Books That Deal with Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the world. Unfortunately, it’s a disease quite a lot of us are personally familiar with – my own family included. For some people, reading about people going through the same struggles and joys as they are, can make their own experiences a little easier to deal with.

There are quite a lot of books, both fiction and non fiction, that feature cancer. Not just breast cancer, but many of the other forms we’ve all come to know and recognise. This list is, of course, not exhaustive. If there’s one you’ve read I missed out on, let me know in the comments. There are a couple of books I’ve read also featuring cancer, but as it’s not disclosed before you start reading I’ve left them out. Spoilers suck, yo.

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Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Challenge criteria: A book in translation (the original version is in Swedish)

Blurb:

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

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Review: And Then We Collided by Josh Baldwin and Rosanna Threakall

Challenge criteria: A book by two authors.

Disclaimer: I am reviewing this book as part of a blog tour organised by the authors. This does not affect my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review, in any way.

Blurb:

Eli Black seems to have it all. Power, money and a best friend who’s at his every beck and call but when he starts to doubt his father’s love and goes on a road trip to find out the past, he discovers the past isn’t only hiding bad memories.

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Review: One Thousand Stars and You by Isabelle Broom

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

One spark will light up both their lives

Alice is settling down. It might not be the adventurous life she once imagined, but more than anything she wants to make everyone happy – her steady boyfriend, her over-protective mother – even if it means a little part of her will always feel stifled.

Max is shaking things up. After a devastating injury, he is determined to prove himself. To find the man beyond the disability, to escape his smothering family and go on an adventure.
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Review: How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss

Challenge criteria: A book with characters who are twins

Blurb:

Our memories are what make us who we are. Some are real. Some are made up. But they are the stories that tell us who we are. Without them we are nobody.

Hattie’s summer isn’t going as planned. Her two best friends have abandoned her: Reuben has run off to Europe to ‘find himself” and Kat is in Edinburgh with her new girlfriend. Meanwhile Hattie is stuck babysitting her twin siblings and dealing with endless drama around her mum’s wedding. Oh, and she’s also just discovered that she’s pregnant with Reuben’s baby.

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