What I'm Reading

It’s Not You It’s Him by Sophie Ranald

Okie dokie. I read Sorry Not Sorry last summer and had made a mental note to read this one as it was a follow up/through with Tansy and Renzo.

Do I regret it? Not really, but the real question is, did I enjoy it?

It’s Not You It’s Him seems to have a LOT going on. Getting back with an ex, drama at work, drama at home … I had a hard time staying interested because not a lot of detail went into all of the drama going on, very similar to Sorry Not Sorry.

Dissimilar to Sorry Not Sorry, I actually ended up disliking Tansy’s character. She’s rather self-centred and only cares about getting her (apparent) douche-bag boyfriend back so she can be well-to-do. *eye roll* Really, it shouldn’t have taken the entire storyline to figure that one out.

My rating: ★½/5 stars

What I’m Reading: Sorry Not Sorry

From the book jacket:

Sorry Not SorryIs this all there is? I hadn’t had so much as a sniff of a shag for over a year. I scraped the last dregs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream out of the bottom of the tub with my finger and licked it. It left a sticky smear on my phone’s screen when I typed into Google, “How to find love, sex and happiness.” 

Charlotte has always been a good girl. 

She sorts her paper from her plastic. She eats her greens (even Spirulina, whatever that is). Boozy brunches with her best friends on the third Sunday of every month are about as bad as she gets. 

But being good is getting boring… 

Charlotte’s not just stuck in a rut – she’s buried in it up to her chin. The only company she has in bed is the back catalogue of Netflix and falling in love feels like the stuff of fairy tales. So when she stumbles across a popular podcast, Sorry Not Sorry, which challenges women to embrace their inner bad girl, she jumps at the chance to shake things up. 

Old Charlotte would never ask for a stranger’s number, go on a blind date or buy lacy lingerie… But New Charlotte is waving goodbye to her comfort zone (with a side order of margaritas). And it turns out that good things happen to bad girls, as Charlotte finally finds her Mr Right – or so she thinks… Is falling in love too tough a challenge even for Charlotte? 

My review:

I was itching to read something light and not overly serious, and Sorry Not Sorry hit the mark for me. It reminded me a lot of Sophie Kinsella’s works, actually, and I wasn’t upset about that.

The idea behind the plot was clever enough: Charlotte sees her long-time friends/roommates shacking up and getting hitched and wonders where her life is headed, so she decides after listening to a podcast to make a change.

It’s odd, because while I felt there was something missing, there was a LOT going on with all the various subplots between friends, lovers, and work. Either bits could have been omitted or more depth could have put into it to make it fully developed. (Such as the whole Tansy/Renzo bit. Hell, I’ll even admit that I’m toying with the idea of reading the “sequel” to figure out what’s going on there.)

Still, I thought Sorry Not Sorry was just fine enough for what I was looking to read.

My rating: ★★★½/5