My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Life isn’t perfect, period. Sometimes getting caught up and trying to make things appear perfect can be so exhausting. Which brings me to realization that it’s impossible and I should just be me. Lately, I don’t feel as though my blogs are not good enough (They aren’t perfect like I want them to be). This book made me realize that some things are meant to have imperfections. And let’s face it, my blog is less than perfect.

So yeah, basically this book was meant for me and I could totally relate to some degree.


Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle—from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she’s trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she’s desperate to make her dad proud.

Then, just as she’s finding her feet—not to mention a possible new romance—the worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family’s farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away—until Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered, and as the stakes for Katie’s future get higher, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life.

As mentions above, to a degree I can relate with Katie/cat. Katie tries to portray her London life to friends and family as perfect. After having a rough go at a past employment and being made fun of, Katie becomes Cat and so the story begins. Cat changes the way she looks and talks to fit in with her new office friends.

After being fired by idol Demeter, Katie returns home to help her family with the start up of a new business.Also, she doesn’t tell her father about being fired because she doesn’t want to hear, “I told you so”. But how long can one hide from all the secrets?!

Beings that branding is what her last job was all about, Katie creates a wonderful vacation set up. When Demeter turns up unexpected for holiday, will she realize Katie is cat & that the business was built from her experience with Demeter?!

While the romance is minimal in this book, it is there. Since it was so minimal I’ll leave with saying that I was happy with the way things ended. This book wasn’t meant to be a romance novel but instead to show you that nothing’s perfect. Not even a picture on Instagram.

Everyone has faults and struggles. Always be nice, for you don’t know what someone else’s life may be like.



Releasing 2.7.17

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    1. Thank you so much! Seriously! I try to put my all into my reviews but sometimes I have the worst time putting thoughts into words. I’m also a huge Kinsella fan!!! I’m going to do some pleasure reading next, so Mary Kay Andrews it is. I bought Spring Fever by her awhile back and it’s the perfect read during this winter funk.

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      1. I haven’t read any of her stuff, but I met her this summer in Savannah at a She Reads event and she was a total hoot! I loved her. I e got to read her stuff. What’s your favorite and/or a good place to start?


      2. I’m super jealous that you have met her. I first read, The Weekenders. It’s a really great read but so is Ladies Night also. Its so hard to pick, I loved them both equally. But you should start with Ladies Night! Her writing style is like none other. Love her!


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