BLOG TOUR: The Year of Saying Yes by Hannah Doyle



My clever and lovely friend Hannah has written a book and I know I am biased because I love her loads,  but I also know a good book when I read one - and this is a BLOODY GOOD BOOK. 

The Year of Saying Yes is the perfect, funny, summer read. The protagonist, Izzy, is stuck in a rut. For three years she has been in love with the same guy that doesn't seem interested in her, she works hard for a shoestring salary and lives in a shoebox flat. 

Fed up, Izzy decides to start living and agrees to her life getting a total makeover as she starts saying 'Yes' to dares readers of her magazine column are sending in. No matter how wild, adventures or plain nuts the challenges are, saying 'no' is not an option...  

Want to find out what happens next? Go read!

And as I'm part of The Year of Saying Yes blog tour, I asked Hannah what her playlist was while penning this super book. Doyler, over to you babes.... 

Writing without music is like pizza without prosecco… it just shouldn’t happen! When I was working on my new book I basically LIVED on Spotify, with fun, upbeat scenes requiring some super loud dance throwbacks and the more emoshe scenes needing something more chilled. Don’t judge, but I did *occasionally* need to take a break from writing when Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby came on just so I could song along. No you be cool! 

Here are the top three songs I listened to while penning The Year of Saying Yes.  

Blackstreet, No Diggity
Hey yo, hey yo, hey yo, HEY YOOOOOOO! Essentially, this is my favourite song of all time. I listen to it when I’m writing, I enforce soon-to-be married friends to add it to their wedding playlist, I make my babies listen to it when they’re giving me sass. I. Just. Love. It.

Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé, Telephone
Firstly, what’s not to love about these two badass babes getting together for a collaboration. Secondly, the video is the best thing I saw with my eyes in 2010 (mmm hmmm honey bee). Thirdly, I feel like I could run the world when I listen to it and that’s pretty good when you’re trying to write something that people might actually like. 

Kylie Minogue, Can’t Get You Out of My Head
Kylie is Queen. In fact, a lot of Aussies have done a ruddy good job at making pop songs. Remember Holly Valance’s Kiss Kiss and Dannii Minogue’s Put The Needle On It? So may yeses to them, too!

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