Your second life begins when you realize you only have one

The best way I could sum up this book is that it’s a strategic self help book written as a fiction story.

Here is the description from Amazon:

The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her “routine-itis” leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. 

At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. 

When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille’s journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time…

I did like the story, however I was under the impression if would read as more of a fictional tale of a heroine not as a fictional story that guides you through self help techniques.

The Good Girl- Mary Kubica

“One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.” 

I really enjoyed this book, but couldn’t help but feel like something was missing from the ending!

Truthfully, I had a hunch early on what the twist was and I was right. However, I still enjoyed the book and really liked the style it was written and how it went back and forth between “before” and “after” with each chapter. I just wish the ending of the book had been more explosive! Or maybe just answered more questions. I didn’t find it surprising, and I would classify it as more dramatic then suspenseful or psychological.

Overall, it was a great read and I finished it over the course of 3 nights. I wasn’t as excited to finish it, so I feel like the story could’ve been built up more- but still worth the read!