My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella was a book I wanted to read, but didn’t think I would be able to do so soon. I didn’t even take a picture of it for my “currently reading” update. A few days ago I went to Birmingham with work and I read from the book on the way there and back. I almost finish it, reading 275 pages from the 390 it has in total.
I did finish the book on the following day.

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

“Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed.
OK, so the 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.” After reading this description I was half expecting to be a lot more about Instagram and “unreal Instagram lives”. It was not and I’m glad it wasn’t, as it’s a subject I’ve heard so many times as a blogger that it gets boring.

The book is about Katie. She is in her 20s, at her first job, doing a horrible 1 hour and 20 minutes commute to work (for me all commutes over 15 minutes are horrible anyway). She is working hard, not having enough money to buy good quality stuff, slightly annoyed by others that are still living with their parents (not paying rent, utilities, food) that simply don’t understand how hard is for her. I have to say I was able to relate to her. I’ve been in my 20s, after University, with a low paid job and paying rent and so on.

She is fired, but goes back home to her father to help him and her step-mother with their new business. She proves to be very successful. I don’t want to say more, so there aren’t any spoilers. It’s a lovely book, with a happy ending.

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Details about the picture: One phone is with my Instagram account, make sure you are following me. The second phone is with the Instagram account made for this book, see the link further down.
My rating: 4/5 Stars. I can’t give more than 4 stars considering it’s a fun book, but it does have some annoying things, hence 1 star less.
Would I recommend it: Yes.
Published by: Penguin Random House UK
Year it was published: 2017
Format: Hardback
Genre(s): Fiction, Chick lit
Pages: 391

About the author:
Sophie Kinsella is Madeleine Wickham’s pen name. She was born in 1969. Madeleine studied at Oxford before working as a financial journalist. She wrote a few books under her real name too. Using her middle name and her mother’s maiden name. Her publishers loved the new books, without knowing she wrote them. She lives in London with her husband and their children.
Website & Social Media Links: In addition to her social media accounts, there is an Instagram account dedicated to the book. It’s called, obviously mynotsoperfectlife.

3 thoughts on “My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella”

  • oh i think i can relate to this one , i need to read this one for sure it sounds lie something i would enjoy

  • I love Sophie Kinsellas books, they are always page turners. This is completely my genre of fiction, I’m always reading. Mich x

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