What’s On Your Nightstand?

When I went to the She Speaks conference in June, I found myself in the unfortunate predicament of being in an airport all by myself with nothing to read.  After meandering around the magazine stand for a while, I picked up a copy of Sophie Kinsella’s The Undomestic Goddess for my reading pleasure.  I had never read any of Ms. Kinsella’s books before, but I had heard her name thrown around.

The Undomestic Goddess is a the epitome of "light reading".  It was exactly what I was looking for during my plane ride.  I read it cover to cover on the 1.5-hour plane flight.  If you’re looking for something thought-provoking and believable, this is not a book for you.  If you’re looking for something light and fun to read while sitting on the beach and keeping an eye on your kids, this is it.

Here’s the blurb from the back cover:

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?

As I said — light reading.  But very fun.  Disclaimer: I give this book a PG-13 rating for language and sexual content.

To play along, visit the carnival What’s On Your Nightstand at 5 Minutes For Books.