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My Not So Perfect Life
My Not So Perfect Life | Sophie Kinsella
Part love story, part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world. New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella has written her most timely novel yet. 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 bends the truth online, hoping her carefully filtered Instagram posts will reassure her father that she s a success. 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. Sophie Kinsella is celebrated for her vibrant, relatable characters and her great storytelling gifts. Now she returns with all of the wit, warmth, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her bestsellers to spin this fresh, modern story about presenting the perfect life when the reality is far from the truth. Praise for Sophie Kinsella Sophie Kinsella at her wittiest. Bookreporter, on Wedding Night Utterly charming. USA Today, on I ve Got Your Number Laugh-out-loud. San Francisco Chronicle, on Twenties Girl Hilarious. New York Post, on Remember Me?"
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booksaremyfavorite
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A quick fun read was exactly what I needed after all of these WWII books. I really liked the main characters and their bonds. Nobody‘s life is ever perfect.

MallenNC I liked this one too. It is peony favorite of her more recent work. 2w
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MicrobeMom
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This was cute. Fluff but fun. If you need a nice easy fun read, this is it!

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MicrobeMom
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This evenings audio walk! Beautiful! #bfc #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge #audiowalk

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MicrobeMom
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Audio packing my daughter‘s dance costumes and supplies. Tagged book is appropriate for this task. #notavacation #audiopacking

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IndoorDame
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I was looking for a fun read and this totally fit the bill!

I picked it as my #socialmediafocus read for #booked2019 and as the title suggests it asks what ripple effects come from the image we project online, so it really got me thinking about my own accounts and how comfortable I actually am with transparency online vs in irl interactions.

Cinfhen You‘re killing it!!!! #BookChallengeSlayer 🙌🏻 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick and review. I have had those discussions with myself about what I post. When life is tough I hardly say anything, and sometimes that‘s when I should. Be Momma taught me not be a “whiner” so I generally keep quiet. (edited) 1mo
IndoorDame @BarbaraTheBibliophage I totally know that feeling! Outside of litsy my only active account is an instagram where I try to post a really transparent account of life with chronic illness. I started partly to connect with others going through the same thing & partly to help raise awareness, but I‘m only actually able to let myself do it so freely cause I‘ve kept it account completely separate from my personal life & my friends/family don‘t follow 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @IndoorDame I did exactly the same thing with a Twitter account when I was 1st diagnosed with RA 10 years ago. It helped to process the experience with people who “got me.” While my friends and family love me, they didn‘t really know how to help. #spoonie #chroniclife 1mo
IndoorDame @BarbaraTheBibliophage wow, really? hearing that is actually really comforting! sometimes I do feel odd about keeping it private, but it works for me for now :) 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @IndoorDame I‘m glad it‘s a comfort. I think you do whatever works for you! 😘 1mo
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Mrsann2000
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Listened to this one onAudible. Laughed out loud!
Another good one by Sophie!

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erickaa
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Love this book. But who am I kidding, I love everything Sophie Kinsella writes!

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dgingo
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3.5-4 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Audible deal and my first Kinsella book. A light pleasure read, predictable and perfect for car rides to and from campus at the end of the semester. And who doesn‘t enjoy a British narrator? 📚

#Audible #FastFoodRead #PleasureRead #AudibleDeal

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Andrea313
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Supposed to be going to Chicago in two days, but pretty sure I have the flu. Cool. Cool cool. Willing myself back to health with mass amounts of ginger tea and books by badass broads. #currentlyreading

quietjenn Hope you feel better soon. 3mo
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maleahrae
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I really enjoyed this book! Sophie Kinsella is always a good choice when I need something light and sweet after reading a few heavy books and this one did not disappoint!
#booked2019 #socialmediafocus
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I love her books for the same reason!! She‘s consistently good and her humor is on point!!! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 I love Kinsella too for the same reason! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I used to love her books. I need to get back to them when I am in the mood for something light. 4mo
Karisa Oh! I was wondering what to read for that Spring category. I have that in my Kindle but never started. Hurray! Thanks for the recommendation! 4mo
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MrBook
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My replenishment stack for today for the #Green Display. 😁

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

JenFowler House Girl is a good read! 4mo
Amor4Libros Secrets of Charmed Life is awesome! My not so perfect life is good, too! 4mo
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ProfReader True!!!! 5mo
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darklydreaming
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#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

1. Rural
2. Beach (although lately I prefer to be in the shade on the beach!)
3. Sitting around a bon fire. I don‘t get outside much in the Winter 😒
4. Hotel!
5. The main character helps her family run a glamping business

One more day until #fridaynightbookclub 😍

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! ⛺️ And enjoy your bookclub! 5mo
darklydreaming @Crazeedi ❤️❤️ 5mo
darklydreaming @wanderinglynn Thanks! It was a fun one 😊 5mo
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SailorMoon
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#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

1. Suburban! ?
2. I'd die to live by the sea, and I love scubadiving... which is a great adventure every time!!! ??
3. I'm not a sporty person... at all! Does sunbathing count as "outdoor activity"?!☀️
4. Hoteling, but I'd like to try glamping at least once!
5. "My Not So Perfect Life" by Sophie Kinsella! It's such a fun read about well... living outdoor!

wanderinglynn Of course sunbathing counts. 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! ⛺️ 5mo
SailorMoon The pleasure is all mine, as always! It was fun! 💕🌙 @wanderinglynn 5mo
CouronneDhiver Tanning totally counts! ☀️ 5mo
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TorieStorieS
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Delayed post from yesterday! Katie‘s dreams are not as profound as the famed #IHaveADream speech, but this Somerset girl does have a strong desire to build the perfect London life... thus light hearted book that follows is more than just Katie following her dream but also opening her heart and learning about herself. A fast-paced and fun listen, I thoroughly enjoyed this- and it‘s great for #AudioColoring #ANewChapter

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wallacereads
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Sunday night and feeling like something light.

BooknerdsLife Love this cover! 😍😍 6mo
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Andrew65
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My final total for #25inFive is 30 hours and 49 minutes, only managed 3 1/2 hours today. Finished 4 books during the 5 days. Thanks everyone who played along, it was a great experience and I loved everyone‘s contributions. Great to see so many people having fun, the most important aim! 🙌🙌🙌🙌😍😊👍

Traci1 That's an impressive total! 7mo
Andrew65 @Traci1 Thanks, overall pleased given end of a very long term and quite tired! 👍 7mo
OriginalCyn620 You crushed it! 👍🏻 7mo
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Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Thanks 😊👍 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Very nice! I'm still going LOL 😋 7mo
Melissa_J Wow! Good job 👏🏻 7mo
QuietlyLaura Awesome job! Thank you for hosting and for the encouragement. 😊👏 7mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @melissa_J Thanks 👍 Pleased with what I‘ve achieved. 😊 (edited) 7mo
Andrew65 @QuietlyLaura Thanks, and I love hosting and encouraging others. 😊 7mo
jfalkens Way to go!! 🎉🎊🎉🎊 7mo
Andrew65 @jfalkens Thanks 😊👍 7mo
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Andrew65
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Only my second Sophie Kinsella book but it will most definitely not be my last. This was an excellent read and a good palette cleanser from many of the mystery and Suspense books I read. Loved the central character and the eventual feel good factor of the book, but there were many funny moments in the book that lead up to this point. Certainly recommend this book if you enjoy this style of books.

SheReadsAndWrites I loved this one!! Glad you did too. 😊 7mo
Andrew65 @SheReadsAndWrites surprised myself with how much I enjoyed it. 7mo
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Andrew65
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End of day 3 of the #25inFive Readathon. Read 8 hrs 5 mins today finishing two books : Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk and the tagged book. Altogether now read 18 hrs 33 minutes and finished 3 books. Read part of these 4 books today.

TheReadingMermaid Woot! Keep on Rollin Rollin Rollin Rollin Rollin! 👏🏻 7mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Thanks, would hope to get to the 25 hours tomorrow.👍 (edited) 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Me too hon! Will post mine when I'm done reading tonight 7mo
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MoniqueReads305 Such great progress. Keep up the good work. 7mo
Andrew65 @MoniqueReads305 Thanks 😊 7mo
Leftcoastzen Great progress.Sadly , I‘m only about 6 hours , Stuff happens. I‘m enjoying the reading I‘m squeezing in! 7mo
Andrew65 @Leftcoastzen Thanks, and the most important thing is to enjoy your reading. 😊 7mo
Traci1 Wow. Great time. 7mo
Andrew65 @Traci1 Thanks, Pleased with it especially as this time of year. 7mo
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Andrew65
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Too tired to physically read, so started listening to this one.

julesG The narrator does a wonderful job. 7mo
Andrew65 @julesG Good to hear, getting the right narrator is so important. 7mo
WriterAtHeart I enjoyed listening to this story as well. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 7mo
Andrew65 @WriterAtHeart About a quarter of the way in and enjoyable so far. 7mo
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jasreadsquiteabit
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So cute! Love the career and love tie in. Loved the fact that it wasn‘t all about love and more about a woman coming to terms with who she is and who she‘s meant to be for herself. Good read!

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GirlWellRead
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Sophie Kinsella I adore you! You make me smile as I'm reading. In fact, if you haven't listened to a Sophie Kinsella audiobook, I highly recommend it, especially if narrated by Jayne Entwistle. Sorry, I digress... All is not what it appears and Kinsella will have you hooked until the last page. What a fun ride.

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MelissaSewell
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You know that voice in your head that narrates your life, with its incessant questions and observations? When I read a Sophie Kinsella, I feel I‘ve been given access to someone‘s internal voice, and it always has a British accent!

Katie Brenner is talented and witty, and wants the perfect Londoner life. All around her, others live in ways she can only dream of. She has to get back to her roots to find her own truths. Engaging and funny book!

Megabooks Cute dog! 10mo
MelissaSewell @Megabooks thank you. She‘s about perfect, except she‘s a barker. 10mo
Megabooks Mine‘s just about perfect except he barks at other animals, so I can relate. It can be annoying! 10mo
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MelissaSewell
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But... isn‘t that how you‘re supposed to drive??? 😂 I love Sophie Kinsella but haven‘t picked up one of her books in years. I don‘t know why, and will surely add more to my stack. She‘s always relatable, and I adore that British humor. Or rather, humour. 😊

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WriterAtHeart
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Katie, a young women living London, tries to navigate the waters of balancing a dream job, parents who miss her, and a possible romantic relationship. When life throws a wrench in her plans, Katie returns home to the family business and begins to realize the toll that accompanies you if you pretend to have the perfect life, learning that the grass is never really greener on the other side- for we all pretend on social media.

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Even though I was enjoying this I want pretty slow through the first half but flew through the second half in a day, as an intro to Sophie Kinsella it was a pretty solid start. I found it funny, relatable and even though this will make no sense, it gave me more Bridget Jones feels than actually reading Bridget Jones did🤷🏻‍♀️, it‘s one I could imagine being made into a similar sort of film at least that‘s how it played out in my head 👍5/5⭐️

Megabooks I adore your graphic!!!! 😍😍 Glad you enjoyed the book 10mo
Boooooks @Megabooks thanks it‘s just using the free version of the Bookly app 10mo
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Boooooks
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Really unsure what to read next, picked out these four think I might read a chapter or so of each see if any stand out to me I hate when you can‘t tell what you‘re in the mood to read. 🤷🏻‍♀️

kristincatastrophic I'm in the same place right now, or I will be once I've finished what I'm currently reading. I like the idea of starting a couple to see what sticks. I might try that too. 11mo
Boooooks @kristincatastrophic yeah it tends to work better for me I‘ve tried picking random books titles out of a jar before but I never read the one I pick out, like there‘s something specific I wanna read but I don‘t know what it is. 😂 11mo
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5280reader
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Catie (Cat) experiences trials and tribulations at work and in her personal life. A book in which you realize that the perfect life is the one you don‘t make up, but live authentically. Just a fun read with very laughable moments.

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5280reader
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Lovin‘ this audiobook now... driving from work to home can be a bummer when you hate pulling into your garage, knowing that you have to wait to pick it up the next day. Ended my drive on such a juicy moment today!

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5280reader
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Trying this as my drive to work audiobook. Love the English accent, but it‘s off to a slowish start. Hoping it gets going a bit.

Coleen_Nieto @5280reader you have to be from Denver 😀 11mo
5280reader @Coleen_Nieto - just north in Erie :) 11mo
Coleen_Nieto I know just where that is 😃 11mo
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marti86
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I enjoyed the book..
I can definitely relate to Katie as most of the people are thinking that someone else has a perfect life as we do not know what is happening for real..
And as in all Kinsella's books there is an happy ending 😉

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SheilaChew
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I listened to the audiobook for this one and the reader had a delightful accent and cadence. A fun story about a London girl named Katie and her struggle to live the perfect life in London. Office politics, family drama, and a little romance too. At times so funny I laughed out loud.

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SheilaChew
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Listening to this so I can pretend I‘m traveling in London 🤓 So far it‘s entertaining!

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nish07
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First half was enjoyable but struggled to finish rest of the book... Rating: 2 out of 5 :(

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katep1
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Witty and charming. Love the plot, it was nice easy read but still entertaining. Loved the ending too!

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nish07
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It's funny how life works like a seesaw. Some things go up while others plunge down.

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Cinfhen I really love this author when it comes to light fluffy reads 💜 14mo
GripLitGrl @Cinfhen it's what makes for great vacation reads👍💗 14mo
eanderson Hehehe! This title is so true!!! I love it! 💕 14mo
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CarolynM
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#GetMovin #PerfectLife

This title seems more realistic

Cinfhen I love pukka and that flavor IS PERFECT 😉enjoy!! 14mo
Cathythoughts Yes , I think the “ Not So “ is definitely more realistic 😉 14mo
Mdargusch Great photo! 😊 14mo
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jouleian
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I rather liked this book. It was cheeky and Katie and her dad and Biddy make for a fine trio. I'm sure it helps that I have an affinity for books set in the UK. Anyway, this book was lighthearted and witty. There was a bit of a plot but nothing major. This book was more about Katie and her good friend Karma

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Hannah_11
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"What's wrong with not so perfect anyway?"
Loving this in the sunshine ☀️ #sophiekinsella #mynotsoperfectlife #summer #sunshine #heatwave #aperolspritz #garden #summerread

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BookswithB
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Just ok...I usually enjoy Kinsella more.

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ceilidh_gibbons
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I really like a light-hearted, quick read every so often. Cleanses the palate. Cute!

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Amaryie
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I love her books! Light, fun reading at its best. Whenever I can‘t find “the book”, I grab one of hers and I‘m good to go.

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Adorable read. Relatable yet just far fetched enough to make it a dreamy story. You can‘t help but cheer for Katie the entire read and hope for a happy ending!

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 1y
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Hannah_11
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Been wanting to read this for ages! Can't wait to get stuck in.
#sophiekinsella #summerread #book #MyNotSoPerfectLife

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CoffeeAndABook
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First morning back at home after a week in hospital. So heavenly to have my own coffee in my own space again 😇
My sweet man put flowers everywhere & I‘m wrapping up this book that helped get me through those tough days, that and The Bookshop On The Corner by Jenny Colgan.

☀️Books really are good friends 💓

JoScho Glad to hear you are back home ❤️ 1y
ValerieAndBooks Take good care of yourself 💖! 1y
CoffeeAndABook @JoScho Yesss! Me too 😅 Have a great weekend 👋 1y
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CoffeeAndABook @ValerieAndBooks Thx ☺️ I‘ll do my best. Enjoy your weekend 🌸 1y
raelaschoenherr Oh wow, hope recovery is swift! Glad you‘re being well taken care of ☺️ 1y
Zelma Glad to hear you are having a restful and restorative weekend. 👍 1y
CoffeeAndABook Thx @raelaschoenherr !! I‘m feeling a bit better every day. Hope your weekend is relaxing & fun 👋 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Zelma Yes I am 😁 So much reading time 📚📚📚👏 Hope your weekend is just as sweet 🌸 1y
Cinfhen So sorry to hear you weren‘t feeling well😢love the flowers and glad to hear you‘re back at home💚 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Yeah me too! I‘m feeling better by the hour 💪 Hope you‘re well & enjoying your Sunday!! ☀️🎈👋 1y
KateFulfordAuthor If you like Colgan, Keyes & similar, may I recommend my debut? Quirky, laugh out narration - check my link to learn more about it & check the GR reviews too! 1y
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @KateFulfordAuthor for your gracious recommendation!!! I checked your book out and it does look like fun!!! Stacked 📚 1y
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C.Perone
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Top two from TBR pile. All the rest read📖

#MarchInBooks #GreenBooks

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hello.itslauren
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Book 8/25 for my Goodreads challenge. I love chick literature so much, especially when they‘re easy to read and get into. For me, Kinsella is the queen of chick literature 👸🏻📚 #sophiekinsella #mynotsoperfectlife #chicklit #contemporary #weekendread #bibliophile

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