Aurelien’s February reading wrap up

When people hear how many books I read per year, they often ask how I do it. My answer? Be open to reading just about everything. I read across genres, ages, and types… and that’s never been more clear than this post 😀


This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident by Adam Kay

I actually found it all perversely exhilarating. Sure, it was hard work; sure, the hours were bordering on inhuman; and sure, I saw things that have scarred my retinas to this day, but I was a doctor now.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44087855-this-is-going-to-hurt

Talk about real-life horror! This book is not really made up of chapters, but snippets, about patients, coworkers, the NHS, and the author’s friends and family. It’s insightful, funny, gross, and really makes me glad I never considered becoming a doctor. Between this and Grey’s Anatomy, I get my medical fix.


The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

“Modern romance novelists use the patriarchal society of old British aristocracy to explore the gender-based limitations placed on women today in both the professional and personal spheres. That shit is feminist as fuck.”

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44019067-the-bromance-book-club

Decidedly non-spooky, this might be my first ever romance read. And it was cute! It’s a familiar story with fun, modern wrapping: a Major League baseball player’s wife just asked for divorce. He’s invited to a secret book club among players, where they read romance novels to work on their relationships. Excerpts from the romance novel are interspersed throughout the story. If you’re looking for something fun and summery, pick it up.


How often do you read outside your favorite genres? What did you read this month?

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