I’m feeling so good that I’m reading more lately. Especially when you read good books. In December I did read a few great books. Can I let you go by Cathy Glass, The Unmumsy Mum by Sarah Turner and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
What I thought about them you can read below.
Can I let You Go – Cathy Glass
About the Book
Cathy is a foster carer with over 25 years’ experience. She used to foster for babies or young children but never for adults until Faye came along.
Faye is a 24 year old girl who has a learning disability, she acts more like a child off 8 years old. That’s not only the hard thing, Faye is expecting a baby. She gets in foster care by Cathy until the baby is born.
Cathy describes the story very well and it does get to you. It made me many times feel sad as I wished it would all turn out different for Faye. The thing what makes it even more emotional is because it’s a true story. If it was a non-fiction story I would feel sad about it but its heart breaking knowing Faye has to go through all this in real life.
Even that most of it is sad it also has a beautiful side. It’s wonderful to see that Faye is mature in a way and is able to make a very responsible decision.
The way Cathy describes Faye she must be a wonderful women. All that makes the story a bit more feel good and not only sad. It’s the first time I’ve read a book from Cathy Glass. I’ve never heard about her before but I’m definite going to read her other books as well.
The Unmumsy Mum – Sarah Turner
About the Book
This is not a parent manual but Sarah (The Unmumsy Mum) shares her honest experiences about motherhood. From being pregnant to the toddler tantrums.
If I read this book before I had a child I probably would never want to have a child.
At the cover of the book it’s described as ‘The Hilarious Highs and Emotional Lows of Motherhood’.
To be honest I hardly read any ‘Hilarious Highs’ most of it was negative.
Of course everyone experience motherhood different but to me it sounded like Sarah doesn’t like most of having kids and being a mom.
The book was ok to read as there were a few things I could relate to and it made me laugh out loud as it was written in a funny way.
The book was also an eye opener for myself. I always thought I wasn’t allowed to moan or rant about anything as I so badly wanted to have child. I thought everyone around me was expecting of me that I should be happy with anything about being a mom. But Sarah let me see that it truly is ok to moan and rant as it isn’t always lovely and wonderful. Even if you wanted a child so badly there will still be days you wished you could have stayed in bed.
Massive thanks to Sarah for letting me see this.
I have 2 feelings with this books I did like and I didn’t like it. It was helpful and funny to read but also quit negative so I would only recommend this book when you already have a child and not when you’re still expecting or have a dream to have a child one day.
Of course your own opinion counts the hardest about everything but I’m glad I’ve read this book having my own experience of motherhood as to me it’s not as hard as Sarah describes it and If I’ve read it before I would probably think that being a mom really sucks.
Anna and the French Kiss I will discuss in an spate post as it’s the first book of a trilogy and I like to discuss all 3 the books together as soon as I have finished reading all 3 the books.
I’m always looking for more books to read and I love to get recommendations from other people so if there is a book you think I should really read please let me know in a comment.