#EmptyShelf20: March

This month I read the following books: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well that was quite a fascinating book - some good twists and turns. I couldn’t decide if I was disappointed in the ending or not... but I do want to watch the film! Spirituality and Cancer: Christian Encounters by Tim Meadowcroft My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this book relatively fast (and…

#EmptyShelf20: February

To be honest, I've been watching a lot of Silent Witness this month, and returning to work, so less reading opportunities, but I've read 3 shorter books, all of which I rate highly: Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person: A Memoir in Comics by Miriam Engelberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, this book made me snort out loud several times. It's not that long (excellent for those of us with messed up cancer…

#EmptyShelf19: August

This month I read: Life, Lemons and Melons by Alice-May Purkiss My rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought this book before my secondary diagnosis. Aside from our ages, the fact that Alice is married/younger than me, and I have triple positive cancer ... oh and I didn’t bother with fertility treatment/recon ... much of this book I nodded along to as she discusses the reality of treatments, the fear underlying everything, questions of body…

#EmptyShelf19: July

This month I read: Nobody's Wife by Laura Pearson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read Laura's previous book, so was pleased to see the next one out. I read it in one sitting, and found it a really enjoyable read as the story evolved and we watched what we'd seen alluded to in the prologue evolve through the story - and to see the damage done to so many, including those who thought…

#EmptyShelf19: April

This month I read the following books: The Ravaged Land Series Books 1-3 by Kellee L. Greene My rating: 4 of 5 stars I got this as a cheap/free download from Kindle, but it was perfect reading for first few days around chemo whilst awake on steroids. I'm a bit of a fan of moral-teenage-dystopian reads when I'm having a few down days ... and there's a strong female character (she doesn't feel strong), and…