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Your Perfect Year
Your Perfect Year | Charlotte Lucas
22 posts | 18 read | 10 to read
A man consumed by a meaningless life is going to do something he's never considered doing before. He's going to enjoy the day... For hyper-particular publishing heir Jonathan Grief, the day starts like any other--with a strict morning fitness regimen that'll keep his divorced, easily irritated, cynical, forty-two-year-old self in absolutely flawless physical condition. But all it takes to put a crimp in his routine is one small annoyance. Someone has left a leather-bound day planner with the handwritten title Your Perfect Year in his spot on his mountain bike at his fitness course! Determined to discover its owner, Jonathan opens the calendar to find that someone known only as "H." has filled it in with suggestions, tasks, and affirmative actions for each day. The more he devotes himself to locating the elusive H., the deeper Jonathan is drawn into someone else's rich and generous narrative--and into an attitude adjustment he desperately needs. He may have ended up with a perfect year by accident, but it seems fate has set Jonathan on a path toward healing, feeling, and maybe even loving again...if only he can meet the stranger who's changing his life one day at a time.
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Geemom1118
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Just started Kindle Unlimited so here we go 😜

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5280reader
Your Perfect Year | Charlotte Lucas
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Jonathan Grief, book publisher, finds a diary that leads him to do life differently. Many near misses as Hannah and Jonathan learn to heal and live. Really enjoyable read. #bookspinbingo #litsyatoz

TheAromaofBooks I didn't enjoy this one that much, but I think it's because the blurb/cover led me to think this was going to be a romcom-y story, when it was actually more of a serious novel. Glad you enjoyed it!! 2y
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GlitterGirl
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This was a really great and fun read! 😍😎😍😎😍

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GlitterGirl
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A friend told us about this cute book: "Jonathan opens the calendar to find that someone known only as “H.” has filled it in with suggestions, tasks, and affirmative actions for each day" and I thought the whole idea is fantastic and I want to do it as well! For "Friendmas" this year our gifts will be a 2022 diary with all of the above in! I am sl excited! ????????

And I can't wait to finish the book!!!???

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Julsmarshall
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A little reading before the pie making commences. Also, got the tree up yesterday 😄

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Julsmarshall
Your Perfect Year | Charlotte Lucas
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#BookspinBingo Stack. #Bingo I have quite a bit of time off in November, hope to get a lot of reading done! @TheAromaofBooks

squirrelbrain Love the idea of stacking them all in your book cart... 🤔 ....starts planning ahead for December‘s #bookspinbingo photo.... 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I wasn't a huge fan of the tagged book, but I think part of it was the description made it sound a lot more romcom-y than it actually was. 2y
readordierachel So many good ones! 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
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Jonathan Grief starts living his life according to someone else's plan for a perfect year. Along the way, he learns a lot about himself.
#BookSpinBingo #LitsyAtoZ #Y

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Lcsmcat
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I have no memory of how this ended upon my Kindle (does anyone else have that problem?) but it was a nice “fluff” read which managed to be predictable and implausible at the same time. But a good COVID read. 🤷🏻‍♀️

rjsthumbelina Nook book sales are always both a blessing and a curse for me! 🤣 3y
SamanthaMarie Hahaha yes, plenty of times I've been blown away that I own a book I didn't even know I had. Good old Kindle 🙈🤣 3y
Blaire It was one of the free books in translation they put out earlier this year. It‘s on my kindle too! 3y
Lcsmcat @Blaire I figured it had to be a freebie, but I get Kindle Firsts, and free ebooks from other sources, and I honestly couldn‘t remember! 3y
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Vicki1109
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It's an odd book, but strangely it's growing on me. Looking forward to seeing how it ends. The story takes place in Hamburg, Germany, which gives it a different and unique element.

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mhillis
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Your Perfect Year is told in alternating perspectives of Jonathan and Hannah. It was really interesting to see how their two storylines finally overlapped! I liked the premise of Jonathan finding the Filofax and how following the diary started to change his life.

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CoffeeNBooks
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OriginalCyn620 Cute cover! 3y
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Maria514626
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Side by side diaries of two people whose lives eventually collide. 4/5 ⭐️ A little clunky in parts but a cute read.

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FashionableObserver
Your Perfect Year | Charlotte Lucas

“That unequivocal feeling of being in love. Of warmth and security, of butterflies in the stomach, of an excess of joy and high spirits, laughter and craziness. And of happiness. Yes, happiness.” SWOON!

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BayouGirl85
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I was a pleasant read.

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bookandbedandtea
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Tonally this was not quite what I expected. I thought it was a romantic comedy but it's actually quite serious. It was also pretty slow until the end when things came together too quickly. I don't know how much, if any of that, to blame on the translation but I do think there are some translation issues. Both MCs frequently irritated me in ways I think were unintentional and also due to translation. I nearly liked it but it didn't quite land.

TiredLibrarian I know you're not supposed to judge the book by its cover, but that IS a light romance-y looking cover. 3y
bookandbedandtea @TiredLibrarian Even the synopsis leads one to expect light romance. 🤷‍♀️ 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
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I think this was a classic case of the book just not being what I was expecting. The description makes it sound like a lighthearted romcom type of story, but it's actually quite serious and even very sad in places, with a suicide forming one of the central storylines. The romance felt somewhat contrived and hasty, and while not a bad story, it had a weirdly overall down vibe that just isn't my preference - I'm an upbeat kinda girl!

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Hollie
Your Perfect Year | Charlotte Lucas
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30 degree weather is not ideal for having all of the windows replaced in one‘s home, but Sophie and I are cuddled on the couch reading and staying warm while the poor window guy freezes. 🥶😻📚

JenlovesJT47 😻😻😻 3y
Centique Sophie is beautiful! 3y
Alora Soooo pretty!! 😍😍 3y
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ValerieAndBooks Here‘s to better heating bills 🤞!! 3y
Hollie @ValerieAndBooks yes, I hope so! 3y
Hollie Thank you @alora @centique 😻 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 😽😽😽 3y
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booksandsympathy
Your Perfect Year | Charlotte Lucas
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A man consumed by a meaningless life is going to do something he‘s never considered doing before. He‘s going to enjoy the day…

For Jonathan Grief, the day starts like any other, but all it takes to put a crimp in his routine is one small annoyance. Someone has left a leather-bound day planner with the handwritten title Your Perfect Year on his mountain bike. In his search for the owner, he begins to find meaning in his own life.

booksandsympathy This is my first reads pick for the month. 3y
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