Let’s chat about the latest Sophie Kinsella book!
This book was the fifth book I’ve read this year toward my goal of reading 24 books in 2017.
In My Not So Perfect Life, Katie Brenner is obsessed with having an Instagram-worthy life in London. While she may portray her life as perfect and glamorous on social media, it is far from it. Katie gets fired from a job that could have lead to her dream career and finds herself back on her family’s farm, far away from the glitz of the big city. It’s there she learns that people don’t always portray their real life struggles to those around them and that having a “not so perfect” life may not be that bad after all.
I want to start off by saying that I am a big Sophie Kinsella fan. I have read all of Sophie’s books and almost all of the books she writes using her real name, Madeleine Wickham. They are incredibly quirky, light-hearted and humorous and her characters are always hilarious, flawed and super lovable. The books have great entertainment value to me because of the predicaments her main characters always find themselves in and how those situations get resolved. With all that said, I really liked this book. It was entertaining and I looked forward to immersing myself in Katie’s world at the end of each day. Sophie Kinsella is wonderful at creating villains who end up showing very redeeming qualities in themselves to the point where you can go from hating them in one moment to feeling sorry for them the next. Katie wasn’t my favorite of her leading ladies, but I rooted for her the entire way. I would have liked for the ending to have been slightly different since the book is called My Not So Perfect Life, but I was fine with how it ended. I applaud the underlying message of the book in that we all create these perfect pictures of our world online for others to see, but that more often than not those photos aren’t anywhere near the true ups and downs we experience daily. This book was a fun escape and I look forward to enjoying her next book.
If you’d like to read about the other books I’ve read this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
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