The Scoop by Cat Walker Magazine Review: Vicariously Travel the World in Lockdown!

The Scoop by Cat Walker is the first free review copy I've received since I started writing for the magazine - perks!!! I was so excited when I received it in the post and it turned out to be a fun, vivid, globe-trotting quarantine read. See below for the synopsis and a link to my book review for the City Girl Magazine...

Funny Books to Cheer You Up in Lockdown

I read an article recently about how book sales have been affected by COVID-19: apparently, dystopian fiction is flying off the virtual shelves, especially if it deals with a pandemic. Frankly, I don’t understand this at all - I’m looking for books that take me away from the current crisis and provide some light-hearted escapism. So, for those of you who share my induced dystopia-phobia, I’ve compiled this list of books guaranteed to bring laughs, conversation topics and much-needed comic relief...

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne: Ultimate Survival Guide (+ free chapter summary cheat sheet)

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Should you ever be forced to read this book, or feel some masochistic urge to, I've included a free chapter-by-chapter summary sheet in solidarity with my fellow sufferers. Also, to lessen the pain slightly, this list of funny 1* Goodreads reviews will remind you that you're not alone in this epic, frustrating endeavour. May the odds be ever in your favour.

This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay: Top 10 Funniest Moments

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This Is Going to Hurt is the diaries of junior doctor Adam Kay in the years before he leaves medicine, disillusioned by the gruelling hours, bureaucracy and lack of support. The diary entries document the funny and heart-wrenching anecdotes from his medical career, showcasing the best and worst of humanity along the way. The reason why Adam Kay is able to convey the seriousness of the issues facing the NHS so well is, paradoxically, his unique brand of humour. He now works in comedy and it's easy to see why! So without further ado, here are the funniest moments of This Is Going to Hurt that had me laughing out loud in public places...