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.
This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from A Little But A Lot.
We’ve all been a little overtaken with the latest Netflix craze. The inspiration for the title of this blog post. I think I’ve watched it about 2840923714 times since it came out. It was the perfect title for this Six for Sunday post, where I’m sharing the love for some bloggers and their fantastic work. You just know this is going to be a fan girl campaign for one specific blogger, don’t you. . .
This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday which is run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
This isn’t going to be exactly 10 things. But we’re here now.
If you’re an avid reader, you will notice that often the same books seem to appear time and time again. You’re not losing your mind, though, it’s just there are so many books out there now with roughly the same title. If you took a drink for every time “The Girl . . .” is in the title of a book, you’d have to be admitted for a stomach pump. I’m going to make a very much not exhaustive list of some of these. If you can think of any, do add them in the comments.
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stegg Larsson
- The Girl who Came Home – Hazel Gaynor
- The Girl with All the Gifts – M.R. Carey
- The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
- The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden – Jonas Jonasson
- The Girl who Fell from the Sky – Heidi W. Durrow
- The Girl You Left Behind – JoJo Moyes
- The Girl of Ink and Stars – Kiran Millwood
- The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
I am possibly one of the most cynical people I know. I don’t even know the reason why, but it seems throughout my life I have very little tolerance when it comes to romance. I am the only person I know who didn’t cry at the end of The Notebook. Maybe something happened somewhere in my life that turned me off the idea of a happy ever after. Or I was just born with a heart of impenetrable stone.
Much as I love fiction, I do also love a little bit of non fiction from time to time. I admit, most of the non fiction books I read tend to be celebrity autobiographies. Even then, a lot of them are comedians. I’m not saying I have form, but yeah, I have form.
Some of these are a little based on the writer’s stand up routines, so you do need to keep in mind that if you’ve seen their shows it’s going to be more than a little familiar. If you’ve got a funny bone, you’ll really love these.