s Stone” I’ve heard stories of. We might, in fact, be reading this book set in London in part to soak up the English atmosphere and indulge our Anglophilia. So you are in fact helping no one when you take a manuscript from across the pond and do a find/replace on all the “British” terms, leaving you with a long scene that involves your heroine making repeated and unintentionally comic reference to a “packet of chips.” Yes, thank you for clarifying that the characters did not just purchase a plastic bag of French fries from a gas station; however, you’ve now got them sounding like poor confused souls with horrible mid-Atlantic accents. NO ONE SAYS PACKET OF CHIPS. Americans say bag of chips. English people say packet of crisps. Please choose one or, better yet, LEAVE IT THE HELL ALONE. Next thing you know all novels will take place in North Generica, because god forbid readers be exposed to something unfamiliar or spend half a second feeling CONFUSED.[/rant]So annnnnnnyway…like I said, way way back in my first paragraph, this was actually pretty fun and diverting. Much better than the later Shopaholic books, and a perfectly decent beach or plane read. Or in my case, couch and bathtub read. If you’re in need of some froth, you could do a lot worse. After all, this is froth WITH BONUS AMNESIA.

  • Susan
    2019-04-25 23:47

    Sophie Kinsella's books follow a formula that's as simple and delicious as my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Start with a twenty-something heroine who's slogging away at her career in London. She's far from perfect. Neither an Oxbridge graduate, cover girl, or WAG of a world-class footballer, our girl's best quality is that she's a true-blue friend. She's a pretty hard worker, decent and well-meaning. She hasn't a mean bone in her body. Her flaws tend to run in the direction of materialism. This may manifest itself in a shopping addiction, or a tad too much lusting after designer goods, or a bit too much interest in the glitzy trappings of material success. The recipe in The Undomestic Goddess is slightly different--like an inverse chocolate chip cookie recipe, I suppose. (Chocolate dough with white chocolate chips). The heroine was a brilliant, high-powered City attorney or investment banker(can't remember which), who lived for her work but was clueless outside the office.To these raw ingredients is added a crisis: a nasty workplace conspiracy (The Undomestic Goddess), a terrifying plane ride that loosens her lips(Can You Keep a Secret?), or an automobile crash(Remember Me?). If I recall, the Shopaholic books' crises pretty much revolve around the pitfalls of overspending. :)The crisis performs a function as essential as the baking soda in the cookie recipe: it forces our heroine to rise to the occasion. She draws on qualities that she never knew she possessed, using them to make lemonade from lemons. The sugar is of course provided by Mr. Perfect, who crops up somewhere in her newly-jumbled circumstances. Our lucky London heroine grows in important ways, and finds true love in the process. Lexi Smart, the central character in Remember Me?, learns an especially important lesson: the perfect life-- with a perfect body, career, and husband--just isn't all it's cracked up to be.I know that cookies aren't good for me. I should be eating fruits and veggies, right? But once in a while I really need to indulge myself in something that's unrealistically sweet, simple and predictable. What fun to imagine that career success can come so easily from selling vintage carpet designs--and in London, no less!Conclusion: Remember Me? is an especially quick and fun read that's driven by an admirable philosophy that I'm determined to adopt. I give it four yummy stars.

  • Laura
    2019-05-25 03:00

    This book represents every reason why I do not just pick up adult novels and read them without getting a trusted opinion. But, I'd heard of this author from her previous work (even though I've never read them), it's been well received, and the description sounded interesting, so I thought I'd try it. The fact that every other page contained the f-word (not an exaggeration) was enough to turn me off to the book. Add in the fact that the characters discussion of sex made it sound more like a boys high school locker room, and I'd had enough. Do women really talk like that? I expected to turn to the back cover and see a picture of a construction worker instead of Ms. Kinsella. I didn't feel connected to a majority of the characters, and I finished it only because I have a hard time leaving a book without some type of resolution, but most pages I had to simply skim through. It's rare that I say a book is not worth reading, but this would have to be one of them. I think I'll stick with my previous inclinations to get an opinion from a trusted friend first, which is the main reason I love Goodreads!

  • maymay ☕
    2019-05-24 05:48

    Typically, I don’t give 2 star ratings cause I’ve never felt like a book was just “ok.” It’s usually, Ilovea book, enjoy it, find it pleasant, or hate it. Finding a book that is just “ok” for me is rare. But sadly, I must give it to this book. Remember Mewas an interesting book with great potential but terrible, terrible implementation. It was boring and predictable and just dull to read. When thinking about continuing to read the book, I’d feel like I was being forced to do chores and that’sneversomething you want to feel when reading. Like, um no, stop this nonsense. It’s about this girl who’s having the worst luck in the world then wakes up the next day to find herself in the hospital with a sparky wedding ring and 3 years’ worth of missing memories. The whole point of the story is for her to retrieve her memory but like *yawn* I could barely make it through this one. One of my problems with it, is that I found it to be too juvenile. Now, I’m one to appreciate silly humour, sly quips, and lots of sass but the characters in this book are more like middle aged adults trying to act young by using words like “hip” and “rad.” Also, the whole plot is kinda just missing, like yes I understand you lost your memory and now you have no idea who you are and now you must find yourself and look beyond your exterior and blossom into the beautiful, empowered young woman you really are, but seriously,can we please get aproper plot?????? And now, I must apologize to my dearest friends who are probably unfriending and blocking and deleting me right now because they loved this book and I’m being a judgmental poo, but I’M NOT SORRY. (ง •̀_•́)ง“And just so you know, Lexi... I love you.""Really?" I beam delightedly before I can stop myself. "I mean... fab. Thanks very much!” 2 stars!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~book #2 in the Sophie Kinsella binge read

  • Michele
    2019-05-20 00:40

    My First Sophie Kinsella BookLexie Smart. Was she or was she not Ghandi in a previous life? The fun and farcical story of Lexie Smart has the heroine in this tale, Remember Me?, wondering how she got to a completely different station in life between the years 2004 and 2007. She believes she's stumbled into a dream life, but soon steps into a hornet's nest of complications, including finding out she's married to a "guy she just met," Eric, who is so rigid you have to sit up straighter just reading about him. She also discovers her best mates, a colorful threesome, have grown to hate her and call her the "bitch boss from hell."Having no basis for comparison with the author's earlier works, this was just plain an enjoyable little story about a young woman trying to piece together her life after a car accident causes her to suffer from amnesia. She can't remember the last three years of her life and the drastic changes she underwent to go from a snaggletooth bumbler to a high-styled corporate bigwig married to a millionaire. It's well written, very funny and has a clever plot that kept me turning pages at a record pace. I can see why Kinsella has so many fans and look forward to reading her Shopaholic series.

  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    2019-05-02 03:41

    Actual Rating 4.5 starsI really enjoyed this one! My favorite Kinsella book to date. I'm still not a fan of the relationship storyline that I get from this book and the other two adult SK books I've read... I don't know if it's the chick lit genre or just Kinsella, but I'm hoping some of her other books have something different to offer. But aside from that, the story was so funny and crazy but it just worked. I was laughing out loud and cringing all the way! Is it just me or does Sophie know how to write the most cringe-worthy embarrassing scenes for her leading ladies?? Haha It's almost painful to get through at times but so, so, so funny! I highly recommend this one :)

  • Lindsey Rey
    2019-05-05 22:35

    Cute, fun, and hilarious as always!

  • Jacob Proffitt
    2019-05-17 22:40

    Lexi Smart has the most ironic name in literature. I think there must be houseplants smarter than she is. Pages and pages and chapters and chapters of her trying to digest the fact that she doesn't remember the last three years. And it's like each new thing she learns is this totally amazing, unexpected event. "I'll send your sister in, then, shall I" and she spends two pages wondering who the sullen teen is who enters the room. What, you can't add three to 12 and come up with teen? She seriously expected the 12 year-old of her memory? And that's not even the worst example as the sister proceeds to spitefully dupe her over and over and over again.It just got too painful spending any more time in a first person story from a credulous idiot. This is supposed to be the powerful, dynamic director of her company? The rich, successful power-executive with designer everything? Yeah, right. I might have been able to continue if there had been anybody sympathetic but she was surrounded by flat jokes rather than other characters. Her mother is a self-involved idiot and her sister is a self-involved jerk—neither one showed as much empathy as a weasel in heat. Added to the credulousness of the viewpoint character and it all felt like someone performing slapstick in front of a traffic accident.

  • Mafi
    2019-04-25 05:59

    Sophie Kinsella é Sophie Kinsella...a rainha do chick-lit! Os seus livros divertem-me como ninguém se bem que entre todos os livros únicos da autora, este é capaz de ser o mais fraquinho (Agora lembrei-me do "És capaz de guarda um segredo? esse sim é o mais fraco dela!) Ainda assim foi uma boa leitura de entretenimento.A sinopse lança basicamente a premissa do livro, temos a Lexi que numa noite de farra com as amigas, cai ao tentar apanhar um táxi. Na manhã seguinte, acorda numa cama de hospital, sem saber bem onde foi parar e porque é que as suas unhas estão perfeitas, os seus dentes arranjados e tem uma mala de uma marca cara. Depressa descobre com muita confusão da sua parte que está no ano de 2007, embora a última coisa que se lembre é a tal festa com as amigas que aconteceu em...2004!(...)O que posso dizer? Foi uma leitura divertida! É que não há melhor adjectivo para classificar as leituras desta autora. A Lexi foi uma óptima protagonista mas como já tinha dito na minha opinião de "Tenho o teu núm3ro" a Lexi não é diferente da Samantha ou da Becky, aliás para eu não andar a repetir-me passo a citar-me:Para quem já é fã como eu, já sabe o que espera. Não foi surpresa as mil e uma trapalhadas em que a protagonista Poppy se meteu. Eu já previa isso e realmente foi isso que aconteceu. As personagens principais que Sophie Kinsella caracterizam são sempre todas iguais, apenas mudam os nomes. São todas trapalhonas, divertidas e muito muito mas mesmo muito curiosas! E isso é meio caminho andado para divertir o leitor. É realmente um ponto positivo nas leituras desta autora e mais uma vez consegui arrancar boas gargalhadas com as aventuras da Poppy. O único defeito com a Poppy é que eu já vi esta personagem imensas vezes: em 6 livros da série Louca por Compras e na "Fada do Lar". A Poppy não se distingue das outras protagonistas criadas pela autora, e embora seja uma personagem que divirta não lhe encontrei características inovadoras.Neste caso basta trocarem a Poppy pela Lexi e a minha citação continua actual. E atenção que já li o "Tenho o teu núm3ro" há dois anos e mesmo assim continuo a achar o mesmo das protagonistas que a Kinsella cria. Não é que seja mau mas gostava de ver algo totalmente diferente por parte da autora. Talvez seja por isso que estou muito curiosa em ler o seu 1º livro young-adult, só para ver se a protagonista é também trapalhona e caricata.http://algodaodoceparaocerebro.blogsp...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2019-04-29 06:59

    Ok this was fun but WHAT kind of ending was that?!?! This book's not my least favorite Sophie Kinsella story, but there was hardly any romance or the usual lighthearted/upbeat tone.Basic story: Lexi wakes up in a hospital and learns that she was in an accident a few days ago and lost all of her memories from the past 3 years. She's changed into a new person she doesn't recognize, both physically and personality-wise. And she's married to a super rich, gorgeous guy. Most of the story is her trying to piece together how she transformed into such a mean person who dropped all of her friends and married a guy who isn't as great as he first seemed. Then Jon appears & claims they were having an affair... and Lexi spends the rest of the story trying to figure out who she really used to love. This story reminded me a LOT of that movie "The Vow" (even with how depressing it is). But at least Channing Tatum's character in the movie knew he should try to start their relationship over again. All of Lexi's fishing for nonexistent memories seemed weird after awhile. I have a hard time liking characters who cheat on their partners, so take that into account with my rating. I mostly kept reading for the mystery and just wanted some kind of answers... the end was pretty anticlimactic, though. But Lexi's a super relatable and funny narrator, which honestly redeemed so much of this story!

  • Norabee
    2019-05-20 01:38

    The idea behind this book is thought provoking - Ladies, what would you do if you suddenly woke up in the hospital to find out that not only have you no memory of the last three years of your life, but that everything you do remember has changed? This would include your appearance (for the Better!), your career (you've been Promoted!), your love life (You're Married!! & to a really good-looking guy), your lifestyle (Fantastic! Your husband is rich and you make three times as much as you used to) and that your social life has changed too. Well, maybe not everything new is better - you seem to have all new friends but your old friends; the one's that matter the most to you act like you don't even exist. This is the case of Lexi Smart - a young woman who has the misfortune (or would that be fortune?) to suffer a brain injury after falling down a set of steps. Sophie Kinsella is a masterful story teller; she mixes real life with just enough drama to carry you along and helps you invest in her characters. She takes Lexi from an average "any woman" to an ambitious, super styler who now has the sleek body of an athlete and makes us all wish that we could be her; then Sophie switches it up and we discover that there are cracks in the perfect exterior and that not everything is picture perfect. The story gets even more involved when we find out that Lexi's last memory is indeed from three years earlier, but that the reason she's in the hospital is because of a very recent car accident. Somehow her brain injury jumps her memory back three years and it was during those three years that she consciously made all the changes in her life. She just doesn't remember how or why. She decides to jump right in, thinking that if she plays along, hopefully her memory will return. So she moves in with her gorgeous husband, makes plans to visit her job and see her friends. She just can't understand why she's no longer tight with the girls at work that she used to always hang out with. She even meets a man that seems to know her more than he should and before long, the sparks begin to fly! Readers are treated to a mystery as Lexi takes on the task of discovering who she is and what is really important to her - she learns just what events sparked the tremendous changes in her life and as she gets to know herself, she discovers who she really wants to be. We ride along with Lexi as she takes on challenges and wonder if she'll ever regain her memory and if or when she does, how will it change her life? As a personal aside, after reading this book description, I actually gasped! This is ME! Well No, not really but this book really meant something to me personally, as I too, woke up in the hospital after a bump to the had after falling down the stairs and I had no recollection of it either - my life hadn't changed much - except I did lose almost 10 pounds (feeding tubes are great - there's practically no fat pumped in there!) Fortunately, all my important memories are still intact, but it was so intriguing to me when I saw the description of this book that I just had to read it and I'm so glad that I did! Everyone can enjoy this tale; even if you haven't found yourself in Lexi's shoes (or mine!) because the story speaks to everyone about the perils of wanting "the good life" and what can happen as you discover that maybe, just maybe you may already have it!

  • Buggy
    2019-05-14 05:48

    Opening Line: “How long have I been awake? Is it morning yet? I feel so rough. What happened last night? God my head hurts.”This was a super fun read as all of Kinsella’s books are. Not too much brain-power needed, just a good time so if you’re in the mood for chick-lit it doesn’t get much better than this. REMEMBER ME was addictively hard to put down as well as LOL funny in places and I got sucked right into the chaos of the heroine’s life and the double romance. Imagine not remembering that you’re having an affair.Lexi Smart is having a crappy night, in her words “On a scale of one to ten we’re talking …a minus six. And it’s not like I even have very high standards.”Standing in the rain after a night out clubbing with friends, Lexi just wants to find a taxi, get home and kick off her agonizing boots. Yup, it’s been a crap day all right, her boyfriend (Loser Dave) stood her up and her second-rate job managed to screw her out of the Christmas bonus on a technicality. Tomorrow promises to be even worse though, it’s her father’s funeral. Before she can moan about the state of her life any further Lexi tops the night off by slipping on the wet street and tumbling down a flight of stairs.When Lexi wakes up she’s in a London hospital, but hold on something’s a little off…she’s in a private room and her nails are manicured, her teeth are perfect (guess they can’t call her Snaggletooth anymore) her body is toned and thin (squeal) and her handbag is Vuitton. The nurse also mentioned that she was in a car accident (in a Mercedes no less) but Lexi can’t drive and she definitely can’t afford that car or that purse. When her Mother and sister show up Lexi starts to panic because her mother looks strange and damn, what’s happened to her little sister, she’s all grown up? As the Doctors explain it Lexi is suffering from amnesia and is missing the last 3 years of her life which would mean she’s now…28 (sob) but it’s not all bad because somehow in that time she’s married a hunky multimillionaire and become a cooperate big shot. Apparently she now lives in a Kensington loft and has a personal assistant and a trainer and new puffy lips and a carb free diet and glamorous new friends (what about her old friends and toast?) Lexi’s got a ton of catching up to do if she’s going to make this exciting new life work and she might just pull it off. But she misses her friends (they won’t even talk to her anymore) and toast (sigh) and can’t understand how she become that bitch “The Cobra” at the office and this is all before Jon the architect shows up. Yeah Jon, the guy she’s supposedly having an affair with and is going to leave her husband for.This book just hit the spot. Cheers 371jb5

  • Heidi
    2019-05-25 02:51

    I was very disappointed in this book. I felt like the author was spending more time trying to use every swear word she had ever heard than developing a good story. The concept intrigued me -- who isn't interested in amnesia? But the story was really about unhappiness and unfaithfulness. It was uninspired. That being said, if any of my friends still want to read it I read it with a black marker in my hand and now at least the bad language and some scenes are edited out!

  • Fenia
    2019-05-25 00:37

    Such a different fluffy book from what i've been used to. I really liked it!! :D It reminded me a bit of the movie 'The Vow' and 'From 13 to 30'. I haven't read a book of Kinsella before!! And i have to say i really loved her way of writing!! I need to read more of her books!!! :D I also loved the ending. i need that kind of closure to all of my books pleaseeeeee *.* AMAZING BOOK!!! ♥

  • Ferdy
    2019-04-26 02:47

    Typical Sophie Kinsella chick lit, pure candy fluff.Lexi was a complete thicko, and it wasn't down to her amnesia, it was just her. It was impossible to believe she used to be some high flying, smart tough businesswoman when she acted like a fool 99% of the time. She was also a flakey, irritating doormat. I kind of hated her but at the same time rooted for her purely because the friends/family she was surrounded by were a million times worse than her. It was bizarre how Lexi constantly made out that being confident, focused, fit and healthy, and ambitious and driven at work were a bad thing? I didn't get her attitude to all the positive changes she had made in her life. She was totally daft, she wanted to be a respected boss, but at the same time wanted her workers to be her BFFs. She was like a child instead of a grown women, wanting everyone to like her and hang out with her, and was desperate to be loved by her workers, she cared more about that than actually being successful at her job. The moral of the story was pretty much hard work and a serious attitude at work are bad and that women should be weak, lazy, silly, unhealthy fools for them to be happy.Lexi's family were horrible, they had no compassion or care for anyone but themselves. Her sister was a spoilt, thieving brat who felt sorry for herself, and her mum was a total bitch who was more concerned about her dogs than her eldest daughter nearly dying and suffering from amnesia. Neither of them supported her or looked out for her. Hated Jon. If he was so in love with Lexi he would have cared more about her well being, he was more interested in how her amnesia affected him than what she was going through. I don't know why he was so angry and pouty at Lexi, it wasn't like she chose to have amnesia, he acted like she'd done something wrong by getting in a car accident and suffering amnesia. If he had really cared about her he would have tried to help her and ease her into her new life. Lexi's friends were total dicks, I don't know why she even bothered with them when they dropped her just because she was promoted and became their boss and actually did her job properly. So because she didn't let her friends get away with walking all over her, they fucked off and left her on her own. I wanted Lexi to drop them as well for being such mean, petty cows. But the doormat carried on being a doormat.

  • Liliana Rio
    2019-05-18 01:52

    Tinha bastante curiosidade em ler alguma coisa da Sophie Kinsella e o resultado é que me diverti imenso :DD é um livro leve, descontraído, não dá vontade de o largar, pois estava super curiosa com a vida da Lexi que aterrou amnésica num conto de fadas e as reviravoltas que se iam suceder ....e fartei-me de rir, rir e rir :DD

  • Farah
    2019-05-02 06:43

    Oke. Buku ini selesai gue baca hanya dalam waktu beberapa jam saja.Sebenernya bukan karena ceritanya yang menarik banget, tapi karena emang gue ngga bisa tidur aja.Untuk ukuran buku yang menceritakan tentang tokoh utama yang kena amnesia, buku ini ngga terlalu rumit untuk diikutin jalan ceritanya.*catatan: bukan tipe-tipe amnesia yang seperti di sinetron Indonesia yah. Yang jatuh terguling-guling dari tangga, terus pas buka mata udah ada di rumah sakit dengan kepala diperban, dan bertanya-tanya sama semua orang yang ada di depan dia, "kamu siapa? aku dimana? aduh kepala aku sakit blablabla" dan dilanjutkan dengan adegan zoom berulang-ulang dari tokoh antagonis dengan mata membelalak ala Kiki Amalia diiringi oleh musik menggetarkan hati (JRENG!! JRENGG!! *lagi* JRENGGG!) lalu si antagonis akan tersenyum miring dengan tatapan yang masih membelalak sambil berpikir, "bagus.. dia hilang ingatan.."dan ingatan itu akan kembali beberapa episode kemudian setelah si tokoh tersebut kejeduk sesuatu saat sedang berjalan dan kemudian tersandung.Tidak. Tidak seklise otak para pekerja sinetron di Multivision plus. Cerita di buku ini tidak secetek itu.Awalnya gue juga berpikir sama seperti si tokoh utama di cerita ini, Lexi. Oke, dia jatuh dari tangga (ya ampun... mirip cerita sinetron Multivision Plus..) di tahun 2004 dan... terbangun di tahun 2007?? Koma. Pasti itu jawabannya.Tapi jawaban itu mental setelah diceritakan bahwa Lexi menatap kuku-kukunya yang panjang dan dikuteks.Oke, pertanyaannya, siapa yang segitunya kurang kerjaan sampe membawa mbak-mbak salon ke rumah sakit untuk memanikur si pasien??Ternyata dibalik semua itu, kasus amnesia yang menimpa Lexi jauh lebih spesial dari yang biasa digunakan di cerita-cerita MP. (yang bahkan ngga disebutkan secara jelas di ceritanya! Benar-benar fiksi yang menyenangkan..)Dan gue berpikir.Gue selalu ingin berada di dalam kondisi si Lexi ini. Bangun di pagi hari, melupakan semua hal-bukan, bukan lupa. Tapi sengaja melewatkan bagian-bagian yang tidak menyenangkan dalam hidup-dan kemudian hidup sudah berada diluar jalur yang biasa gue jalani. Suami super tampan (yang ternyata super perhitungan juga sama istri sendiri. Ampun deh), jabatan tinggi, pembelanja pribadi, lemari penuh baju dan sepatu, dan.. sebagai bonus, penampilan fisik yang keren tanpa harus mengingat betapa beratnya menjalani semua fitnes dan jogging setiap hari serta pria tampan ditengah-tengah pernikahan yang nampaknya sempurna (ugh.. yum!).Tapi disisi lain juga, ha! Hidup seperti ini bukan pilihan. Hidup ngga akan seru kalau kita lupa seperti apa detail hari-hari yang kita lalui sebelumnya.Dan bagian yang paling menyenangkan dari semua itu adalah.. tidak seperti Lexi yang tidak punya pilihan sama sekali, gue masih bisa memilih mana yang mau gue lupakan dan mana yang mau gue ingat.Hehehe..======================================NoteTambahan, setelah gue pikir-pikir lagi, bagian yang paling menyenangkan dari buku ini adalah bagian yang dicetak tebal di bagian atas. Bahwa saat Lexi terbangun dari komanya, dia menemukan bahwa giginya sudah berubah menjadi putih dan berderet sempurna, rambutnya sudah lurus berkilau, dan kakinya begitu jenjang serta berat badannya sudah berkurang banyak..Tanpa perlu mengingat betapa sakitnya memasang behel, mahalnya biaya perawatan dan bleaching gigi, bosennya di salon nungguin rambut kelar di smoothing DAN 3 tahun yang dihabiskan di GYM untuk mendapatkan kaki jenjang itu.. Ah! tiba-tiba gue teringat bahwa gue HARUS pergi ke gym mulai dari SEKARANG juga kalau ingin mendapatkan tubuh seperti Lexi di usia 27 nanti..20 Desember 2009

  • Sara Williams
    2019-05-22 04:35

    I'm not sure I can quite write down the reasons why I love Sophie Kinsella so much.But these books... they're so refreshing - the absolute best solution to cure reading slumps - so full of life, hilarious just to think about...Sure, they do have their faults. Our main characters are somewhat uninteresting at times and the situations they get themselves into are utterly ridiculous. But it's all... SO MUCH FUN! That's how I can describe Kinsella's work best.In Remember Me we have the amnesia factor shoved into it, and having our mc trying to figure out her own life was worth the read. Not one of my favourites... it wasn't as funny as books such as Can you keep a secret OR The undomestic goddess for example, but it was still a pretty solid book that served its purpose.I keep on wanting to marathon this but I know I shouldn't because I'll be out of Kinsella's books in no time... what a pity..

  • Lisa
    2019-05-05 04:55

    I love Sophie Kinsella. Whenever I read her novels, I can't help but think she seems like the kind of woman I'd be friends with. She writes the way I think, and I can relate to at least one aspect of every single one of her characters. I AM her demographic.I also love Kinsella's imaginitive plots. In Remember Me?, Lexi wakes up in hospital with a head injury and quickly realizes she's lost three years of her memory. In her mind, it's 2004 and she's your typical, underpaid twenty-something with a loser boyfriend and not many prospects ahead. But in 2007, she's a rich, successful, married powerhouse living the life most of us only dream of. Following the signs between 2004 and 2007 and piecing together the puzzle with Lexi is a funny and clever ride, and the pages turn faster and faster as you get closer to the answers.Remember Me? has been described as "brain candy", and I couldn't agree more. It's a very lighthearted quick read, but you engage with the character of Lexi in a way that keeps you from putting the novel down. In my opinion, this is Kinsella's best since the first "Shopaholic" and a great addition to the fluffy Chick Lit genre. I really enjoyed it and will keep buying her books sight unseen for a long time to come.

  • Keris
    2019-04-24 07:02

    It's not the waking up in hospital that freaks out Lexi Smart. It's the fact that she's got nails to die for, porcelain veneers, a glossy mane of hair, a Louis Vuitton handbag, she's Manager of a whole department ... and, oh yes, she's married to a drop-dead gorgeous millionaire husband.The only drawback she can see is that she's aged three years. But then so has her mother and (not-so-now) little sister.How the hell did all that happen?And what happened to the last three years?To read the rest of this review (and more!), please visit Trashionista

  • Emily (Obsessed Reader)
    2019-05-19 05:01

    4.5 starsThis was so much fun, and I devoured it so quickly. I think I'm becoming a Kinsella fan!! I can't wait to read more of her books. They are just so light and wonderful, and I know I can depend on them to totally capture me.

  • Audrey Dry
    2019-05-03 00:59

    4'5... más 5 que 4. La verdad es que esperaba una novela algo más floja, pero Kinsella siempre me sorprende para bien. Quizá hay partes que se hacen un poco pesadas, pero siempre levanta el vuelo un par de páginas más adelante.El libro trata sobre la amnesia que sufre la protagonista después de un accidente. A medida que avanzamos en la obra, podremos ir descubriendo junto a ella qué es lo que ha ocurrido durante ese tiempo que ella no recuerda. Me ha gustado mucho el carácter de Eric, un poco paranoico y maniático. Jon no llega a ser del todo adorable pero se le coge cariño. Quizá la trama de la madre y de la hermana es un poco forzada, esas han sido las partes que más me ha costado leer. Como lectora esperaba un final diferente y me he encontrado con uno que me ha gustado incluso más que el que yo pensaba. Es un libro rápido y fácil de leer. Hay partes entrañables y partes divertidas. Recomendable para una lectura veraniega (a pesar de que ahora mismo no estemos en verano en el hemisferio norte).PD: Me partí de la risa con el Mont Blanc XD

  • Tempo de Ler
    2019-05-24 03:52

    Quando Lexi acorda no hospital, não tem qualquer memória dos últimos três anos da sua vida. Assim, intrigadíssimas, transitamos com ela das suas recordações de 2004 para o desconhecido, em 2007. Como é que Lexi passou de uma miúda com uns quilinhos as mais, cabelo mortiço, dentes a precisar urgentemente de correcção e um namorado misógino - uma Lexi que, digamos de uma vez por todas, velejava a velocidade desastrosa num mar de azar - para uma autêntica Barbie morena e bem sucedida?!...É aqui que Sophie Kinsella acerta em cheio, torna-se muito divertido e curioso ir descobrindo as coisas ao mesmo tempo que Lexi, recebendo as novidades com grande surpresa... E choque. Muito choque. Sem saber como, Lexi aterra numa vida de sonho: o marido, além de bonito, é multimilionário, a casa de ambos é de um luxo que ela nunca imaginou, profissionalmente Lexi subiu na carreira e é agora chefe de departamento. Tal como a protagonista, ficamos muito impressionadas com estes desenvolvimentos e, graças ao bom senso que faltou a Lexi, igualmente desconfiadas!Quanto mais descobre sobre esta Lexi de 28 anos, mais distante lhe parece daquilo que se lembra de ser e sente que é. Desde o estilo de vida até à casa, passando pela roupa e acessórios, Lexi não se identifica com nada da sua vida anterior. Assim, além do desespero de ter perdido um grande pedaço da sua vida - um pedaço muito importante, ao que parece - Lexi acaba por ter que representar um papel.Não ajuda que a irmã que Lexi recorda com tanto carinho seja agora uma adolescente desbocada que só se mete em sarilhos, nem que a mãe, de uma insensibilidade assustadora, frustre, sem sequer reparar, as tentativas de Lexi de descobrir mais sobre si mesma. Como se não bastasse (!), Lexi vai viver com um homem picuinhas e exigente que nem conhece mas que supostamente devia amar. E como se não bastasse (!!), ao regressar ao emprego, Lexi descobre que as antigas colegas e amigas a odeiam e evitam a todo o custo. E COMO SE NÃO BASTASSE (!!!) Lexi tem ainda que lidar com um tal de arquitecto, Jon, que jura a pés juntos que eram amantes... Como já devem ter percebido, aplica-se neste livro a Lei de Murphy - tudo o que puder correr mal a Lexi, vai correr!...Diz-me quem Sou é um livro muito divertido, escrito por uma pessoa que sabe obviamente o que está a fazer; Kinsella faz-nos passar por várias emoções em relação a Lexi - contentamento, desilusão, comoção, frustração, etc... esta até pode ser apenas uma das "rabiscaduras da moda", como disse Garrett no seu tempo, mas, não obstante, pode ser uma grande fonte de entretenimento e descontracção se estivermos no espírito certo.

  • Muse-ic ♬
    2019-05-03 04:59

    I enjoyed that :)This book was cute and quirky! Anyone up for some"Loft Style Living"? ;)Questions, comments, and/or concerns:1) Why are nearly all of Sophie's characters somehow involved in really big business? It's starting to get pretty old:-Lexie, director in a large enterprise-Lara Lington, owns funny business, uncle is a millionaire CEO and boyfriend is millionaire businessman.-Poppy, fling Sam Roxton owns big business.-Emma, works large enterprise, boyfriend works in same enterprise, later boyfriend/lover is CEO of same enterprise.2) The ending. (view spoiler)[I'm not buying the fact that she fell back in love with John. I didn't feel it, it just happened.(hide spoiler)]3) hahahaha Eric is so out of the picture xD

  • Karina
    2019-05-24 06:40

    Really good chick lit/women's fiction about what drives a person to change their life around...and the repercussions one then regrets.The main character, Lexi, suffers amnesia after a car accident and can't remember the last three years. Her last memory was of her self as a loser with a loser life...but she wakes up to a hunk of a husband, a promotion at work, and a new look. Seems perfect, right, but she soon discovers it's not and has to figure out what made her change before she can make it better...and decide who she really wants to be.This book is a fun, quick read that I'd recommend and didn't want to put down. And the surprise ending is very satisfying. Enjoy :)

  • Melissa
    2019-05-20 23:49

    This book was so satisfying, I actually closed the book and sighed when it was over. I love Sophie Kinsella. She's just a guilty pleasure. I know this is not great literature, some of her characters are one-dimensional (Eric, the husband) and I can always see the end coming a mile away, but I just feel so good after reading one of her books.

  • Bev
    2019-05-12 01:46

    I can always count on Sophie Kinsella's books for a delightful escape, and this one is no exception. Her newest heroine, Lexi, is just as lovable as her others, and she has retained the knack of making me laugh out loud and tear up at the same time. When you finally learn about the sunflower reference on the cover, I hope it takes your breath away as it did for me. Enjoy this charming story!

  • ♡Karlyn P♡
    2019-05-08 00:49

    3.5 stars. Not bad, I enjoyed the fun amnesia aspect.

  • Tasha (faeriedrugs)
    2019-05-12 22:56

    Again, another hilarious Sophie Kinsella book. I really enjoyed finding out about Lexi's life before her accident and figuring out that things weren't actually as they seemed at first.

  • Michelle
    2019-05-07 01:45

    Although this book wasn't as funny nor as romantic as her other books I have read I really enjoyed reading this. I was really cheering for Lexi because after she wakes up and realizes she lost three years of her life she has a pretty hard time adjusting to this seemingly perfect life. I just knew something had to be wrong with Eric. He was just too perfect. His perfect image slowly faded away through the book and we were left with this empty, shallow, uncompassionate moron. What was also sad was how much Lexi had changed in the three years. She had a really good reason why she changed so it all makes sense and isn't random at all. All her "old" friends weren't her friends anymore which just sucked. But everything works out in the end with everyone so its all good. I expected a lot more romance. She is in denial about her relationship with Jon not just because she lost her memory of him but also because her husband, Eric seemed to be so perfect she forced herself to feel something for him when there was really nothing there anymore. I didn't get the chance to know Jon like the other love interests in the her other books so I'm not entirely in love with him but he did seem good for Lexi so he is fine with me. Overall, this book has a different feel than the other books I have read but is still enjoyable. You will certainly be rooting for Lexi while she seriously struggles to understand this "new" life of hers. I just need to put this in here. Mont. Blanc. (If you read the book you will understand how funny that scene was.) I'm laughing really hard just thinking about it.