Hygge and Not Working

by - February 10, 2016

Not Working, novel by Lisa Owens
I've mentioned the few days where we hibernated at home and did our version of hygge. This included reading  the novel, Not Working, by Lisa Owens. that I really enjoyed. It was a perfect book for that weekend. 

Here is the Amazon synopsis:
In the tradition of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary and Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It comes a wise and laugh-out-loud debut novel that captures a young generation trying not to have it all, but to figure out what it all means.
Claire has just resigned from her job without a plan for her next move. As she struggles to explain herself to friends and family, she experiences the emotions and minutiae of day-to-day life as only someone without the distractions of a regular routine can—and discovers what happens when she seeks true purpose in life.
Just the weekend before I watched Bridge Jones Diary on Netflix. I hadn't seen the movie since it was in the theaters (oh so long ago) and I longed to see Bridget conquer. So, when I saw that Not Working is compared to Bridget Jones I was mad to read it. 

* Claire, the protagonist is English (from London). 

There is something about English and Irish writers and characters that I love from the first word. Claire's observations are sometimes so funny. She has a dry sort of way of telling you about the absurdity of situations.  I felt for Claire, I'm sure she was like "Really? They really said that?" Or, "This is happening?" 

I absolutely love Claire. She's my kind of girl. When she's "supposed" to be applying for jobs she gets completely sidetracked. She described her day below:

Who hasn't been there, am I right?

Claire also speaks Truth when she talked about Spin Class. 

This book was perfect for a PJ and socks day.



I received an early copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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