Leftovers/ posted in: Reading Leftovers by Stella Newman
on April 25th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Great Britain
Published by Avon
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“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.”
Susie is a girl after my own heart. She has a theory that every type of emotional turmoil can be cured by the application of just the right type of pasta.
She spends her days writing advertising copy for a company that doesn’t appreciate her. She’s counting the days until her promised promotion is here. With the bonus money she makes, she is leaving that job and going into food full time. In the meantime she is muddling through and obsessively watching her ex’s new girlfriend’s Instagram feed.
This is chick lit at its finest. The cover is even pink. I love books that combine food and a hint of romance.
The ending is one that any blogger will find themselves laughing out loud over (because it is so delightfully improbable but fun to imagine.)
There are also recipes for lots of types of pasta to full any need in your life.