I need some maternity leave suggestions please!

(21 Posts)
Kyrptonite Thu 06-Jun-13 19:47:14

I'm willing to read anything fiction or non fiction but I'm looking for as much as I can cram into 9 months of night feeds and insomnia.

Suggestions as to what I should read would be brilliant.

tripfiction Thu 06-Jun-13 20:19:02

Just reading Buddhaland Brooklyn, a gentle novel, transporting the reader to the gentle slopes of rural Japan, through the eyes of a Buddhist priest. Enjoyable so far.

DuchessofMalfi Fri 07-Jun-13 05:31:12

The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman. Brilliant, just brilliant.

mumslife Fri 07-Jun-13 12:51:39

Im reading the light between oceans at the moment very good I would recommend the cazalet series four books really good

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 15-Jun-13 21:13:23

The Rules of Civility and Song of Achilles. For non fiction try the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and Babycalming by Caroline Deacon smile

Judyandherdreamofhorses Sat 15-Jun-13 21:18:19

I'm reading the Cazalet books. Sadly, DS has almost finished night feeding.

If you haven't read The Count of Montecristo or other Dumas stuff, try them.

And I read all of Dickens while BFing DD!

Glenshee Sat 15-Jun-13 21:25:38

Momma Zen www.amazon.com/Momma-Zen-Walking-Crooked-Motherhood/dp/1590304616

The book has a hint of buddhism/meditation/zen concepts - but the book isn't about any of those things. The book is about motherhood.

I really liked it.

Glenshee Sat 15-Jun-13 21:26:47

'A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian' is very funny:
www.amazon.com/books/dp/0143036742

juneybean Sat 15-Jun-13 21:39:21

My favourite book last year was The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh smile

MarieTailor Mon 17-Jun-13 00:20:51

I loved The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway - it's a page-turner, but romantic and lush too.

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 17-Jun-13 20:23:58

What sort of books do you normally read krypton? You might not get that much time to read at night if you are lucky. After the first few weeks me and dc2 learnt to feed lying down and she fed for 10 minutes only just don't ask me about DS..

LizShields12 Sat 29-Jun-13 13:31:59

The River of No return. A book to loose yourself in !

BumgrapesofWrath Tue 16-Jul-13 10:12:07

Gone Girl

A Fraction of the Whole

The Help

The 100 yr old man

Found all these easy and enjoyable books to read whilst having a small baby to look after!

BumgrapesofWrath Tue 16-Jul-13 10:13:46

Oh, and if you're breastfeeding, can I recommend The Politics of Breastfeeding

Jasper Fforde "The Eyre Affair"

Eraser Wed 17-Jul-13 15:45:11

Just finished reading Life after life by Kate Atkinson. Highly recommended.

PiHigh Wed 17-Jul-13 15:48:42

Love From Both Sides by Nick Spalding. Easy to read and very funny.

katydid02 Tue 23-Jul-13 22:40:59

Hugh Dennis wrote Britty Britty, it's good .

jaamy Thu 01-Aug-13 17:11:33

I can second 'A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian' and Marina Lewycka's other book 'We are All Made of Glue' if you are looking for something easy to read and pick up where you left off. Quite amusing also!

Xmasbaby11 Thu 01-Aug-13 23:34:23

Lots of pacey thrillers - good suggestions above! Gone Girl and Before I Go to Sleep are perfect!

Hopefully the night feeds won't last 9 months, and I can promise your insomnia will vanish as soon as the baby arrives! I have never slept so well (when I had the chance) in my life.

ilovecolinfirth Tue 06-Aug-13 14:42:20

I recommend short stories. Not usually a fan, but kept me company during the lonely night feeds. X

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