The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs – Christina Hopkinson
by Stephanie Pegler, of Chicklit Club
Working mother Mary is sick and tired of the mess in her house – and the fact that husband Joel seems oblivious to it. So just like she does star charts to get her young sons to behave, she creates one for her husband -a carefully devised Excel spreadsheet which counts up all his misdemeanours, with points off for good behaviour. In six months, Mary will decide: if his star chart proves he is an asset, he gets to stay. If not … This is a hilarously funny insight into the battle of the sexes being waged on the domestic front across the world. Hopkinson nails perfectly the daily frustrations that can drive a wedge into long-term relationships. Read it if you’re up to facing some of your own home truths.