Turning Thirty – Dan Brown

Great chicklit (written by a bloke – so is that blokelit?) set in Birmingham (which gave it extra brownie points from me), with a techie-yet-cool leading man who returns home from NY to “celebrate” his 30th birthday, having first split up with his girlfriend.

Lots of nostalgia (even if you don’t come from Brum, although being bornin the 1970s must help), lots of familiar events and emotions – revolving reaching the dreaded (it’s not that bad!!) Three-O, and lots of humanity in there too – as one of the amazon reviewers says, “Buy it, read it and you will see yourself in there somewhere.”.

Buy it:Amazon link