Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. By the time she’s 28 years old, British -born Quinn Bed Rest – Kindle edition by Sarah Bilston. Download it once. In this humorous and touching debut, Sarah Bilston tells the story of a busy career a breeze – until she’s ordered off her feet for complete and total bed rest. Three months of bed rest forces a pregnant lawyer to reexamine her life.

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I feel a bit bad giving this book only one star. However as a Bo The question on the cover is ‘Can you live your life without leaving your bed?

I also couldn’t imagine This was an average chick-lit type of read. Jul 27, Plethora rated it liked it Shelves: Bislton and husband Tom bedd to have it all. But when her doctor tells her she has to spend the last three months of her pregnancy lying in bed, Q is thrown into a tailspin by the idea that her social and professional life must come to a total stop.

Well, this would be the answer. Initially bored and frustrated, Q soon fills her days by trying to reconnect with her workaholic husband, provide legal advice for her sweet Greek neighbor, forge new emotional bonds with her mother and sisters, and figure out who will keep her stocked up in cookies and sandwiches.

I’m still wondering where the “laugh out loud” humor was in the book. It was a quick read that kept my interest, but I had expected a shopaholic type character with silly high jinks. Boredom quickly sets saran and then turns to panic as Q realizes earah and her husband are woefully unprepared for the baby.

She literally is not allowed to move at all and is reliant on other people to do most things for her and meets a collection of characters who come to entertain her. I’m just giving up on this book. Even if you’ve never been pregnant you’ll be as instantly hooked on this addictive novel as I was.


In all fairness, I don’t think anybody is really ready sadah such an event. An easy read, with some surprising hints of depth Overall, a good addition to the chick lit genre.

However as a Bookcrosser, it was to me astounding that the heroine did not mention reading any books until page out of and some aspects if the ending felt sadah little rushed. Refresh and try again. I also couldn’t imagine having to spend weeks on end only laying on your left side.

The World According to Anna. I liked it because unlike those novels which are romantic in tone, this novel is bounded in what happens after the honeymoon. At first, she figures it will be a breeze, after all, Q has never been one who has a hard time keeping herself busy or entertained.

I enjoyed this piece of chick-lit, read for light relief amonst a batch of serious books. Apparently this book has a sequel, so I may read it if I come across it.

I am pregnant and on bed rest albeit for different reasons than the main character but I was not that impressed by the writing or the rset. Preview — Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston.

As for her husband, she is in a constant battle with him the entire book and talks negative about him as well. I knew, when I read all the fannying about, explaining the first-person narrative by framing it as rrst diary totally fucking pointless and wasn’t bilstoj used consistentlythat it was going to bug the tits off me. Jan 14, Cinny rated it really liked it. She is needy and selfish and awful towards her husband and her friend that comes to visit her.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. However, after a mere seven or eight days, she’s sure she going to go out of bilwton mind with boredom. Which six-month pregnant woman with an Oxford education and a supposedly high-powered job has never heard of amniotic fluid? The book is written in a diary format, which didn’t work for me. Q is pregnant but there are complications so she has to spend the final 3 months of her pregnancy in bed.


All she has to journal about is what takes place in her home–guests, relationships, etc.

Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston

Mar 17, Jessica rated it did not like it. But life doesn’t end there: It took me longer, because I didn’t feel particularly compelled to pick this book up when I had some free time. Aug 02, Diana H. She is an academic and teaches at Trinity College, Hartford.

Find a book you’ll love, get our newsletter name email. Her relationship with one sister is bizarrely adversarial. There was a problem adding your email address. This was an average chick-lit type of read. I wanted to read this because it was about pregnancy, and I want to have children eventually and the maternal clock is ticking so Vilston thought maybe reading about someone being pregnant would sort of scratch that itch in the meantime, but Ugh. The author has a sophomoric, smug voice, terribly unlikeable and mean.

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Jul 11, Katherine rated it did not like it. An OK read, nothing very memorable here. Nor is it the book’s fault that my circadian rhythms are all asrah cock with doing my first ever week of night shift and I’ve been so tired that I would have killed for three months’ bed rest, quite frankly.

Bbilston a rare passion filled evening, Q finds herself pregnant and thrilled but when she finds out that her amniotic fluid is low and she must be on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy she is obviously scared to death.