Sunday Book Club – The Actual One, Isy Suttie

Every Sunday we are taking a look at the world of books. I read a lot and always want to share my opinions on what I read, so I thought it would be fun to write reviews. Today we are going to look at a book by Isy Suttie.

The Actual One (2016)

Isy Suttie


Isy woke up one day in her late twenties to discover that the invisible deal she’d done with her best mates – that they’d prolong growing up for as long as possible – had all been in her head. Everyone around her is suddenly into mortgages, farmers’ markets and nappies, rather than the idea of running naked into the sea or getting hammered in Plymouth with eighty-year-old men. When her dearest friend advises her that the next guy Isy meets will be The Actual One, Isy decides to keep delaying the onset of adulthood – until a bet with her mother results in a mad scramble to find a boyfriend within a month.

– from Waterstones

Positive Points

As soon as this book was released I really wanted to read it as I quite like Isy Suttie as she is quite quirky and out there. It was a bit different to most autobiographies that I have read but i really enjoyed it even if it does only focus on one year or so of her life. It is funny, heartfelt and such a great read. It really does appeal to a female reader as it really relates to situations that most women have experience now and again.

Negative Points

You sort of want there to be more, it is a book that is really easy to engage in that you want to find out what happens next!

Overall Review

If you are looking for a fun book that screams elements of a rom com then I would read this, it is a book that is very easy to get into and so many people can relate to.

Rating : **** 4 Stars

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