This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favourite authors, Sophie Kinsella, at her book signing in London.
I brought my copy of “Wedding Night” for her to sign. This is my favourite book by Kinsella as it is one of the funniest books I have ever read.
If you havent read Kinsella, you may recognize her name as the author of the “Shopaholic” Series. She has also written stand alone novels such as , “Remember Me?” , “I’ve Got Your Number,” and “The Undomesticated Goddess”. All of her novels are laugh out loud guaranteed.
Despite my shameless enjoyment of Kinsella’s novels, other readers have found that they are self-conscious or even embarrassed to be reading her books. Apparently, Kinsella is an author readers try not to share their enjoyment of openly. Yes, Kinsella is not the most technical writer, her books do follow a similar pace and outcome, yes her characters tend to be similar in personalities and likeness. Critics will alway have something negative to say about all authors, but I don’t think readers should hide what they are reading from others in order to avoid judgement. I think readers should read what they want to, what makes them happy, what makes them laugh (like Kinsella’s books), and not worry about what other people think about what they are reading.
That’s what I do at least. Kinsella is not a “guilty pleasure” of reading, she is not an author to be ashamed of reading. I read her books because I enjoy reading them. I read them because they make me laugh, and I am not embarrassed to suggest them to others.
Check out this article that dives more into the debate about reading books written by Sophie Kinsella.