Currently Reading #1

Today I’m starting a new feature called Currently Reading where I’ll be talking a little bit about the book that-surprise, surprise!- I’m currently reading.

I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump this week and so have been dotting between books but I’ve finally found something that I’ve stuck with and that is Geek Girl: Model Misfit by Holly Smale.


“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”

Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows that being as uniquely odd as a polar bear isn’t necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this.

What Harriet doesn’t know is where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives.

With summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get as far away from home as possible. But nothing can prepare Harriet for the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes.

Because, this time, Harriet knows what a broken heart feels like.

Can geek girl find her place on the other side of the world or is Harriet lost for good?

Model Misfit is the second book in the Geek Girl trilogy and I read the first book back in November and loved it. I was a little nervous to start this because I loved the first book so much but it’s so much fun and I’m really glad that I chose to read it because it’s really helped get me in the mood to read.

What are you reading at the moment? Let me know below! Have you read Model Misfit?

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    Sunny A
    27 September, 2013 at 6:29 am

    I literally finished Model Misfit just then and I loved it so much. It was just as good if not better then Geek Girl and Harriet’s misadventures never fail to brighten my day. I’ll be giving it a 5 stars and I hope you like it as much as I did! I’m now reading Pivot Point by Kasie West. Happy reading 😀
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      Lucy Powrie
      27 September, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      It’s sooo good, isn’t it? I’m so glad I bought it! I think it will be a five star read for me, too.

      I loved The Distance Between Us so would be interested in hearing your thoughts on Pivot Point.

      Happy reading, Sunny!

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    Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)
    27 September, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I have not read this series yet but I’m awfully curious about them- they sound really cute. I’m currently reading The Fall of Five but I haven’t really started it.

    Thanks for sharing, Lucy! <33
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      Lucy Powrie
      27 September, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      They ARE cute and so funny. Love them!

      I must read I Am Number Four soon because I’ve had it for ages now.

      Happy reading, Melanie!

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    27 September, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Hi Lucy!
    I absolutely love love loved this book! i just finished reading it and it’s amazing. I really hope you will enjoy it as much as I do! Thanks for sharing xx <3

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      Lucy Powrie
      27 September, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks, Erika! I am LOVING it so far. So pleased because I was a little nervous beforehand.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    27 September, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I tried reading Geek Girl but I had so many other great books to read but I’ll definitely pick it back up because I enjoyed the first few chapters. It was really funny and Harriet always found herself in trouble! This is a good idea for a new feature.
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      Lucy Powrie
      27 September, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      You must do! It’s definitely worth a read. Harriet IS really funny and I just love her to pieces.

      Thanks for stopping by, Francoise!

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    Maya @ The Book Nook
    27 September, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I really must read Geek Girl! Every review I’ve seen has raved about it so I have to see what all the fuss is about. I’m currently reading Stolen by Lucy Christopher and it’s amazing!
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      Lucy Powrie
      27 September, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      You MUST! I’m such a book pusher when it comes to Geek Girl.

      I loved Stolen so much so I really hope you enjoy it, Maya. Happy reading!

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    Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea
    27 September, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I really need to read the first book of this series, especially because I know you (amongst so many other bloggers) love it so much! I’m currently reading The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond, it’s really rather good at the moment. 🙂
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      Lucy Powrie
      27 September, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      It’s worth a read because it’s so relatable. I love everything about it!

      Hope you’re enjoying it! Haven’t heard much about it so will take a look. Happy reading, Hollie!

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    27 September, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    This series looks cute. I’ve heard all good things about it, I really should read the first book! Hope you like the 2nd book 🙂
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      Lucy Powrie
      27 September, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      It IS really cute! *book pushes*

      Thanks for stopping by, Michelle!

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    27 September, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Haven’t read Geek Girl! Don’t know if it would be my sort of thing. I’m currently read All the Truth That’s in Me, which I LOVE. And A Tale For The Time Being which is the best book I’ve read all year!
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      Lucy Powrie
      27 September, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      YOU. MUST. READ. IT.

      I LOVED All The Truth That’s In Me and am glad you’re reading a book that you think is one of the best all year.

      Happy reading, Jack!

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    Georgia Walters
    30 September, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Yay! GEEK GIRL! I loved this sequel so much, and I’m so glad it’s brought you out of your reading slump 🙂 I hate it when that happens, and I just can’t read anything! Also, whenever I see GG2 in a bookstore now I’ll turn it around like you did in Bath yesterday 😉 Haha! It was really great to meet you!

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    30 September, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I think I’m heading towards a reading slump as well as I just keep picking up books to read and not being able to concentrate on them. The latest book that I picked up to read is an e-book of Crash Into You by Katie McGarry. I’ll try it again tomorrow and hope for the best…

    Looking forward to reading Model Misfit!
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