Friday, 6 November 2015

Leftovers by Stella Newman

Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 25th 2013 by Avon (first published March 18th 2013)

Blurb: "A novel about friendship, hope and the power of pasta from the bestselling author of Pear Shaped.

According to a magazine, Susie is a ‘Leftover’ – a post Bridget-Jones 30 something who has neither her dream man, job, nor home. She doesn’t even own six matching dinner plates.

According to her friend Rebecca, Susie needs to get over her ex, Jake, start online dating – or at least stop being so rude to every guy who tries to chat her up.

But Susie’s got a plan. If she can just make it the 307 days till her promotion and bonus, she can finally quit and pursue her dream career in food, then surely everything else will fall into place. If only her love life wasn’t so complicated…

A sharp, witty and refreshing novel about love, friendship and enjoying what's left on the table."

This was a fun novel to read, it also made me hungry for quite a lot of the time I was reading it as the food that Susie made sounded so good! I would definitely recommend having something tasty to hand while you're reading. There are also a few recipes at the back of the book which I'm going to try making soon.

I really related to the characters, especially Susie who has been stuck in a job she hates for a long time but can't work out how to escape to do something she loves. I liked that she stayed true to who she was no matter what life threw at her. The dialogue and descriptions in the book are witty and entertaining and made me smile.

This was a lovely, easy read which flowed really well and made me laugh.

This was 4 out of 5 for me.

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