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Leah’s Lowdown: The (book) doctor is in!


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Leah, Queen's Square | September 1, 2017

"There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies--I mean books--that were written for one person only...A book is both medic and medicine at once.” -- The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

I remember absolutely loving the concept of the “Book Apothecary”. In George’s novel, Jean Perdu is a book seller who will not prescribe the book you want, but gives you the book you need. Whether the book is a cure for heartache, loneliness or one of the many other conditions that affect people, it’s a wonderful idea to me because I truly believe books are so magical and can help you heal. So I’m taking on the role of the book apothecary (or let’s say book doctor) just for you Cambridge!

If you’re feeling depressed, I recommend a feel-good read:

Rise and Shine Benedict Stone Book CoverThe Bookshop on the CornerGuest Cottage book coverLast Change Llama Ranch book coverJana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes book coverWoefield Poutry Collective book cover

If you’re feeling apathetic, try a Lee Child-esque kick-butt action novel to get your blood pumping:

Orphan X book coverNight Charter book coverRogue book coverSecond Life of Nick Mason book coverNothing Short of Dying book coverThe Informationist book cover

Feel free to chime in with books that you would recommend to people!


Submitted by Jamie (not verified) on

I absolutely loved the Woefield Poultry Collective when the book doctor prescribed it to me! Laugh out loud funny.

If you're looking for a book that is inspiring and you don't blush easily, I recommend the Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows.

Submitted by Leah (not verified) on

Hi Jamie, so glad you enjoyed the Woefield book. Funny you should mention the "Erotic stories for Punjabi widows" book because I already have it on hold! Great minds think alike, I guess!