I have always been a big book reader and my early memories are of spending the summer sitting in the local library reading anything they had on the shelves. I quickly exhausted the children’s section and moved on to adults books.
As an adult I have remained a keen reader and can often be found lost in a book. If it is a particularly good plot I will keep reading through the night until I finish it and seldom have I not finished a book. I have bought a Kindle but still love buying paperback books and think I will continue to use both.
I am joining in with Tots100 Book Club: Summer Reading Challenge and have decided to review one of the latest books I picked up on my travels (unfortunately I only travel with work at the minute and only within the UK).
The book I last read is The two week wait I bought this on a return leg of a journey to Birmingham and started to read it in the airport while waiting for two and a half hours on my plane to depart (it was on time I was just mega early). I continued reading it on the plane and then once home read into the early hours to finish the story.
The title was one that stood out for me as when trying for my two the two week wait was such a horrible slow time and there were far too many of them. This book was easy reading and took little concentration which is what I needed and what summer reading to me is all about. The Characters were very real and believable and the plot had a few turns that I didn’t expect.
The description according to the website is :
After a health scare, Brighton-based Lou is forced to confront the fact that her time to have a baby is running out. She can’t imagine a future without children, but her partner doesn’t seem to feel the same way, and she’s not sure whether she could go it alone. Meanwhile, up in Yorkshire, Cath is longing to start a family with her husband, Rich. No one would be happier to have a child than Rich, but Cath is infertile. Could these strangers help one another out? Combining Sarah Rayner’s deft exploration of raw emotions with the joy and resilience of friendship, The Two Week Wait is a memorable, moving page-turner about two very different women, each yearning to create a family of her own
I won’t give away the story but can tell you I didn’t shed a tear as one of the reviews on the cover suggested I would but then I seldom do!
If you are looking for a pleasant read try this but steer clear if you are going through IVF etc. as it would be a bit close to home I would think!
I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are my own