Book Review: Reader, I Married Me #GIFTED

I love a good romantic comedy book. There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa, blanket over you, a hot cup of coffee and a good book.

Reader, I Married Me by Sophie Tanner is a book full of self love and positivity. It’s unlike any other book I’ve read.

The main character, Chloe Usher, has just broken up with the love of her. Her friendly urge her to find another man before she ends up sitting on the shelf all alone for the rest of eternity, but Chloe makes a decision not to do that.

After one particularly messy date, Chloe decides that she doesn’t need an ‘other half’. In fact Chloe decides that she’s going to marry herself.

After this news goes viral, Chloe finds herself thrust into the public eye, much to the embarrassment of her friends and family!

In the sober light of day, will Chloe still feel the same way and want to marry herself?

This book is a fabulous journey of self-discovery, as Chloe realises that planning her wedding solo is a bump journey. Chloe realises that why should she wish her life away waiting for ‘the one’ when YOU are, in fact, the one?

This book is so different to any other books I’ve read. It’s all redressing the balance a little, with the main focus on what it means to love yourself. The author, Sophie, believes that if you truly feel secure you will have plenty of love to give others or, as Aristotle put it: ‘All friendly feelings for others are an extension of man’s feelings for himself’.

Sophie say that’s for her, realising she didn’t need a soul mate in order to be truly happy has been one of her biggest life lessons so far. This resonates with me so much, and it’s something I’m keen to teach my children. That they need to learn to love themselves first and foremost, find out who they are, what they want, what they like and enjoy doing etc. By doing this you can then be your true self, whether that means having an other half or not.

In 2015, Sophie actually had her own cultural ceremony in Brighton, complete with bridesmaids and her friend dressed up as the pope as she married herself! Sophie took views promising to accept her failings and embrace her dreams. Committing to love herself in front of all her family and friends. She says it’s one of the best things she’s ever done.

In todays world we’re all very much about going to school, getting a job, meeting and falling in love with someone then buying a house, getting married, having children and living happily ever after, but it’s somewhat dated in my opinion. It’s a refreshing change to see an author write a book that embraces self love, positivity and being content with oneself.

On a final note, I love the tagline of this book: ‘Be the hero of your own story…’

Find out more about the book online here.

For the purpose of this review, I was sent a review copy of this book. All views and opinions are 100% my own.

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