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Reccomendations for hospital reading please

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Hoolahoophop Mon 19-Feb-18 14:21:44

Hi, I'm going to be spending a couple of weeks in hospital soon watching over one of the dc. I'd like to take something to read but it's going to be a stressful time do something light, cheerful, escapism.

I haven't read anything for ages and read anything from Katie Fforde fluff to War and Peace, really enjoy Lee Child, recently Hubble bubble went down well, I'm not in the mood for heavy or improving.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Mon 19-Feb-18 19:13:08

I think you are being very sensible in planning your reading. I’ve recently spent a lot of time with a sick relative and I’ve read these, not sure if they fit your remit though smile

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler &
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie after I saw it recommended on an MN thread. Odd choice really but I’ve really enjoyed it.
To the Bright Edge of the World by Ivey Eowyn whonhas also written the Snow Child. Of you haven’t read the Snow Child, have a look at it and see what you think. I loved it when I read it a couple of years ago.

The one I’d recommend is The Forever House by Veronica Henry.

If you fancy something not so light but utterly absorbing try this book of short stories by Edith Pearlman.

Hoping your DC recovers quickly thanks

SatsukiKusakabe Tue 20-Feb-18 16:21:17

I hope everything goes well for you and your dc over the next few weeks flowers

My light escapism reads of recent times have been The Shardlake books by CJ Sansom, starting with Dissolution. They are mysteries set in the reign of Henry VIII, not too taxing, but interesting and involving. Easy to pick up again if you have to put them down.

Also you might want to look at the Persephone series of books, reprinted women’s fiction from the 30s and 40s. I read Mariana by Monica Dickens and have picked up a few others. Intelligent and well written, but on the lighter side of things.

SatsukiKusakabe Tue 20-Feb-18 16:21:46

Also Robert Harris is a good bet.

NapQueen Tue 20-Feb-18 16:22:56

Dawn o'Porters The Cows.

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Tue 20-Feb-18 16:31:13

If you haven't read Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books you need to read them!

Light, funny, escapist, and with two gorgeous male characters, and over twenty books in the series so far - what more could you want? It begins with One For the Money.

Hope all goes well with your DC.

Hoolahoophop Tue 20-Feb-18 21:29:40

Thanks very much, some interesting suggestions. Definitely not things I would have found myself. I'm off to read some previews load my reader.

Thank you.

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