I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that I started this little blog series. I know it’s only my second book review, but it’s exactly what I needed to kick start this reading thing again. The only down side is that now I want to read all the time instead of blog. Oh the problems I have. I also feel like I may be the last person in the world to discover Book Depository. Those books are CHEAP compared to the book stores, aren’t they!! And free worldwide shipping? I must have been hiding under a rock to miss this little gem!!
My Not So Perfect Life: Sophie Kinsella
There’s a reason why Sophie Kinsella is a number one best selling author and it becomes clear when you read her new book My Not So Perfect Life. I’m new to her writing, but I read her young adult book called Finding Audrey after it was listed in the Zoella Book club and I randomly saw it at the book shop at Christmas. The shop assistant told me about her upcoming book and seemed really excited, with a title like My Not So Perfect Life, how could I resist?!
Now excuse my ignorance, but I had no idea that Sophie Kinsella wrote the Shopaholic book series until I got to the end of My Not So Perfect Life and there was a list of other books that she has written. Should I add them to the list of books to read this year? I feel like I need to add all of Sophie’s books to my list.
My Not So Perfect Life is a pretty thick book at almost 400 wonderful pages. It follows Katie Brenner, a a country girl who is trying to make it in London. Things come crashing down when she loses her job and moves back home to help her dad run a new family business, but that’s where things get interesting. That wasn’t a spoiler by the way, it’s listed on the back of the book. It’s the perfect book to read after you’ve been scrolling through Instagram and start to think that everyone has a better life than you. I love this kind of book. The one where the character hits rock bottom and then climbs their way out of it. I like to see the hard work behind the happiness. Not just a book on glamorous living from someone who looks like they haven’t worked a day in their life.
This book reminded me of a few important life lessons. One that hard work pays off, two never give up, and three not everything is always as it seems. I could not put this book down for days. It does the one thing I think books were ultimately invented for and that’s to escape from real life for a little while. Just jump into someone else’s life for a bit, whether that be a real life person, or in this case a not so real person.
Has anyone else read this book yet? Let me know what you think 🙂