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The List

The List

Yomi Adegoke
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In this sensational, page-turning debut novel, a high-profile female journalist’s world is upended when her fiancé’s name turns up in a viral social media post—a nuanced, daring, and timely exploration of the real-world impact of online life, from award-winning journalist and internationally bestselling author Yomi Adegoke.


Ola Olajide, a celebrated journalist at Womxxxn magazine, is set to marry the love of her life in one month’s time. Young, beautiful, and successful—she and her fiancé Michael are considered the “couple goals” of their social network and seem to have it all. That is, until one morning when they both wake up to the same message: “Oh my god, have you seen The List?”

It began as a crowdsourced collection of names and somehow morphed into an anonymous account posting allegations on social media. Ola would usually be the first to support such a list—she’d retweet it, call for the men to be fired, write article after article. Except this time, Michael’s name is on it.

Compulsively readable, wildly entertaining, and filled with sharp social insight, The List is a piercing and dazzlingly clear-sighted debut about secrets, lies, and the internet. Perfect for fans of Such a Fun Age, Luster, and My Dark Vanessa, this is a searing portrait of these modern times and our morally complicated online culture.


“Intelligent, funny, topical, and impossible to put down.” -Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

“It’s quite the cocktail – a page-turner that you can’t second guess.” -The Times (UK)

“The book that everyone’s talking about…. The hype is real.” -The Independent (UK)

"The List is topical, thought-provoking and vital, diving into the grey areas of difficult conversations that both writers and readers tend to avoid. And in the process, opening much needed debates about cancel culture, anonymity and the terrifying power of the internet.” -Marie Claire (UK)


YOMI ADEGOKE is a multi-award-winning journalist and bestselling author. She is currently a columnist at the Guardian and British Vogue. She’s written for the Sunday Times, the Independent, Stylist, and the New Statesman, among others, and was the host of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. In 2018, she cowrote the bestselling book Slay in Your Lane and in the same year was named one of the most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. She is a recipient of the Groucho Maverick Award and a Marie Claire Future Shaper Award, and in 2021 she was named one of Forbes 30 under 30.