Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Holly’s Inbox by Holly Denham

I read a great review of Holly’s Inbox in Entertainment Weekly a couple of months ago. It was compared to Bridget Jones’ Diary, which is one of my favorite books, so I decided I should definitely read this book. Unfortunately our entire library system only had one copy of the book – which I was finally able to snag.

Although this book looks weighty at 600 plus pages, it is actually a very quick read. Set up as a book told through emails, it is the story of Holly Denham as she starts a new job at a bank. She has relationship, family, and work woes, and we also solve the mystery of her past.

Overall it was a funny, light read – perfect for summer. The only negative I had with the book was that the email format constrained it so that I felt that I never got to know some characters as well as I would have if it were written in a more traditional format. I wonder when the a book written all in twitter will be coming out . . .

Otherwise my only other complaint was that it was hard to put the book down. I will be reading the sequel when it comes out!


  1. As it's almost the end of summer, I must rush out and get this one if it's perfect for summer. I really, really need something that's just plain fun!

  2. This is the second review I've read about this one. It sounds like a book I'd enjoy. Thanks for your review, Laura.

  3. I really enjoyed this book as well. It's surprising how quickly over 600 pages went by.

  4. I've heard really good things about this one. The concept is cool.

  5. This really looks fun. I have a friend who monitors her companies online activities and emails to catch people who aren't doing 'work' stuff and this always reminds me of her...