mini book review - my not so perfect life, sophie kinsella

Since I was a teenager, Sophie Kinsella has always been my favourite author. With fun, relatable women in the lead and always with a touch of romance, her books are easy to read, and hard to put down. My admiration for Sophie grew when I served her while working as a sales assistant at Cath Kidston; I held it together until her transaction went through, then I had a mini fan girl moment - she couldn't have been more kind and humble. From the Shopaholic series to her stand alone novels and the early books penned under her real name, Madeleine Wickham, I've read them all, so as soon as I found out she had a new release up her sleeve, I of course pre-ordered it straight away and couldn't wait for it to arrive...
My Not So Perfect Life, is a breath of fresh air - a witty take on our social media culture, this novel follows Katie pretending to have the perfect life on Instagram, but in reality that's not the case - she rents a tiny room, has annoying flatmates, an awful commute and can't seem to catch a break at work. She longs for the perfect life her boss leads, but all is not as it seems... I don't want to give too much away, however here are a few lines that really resonated with me; 'Every time you see someone's bright-and-shiny, remember: they have their own crappy truths, too. And every time you see your own crappy truth and feel despair and think: Is this my life...? you should remember: it's not. Everyone's got a bright-and-shiny, even if it's hard to find sometimes'. My Not So Perfect Life is Sophie Kinsella at her finest. Funny and uplifting, I guarantee this will have you nodding your head in agreement and laughing aloud throughout - trust me, I got some looks on my commute because of this. Jazz x


  1. I am such a book worm and this sounds perfect for that awful commute I take every day at the moment, definitely getting a download on my kindle!

    1. let me know your thoughts once you read it! it really is the perfect read for a commute xx

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  2. Your review sold me, cannot wait to read this book now!

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  4. This sounds so good. I'm currently reading Show your work- Austin Kleon, I'll be sure to pick up this one once I finish that!

  5. Will definitely check that out, I am reading We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi, it is a very short read. but love it.



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