Popsugar Reading Challenge 2020: Book 1

Prompt: A book about or involving social media

Picked up One in a Million by Lindsey Kelk somewhere on my travels and it is the perfect fit for this prompt.

It’s also a great way to start my new year reading. As I had left my least 2019 prompts until the end of 2019 some of my December reading felt like a race against time chore rather than enjoyable and relaxing. This book is the antidote to that.

What’s it about?

Annie Higgins is a social marketing workaholic. With her best friend, Miranda, she has ploughed all of her savings into her fledgling company. Constantly mocked about her job she accepts a challenge – make a complete stranger Instagram famous in one month.

In walks Dr Samuel Page. Scruffy, geeky and with no interest in social media. In fact no interest in anything other than writing history books that no one reads.

The 30 day challenge begins…

What I think:

I loved this book. It was funny and rala and romantic and very amusing.

There’s a clear Pygmalion-inspired storyline- Annie’s last name is Higgins – but with a very modern twist.

The book makes fun of social media but also shows how powerful it can be.

Annie and her friends are hardworking but fun – just the sort of people you want to hang out with. And it is no great shocker that with a haircut and a pair of jeans that fit Dr Samuel Page is gorgeous.

Sam is a brilliant character. His dry sense if humour and lack of tolerance for nonsense teach Annie some valuable lessons. In turn she teaches him that there is nothing wrong with a bit of self-promotion.

This was a quick read. Warm, funny and romantic. Perfect start to my 2020 challenge.

Find One in a Million at:

Waterstones: click here

Amazon.co.uk: click here

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