Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Sorry Not Sorry” as Want to Read:
Sorry Not Sorry
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Sorry Not Sorry

by
3.76  ·  Rating details ·  6,044 ratings  ·  386 reviews
Is this all there is? I hadn’t had so much as a sniff of a shag for over a year. I scraped the last dregs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream out of the bottom of the tub with my finger and licked it. It left a sticky smear on my phone’s screen when I typed into Google, “How to find love, sex and happiness.”

Charlotte has always been a good girl.

She sorts her paper from her
...more
Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published February 13th 2019 by Bookouture
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.76  · 
Rating details
 ·  6,044 ratings  ·  386 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Sorry Not Sorry
Carrie
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald is another contemporary romance novel that promises readers to be full of laugh out loud moments. Again, though I wonder if my sense of humor is way off of everyone else of not when only getting a chuckle here or there and no real hysterical moments unfortunately.

In this story Charlotte finds herself questioning just where she is in here life when her two longtime roommates and best friends are packing up and moving on to marriage and a life together after fallin
...more
Whispering Stories
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.com

When Charlotte’s best friend and roommate Maddy moves out to live with her boyfriend, Charlotte starts to question her life. She has been single for quite some time and can’t seem to get herself a date for the night never mind a long term partner.

Desperate for answers she turns to Google which brings up a blog site about dating. The site might be old but the info still has to be relevant, doesn’t it? Via a series of Podcasts called Sorry, Not Sorry all a
...more
Berit☀️✨
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun entertaining story that will make you giggle!

This was a playful story with an unique angle. As a podcast listener(although most of my podcasts are about serial killers) I really enjoyed how this media was used in the story. A quirky story about taking yourself out of your comfort zone and finding your inner bad girl.

Charlotte is a workaholic about to lose her flatmate and friend to marriage... when she realizes she doesn’t do much more than work day in and day out. She starts listening t
...more
Finitha Jose
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't know how much my review will do justice to this book with my sleep induced brain, but my excited heart won't allow me to rest until I have posted this. Have you ever felt that particular urge to share your excitement just after reading an amazing novel? Ever experienced that bubbling happiness that won't be subdued unless you narrate the story to at least one person? If yes, then you know what I am going through now. Yup! I have found this wonderful chick lit (quite accidentally, in fact ...more
Elle's Book Blog
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Release Date: February 13, 2019
Genre: Chick Lit
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

Sorry Not Sorry is a cute and endearing read that any woman can relate to! I devoured this book in one sitting and felt very connected to Charlotte (which is a must have for me). I hope the author continues writing books like this in the future because I will be one of the first people to buy it! I loved this to pieces.

In this novel, readers will meet Charlotte. Charlotte has come to a crossroads of sorts in her life as
...more
Obsidian
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.

So this was actually really good. I laughed, cried, and laughed some more. The character of Charlotte was written well and so were all of the secondary characters. I really liked the overall plot of Charlotte trying to do more with her life and meet someone and the subplots of her changing relationship with Maddy, and her two new roommates, Tansy and Adam. I am wondering if Ranald has plans to write a se
...more
Rachel Gilbey
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
After a bit of a slow start, where I was struggling to work out who worked where, and what all the characters connections were - admittedly I was very tired when I read the first half of the book, which possibly affected my initial enjoyment - I'm glad I continued as I thoroughly enjoyed the second half of the book.

What really intrigued me initially and kept me reading was the pod cast series that Charlotte was following called Sorry Not Sorry, all about getting in touch with your inner bad gir
...more
Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
Did a book’s ending ever make it hard to fairly rate a book? I am not saying that the ending was terrible, its just that…well, I just didn’t like it. Which stinks because up until the 95% mark of this book I thought it was rather fun. I was whipping through the ending because I wanted to finish and then BAM, that “twist.”

description

It was a fun story; classic chick-lit, light read that is easy to whip through. I liked some characters, I hated some characters (which you were supposed to). But obviously meh
...more
Lisa Leone-campbell
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald is a hysterical romp through life while dating and all its hits and misses (or messes) which comes with it. It's about losing a best friend to marriage and working endless hours at a job that you feel unappreciated. In other words...life!

Charlotte is tired of being alone and single. With her best friend moving out to get married and having to adjust to new housemates, she's feeling pretty low. Until she comes across a podcast called "Sorry Not Sorry" which challe
...more
Michele
See the full review at HarlequinJunkie

Sorry Not Sorry was a rollicking good time with a quirky cast I fell helplessly in love with in no time flat. With its fun rom-com-meets-chick-lit vibe, what a lovely way this was to be introduced to Sophie Ranald’s work!

There was a whole lot to enjoy about Sorry Not Sorry. Being set in and around London was the first big selling point for me as I love stories from across the pond. And Charlotte–as well as her friends–embodied that London lifestyle with thei
...more
❤ Bibi ❤
***Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own.***

Actual rating: 3.5!


I am seriously beginning to wonder, if there's something wrong with my sense of humour. Maybe it's went on holiday without giving my brain notice? Maybe it's just not getting the sophisticated and sublime jokes, that must be somewhere within the pages of this book. All I know is, that this boo
...more
Els
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My first book by this author and I was utterly pleased. It’s a chicklit but not the dime a dozen one. Don’t get me wrong. I am a fan of the ‘normal’ kind, but it’s an treat when the author adds a little touch of something else like a bit of suspense. This is what happend here and it gives the story some extra pizzazz.

This book is about bringing the bad girl out in you and not feeling sorry about it. Honestly, why should you? There is nothing wrong with taking some steps to make you feel on top o
...more
Claire
May 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Identity Crisis

I’m not sure what this book was trying to be. It had about 6 different storylines, none of which were particularly well executed.
Jen
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you so much @readforeverpub for my gifted copy⁣

Where do I start on this one? Well, there’s Charlotte, your typical good girl who finds her “love life” not as exciting as her friends and wants to change that so she like any other people nowadays seek the help of Mr. Google, I will call him that because this is my review—just kidding. Anyway, she found this podcast called “Sorry Not Sorry,” which I guess meant to help women kind of spice up their boring life, well at least that’s how Charlo
...more
kellie
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley19
A light hearted enjoyable read. Charlotte best friend moves out to live with her boyfriend and Charlotte starts to feel a little lost in the dating world. She starts to listing to a podcast that opens her up to be a little more daring in life. She a likeable character with realistic needs and feelings. while I didn't really laugh out loud and felt the book could of been a little shorter I still enjoyed it.
Maya
Jun 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
Depressing that in 2019 we are still promoting outdated and misogynistic gender stereotypes. I despair, a book written by a female author. Pathetic female characters seeking their rich husband, resorting selling their body rather than using intelligence and hard work. A portrayal of weak females being treated as second class citizens in the workplace by sexist male colleagues. Grown women acting like school children, falling out over trivial nonsense. .
Anne
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sorry I started this book! I am putting it aside and may not finish it.
Emily
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good girl Charlotte finds herself stuck in a rut - very single, overly demanding job, best friend getting married - when she stumbles upon the podcast, Sorry Not Sorry which encourages her to embrace her inner bad girl through a step by step process.... ⁣

So, sometimes a cover just screams “pick me up” and that’s exactly what happened here. Anyway, I basically love British chick lit ... bollocks and rubbish are part of my vocab after reading 5! books set in London this month. This book is funny,
...more
Nadine
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shake things up!

Charlotte’s best friend is moving out, and now the house feels empty. And so does her life. She’s in a rut. So, when she finds this series of podcasts named ‘Sorry Not Sorry’, she is determined to get more out of life. What I really liked about Charlotte is that she could be any one of us. She wasn’t this super-thin super-unreal super-woman, but just a relatable person with recognizable problems.

It was never TOO bad, which was how I liked it. Just a broadening of her horizon. Sp
...more
Jen Ryland
Did you know I am a chick lit expert and so have all kind of opinions on this one. (Spoiler alert: they are mixed).

Review up 2/25/19 on my blog:

Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram!

Thanks to the publisher for providing an advance copy for review!
...more
Diah R
Feb 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, netgalley
Oh my! Sorry Not Sorry offered that chicklit spark that had gone in my life!

The book opens strong, delightfully so with how Charlotte dealt with her new life: without her best friend Maddy, welcoming two new housemates (one a very attractive young woman, and one anti-social guy), and the prospect of a possible The One from work.

It got draggy in the middle where I did not give a cent about Charlotte and her beau, her work, but it had a plus point in weaving Charlotte-Tansy friendship and I was pa
...more
Jade
Apr 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2020
A good chic lit with a bit more gumph and originality than some I’ve read. The characters felt a bit more real and the plot had the right amount of depth and drama without hitting the big cheese or becoming sanctimonious. I probably will forget about this in a years time, but I’ve enjoyed it while reading and would try this author again based on that.
Lindzi Mayann
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I well and truly loved this flirty, easy going chick lit story. It's really well written with lots of comical moments plus the right amount of depth to draw you in to the characters. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
Margaret Gaven
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it
I picked this book because I really wanted to read something funny and entertaining. Honestly it was slow in the beginning and it did pick up mid-way. I did not find it “laugh out loud” funny. It was ok
Lauren Batty
Apr 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
Couldn't get into it.
Alicia Prevost
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book, it had some really good parts but I didn't love it nearly as much as I had hoped.

I loved Charlotte. I thought she was a great lead character...smart as hell, independent, passionate about her job, clearly tired of being single but not defined by it and warm and funny and loyal and a bunch of other good things. Even when stuck in her rut, you could see that and that was good to read. I really was rooting for her so much.

I also loved Xander...cute, dorky, sweet and so clearly
...more
Lisa Leone-campbell
Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald is a hysterical romp through life while dating and all its hits and misses (or messes) which comes with it. It's about losing a best friend to marriage and working endless hours at a job that you feel unappreciated. In other words...life!

Charlotte is tired of being alone and single. With her best friend moving out to get married and having to adjust to new housemates, she's feeling pretty low. Until she comes across a podcast called "Sorry Not Sorry" which challe
...more
Olivia
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other-reviews
SORRY NOT SORRY is a cute romantic comedy read that follows Charlotte. Charlotte's life is going through some upheaval. Her two roommates are engaged and moving out of their house to start their own lives, leaving Charlotte with two new roommates that she doesn't know and also without her BFF. Charlotte is not sure how to meet her own special someone when she comes across an old podcast, Sorry Not Sorry, that really appeals to her- it tells of a journey to try to step of a comfort zone by embrac ...more
Janet
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.

Is this all there is? I hadn’t had so much as a sniff of a shag for over a year. I scraped the last dregs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream out of the bottom of the tub with my finger and licked it. It left a sticky smear on my phone’s screen when I typed into Google, “How to find love, sex and
...more
LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
Charlotte is feeling lost. Her best friend Maddy is moving out, getting married leaving her to cope with new flat mates and the fact she’s been single for a long time. One night she discovers a podcast Sorry Not Sorry which claims if you follow her tips and release your inner bad girl, you just might meet the man of your dreams…

Sorry Not Sorry is about when you’re stuck in a rut, take your life back and living it to the fullest, you never know what might happen!

It’s quite a quick and easy read w
...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The One Who's Not the One
  • Love You, Love You Not
  • Bridesmaids
  • If I Never Met You
  • Probably the Best Kiss in the World
  • Don't You Forget About Me
  • For Once in My Life
  • Has Anyone Seen My Sex Life?
  • Are We Nearly There Yet?
  • If We're Not Married by Thirty
  • As Luck Would Have It
  • Lucy's Last Straw: A feel good, laugh out loud romantic comedy
  • What Happens Now?
  • The Flatshare
  • The Bad Mothers' Book Club: A laugh-out-loud novel full of humour and heart
  • Love to Hate You
  • You, Me, Forever
  • Sooo Not Looking For a Man
See similar books…
189 followers
Sophie Ranald is the youngest of five sisters. She was born in Zimbabwe and lived in South Africa until an acute case of itchy feet brought her to London in her mid-20s.

As an editor for a customer publishing agency, Sophie developed her fiction-writing skills describing holidays to places she’d never visited. In 2011, she decided to disregard all the good advice given to aspiring novelists and at
...more

News & Interviews

They’re baaaaaaack! Young adult vampires, that is. Fifteen years after Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight took the world by storm, we’re seeing a brand...
33 likes · 13 comments
“When you’re face down in the mud, keep reaching for the stars,”’ Tansy suggested.” 1 likes
More quotes…