By Emily Giffin
By Emily Giffin
Publication Date: April 1, 2005
Number of Pages: 352 pages
Geographical Setting: New York City, NY
Time Period: Current
Series: It is not a series, however, it does have a prequel titled The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone and a sequel titled Something Blue
Plot Summary: Rachel and Darcy have been best friends for as long as they can remember. They do everything together, but Darcy is always a little bit ahead. She makes more money, has a better job, is a little bit younger, and now she is getting married first. Her fiance, Dexter, is gorgeous and successful and one drunken night, he and Rachel end up in bed together. Despite knowing that this is the biggest betrayal between two friends, Rachel continues to see Dexter in secret. The reader follows Rachel's conflicting emotions as she must decide who she is and what her heart really wants. Set against the backdrop of New York City and a summer house in the Hamptons, this is a fairly light but forgettable beach read.
Subject Headings: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
3 appeal terms that best describe this book: Fast-paced, Character-driven, Upbeat
Similar Authors and Works:
3 Relevant Fiction Works and Authors
- You Could Do Better- Stephanie Lehmann
Slightly similar to Something Borrowed, this book is about a bride-to-be finds her life turned upside down when she begins to have an affair before her wedding day.
- The Last Year of Being Single - Sarah Tucker
A light-hearted chick lit novel, this is about a confused woman who is torn between the two men in her life.
- The Romantics- Galt Niederhoffer
The main characters finds herself in a similar situation to Rachel, she is the bridesmaid in a wedding where she was once, and possible still, in love with the groom.
3 Relevant Non-Fiction Works and Authors
- Talking As Fast As I Can- Lauren Graham
Gilmore Girls star discusses her life on screen and off in this fast-paced memoir.
- The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo- Amy Schumer
Comedienne Amy Schumer discusses her often sexually explicit love life in this fast-paced, humourous, and heartfelt memoir.
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)- Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling is like a real life Rachel- she is down to earth, the girl next door, and adorably confused. In this book, she shares her observations on life, love, and friendships.