I’ve no science background but Rovelli writes for ordinary people like me. The books you’ve bought will be there, all ready and waiting for when you want to read them. I think the tiredness that comes with chemo is as much mental as physical.
I was looking back at the beginning of this thread and I agree about the uplifting cancer stories that are not as helpful as they might seem at first. I read Siân Williams account and it was very well written but I did not find it useful because, at that stage, just after diagnosis, nothing was useful.
I very rarely read a book more than once. Most of what I read is mystery/detective stuff, which is diverting but once you know whodunnit (or whydunnit) that’s it. A book I am reading for the third time is Carlo Rovelli’s Reality Is Not What You Think. I can’t claim to understand everyhing he says about quantum gravity but his ideas fascinate me. It’s my chemo/A&E book. Other than that, I go back to Jane Austen again and again. She is wickedly sharp!
Ive gone on a bit but I love reading.
My first recommendation would have been Eleanor Oliphant! - what a fantastic book. I've recently read The Keeper of Lost Things and The Handmaid's Tale - both very different but very absorbing. If you like John Le Carre, his most recent book - A Legacy of Spies - is very good, and worth re-reading The Spy Who Came in Fromw the Cold beforehand, as the new book looks back at those events.
P.s OH treated me to a kindle atthe start of treatment and although i didnt think i would like it as much as books i am definitely converted😊.
Hi Michelle, i started reading Mo Hayders books when i was going through chemo and got very absorbed in them , the first one is “ Birdman”, they are crime dramas, maybe not uplifting, but takes your mind off BC for a while!
Also CJ Aldridge series, starting with Eeny Meeny. Very good too!
Hi Michelle. I have been lent the series of Game Of Thrones to read and as the chemo sessions can be long i have really got into it. i watched the first series on dvd and wasn't keen but the books have so much more depth and background behind the characters. Would recommend it.