#EmptyShelf19: March

This month I’ve read that: Late Fragments: Everything I Want to Tell You by Kate Gross My rating: 5 of 5 stars I only meant to start this book, but I finished it in one sitting. A really lively book, with much humour and insight into the life of a woman (younger than me) writing […]

#EmptyShelf19: February

So this month I’ve been reading: Cancer: A Pilgrim Companion by Gillian Straine My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a powerful book, mixing faith, science and cancer, giving a sense of hope – and definitely a recognition of shared suffering as part of the ‘cancer club’. Cancer is seen as a pilgrimage – […]

#EmptyShelf19: January Reads

So this month, I read the following: With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial by Kathryn Mannix My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book came recommended by the #YouMeBigC podcast, within their episode on ‘death’ (not passing on, etc), and also in Instagram @thecancerchrons reckoned it was […]

#EmptyShelf18: December Reads

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Mary Rothschild My rating: 3 of 5 stars I found this a pretty enjoyable book – there were bits of it that felt a bit mish-mashy, and there were slightly too many characters to keep track of, and the ending felt a bit abrupt after so many pages. The […]

#EmptyShelf18 September Reads

In September I read: Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well I really enjoyed that. In similar vein to Alexander McCall Smith but I enjoyed even more! Gentle humour, a ‘gentle’ murder hunt, some ‘gentle’ comedy and plenty of delicious food ideas! Exactly […]