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The Wedding Diaries [Kindle Edition]

Sam Binnie
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The first novel in an entertaining and hilarious new series introduces Kiki Carlow, a woman on a mission to create her perfect wedding.

Kiki Carlow is shocked but delighted when boyfriend Thom proposes. Planning a wedding is easy, right? That’s as long as you ignore:

1. The utterly bankrupting price of the only dress you’ll ever truly love.
2. Your suddenly pregnant sister – surprise!
3. The celebrity wedding you’re covering for work which is devouring your every waking thought.
4. The Mother of the Bride. Entirely.

Kiki soon discovers that planning the perfect wedding might just bring total chaos to the rest of her life. Can she stop being a Bridezilla in time to marry the man she loves?

Heart-warming and hilarious, The Wedding Diaries will make you laugh, cry, and want to watch Bridesmaids all over again…

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‘The bottom may have fallen out of the chick-lit market, but we still need the new – especially if they are this good… It's the start of a series written in diary form. I found it addictive, funny and charming’ – The Bookseller's Ones to Watch

‘Anyone who’s ever planned their own wedding, been a bridesmaid or even been invited to a wedding at all will love this book! ‘ Fabulous Magazine

About the Author

Sam Binnie was the 2005 winner of the Harper’s/Orange Prize Short Story Competition, and lives in London with her husband and two children. She is still embarrassed that she forced people to camp at her wedding. The Wedding Diaries is her first book. She is currently writing The Baby Diaries, which will be published in March 2013, and suffering flashbacks to the horrors of antenatal classes.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 529 KB
  • Print Length: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (16 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,292 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sam Binnie was the 2005 winner of the Harper's/Orange Prize Short Story Competition, and lives in London with her husband and three children. She is still embarrassed that she forced people to camp at her wedding, and that she never even saw the faces of the paramedics who half-delivered her first child, and is terrified that any future home she buys will be on the site of an old plague pit.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to everyone who is engaged, married or has ever been to a wedding. Actually, I'd recommend it to anyone, it is a really good read that keeps you wanting more and is both funny and heartwarming.

Although it is a diary, I think the characters have been well developed and I would quite like to be friends with them in real life. It was easy to identify with Kiki, the main character, as she gets caught up in the all-consuming wedding-planning madness that seems to be the norm. Underneath the crazed bridezilla-ness, though, she comes across as a really nice, normal, funny person and you can see how see's managed to land herself such a loving and caring husband as Thom.

I particularly liked Kiki's relationship with her sister and the mother-daughter dynamic also struck a cord. It's funny how we all revert to being teenagers when we go home.

The thing I liked most about the story was the subtle way it shows you that you don't need the doves, the toastmaster or the horse-drawn carriage to make your wedding day special. What's more, there is a very informative section at the back with excellent tips for planning a wedding (or any event, in fact).

Thanks to the taster chapter at the back of the book, I can't wait to find out what happens in the The Baby Diaries when Kiki finds out she is pregnant. I'm sure there will be as many funny and moving moments as in The Wedding Diaries.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fun read! 27 Sept. 2012
By Sarah
The Wedding Diaries is the first in a new series from debut author Sam Binnie.

I love anything to do with weddings, so I was really looking forward to reading this book. The Wedding Diaries follows Kiki Carlow as she sets about planning her wedding to fiancé Thom. From finding the perfect dress to planning the honeymoon - how hard can it be?

It is written in the format of Kiki's personal diary, which I loved as it made me feel that I knew Kiki well. Binnie's style of writing had me hooked straight away and I particularly loved the inclusion of lots of wedding `to do' lists.

The wedding Diaries is a fun and addictive read. There are some hilarious moments that had me laughing out loud and quite a few times where I felt really sorry for Kiki. One of my favourite things was the inclusion of a famous wedding from literature at the beginning of each month - it is a lovely, fitting touch.

If you are looking for an exciting book chronicling the highs (and lows) of planning a wedding then look no further than this brilliant debut. Sam Binnie's next book is The Baby Diaries, which is due out next spring. I can't wait to read it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing special, sorry. 4 Dec. 2012
By Agi
A long time while reading this book was for 2 stars. For me personally it kicked when Kiki found out that she can't have her wonderful wedding that she was dreaming of.
But was this wedding really so wonderful? for me full of cliches, nothing more. And actually it was so predictable, crazy bride - to - be, thinking just about the wedding, forgeting what is really important on this day.
Really good that this book is written in a diary form, I cannot imagine it different.
All in all, it was not my favourite read, I was not so hooked and interested in this what's going to happen, didn't understand some of the relations (between mother and Kiki, and what the hell was the problem with Pedro???? and why was this so important actually?)and it started to be a real book just at the end. But anyway, after reading an extract from "The Baby Diaries" I will give it a go.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and different 26 Jan. 2013
I bought this book after reading some good reviews for it, I was mostly intrigued by the comments about it actually being written in the form of a diary - I just had to see this for myself so I decided to buy it.

The first entry in Kiki's diary was all about the proposal and I found myself laughing after just a few pages (always a good sign). The diary style did take a little while to get used to but it was really fun to read - I felt like I was snooping in someone's diary, something I'd never do... honest .

I loved reading about Kiki's job as an editorial assistant at Polka Dot Books, working with books would be a dream job for me so this was a fascinating part of the story in my eyes. When she was put in charge of a celebrity wedding book I was excited to see how it would affect the plans for her own wedding.

There were lots of funny moments throughout but a few really stood out - an eventful sales conference, drunken diary entries and a less than successful hen weekend were just some of the laugh out loud moments.

As the book progressed Kiki just got more and more swept away by the whole wedding planning thing and that is when I noticed cracks appearing. I actually felt torn at this point because I kind of agreed with both parties and couldn't choose a side, I could only hope that they would come to a mutual agreement that made them both happy.

After many bumps in the road a wedding did happen and I personally enjoyed the end result. I think that this is a must-read for anyone planning a wedding, especially with the handy wedding guide at the back of the book.

This was an enjoyable read, different from other books I've read and funny too!
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good read
Published 25 days ago by cherie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wife and daughter enjoyed it
Published 4 months ago by Paul Hannan
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read
Fab!!!!a real insight to no a flashy wedding isn't always the best and a good way to remember the day
Published 5 months ago by Kate watkin
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good stary
Published 6 months ago by Janis McMinn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
It took me a while to get into this book and I'd almost given up on it until a hospital stay got me started again. Read more
Published 6 months ago by SJ
4.0 out of 5 stars wedding season
Promising debut. Good character and plot. Lost the thread slightly at one point but fairly easy to pick back up. Looking forward to the next book
Published 10 months ago by Lxy Flippa
3.0 out of 5 stars good read
Its a good book but one that I can put down for a few day and pick it back up as and when I want
Published 13 months ago by nicola
5.0 out of 5 stars Unable to put down!!
Absolutely fantastic read! You will have to get long lunch breaks from work though or you'll do nothing but sneak off to the toilets with it all day!
Published 13 months ago by Rowan Winship
3.0 out of 5 stars Harmless fluff
I nearly gave up on this book as the main protagonist was such a spoilt brat but went back to it and enjoyed it. Overall an ok little read but not a classic.
Published 18 months ago by Ann Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice easy reading
Lovely, funny book and also sad at the same time. If planning your own wedding, you will rethink everything about it or you should!
Published 20 months ago by MRS T L TRUSCOTT
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