Book: My (Not So) Perfect Life
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Synopsis: 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?
I loved this book! It was so much fun – light and addicting and exactly what I needed. It’s been really hit or miss for me with Sophie Kinsella’s books lately, and the last couple I’ve read have been a bit more miss, so I was a little nervous about reading this one. But it didn’t disappoint and was a very pleasant surprise! The story was a bit cheesy and predictable at times, but that never stood in the way of my enjoyment of the story. The protagonist Katie was loveably quirky, and the side characters were really well-developed and interesting. The story was cute and and super fun. This book is Sophie Kinsella at her best! I listened to the audiobook and it was excellent. You know you have a good (audio)book when you actually volunteer to do the dishes so you can keep listening!