Josie Lloyd | The Bright Side Running Club

The Book: 

The Bright Side Running Club by Josie Lloyd
Published February 8th 2022 by Alcove Press
Date read: February 14, 2022

The Characters: 


Rating: 4 out of 5.

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The Plot (from Goodreads):

When Keira first receives her breast cancer diagnosis, she never expects to end up joining a running group with three women she’s only just met. Totally blind-sided, all she can think about is how she doesn’t want to tell her family or step back from work. Nor does she want to be part of a group of fellow cancer patients. Cancer is not her club.

And yet it’s running – hot, sweaty, lycra-clad running in the company of brilliant, funny women all going through treatment – that unexpectedly gives Keira the hope she so urgently needs. Because Keira will not be defined by the C-word. And now, with the Cancer Ladies’ Running Club cheering her on, she is going to reclaim everything: her family, her identity, and her life.

One step at a time.

Moving, uplifting and full of hope, this is a beautifully crafted novel about love, family and the power of finding your tribe.

The Review: 

Based on the author’s own experience following a breast cancer diagnosis, The Bright Side Running Club is an inspirational, uplifting story that is definitely worth the read/listen.

I loved the ladies of the running club and how Keira was able to connect with them in a way that no one else in her life could provide. This story is perfect for any fans of found family.

As heartwarming as this book was, it was incredibly frustrating at times to hear how people dismissed Keira because of her illness. I wanted to punch so many of the characters Keira encountered! I also didn’t understand why she didn’t just text, call, or email Moira to check in, especially if they were as close as they were made out to be. I feel like that whole plot point could have been cleared up with a simple message, even if Moira was on vacation.

Audiobook review: The audiobook is narrated by Danielle Cohen. While I am not familiar with her work, I thought she was the perfect fit for Keira. I enjoyed this production and would certainly listen to more by her!

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