31 October 2013

We were faced with a big decision this month when it came to choosing which of the month’s fabulous books deserves the coveted hot spot of Editor’s Choice. It has been a good month for books and with so much to love it is hard to pick just one.

However, we did what we always do in such situations. We had a couple of glasses of wine and waited for inspiration to strike. That is when we realised there was only one book to pick: one which had us roaring with laughter this month. That book is Helen Fielding’s long awaited follow-up, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy.

What do you do when a girlfriend’s 60th birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend’s 30th?

Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating?

Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice?

Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant?

Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood?

Is sleeping with someone after 2 dates and 6 weeks of texting the same as getting married after 2 meetings and 6 months of letter writing in Jane Austen’s day?

Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting and redisovering her sexuality in what some people rudely and outdatedly call ‘middle age’.

The long-awaited return of a much-loved character, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, witty, wise and bloody hilarious.

In our review we said that this book was one that no one could afford to miss: we laughed, we cried and we never wanted to put it down. Simply put, it is the book that we were reading well into the early hours of the morning. Pick it up as soon as you can.

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is available on Amazon and the iBookstore