Sunday, June 5, 2011

One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell

Candace Bushnell's One Fifth Avenue is such a fun and witty read! It's the last thing I look forward to reading before I go to bed and my evening rituals have been great since. As soon as 3am would hit the clock, I couldn't wait to get out of my office so I can prepare for bed and read the next adventures of the powerful women of One Fifth Avenue.

On this book, Bushnell tells the intertwining story of five New York women who live in the chicest  New York apartment -- One Fifth. I haven't been in this glorious city but Candace Bushnell, just like with her Sexy and the City novels, has brought me there. I felt like I was one of the girls, or at least wishing I was living that kind of posh, exciting and sophisticated life as well.

Among all the five characters (Mindy Gooch, Enid Merle, Lola Fabrikant, Annnaliss Rice, and Louise Houghton), Annalisa was my favorite. She embodied the kind of class, character, simplicity and wealth that I would like to deserve someday. Yeah, that's my wishful thinking!

Reading about the intricate and interesting stories of these women, with their respective men seemingly starring in their lives but in the end, posed to be mere backdrops in these women's colorful lives, it made me think of my own... Nah, I love my husband too much to be like those women! Haha! It's just interesting though how they got to have it all, without having it all!

Anyway, if you're looking for some summer fun chick lit, One Fifth it is. Kudos to Candace Bushnell for coming up with another bestseller! It would be awesome to see this turned into a film. What do you think? ^_^