Books I Want To Read #2

Today I am going to be sharing with you the books which I would like to read. This year I have decided to try and read 52 books this year yes that is one a week for a whole year. I do have a lot of books which are in my collection which I would like to read. Fingers crossed I am going to be able to a lot of these books read even though I will be replacing them. I know a lot of people are loving reading books during the pandemic because this is an easy way to entertain ourselves when we are in this situation. I have managed to get my hands on and read the books which I had in my last post. Recently I have been looking for some new books so that I can get stuck in a few books because new books motivate me to read. Anyway, on to the books I want to read soon.

The Shelf By Helly Action

A funny, feminist, and all-too-relatable novel set on reality TV show, highlighting our obsession with coupling up, settling down and the battle we all have with accepting ourselves. Ever feel like you’re losing a race you never signed up for? Everyone in Amy’s life seems to be getting married, having children, and settling down (or so Instagram tells her), and she feels like she’s falling behind. So, when her long-term boyfriend surprises her with a dream holiday. She thinks he’s going to finally pop the Big Question. But the dream turns into a nightmare when, instead, she finds herself on the set of a Big Brother-style reality television show, The Shelf.  Along with five other women, Amy is brutally dumped live on TV. She must compete in a series of humiliating and obnoxious tasks in the hope of being crowned ‘The Keeper’. While inside the house, will Amy learn that there are worse things than being ‘left on the shelf’? 


This sounds like my kind of book it is not like anything which I have read in the past. This is one which I would love to get under a blanket and read and forget the world. For sure it is a tv show which I think I would watch should it be a real show. It is almost like a love island style show which is something which I have indulged in the past.  This is one that was recommended on Facebook. This does sound like such an easy read and one which I would have read in a few days


The Switch by Beth O’Leary 

Leena is too young to feel stuck. Eileen is too old to start over. It’s time for The Switch… After blowing a big presentation at work, Leena takes a two-month sabbatical and escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many eligible gentlemen . . . A life swap seems the perfect solution. But with a rabble of unruly OAPs to contend with, as well as the distractingly handsome local schoolteacher, Leena learns that switching lives isn’t straightforward. In London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, and with the online dating scene. But is her perfect match nearer to home than she first thought?.

I have read the flatshare which was by Beth O’Leary which was something which I really enjoyed, to be honest. This again sounds like a book that could be another easy read it is one that is going to have me gripped. I would have to find out what happened. Usually, I read books that are easy reads because I read to relax. This does sound a little bit of a different concept which, to be honest like. I enjoyed the style when I read flatshare so this makes me want to read this book too.

Wilde Women By Louise Pentland 

Meet Robin Wilde: mum, newly-appointed official girlfriend, make-up artist extraordinaire and general plate-spinning, life-juggling, balance-seeking badass. Or so she likes to think. Everything seems to be slotting into place, not just for Robin but for her close-knit little world of friends and family too. Yet despite all that, she still feels like she’s blagging it. Although things seem pretty great on paper, cracks are beginning to show. Robin’s best friend Lacey is struggling to bond with her baby, her Auntie Kath suddenly seems distant and her daughter Lyla is finding it hard to adapt to having a man in their lives. For once everybody is depending on Robin, but the pressure is mounting and she’s starting to feel overwhelmed. So, when Robin’s asked to go to the States for work, it seems like the getaway they all need. Look out New York, Robin and her girls are on their way! But will the city that never sleeps make or break them? 

Louise is an author which I have enjoyed in the past I really enjoyed the wilde about series. So it seems natural to want to purchase the next book in the series. This is one which I would love to read because of course I want to know what is happening with Robin and her friends and family.. This is a series which I have really invested into. For some reason with Robin not really needing a man I love it because most books end up in romance. So it is nice to see a change. I am trying to purchase less of Amazon at the moment so fingers crossed I find it cheap on ebay or at the little free library we use.

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary 

Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend’s wedding in rural Scotland. The playlist is all planned and the snacks are packed. But, not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie’s ex, Dylan, who she’s avoided since their traumatic break-up two years earlier. Dylan and his best mate are heading to the wedding too, and they’ve totalled their car, so Addie has no choice but to offer them a ride. The car is soon jam-packed full of luggage and secrets, and with four hundred miles ahead of them, Dylan and Addie can’t avoid confronting the very messy history of their relationship… Will they make it to the wedding on time? And, more importantly… is this really the end of the road for Addie and Dylan?


As I have said I have enjoyed some of the Beth O’Leary work in the past. This is actually her new book which comes out in August. This is one which could be a great read that also has you cringing at points because I for sure can see it having some awkward moments in it. Fingers crossed this book has characters who you can warm too because when this happens I feel like you are more likely to want to read. I know this is a book which I am going to have to wait a while to get my hands on. Hopefully, the weather is nice by the time it comes out and I can read it in the garden.

Knife in the Fast Lane By Bill Ribbans

Knife in the Fast Lane charts the history of care for sportspeople from the expert view of a doctor and orthopaedic surgeon with over 40 years’ experience. Bill Ribbans gives you the inside track on the life of a surgeon operating on some of sport’s biggest names. From looking after world champions from eight different sports and Olympians with 27 medals between them, to having his actions scrutinised by millions at Twickenham, Bill’s experiences are interwoven with fascinating, surprising and controversial subjects from the annals of sports medicine. The book explores the legal minefields and ethical dilemmas faced by medics in sport. It deals with current issues like concussion, depression, drug-taking and the dangers of sporting academies. It also asks whether the enormous resources poured into elite medical care have really reduced harm to athletes or made them so fit, fast and strong that it threatens their long-term health.

I think this is a book which I want to read as a result of my degree. For sure this is one which would have me really invested I love a good medicine book anyway. With this been a book about sport I feel like that only makes me want to read it even more. This books is more of a niche book compared to the other ones which I would like to read. However, it is good to sometimes get out and read different types of books.

What books would you like to read soon

Charlotte xxx







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