Saturday, April 11, 2020

Five notable literary romantic comedies

Beth O’Leary is a Sunday Times (UK) bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than 30 languages.

She wrote her debut novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from her job at a children’s publisher. Her novel The Switch is due out in the US this summer.

She now lives in the Hampshire countryside and writes full time.

At the Waterstones blog, O'Leary tagged five favorite literary comedies bursting with love and optimism, including:
In at the Deep End by Kate Davies

This debut is smart, filthy and totally hilarious. Our protagonist Julia hasn’t had sex in three years… until she finds herself making eyes at a sexually confident lesbian over confrontational modern art. She begins to think that she’s been looking for love (and good sex) in all the wrong places. In at the Deep End touches on some dark topics, but without ever losing its ultimate sense of lightness and joy.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue