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Leftovers A novel about friendship hope and the power of pasta from the bestselling author of Pear Shaped According to a magazine Susie is a Leftover a post Bridget Jones something who has neither her drea

  • Title: Leftovers
  • Author: Stella Newman
  • ISBN: 9781847562715
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • A novel about friendship, hope and the power of pasta from the bestselling author of Pear Shaped.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 leA novel about friendship, hope and the power of pasta from the bestselling author of Pear Shaped.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 If only her love life wasn t so complicated A sharp, witty and refreshing novel about love, friendship and enjoying what s left on the table.

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    About "Stella Newman"

    1. Stella Newman

      Stella Newman studied English at Sussex University, then went on to work in advertising, at the BBC and then as a professional food taster She is now a full time writer, based in London and has written three novels Pear Shaped, Leftovers and The Dish, as well as the festive e short story, A Pear Shaped Christmas She blogs about restaurants, food and writing at stellanewmansblog.wordpress.

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    1. A fun, flirty novel filled with humour. I was laughing on just about every page and really enjoyed reading this despite the weird looks when I was reading on the bus/train and laughed out-loud. Or snorted. On the plus side I have some recipes to try out, so bonus!Stella Newman's brand of outrageous humour fits in so well with the story line. It's perfect. I identified so much with Susie; it was almost like I was reading about an older version of myself. I only wish that the whole Jeff thing was [...]


    2. 3.5/5If any author could turn me onto chick lit it would have to be Stella Newman. This is the second book that I have read by her and just like the first it was filled with relatable characters, funny situations and clever dialogue. I do have to make note though, for the first 30% or so of the novel I did get a strong feeling of Deja Vu, it was so similar to Pear Shaped that I honestly thought maybe I had already read this and that this book was simply a re-title of Pear Shaped. After going bac [...]


    3. Susie is a ‘Leftover’, or at least, that’s what a magazine says – someone who doesn’t have their dream job, home, or man in their life. Susie works in advertising, but she wants more from her career – in an ideal world she’d love to quit and follow her dream career in food. All she has to do is last 307 days until her promotion and then she can quit and start on her dream – simple, right? But Susie has another problem, even though she and her ex-boyfriend Jake broke up a while ag [...]


    4. I only read this book as I won it via a giveaway. It's not something I would ever choose to read otherwise and this book reminded me why. It's pointless. There is no story. It's just 400 pages about a single woman who hates her job and eats pasta. It's the kind of book I imagine some might read whilst on holiday. A book that doesn't require any kind of thought process but that gives you something to do whilst sunbathing. I've given it two stars because it's not awful but it really isn't my kind [...]


    5. A lovely, witty novel.Susie Rosen, a thirty-six years old, single woman, unsatisfied with her life, still obsessed with her ex and his new younger girlfriend and according to a magazine test she is a leftover. She keeps telling her family and friends that by Christmas she will quit her work (which she hates) but no one believes her. Susie has one passion in her live and is pasta, according to her grandmother there is nothing that pasta couldn’t cure. Susie has a recipe for every situation in l [...]


    6. I received this book through a giveaway.From the blurb it appealed to me due to the main character having an urge to leave her job and do her own thing, so I can relate to that. But it didn't grab me. The main character appears in many other chick-lit novels under a different guise. Has the same kind of friends, the same problems etc. There was too much worrying about what to wear. Yes a lot of us do it, but I don't enjoy reading about it. I also think the author tried too hard to be witty with [...]


    7. Really enjoyed reading this. Stella seems to have the nack at creating books where you can 100% relate to the main character.We've all been dumped, had stupid romances that we thought would last forever, and we've all sat on our sofa surrounded by junk food, tissues and rom coms that make us cry, and I guess that's why Stella's books are so believable, but most importantly the characters are believable. Additionally, we all have friends like Polly, Dalia and Rebecca.Ultimately Rebecca is the fit [...]


    8. This is one of the saddest books I've read in a while. It's not the plotline itself that's sad (that whole "I can't survive without a man" storyline is sad in a whole other way, when can we read romcom about women who are happy to be single? Or lesbians? Or polygamous relationships?). No the sad bit is how society, the media & advertising view women over 35. Especially those who've had the audacity to put on an ounce or two. And the rubbish that gets marketed to them as food or diet advice. [...]


    9. **Note: I got this book for free through PeerIndex, on the understanding that I might review it**Having read some interesting reviews of Stella Newman's last book, I was a bit nervous about reading this one. Plus, at 32 I think I can safely say I'm at the older end of the chicklit target market and a bit past the 'ooh shiny bags and shoes!' stage.The good news is that this book was better than a certain friend had darkly predicted, based on the last book! But, I have to be honest, I didn't compl [...]


    10. OK, so having recently read Pear Shaped and absolutely loved it, I was delighted to be able to read Stella new book so soon after. I was also delighted to find that, within the first few pages, there was a link between the two books, in that both the girls work for Fletchers in some way. Despite not liking pasta unless it comes in the form of a tin of Heinz spaghetti, I knew I was going to enjoy this book. The book is in a way very similar to Pear Shaped, in that there are similar characters, bo [...]


    11. iheart-chicklitAfter writing her brilliant debut, Pear-Shaped, Stella Newman is back this year with Leftovers, another fresh novel about a lovable singleton, Susie. If you've read Pear-Shaped and loved it, I think you will enjoy this one!Susie is trying to forget about some silly quiz she has done in a magazine which labels her as a "Leftover", but she can't help it if she's single, living in a flat which she shares its ownership with her brother and loathes her job. But she has a plan, if she c [...]


    12. A good book and an easy read but not your usual chic lit.Susie is a 'left over' in a magazine survey she did. It seems she doesn't fit into any other catagory she has a job but not the one she really wants and she is single living in an apartment owned by another family member. She thinks she knows what she wants out of life but she seems to have been left behind. She has friends who try and steer her in the right direction to no avail. She works in an advertising agency but the 'creators' seem [...]


    13. Another great book by Stella Newman. Revolves around Susie, who vehemently denies she is a Leftover--left behind at work, by her friends, by her ex--at the beginning of the book, only to realize that she has allowed herself to become one. The journey she takes to reclaim her life and find what makes her tick again is funny, sometimes frustrating (you want to shake her a few times) and compelling. And she likes pasta just as much a I do. :)


    14. I really loved this book even though i couldn't decide for ages what the under laying story was. This was due to there not being one hero, but possibly four!Having said that, this is no love story, unless you love pasta! There is some fantastic recipes to go with the fantastic humor of this book. A true heart felt book that everyone can enjoy with a good bowl of pasta.


    15. Too many similarities to the first book, came across as lazy writhing, no need for the similarities, didn't bring anything to the book, it was just annoying.Apart from this it's a good story. Decent read. And pulls you in towards the end.


    16. Funny, relatable, well-written and heartfelt book. Not a typical romance at all and a very empowering ending. Loved it!



    17. I received an advanced reader's copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The Leftovers isn't your typical chick lit. Well, maybe it is. But it's not a romance-y girl meets boy and pines for boy until they finally end up together at the end. (Not a spoiler - just a typical chick lit theme example.) Instead, we meet Susie who is 30-something, in a dead-end job that's she's ready to quit but only until after she gets a promotion and bonus, reeling from a breakup for a long-term boyfrien [...]


    18. A Novel About Food A cute story about Susie, a thirty something single girl who struggles to find happiness. The bits about pasta are an added bonus and I love that the author added recipes at the end.


    19. A fun book about feeling stuck in life and how you should just take a chance. I loved learning about the world of advertising and particularly enjoyed all the food references. The copy I read also had a few actual recipes in the back! I'll be checking out more from Stella Newman.






    20. According to a magazine, Susie is a ‘Leftover’ – a post-Bridget Jones thirty-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, and start online dating – or at least stop being rude to every guy who tries to chat her up. But Susie’s got a plan. If she can just make the 307 days til her promotion and bonus, she can finally quit and pursue her dream career in food. [...]


    21. As soon as I read the first page I knew that this was a book for me; the warmth that Susie, the main character, gives off is impeccably believable and I was hooked. Anyone that reads my book reviews knows that if I cannot connect with a character it causes a rift in my enjoyment in the book and I was happy here that I immediately felt I knew the character and all her misgivings. Newman’s writing is not only warm and enveloping but also witty and sharp with anecdotes and hilarity.Susie is origi [...]


    22. I received a copy of this book from publisher in exchange for a review.I didn't read the first Stella Newman's book so I didn't know what to expect and started totally afresh. What I know is that I really adore books with food as one of the "characters", although lately there are many books like this. And I mean, many. Nevertheless, pasta. When I was dieting myself some time ago I was not allowed to eat pasta and my, how I have missed it. I have also read that it is scientifically proofed that w [...]


    23. Engelse boeken geweldig vind ik ze. En dan heb ik het vooral over de Britse auteurs. Ook Australische en Ierse kunnen mijn goedkeuring wegdragen en op de laatste plaats komen de Amerikaanse. Waarom? Engels is toch Engels? Nee, dat klopt niet helemaal. Het is een beetje zoals Vlaams en Nederlands. Hetzelfde maar toch ook niet. De Britse humor en de prachtige uitdrukkingen die ze hebben, daar kan volgens mji niemand aan tippen. Dit boek is daar weer een schoolvoorbeeld van.De cover om mee te begi [...]


    24. "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, [...]


    25. I posted a public service announcement on Twitter about this book. It should NOT be read on an empty stomach or too far away from a kitchen. Stella Newman (my new kindred spirit) is obviously a foodie and she'll make your mouth water and your stomach grumble. BUT you'll also likely shed a tear or two from laughing too hard and, maybe, in heartache/commiseration.Until this past Christmas I had gone several years without reading "chick lit" because I found it difficult to relate much to the chara [...]


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