Phoebe Henderson may be single but she sure doesn’t feel fabulous. It’s been a year since she found her boyfriend Alex in bed with another woman, and multiple cases of wine and extensive relationship analysis with best friend Lucy have done nothing to help. Faced with a new year but no new love, Phoebe concocts a different kind of resolution.
The List: 10 things she’s always wanted to do in bed but has never had the chance (or the courage!) to try. A bucket list for between the sheets. One year of pleasure, no strings attached. Simple, right? Factor in meddlesome colleagues, friends with benefits, getting frisky al fresco, and maybe, possibly, true love and Phoebe’s got her work cut out for her.
©2013 Joanna Bolouri (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd
"Sexy, smart and scandalous, The List charts one woman's odyssey through her bedroom blind-spots - and what a ride it is! Funny and frisky, I'd recommend to anyone with a taste for adventure" (Victoria Fox, author of Temptation Island)
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"Brilliantly witty and screamingly funny"
If you are in need of a good break from reality for a few hours with maximum entertainment then this book is for you!
Phoebe who is the protagonist was my favourite character. She is warm, sincere and believable. A thoroughly modern woman.
Phoebe - Caroline Gutherie did and outstanding job of the narration of this book.
"Girlie yes, but great humour & tips for Blokes"
Damn what AN AWESOME READ!! It's not the kind that'll mesmerise you keep you reading till you drop cold - no, it was I book I chose to savour. I'd happily read it a few times over. This book got me giggling and even laughing out loud in public and everywhere!! I will not drop any spoilers, at all; simply know this: it's about a progressive young 30's woman writing an account of her new year's resolutions for the year ahead. We go through her life based on the hysterical details she writes in a journal such as those about sexual encounters, Stuart's bottom and other things, making it an extremely light , very soft porn. Hazardous pointers only relay to bad food cooked by one Lucy. It has the sexual tenacity of Sex and the City, but with the reality of an everyday single woman trying to get it right - the 'it' being very girls dream: a handsome bloke who's not only great in the sack, but a soulmate too! Set up mainly in the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow, and bringing in other parts of Scotland, this book is undoubtedly fresh as the Highlands air and is quirky, young, sexually appealing with every possibility that it could have actually been someone's real life journey. It appealed to me most because it reflects a common point in every woman's life when we seek to re-identify and reconnect to ourselves, when we seek to stop being the giver of sexual pleasure, but seek also to be the recipient, when we seek to actually stop faking it and, actually have orgasms. But it's also a book about the importance of having true friends and making some, albeit unexpectedly, along the way, and having a support network to help you get up when you've fallen.
This is supposed to be Joanna Bolouri's debut I believe. I pity her only because she;s set the bar really high on this. but with kind of wit and excellent book-writing abilities, I think she will come at us with another prizewinner. And yes, THIS IS a FANTASTIC book to be made in our own movie, even series!!
The narration I must add, was fabulous!
I loved this book with in first 10 minutes hooked. Funny and well written x
"Best book I've listened to in ages!!"
This is a perfect holiday listen...well if u don't mind people looking at u as u laugh your head off on sun lounger by yourself 😂..the narrator was excellent (I'm a sucker for a Scottish accent) overall brilliant, funny, interesting and heart warming book..going to find her other books now.
"Funny and entertaining"
The frankness of her explanations and the banter between characters
None really, sorry!
She really gave the book humour which kept me listening to a bit of an overall predictable story.
Some moments really made me laugh
The story is overall predictable but I kept on listening because it was funny and entertaining. Really frank in some parts but banter between characters is great!
"Good read/ listen"
Very good story and very entertaining, did genuinely make me laugh out loud while i was working.
"Hilarious and down to earth!"
I loved the sheer honesty of the characters - it was no-frills and down to earth which was a refreshing change. It is great that the secret thoughts that no one says out loud is mentioned and for the first time, this book actually made me laugh out loud.
Not sure what to compare it to really because the basic feel of the plot is like a lot in its genre but the way it is written is quite uniquely honest.
She captured the character's really well and without hearing the names, I instantly knew who was speaking.
"Hysterically funny- loved every minute!"
I did listen to it again - it's that funny! Needed a good laugh and this delivered one hundred percent!
It was all memorable as the main character works her way through "the list" had to ration myself as didn't want it to finish. Was sad when it ended! Hope there's book 2
The the characters were good they leapt off the page for me and the narrators comedy timing makes this book. I just loved it. Loved the main character wish she was my friend as so warm and funny!
The ending, it was predictable but a nice way to end the book.
This book is eye wateringly frank to the point of being a bit too much at points so it's not for everyone BUT young women in their 20s-30s will identify with it as it taps into themes of love and loss, gives hope to those going through a breakup as the main character decides to embrace her single status and enjoy it instead of moping! the narration of this book was excellent and is why I listened again because it had me in hysterics! Great book I just loved it!
Absolutely loved this book- so many funny moments from a strong female lead character & the narration was executed perfectly.
Have listened to Joanna's other book and every month I always look to see if there are any more from her. She's an incredibly witty author!
Funniest book I have read in a long while. Modern realistic hilarious book I loved it
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