The Lockdown List: books to cheer you up


Our next instalment of the Lockdown List is designed for guaranteed belly laughs.  Joanna Bolouri’s riotously funny romantic fiction is certain to distract you from the bad news cycle.  Grab a quaran-tini and settle in for a well-earned dose of escapism.

Since Phoebe Henderson found her boyfriend in bed with another woman, she’s been in a love slump.  Faced with another year of falling asleep in front of the TV, Phoebe concocts a bucket list for between the sheets, determined to tick everything off before the year ends.  But with her meddlesome friends, frisky colleagues, and will-they-won’t-they relationship with her gorgeous best friend Oliver, Phoebe quickly finds her plan derailing.  Irreverent and warm, The List will leave you crying with laughter.

Whipped through The List and looking for more?  Pick up Phoebe and Oliver a few years later in Relight My Fire or delve into I Followed The Rules in which, following her editor’s instructions, cynical dating columnist Cat reluctantly follows the rules from a book that promises to help you snag the man of your dreams in ten easy steps.  What is it, 1892?  But Cat’s on a deadline to find true love by the book, with hysterical results.