2019, Blog Tour, Book review

The To-Do List and Other Debacles by Amy Jones @jimsyjampots @EburyPublishing @annecater #RandomThingsTours

Today I’m so pleased to be kicking off the blog tour for The To-do List and Other Debacles by Amy Jones. Thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours and the publishers for the invite and copy of the book.

About the book

How not to be good? Let me list the ways…

Are you a woman? Do you make to-do lists to stop you losing your mind? Have you ever cried in the toilets at work, had a meltdown in the supermarket, or gone off the rails at a hen party? 

And have you ever been saved from any of the above by your truly brilliant friends?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this is the book for you. A moving, funny and brutally honest memoir of one woman’s millennial misadventures, The To-Do List and Other Debacles follows Amy Jones on her journeys through friendship, marriage and mental health disasters in a story that’s as relatable as it is riotous.

Available to pre-order now and published July 4th – Amazon

My thoughts

I don’t know about you but I write lists for a lot of things, shopping lists, housework lists and the main ones are reading lists, what I want to read, what I’ve read etc. There’s nothing more satisfying than ticking things off, it makes you feel like you’ve accomplished something and Amy Jones is a list maker, every day she has a list for all the things she wants to accomplish that day, everything is added to the list whether it be taking a shower, meeting friends or cooking a meal.

In The To-Do List and Other Debacles , Amy Jones takes us through a very difficult part of her life and anyone reading this will feel some kind of connection to Amy, I know I certainly did. We’ve all had body confidence issues, we’ve all felt like what we’re doing isn’t quite good enough and Amy Jones has all of these and more.

It was actually quite frustrating at times reading this book, Amy is putting herself down, feeling like she isn’t worthy or a bit of a failure and I could see she wasn’t, in the book her friends and husband could see she wasn’t and I wanted to reassure her, tell her she was great and to stop being so hard on herself but obviously that wasn’t possible and I had to keep reading and see how she dealt or didn’t deal with things in some cases.

Honest and quite raw at times this book gave me a lot to think about as I’m sure it will with everyone who reads it. Depression is a bitch, it really is and even though it’s a tough read at times it’s a blooming good one as well. I had so many emotions floating round while reading and the belly chuckles, oh boy.The To-Do List and Other Debacles is a powerful book about mental health, it’s about getting the help when you need it and it’s about hope, friendship and love. It’s a book that will have you laughing and crying and crying with laughter. It’s a truly inspiring story that everyone should read and definitely take something away from it.

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About the author

Amy Jones was born in Wales in 1990, moved to Warwickshire when she was seven, and now lives in North London with her husband and her cat. 

She has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pen – everything from fantasy stories about mermaid-fairy hybrids who live in her curtain rail, short horror stories described by one teacher as “really creepy”, or a 70,000 word Harry Potter fanfiction describing a torrid relationship between Ginny Weasley and Draco Malfoy. 

Most recently she worked as AV Producer for The Pool where, alongside making the site’s videos and podcasts, she was known for her articles on feminism, body positivity, and 18th century cartoons about the devil being scared of a woman’s hairy vulva.

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