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Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well.
As you’ve probably seen from my Instagram, I am a massive book lover/bookworm/whatever you wanna call it. I get asked for book recommendations a lot, and for book reviews of anything I’ve recently said I’m reading.
So, with that in mind, I’ve launched a book series on my blog called On My Bookshelf, whereby every Monday I’ll be posting reviews of what I’ve read in the last week. This last week, I’ve managed to get through a whopping 3 books which is a lot I know, but I did spend most of the weekend in bed reading, so that was one and a half done in one fell swoop. I will be using affiliate links to link the books – this means if you buy the book through my link, I will get a few pennies off the back of it. It doesn’t cost you any extra though. Anyway, on with the reviews!
Getting Rid Of Matthew by Jane Fallon – Available here (Affiliate Link)
I’d read two Jane Fallon books before, one I loved, one I didn’t love so much, so I thought I’d try some more. Getting Rid Of Matthew is brilliant – Helen, the main character, is so funny and really likable, even though she’s technically the villain in the book. The plot is essentially that Matthew is married, and him and Helen have had a 4 year long affair. He finally leaves his wife for her, by which point she’s decided she actually doesn’t want to be with him anymore, and tries to hatch a plan to get him to go back to his wife. It’s a really good book, with lots of twists, and I’d really recommend it if you want a funny, light hearted read.
The Language Of Kindness – A Nurse’s Story by Christie Watson – Available here (Affiliate Link)
I loved this book. It made me laugh, cry (many times) and really think. After I read This Is Going To Hurt last year (you can buy it here – it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read, and that’s also an affiliate link), I was really keen to read more about medicine, doctors, nursing, the NHS, hospital life etc, so was really pleased this came out.
Christie Watson was a nurse for 20 years, and shares her stories of hospital life, what it really means to be a nurse, how she got there, and many weird, wonderful, hilarious and heartbreaking stories from her time as a nurse. It’s opened my eyes even more to what really goes on on the front line of the NHS. A must read for everyone.
My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon – Available here (Affiliate Link)
After enjoying Getting Rid Of Matthew so much I had to buy another Jane Fallon, and I was not disappointed. I absolutely loved My Sweet Revenge. It follows the story of Paula, who discovers her husband Robert is having an affair. She channels her energies into changing her appearance and their relationship, so that when she reveals to him she knows what he’s been up to, she can show him what he’ll be missing. Another light hearted, funny, addictive read. I finished this in less than a day, so it was a real page turner.
So, those are the books I’ve gotten through in the last week. I hope you enjoyed the first post in the On My Bookshelf series, and I’ll catch you in the next one!
All my love BGP xx