This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay

Published By: PicadorPages: 280Date Released: 12/09/2017 Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s “This is Going to Hurt” provides aContinue reading “This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay”

Man’s Search For Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl

Published by: RiderPages: 160Date released: 06/05/2004Date read: 04/03/2021 Man’s Search for Meaning is Viktor Frankl’s story of his struggle for survival in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. Today, this remarkable tribute to hope offers us an avenue to finding greater meaning and purpose in our own lives. This book review is going to beContinue reading “Man’s Search For Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl”

The Court of Miracles – Kester Grant

Published By: Harper VoyagerPages: 402Date Released: 04/06/2020 In the dark days following a failed French Revolution, in the violent jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, young cat-burglar Eponine (Nina) Thenardier goes head to head with merciless royalty, and the lords of the city’s criminal underworld to save the life of her adopted sister Cosette (Ettie).Continue reading “The Court of Miracles – Kester Grant”

In The Time We Lost – Carrie Hope Fletcher

Published By: SpherePages: 385Date Released: 17/10/2019 Luna Lark used to love her name, but that was before people started saying it differently. I’m so sorry, Luna. Are you alright, Luna? Everything will be okay, Luna. Luna doesn’t want pity, what she wants is a fresh start. Somewhere she can make headway on her next novel,Continue reading “In The Time We Lost – Carrie Hope Fletcher”

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Published by: Williams CollinsPages: 256Date released: 01/06/2017Date read: 26/05/2020 The plot centers around Mary Lennox, a young English girl who returns to England from India, having suffered the immense trauma by losing both her parents in a cholera epidemic. However, her memories of her parents are not pleasant, as they were a selfish, neglectful andContinue reading “The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett”

I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell

Published by: Tinder PressPages: 290Date released: 31/05/2018Date read: 03/10/2018 A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. This is a memoir with a difference: seventeen encounters with Maggie at differentContinue reading “I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell”

How to Treat People – Molly Case

Published by: VikingPages: 280Date released: 18/04/2019Date read: 05/05/2019 As a teenager, Molly Case underwent an operation that saved her life. Nearly a decade later, she finds herself in the operating room again – this time as a trainee nurse. She learns to care for her patients, sharing not only in their pain, but also life-affirmingContinue reading “How to Treat People – Molly Case”

The Haunting of Alma Fielding – Kate Summerscale

Published by: BloomsburyPages: 352Date released: 01/10/2020Date read: 22/10/2020 London, 1938. In the suburbs of the city, an ordinary young housewife has become the eye in a storm of chaos. In Alma Fielding’s modest home, china flies off the shelves, eggs fly through the air; stolen jewellery appears on her fingers, white mice crawl out ofContinue reading “The Haunting of Alma Fielding – Kate Summerscale”

Hungry – Grace Dent

Published by: Mudlark/HarperCollinsPages: 304Date released: 29/10/2020Date read: 03/04/2021 From an early age, Grace Dent was hungry. As a little girl growing up in Currock, Carlisle, she yearned to be something bigger, to go somewhere better. Hungry traces Grace’s story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of the much-loved voices on the BritishContinue reading “Hungry – Grace Dent”

Love, Interrupted – Simon Thomas

Published by: Trigger PublishingPages: 200Date released: 20/06/2019Date read: 19/07/2019 Simon Thomas (former Blue Peter presenter, and for so long, the face of Sky Sports Football) reveals how grief nearly destroyed him in his heart-breaking memoir. When Simon lost the woman he had loved for 16 years, the future he’d imagined for their happy family disappearedContinue reading “Love, Interrupted – Simon Thomas”