What I’ve been reading…

Beth Waldron - What I've been reading...

There’s nothing more satisfying than arriving home from work, popping the kettle on and reading a few chapters of a good book. The more reading I do, the less my phone is glued to my hand, and that can only be a good thing. There comes a point when scrolling on Instagram and refreshing the same tweets becomes incessant and totally unnecessary. So, I want to share with you what I’ve been reading…

Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher

This book tells the story of Lizzy who is celebrating a decade together with her boyfriend Ian. Everyone, including Lizzy, thinks Ian is going to propose on their holiday, but she comes home with no ring and no relationship. Lizzy is determined to find out who she truly is and who she should be without Ian.

I found this book really easy to read with nice characters and a nice story. It’s one of those reads that is friendly and relatable, but I thought it lacked a little something. The story line dragged in areas and I think it will be one I’ll quickly forget. Saying that, if you want something to ease you into reading or something light and fluffy, I would still recommend it.

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

A newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure and the nurse, who was banned from looking after him by the father, is blamed. This book is written from multiple points of view and each chapter switches between the father, the nurse and the lawyer. Addressing power and prejudice throughout the book, each characters life is completely changed by the event.

It took me a good five or six chapters to get into this book. Once I got past that and the numerous American references, I found myself not wanting to put it down. It was extremely thought provoking and it challenges you to really think about race and the impact of prejudice in everyday life.

Have you read these books or do you have any recommendations?



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