November has been quite a busy month, although not necessarily living up to the blog’s name as it has somewhat been dominated by reviews of TV shows as the second season of The A Word started and the first season of The Good Doctor was aired.
Still, I did get back on track with reading and there are some reviews scheduled and ready to go as we get into December (and I can finally open my advent calendar).
Books on Autism Reviews
So Doctor Shaun Murphy continues his residency and the show starts to kick up a notch – even if it does remain a big over dramatic and very Hollywood.
Joe, his family, and his music return and whilst there’s as much mess and chaos as there ever was, Allison has chilled out a lot. It’s human, they make mistakes, and the soundtrack is awesome.
M in the Middle by The Students from Limpsfield Grange and Vikki Martin – A novel about a teenage girl struggling with her new diagnosis of autism in a school that isn’t prepared to accommodate her differences.
The First Word by Isley Robson – A romance novel involving the (possibly autistic) father of an autistic child and said child’s occupational therapist; starts out wobbly but surprised me even if it wasn’t quite my “thing”.
I’m Not Naughty- I’m Autistic by Jean Shaw – A parent biography of an autistic child that hit too many of the uncomfortable cliches that left me feeling not particularly fond of it.
And over on Life on Autism
The A Word and The Good Doctor are continuing into December, joined by reviews of Employable Me. There’s a stack of books that I’m planning to read as work winds down for Christmas so there should also be more reviews popping up next month.
Until next time.