When I found myself faced with a seven hour flight and no good book, I headed towards the first airport bookstore and what’s better for a long flight than a good chick-lit good?
Sophie Kinsella is always a go-to author in these situations because her writing is so dependable. Her characters are real and relatable, if not sharing a similar tone. Bottom line, I know what I’m getting and I know I’ll like it.
My Not So Perfect Life, follows the story of Katie Brenner who despite her gorgeous Instagram feed and upbeat attitude, her life in London might be a little less an perfect.
…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…Does Demeter – the woman with everything – have such an idyllic life herself? (source)
From the moment I started this book, I was hooked, not only could I relate but it was very realistic. I could practically feel her commute and her pain whist buying an overpriced cocktail – I got her. While I loved reading about her London life and the “not so perfect” parts, it’s when the book shifted to her life in the countryside that pushed me to the “I can’t put the book down” phase.
Books set in the English countryside are instant happiness for me – and Katie and her family setting up and running a glamping business in their yard – hilarious. I was more invested in her family relationships than her love interest, but when her ex-boss came to glamp, the book took on a whole new perspective.
I can honestly say without a doubt, I did NOT see the ending coming – and I’m not talking about the girl gets guy part (because lets face it, it’s gonna happen) I’m talking about Katie and Demeter’s discovery.
I don’t want to give away the ending, but I’m desperate to talk about the OMG moment; so if you’ve already read it – let’s talk! And if you haven’t well, go read it – I’ll be waiting with Kendall and some tea 🙂
For more chick-lit recommendations check out summer beach reads.