Hi guys! This year I’m trying to read more books so I thought it would be fun to let you guys know what I’ve read at the end of each month and give you my thoughts on the books. I’m trying to read a minimum of two books each month. Reading was always something I have loved doing my whole life and over the past few years I just haven’t made the time for it.
First I told myself I would have more time after university. Now, four years later, I still don’t think I read as much as I used to and I miss it. All it took was a trip through Chapters after Christmas and I felt the passion reignite. I really hope I can stick to this.
With that said, this is what I have read this month!
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood has written some of my favourite books (Alias Grace, the Handmaid’s Tale and the Edible Woman) so when I saw this I knew I had to pick it up. The Heart Goes Last is about a couple several years after an economic collapse that has left them living in their car. They have turned to living in the town of Consilience which is an experimental town that you cannot leave once you have signed up. I really enjoyed this book and it kept me hooked from page one. If you enjoy Margaret Atwood, I think you will enjoy this book.
Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
I have been loving Lisa Genova’s books this past year. I took psychology in university so I find the topics she writes about fascinating and they remind me why I enjoyed psychology so much. Inside the O’Briens, is about Joe O’Brien, a proud father, husband and police officer who is diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. It is a neurodegenerative disease that has no cure and is genetic. It not only is about Joe and his diagnosis, but how his family copes with it and how his children cope with deciding if they want to take the test to find out if they will develop this lethal disease. Another book that I just couldn’t put down. I think Lisa does a fantastic job at creating a realistic picture of Huntington’s and how a family would cope with it.
Have you read any books lately that you just couldn’t put down? Please leave me your suggestions in the comments below! If you would like to join me in my journey to read more this year I would love to hear about what you have read each month (whether it be on your blog or in the comments)!
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