The Friday 56: My Not So Perfect Life

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! Just be sure to not spoil the book. I’m currently reading an ARC of My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella. As this is an ARC, I wasn’t sure if I was able to post a quote and I didn’t feel comfortable doing so without further research, so I am posting some of my current thoughts and synopsis in place of a quote.


mynotsoperfectlifeTitle: My Not So Perfect Life
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Status: 222/434 pages
Genre: Contemporary (Adult)

Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed.

Ok, so the real truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn’t really hers.

But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren’t they?

Until her not-so perfect life comes crashing down when her mega-successful boss Demeter gives her the sack. All Katie’s hopes are shattered. She has to move home to Somerset, where she helps her dad with his new glamping business.

Then Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams? Or try to get her job back? Does Demeter – the woman with everything – have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems.

And what’s wrong with not-so-perfect, anyway?

Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors who I’ve been reading since I was in high school, and I was super excited to receive an ARC of My Not So Perfect Life. This book has not disappointed. It’s one of those books that I could read in a few sittings if I had the time. One thing I love about her books is that so much happens that keeps you engaged, even if the book is a light read. I am loving the setting for this book and all of the characters. And the glamping business mentioned in the synopsis is the perfect Sophie Kinsella situation. There have been funny moments, slightly cringe-inducing ones, and bittersweet ones as well. From what I’ve read, this is a great addition to the collection of Sophie Kinsella books that I own. I can’t wait to get further into this book.

Now, I’m going to go read some more! I hope to do a full review once I’m finished.

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