I am kicking off a week of my very own Holiday "It" Books List with a book that I found laugh out loud funny and touching. Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace is an "It" book for sure this season and should be on your gift list AND your own reading list. Here is the scoop...
So he uncharacteristically moves to help a girl on the street who's
struggling with an armload of packages, and she smiles an incredible smile at
him before her cab pulls away. What for a fleeting moment felt like a beginning
is cruelly cut short—until Jason realizes that he's been left holding a
disposable camera. And suddenly, with prodding and an almost certainly
disastrous offer of assistance from his socially inept best friend Dev, a
coincidence-based, half-joking idea—What if he could track this girl down
based on the photos in her camera?—morphs into a full-fledged quest to find the
woman of Jason's dreams.
I really loved the honesty of this book. The tales of the mundane were made hilarious and true by the talented Wallace. The seemingly crazy quest at the heart of the book is only part of the story. The sides stories of friendship, life and a tour through London with two funny guys (I kept thinking I wanted to go have a pint with them!) make this book one I did not want to end. In fact, when the book ended, I wished it would go on. I wanted to know more. I am hoping Danny Wallace will treat us to an update soon. Pick up this book for yourself and the man or woman in your life who loves a good laugh and would appreciate a tale of life and friendship.....
I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win a copy of Charlotte Street. Thanks so much to the publisher and here is how to enter....
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