Monday, January 3, 2011

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding

Synopsis in a Sentence: In Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, the sequel to the first the first Bridget Jones book, Bridget is as crazy and misadventure prone as ever while she tries to figure out her relationship with Mark Darcy!

My Thoughts: I absolutely love Bridget Jones! I loved both movies, but for some reason, I never read the books until recently. It's probably because I only used to read Christian genre books, and have since decided to widely broaden my reading selections! This book was laugh out loud FUNNY!! I did notice, however, that it was fairly different from the movie...not that there's anything wrong with that, but I love the movie so much, that I was hoping for more similarities. For example, Daniel Cleaver (her loser ex-boyfriend) is a lot more involved in the movie than he is in the book. This is an excellent book to read at the beginning of the new year, as Bridget is always trying to live out her resolutions and using self help books to try to stop her bad habits! It will make you feel better about yourself as you witness how badly she fails at her attempts! Read or revisit this book if you are in need of a good laugh, or a reminder of not taking yourself or life too seriously. Love British authors. They just really know how to word and put things in such a quirky, witty and cozy way.

Favorite part: While reading the last few pages of this book, I was trying so hard to stifle laughter so as not to wake up my husband! Bridget drunkenly decides to write her Christmas cards and trim her huge tree. It's hysterical when Mark Darcy comes over and reads a crazy card that she sent to one of his colleagues, and after seeing the tree, says “What the arse is that?” So funny.


  1. I haven't read any of the Bridget Jones books, but I know I at least have the first one on my shelf. Ahhhh, some day.....

    Great review, Rebecca! Thanks for sharing....

  2. I haven't actually read the book, but I've seen the movies,and I loved them too! I'm British, and even I can't get enough of posh accents saying things like "what the arse". Gotta love it!
    Brilliant review, and I'll have to pick the books up soon!

  3. I saw the first movie, never even thought to pick up the book! For shame on me... I will have to check it out sometime!