I’m going to hospital very soon to have a baby! One of the things they recommend you take (and of course I would anyway) is books, for if you’re waiting around or trying to distract yourself. I’ve picked two books that I think will be good – but would like suggestions for a third!
In the past I’ve been in hospital once, and for some reason I decided that reading my way through early detective fiction was the way to go. I went through lots of Edgar Allen Poe’s stories, and some Sherlock Holmes. Which was all good and enjoyable, but I think I need something a bit more sustained and escapist for my next stint! I have often even on holiday set myself challenges of books that have turned out to be a bit more of a chore than an easy read… here are my choices so far!
- The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell
Mitchell’s Cloud Nine was both extremely well written AND very gripping and compelling, so I feel like this is going to be a winner. I’ve been wanting to read it for ages, but have managed to save it for this time. But if not…
2. The Morning Gift, Eva Ibbotson
This is one of my all time best escapist books! Ibbotson’s writing is like a fairytale, her characters are gorgeous and her amazing observation of human life is supreme. Plus it’s very romantic and easy to read. I don’t think I can go wrong here!
3. What else?
Probably two books is enough. But what if I don’t feel like reading either of them? Do you have any good suggestions?