It's now just five weeks until The Singalong Society for Singletons starts winging its way onto ereaders everywhere, which is really, really exciting (but also a smidge terrifying too). So I think the time has come for me to tell you a bit more about it!
The Singalong Society for Singletons is the story of Mon, a twenty-something teaching assistant whose long-term boyfriend Justin has moved to Chicago for a year with his job in banking. Mon shares a terraced house with her teacher workmate Issy who longs for a loving partner and child more than anything in the world. They spend their evenings drinking wine and watching Frozen, their comfort-film of choice, until one night when Mon's sister Hope unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep with her own relationship woes...
The young women find that when your heart is breaking, there's nothing better to do than sing it out and The Singalong Society for Singletons is born! Mon, Issy, Hope and Mon's best friend Connie are soon joined by two new members who bring a whole new dynamic to the group, and buoyed by the uplifting magic of musicals and the power of friendship, the group find they're tackling their issues in their own unique ways.
Each chapter takes place on a Friday night when the Singalong Society meet to watch their weekly film. If you want to watch the same musicals as Mon and co, here's the list! I plan to blog about each of these musicals on the day the Singalong Society watch them too, so keep an eye out for blog updates.
Prologue - Wicked
Chapter 1 - 9th September - Frozen
Chapter 2 - 16th September - The Lion King
Chapter 3 - 23rd September - The Sound of Music
Chapter 4 - 30th September - Grease
Chapter 5 - 7th October - Chicago
Chapter 6 - 14th October - West Side Story
Chapter 7 - 21st October - South Pacific
Chapter 8 - 28th October - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Chapter 9 - 4th November - Les Miserables
Chapter 10 - 11th November - Singing in the Rain
Chapter 11 - 18th November - Fame/Rent
Chapter 12 - 25th November - Oliver!
Chapter 13 - 2nd December - Walking on Sunshine
Chapter 14 - 9th December - Mamma Mia
Chapter 15 - 16th December - Mary Poppins
Chapter 16 - 23rd December - White Christmas
Chapter 17 - Shrek the Musical
Epilogue - The Wizard of Oz
Are your favourites there? Or are you horrified that I've missed out the one musical that gets you tapping your feet and waggling your jazz hands? Let me know!
The Singalong Society for Singletons is published by Harper Impulse (7th October in ebook and 15th December in paperback) and is available for preorder now from Kobo, Amazon, Waterstones, and all other major ebook/paperback retailers.