Five Books To Add To Your Reading List

7 July 2020

From the beginning of lockdown I've been on furlough (not the best time to be working in travel!), and whilst the boredom has been too much for me on many occasions, it has given me plenty of time to make a start on my reading pile...which has been piling up for months. I found most of these books from other blogs and through Instagram, so I thought I'd share what I've been reading lately and what I thought in case you're looking for your next gripping read!

Three Women - Lisa Taddeo

I'd seen this book all over social media and finally picked it up after seeing Kate La Vie recommend it, and whilst I found it quite hard to get into initially, I'm so glad I did. This book tells the story of you guessed it, three women. At first I found the writing style a little hard to get into, and it took me a few chapters to really get to know the characters, but once I did I was hooked. The book explores many topics relevant to a lot of women's lives in a really raw and honest way, and although the characters stories are anything but ordinary, you can really catch yourself resonating with the emotions they share. 

I See You - Clare Mackintosh

This book was recommended to me by a colleague and I think I must have read it in a few days, which is unusual for me, but I was hooked. Thrillers aren't usually my thing, but this one really hit close to home (as it's set in London, on the tube mostly), I still think about this book whenever I'm on the tube and somebody is staring a little too long - which although creepy, is definitely the sign of a good book. 

This Is Going To Hurt - Adam Kay

This book has been doing the rounds for a while now and I must be the last person to have read it, but it really is worth a read. It tells the tale of a Junior Doctor in a humorous way whilst also getting the point across that the NHS is extremely stretched. I always knew that the NHS were struggling with the long hours and pitiful pay, but as I've never really needed to visit the hospital (luckily) or known anyone who works for the NHS, I've never really known the full extent of how bad it is...which I recognise is very privileged of me. Definitely a good read if you want a laugh while also learning a little bit along the way, although if like me, you're already terrified of child birth, this one might terrify you even further. 

Everything I Know About Love - Dolly Alderton

If you grew up in the MSN era like I did, then you need to read this book. Dolly's memoir will take you through the highs and lows of life, friendship and love and really make you feel - I laughed and cried at this book and that's not too common for me. I've also read it twice, again, not common for me. 

Our Women On The Ground - Zahra Hankir

In this book, nineteen Arab women share their experiences of what it's like reporting from scenes of conflict their homelands, as a woman. It's understandably quite a heavy read but one well worth reading, and so very eye opening. Definitely something to read if you really want to get your teeth stuck into a good book and possibly change your perceptions. 

xo Becky

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