Saturday 27 June 2020

2020 Reading Challenge | The Bad Mother's Virus by Suzy K Quinn

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I've set my Goodreads challenge at 60 books this year. The Bad Mother's Virus is book number twenty-one.

The Bad Mother's Virus by Suzy K Quinn - 4/5 
Blurb: Laughter is good for the immune system.
Single mother, Juliette Duffy, is getting married. Again. And this time, she is determined to make it all the way down the aisle. But you never know what's round the corner, do you?

Follow Juliette through the trials and tribulations of home schooling, shopping in post-apocalyptic supermarkets, trying to stop her 3-year-old from licking car door handles and finally scoring a 9-pack of toilet roll.

And then someone goes into hospital...

Review: I was very excited to read this as it's a book about being in lockdown that was written in lockdown. 100% of the sales of this book are being donated to the coronavirus vaccine and healthcare funds.

It's the fifth in the Bad Mother series but only the first I've read. Juliette has a daughter, Daisy, with her ex-partner Nick. She is now engaged to be married to Alex who lives in Dalton Estate which is basically a huge mansion. Juliette is on the cusp of moving in with Alex to start their family life when the Covid-19 pandemic strikes whilst Alex is working in Italy. Throw into the mix that Nick wants custody of Daisy and a whole multitude of things going wrong.

This is a really funny book and it felt weird reading about things that have happened so recently. It's written in diary entry format which made it easy to fly through. It feels like it could be a non-fiction book, with references to Boris Johnson testing positive, the supermarkets with their empty toilet roll shelves and everyone's initial thoughts on how it's "just a bad flu, nothing to really worry about."

I love the character of Juliette and she's one of those characters that you just want to be friends with. Her thoughts on homeschooling and which foods are classed as non-essential really resonated with me as a mother of two who has been homeschooling too.

It's a fantastic read which had me laughing out loud and I will definitely read the rest of the series.

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