As once described by the ever famous (but where are they now) boy band Blue:
System up with the top down
Got the city on lockdown
Drive by in the low ride
Hands high when we fly by
(What a classic). So whilst we aren’t flouting the government rules by cruising around staring into camera left and singing, we are in need of something else to do.
So I thought I’d pop along and share my top 5 quarantine reads that have got me through the last few weeks, because few things can distract a busy mind like a good book.Okay let’s go…
- I feel bad about my neck – Nora Ephron. This book is brilliant! I read it in only a few days but laughed all the way through. She writes in a way that I wish I could write, she is funny and smart and multiples times I turned the page and said ‘Yep that’s exactly how I feel!’
- In your defence – Sarah Langford. I absolutely love stuff related to the law and crime (in a completely law abiding kinda way) so this book was brilliant. Sarah talks through some cases that she has worked on and explains from start to finish the process and the reasoning behind the scenes. Really interesting, mostly funny but in some parts sad.
- This is going to hurt – Adam Kay. Mindblowing. Adam shares his experiences as a junior doctor. It’s incredibly funny, it’s disgusting and it just shows how amazing (and overworked) our NHS staff are. Small warning, he worked most of his life on a labour ward, so if you don’t do blood and guts, this aint your book.
- Help me – Marianne Power. This book follows Mariannes journey as she tries all the methods she’s found in her life long quest to read as many self help books as possible. I instantly fell in love with this book as I am the worst for wanting all the self help books. It was funny it was clever and it is a nice nudge to remind yourself that you’re doing alright really.
- The wrong knickers – Bryony Gordon. This book is not for the faint hearted as it is filled to the brim with drugs and behaviour that makes you wince! But it’s hilarious and warm and a good reminder that no matter how bad things get, it’ll be alright in the end. That and I will never look at a packet of Lurpak the same again.
There we have it, 5 quick and easy reads that should have you laughing your way through quarantine.
If like me you love books you may be interested in checking out my past posts, such as Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams; Book Review, ‘Queenie’ – Candice Carty-Williams. Book Review. or ‘Everything I know about love’ – Dolly Alderton. Book review. for much heartier reviews!
Thanks again for stopping by, as always,
Stay safe and stay home x