Going into hospital what have you read that your couldn't put down?

(15 Posts)
somethingfromnothing Sat 15-Oct-16 08:53:34

I've had a miscarriage and going in for an ERPC on Monday morning sad I need a book to distract me, I have to be at hospital at 7.30am and it could be hours before I get taken.

What have you read this year that you just couldn't put down? I'm feeling very anxious about everything and need a book I can get completely lost in. Thanks for your help

Essexmum69 Sat 15-Oct-16 09:03:00

My sympathies, been there.flowers

"The girl on the train"

You can plan a trip to the cinema to see the film afterwards!

MegCleary Sat 15-Oct-16 09:05:48

The cuckoos calling Robert Galbraith

blueberry2310 Sat 15-Oct-16 12:24:20

The secret life of bees by sue monk kid. Just finished it and loved it.

somethingfromnothing Sat 15-Oct-16 14:06:45

Thanks I'll download some samples of these!

Nan0second Sat 15-Oct-16 14:10:45

Ken follett - pillars of the earth
Or the century trilogy

Or cazalet chronicles

Or Samsome dissolution series

Sorry about your loss

Stardustlady Sun 16-Oct-16 03:53:39

So sorry for your loss xxx

The Chronicles of St Mary's by Jodi Taylor, stories about a group of history academics who time travel. Lots of fun and will keep your mind occupied. The first one is Just one damn thing after another.

Hope it goes as well as it can X

ShoppingBasket Sun 16-Oct-16 04:03:54

Definitely girl on the train. Couldn't put it down. Can't wait to see film.

VestalVirgin Sun 16-Oct-16 11:33:05

The Imperial Radch Trilogy by Ann Leckie, starting with Ancillary Justice. Lots of action in that one, and very immersive.

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison is another book I read in one go, but is much calmer, suspense is derived from social interaction. You will be too distracted by trying to figure out the complex social rules of the world to notice anything else.

MermaidofZennor Sun 16-Oct-16 11:52:34

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot is very readable. Her recovery from alcoholism through a return to working and studying nature in her home of Orkney.

The Fish Ladder by Katherine Norbury. It was very good, but at the heart of it is her late miscarriage and subsequent diagnosis of breast cancer. It might be too upsetting for you at the moment but she is such a positive person and wrote so well about her recovery through long walks following rivers through to their sources.

Backingvocals Sun 16-Oct-16 12:46:31

So sorry for your loss.

I loved The Signature of all Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. I couldn't stop reading it - tale of one unconventional woman's life and how she finds her own path.

PotteringAlong Sun 16-Oct-16 12:48:56

I am pilgrim.

A really gripping thriller

somethingfromnothing Sun 16-Oct-16 13:27:32

Thanks so much for all your replies I'll have a look through the suggestions. A few years ago I worked in a library and read constantly but I sort of fell away from reading in the last few years. I think this can be an opportunity to get back into it again.

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sun 16-Oct-16 13:35:31

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is the last book I read that I genuinely couldn't put down.

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Sun 16-Oct-16 13:38:59

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm doing the 50 book challenge and have read some crackers this year. My favourites have been The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, Behind Closed Doors and The Day we Disappeared.

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