The Serial Dater’s Shopping List by Morgen Bailey #BlogTour @morgenwriteruk @BOTBSPublicity

Are you looking for the perfect summer holiday read? Then you’ll love this laugh-out-loud comedy about the highs and lows of dating.

Izzy is a journalist who usually writes a technology column for a local newspaper. Her somewhat-intimidating boss William sets her the task of dating thirty-one men, via an internet dating site, all within a month, and writing about it for the paper.

Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend Donna, Izzy knows what she wants in a man, so creates a shopping list of dos and don’ts and starts ticking them off as she meets the men.

Follow the ups and downs of the dating process including Tim ‘the Weeble’, whose date leads Izzy to see banoffee pie in a whole new light, Lawrence the super-skinny social worker, Felix with his bizarre penchant for Persian Piranhas, and ‘the music maestro but don’t talk about dead pets’ Jake.

By the end of the month, will Izzy have met Mr Right?

My Thoughts

This is the first book that I have read by the author and I will definitely be going back for more. The Serial Dater’s Shopping List took me right back to my dating days. In this story we meet journalist Lizzy who is set a task by her boss William to go on 31 dates in 31 days through online dating.

The story is told in alternate chapters where we read about the date. Then we read Lizzy’s thoughts for each date starting off with….. What did I learn from. The more dates and disasters I read the more I wanted to know where this story was going. I was totally hooked.

I absolutely loved Lizzy and her dating antics, I found this book is a fun entertaining quirky read which I totally enjoyed. Not forgetting the laugh out loud moments.

I would to read a follow up story because I feel there is still plenty more to come from Izzy she is a delightful character who you can relate to easily. This is a perfect summers read if you are looking for a scream of laughter. Sophie Kinsella fan’s will love it!

Thank you to Sarah Hardy for recommending it and for inviting me to take part on the tour.

Morgen Bailey (Morgen with an E) is an author (of novels, short stories, writing and editing guides), freelance editor (for publishers and indie authors), writing tutor (in person and online), Writers’ Forum magazine ‘Competitive Edge’ columnist, blogger, speaker, and co-founder of Northants Authors. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition, RONE, as well as the BBC Radio 2, BeaconLit, and Althorp Literary Festival children’s short story competitions. She also runs her own monthly 100-word competition. 2018 events include talks and workshops at Troubador’s Self Publishing Conference speakers, workshops and panels at Delapre Book Festival, interviewing and workshops at BeaconLit, and NAWG Fest with her ‘Editing your Fiction’ weekend residential course. Morgen can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and many others. Her blog is, and email address

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