Throwback Thursday: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Hello, everybody! It’s time for another Throwback Thursday post 🙂

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Renee at It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you want to read that were published over a year ago.  This is a great way to bring some of your old favorites back to life.
If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, and you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. If you’d just link back to her@It’s Book Talk she’d so appreciate it!




Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. 

Rachel has always been the consummate good girl—until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy’s fiancé. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren’t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. 

Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend.

I read this book sometime in summer of 2012 or 2013 and remember loving this book so much.

The thing is, I totally connected to the main character, Rachel’s oscillating emotions between what’s right and what’s wrong and her second-by-second mounting feelings toward Dex were so heartfelt – it really ached my heart.

The first person present tense, in which the story is narrated threw me off a little bit at first, but I found it was what made this book so engaging for me. I ended up liking its sequel, Something Blue much better than this, but this book still keeps a special place in my heart, conjuring up something akin to nostalgia every time I pick this up.

The forbidden love where Rachel finds herself in was really well done and it’s one of those overused tropes but the one which always tugs at my heartstrings.

As it’s been a while since I last read this book, I think I’ll be reading this sometime by the end of this year and write my thoughts on my blog. It sounds like a lot of fun to see if the way I think of a book will be any different than before 🙂

That’s it for today.

If you have read this book, let me know your thoughts in the comments.
I’d love to hear what you think of this book 🙂

Thank you so much for reading as always, I’ll see you in my next Throwback Thursday! 😀



To my lovely Jenn (Mischenko <3)

25 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

  1. OH! I loved this book! I had a child in the hospital and this is a book they brought to me to read. I devoured it. I love this meme too so maybe I’ll try it. This is so cool! Great review of it and glad you enjoyed it too. 😉🖤

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    • Noriko says:

      Thanks, Mischenko! I am glad you loved this book, too! And thanks for sharing your memory; this book must bring back so many fond memories while you’re pregnant, I think!

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      • Actually, it was a horrible time. Long story, but the book basically took my mind off things. I kept wondering what decisions were going to be made in the book and it helped me de-stress a lot. I wasn’t sure what the outcome would be, but I was good with the ending. Its no surprise they turned this into a movie. Have you seen it? I haven’t yet. I’ll never forget this book… 💗

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        • Noriko says:

          Omg, you must have had a hard time… sorry!
          Anyways, yes, I’ve seen that movie! But the ending is quite different from the book and Rachel’s emotions are way better expressed in the book than in the movie!

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    • Noriko says:

      Thanks for commenting! Yes, this book leaves you with bittersweet, heart-aching (at times) feelings. I love this. And you know what? I want to read this again like ASAP. Look at this weekly meme has done to my TBR lol

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  2. Lol, you and Renee were completely on the same page! I just realized this 😊❤😊 One of my favorite books of all time! Such a great pick! This and Something Blue have to be my two favorites by Emily Giffin. Loved the movie too! 💕💕

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    • Noriko says:

      Hi, Stephanie!! Thanks for commenting ❤ Yes, it was quite a surprise that our choice synchronized – we both picked the same book!! It was totally a coincidence- I actually made the post far in advance and scheduled it. But, what an amazing coincidence, isn't it? I love that book. I like Something Blue more engaging but they both good. They just simply tug my heartstrings in different ways.


        • Noriko says:

          Thanks, Stephanie once again! Yes, something series are both good 🙂 I read Baby Proof and Heart of the Matter? but they didn’t hit me as strongly as Something series. But I think Emily Giffin books are much more profound in terms of its themes compared to ordinary contemporary women’s fiction, I think. I might need to delve a bit more into her works…


          • You’re welcome as always! 😀 I didn’t like Heart of the Matter very much. Baby Proof I enjoyed but the storyline really engaged me on a personal level. I can highly recommend her newest, First Comes Love…it is more along the writing style of the Something books ❤ The One and Only is one of the best, very few books I’ve ever given 1 star. It was just awful. I did enjoy Where We Belong but thought Love the One Your With was just okay. Lol, anyway..those are my recommendations on her books 😉❤ But she does write about profound women’s issues. I look forward to reading her next book,good or bad (hopefully good 😍).

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