When you finish a book, isn’t it so daunting trying to pick which one to read next? I always have a general idea of which ones I want to pick up next so I thought I’d share those with you today. Since I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month I’m going to be sharing lifestyle type posts like this one on Sundays to break it up from my usual beauty-focused content. Reading is for sure another passion in my life so it made sense to start off with some reading-love. Continue reading
November ended up being more of a reading month than I anticipated it would be. My book-wormy-ness took over and I had my nose in a book quite often last month. I think this had to do with how sick I was all month and how I wasn’t up for much else. I managed to finish four books in November so I think I should still remain ahead of my goal for the year! Let’s take a look at what I wrote…
Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It’s not that she’s judgemental, or fussy, or difficult – she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (forks, knives, then spoons). We’re not animals, are we?
But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes.
So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg – of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it – and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. But she will learn that life may have more to offer her that she’s ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places. Source
After reading A Man Called Ove a couple of months ago I knew I had to pick up another Fredrik Backman novel. Britt Marie Was Here was very similar in style and I really quite enjoyed it. In fact, I may even call it the female version of A Man Called Ove.
October was definitely a very light reading month. I only managed to finish one book! I did actually read half of another one but I didn’t actually finish it (yet) so I’m not going to count it here. Hopefully I didn’t put myself behind again in my reading goal, but nonetheless, I gotta step it up and read more in November. I really love reading I just need to set aside the time to just disconnect from the world and enjoy a good book.
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
Hi guys! This is the last love of reading post to close off 2016! At the end of this post I’m going to include a recap of how many books I read each month so we can see where I landed with my goal to read 24 books in 2016 (2 per month). I just barely managed two in December, but I did it! Let’s take a peek at what I read.
Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
I love Nicholas Sparks books so I just had to read his latest novel, Two by Two. This is a book about the relationship between a father and his young daughter as he goes through many life changes and overcomes some personal struggles. While I did quite enjoy the book, and it’s writing style (each chapter started with a flash back to a memory before returning to the present), I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite Nicholas Sparks book by any means. Continue reading
Hi guys! I’ve finally had a chance to catch up on some reading this month and managed to finish three books. I love the feeling of snuggling up in bed or on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book. I find it so relaxing as I slip away into another world. So, let’s chat about what I read this month!
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
This book choice was inspired by Polished and Inspired! She compared it to Gone Girl and Girl on the Train so I knew I had to pick this book up. I actually had loaded it onto my Kobo Reader in August but only got around to reading it now. I don’t really know how to describe it without giving away the plot twists… the book is based around a car accident in which a child was killed and the various lives that it impacts. If you enjoyed psychological thrillers such as Gone Girl (or any of Gillian Flynn’s books) or Girl on the Train you will likely enjoy this book too. I was definitely taken by surprise a few times as I read through it. Continue reading
Hi guys! As you may or may not have noticed, I did not do a Love of Reading post for September. Between coming back from my vacation and then getting sick, I just didn’t have the time or energy to read so I didn’t finish any books. October was just… busy so again, not a lot of reading was done so I only finished one book! I actually ALMOST had a second done, but didn’t quite cross the finish line in time. Anyways, since I enjoy sharing what I’ve read lately with you, I thought I would write this post anyways. Continue reading
Hi guys! August was a bit of a slower reading month for me. I was so busy! I can’t believe how busy it was, I’m usually not that busy. So, I only finished one book, but it was a great one so, it’s all good!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jk Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
If you loved Harry Potter, you will enjoy this book! It is about Harry Potter as an adult and his three school-age children. It brought back so many wonderful memories of reading Harry Potter books as a child/teen. I thought the format would be hard to read since this is the script for the play, but it actually wasn’t difficult at all. I breezed through this book in one day at the cottage.
Well, sadly that was all I finished in August! I did start another book so hopefully I’ll have more in September! If you have missed any of my Love of Reading posts, you can find them all here!
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Hi guys! June was another decent reading month, I met my goal of reading two books. I think in July I’ll surpass my goal as I usually spend my weekends at the cottage reading up a storm, but we’ll see! This month I read two books that I absolutely loved and both are by Canadian writers!
Room by Emma Donoghue
I had wanted to read this for awhile and I promised myself that I would read it before watching the movie so this was high on my list of books to read (still haven’t watched the movie yet). I loved this book! It’s told from the perspective of five-year-old Jack whose entire world is one room. To him it’s the comforting place that he was born, but to his mother, it is the place she has been held captive for the past seven years. It’s a very powerful and emotional story that demonstrates the bond of a mother and her son who she would do anything to keep safe. I can’t recommend this book enough if you haven’t already read it! Continue reading
Hi guys! I’ve gotten more in the swing of reading again this month and I have been reading up a storm. There is nothing better than relaxing on the deck with a good book and I am so glad that the weather has been getting warmer to allow that to happen. I managed to read three books this month which makes up for the lack of reading last month!
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project is about a socially awkward geneteics professor, Don, who decides that the best way to find a wife would be through a questionnaire that would find him his most compatible partner. He meets Rosie who is the complete opposite of what he is looking for, however he spends a lot of time with her helping her with a genetics project. The book is in the romantic comedy genre and I really enjoyed it. The characters are quirky and you immediately grow attached to them. I highly recommend it! Continue reading
Hi guys! Another month has passed and it is time to go over the books that I read this month. For those of you who don’t know, I made a commitment to myself to read a minimum of two books each month this year. I’ve always been an avid reader, but in this day and age of technology, it is hard to make the time to sit down and enjoy a book.
With that said, this is what I have read this month! Continue reading