I usually read what I consider to be "literature" (classics, Booker winners, etc) but at 38 weeks pregnant I am really struggling with concentration on anything remotely serious. So I really want a light hearted easy-read, that will take my mind off looking for signs of impending labour. Something upbeat and maybe funny that is still quite gripping so that I can get into the book quickly. Anyone got any suggestions?
Not chick-lit, as it will depress you if you're used to reading 'good' stuff.
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day Something by Georgette Heyer Pride And Prejudice With Zombies Cold Comfort Farm Breakfast At Tiffany's I Capture The Castle Something silly by Evelyn Waugh: eg Vile Bodies.
Hello, I'm 39 weeks and in hosp awaiting labour. Also need a good book - want easyish read but not trash as read so little I want to feel I've read something good! Will check out some of these suggestions and also look out for more...
I brought Philip Roth The Human Stain in which I've been trying to read for ages. It's excellent but not quite what the doctor ordered. I need a Rose Tremain Restoration type experience....
Marian Keyes, she is brilliant. I don't normally read chicklit but I found one in a cupboard at my friend's house and since then I've been reading all the rest (I'm 38 weeks pregnant ). It is chicklit but with a dark side, with much common sense and wisdom, and very very funny.
I'll second Marian Keyes. Not my usual sort of thing, infact I was really quite uppity about her books until I read one. Chick flick in words ... it just washes over you and makes you feel warm and cosy.