A little more than a decade later …
I read Turning Thirty back when I was at university many moons ago and it was a brilliant, funny novel even if I had only just turned twenty at the time!
Today, a little more than a decade later, the sequel Turning Forty was released.
How to turn forty:
1. Set yourself a personal challenge.
2. Clear wardrobe of all age-inappropriate clothing.
How not to turn forty:
1. Have a complete meltdown . . .
High-flier Matt Beckford’s sole ambition is to turn forty with his life sorted. With a Porsche on the drive and a job that requires him to spend more time in BA’s club lounge than his own lounge, it looks like things are going in the right direction. But when Matt’s wife unexpectedly calls time on their marriage, a chain of events is set in motion that very quickly sees him facing forty broke, homeless and completely alone.
But all is not lost because Matt has a plan . . .
If you have never read a Mike Gayle book, then you really should. I’d recommend reading Turning Thirty before venturing to the sequel.
I can also highly recommend My Legendary Ex Girlfriend, which is my favourite of all Mike Gayle’s novels (and inspired some genius birthday present shopping on my part!) and his non-fiction release The To Do List (I do love a good list!).
These three past releases as well as many of Mike Gayle’s other books are currently less than £3 for the Kindle.
I’m looking forward to reading Turning Forty and will report back asap!