Love of Reading: January 2017

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Hi guys! The first love of reading post of 2017 is upon us!  My goal for 2017 is to read three books per month, however, rather I’m going to measure this by word count. The average novel is 80,000 pages so I’m aiming to read 240,000 words per month. Since some books are longer than others, I feel like saying “I want to read 3 books per month” inadvertently has me reading shorter books so that I can achieve this. I feel like I missed my goal last year because I read some fairly lengthy books that took forever to finish. Anyways, I’m starting off on a good note as I met my goal! Continue reading

Love of Reading: December Edition

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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

Love of Reading: November Edition

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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

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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

Love of Reading: October Edition

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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

Love of Reading: August Edition

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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

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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!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Love of Reading: July Edition

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Hi guys! I’m re-naming my “book club” series to “Love of Reading”, I think it has a nicer catch to it and it really sums up how I feel about reading. I really thought I would do more reading in the month of July, but then Pokemon Go happened. I didn’t spend as much time at the cottage as I thought I would, but I was walking around the city with my husband averaging about 25,000 steps a day so, at least I was active! I did by some stroke of a miracle made my goal of reading two books this month though, so yay!

The One & Only by Emily Giffin

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I’ve always enjoyed Emily Giffin’s books and what I liked about this one is that it seemed different than her other books. This one was very much centred around college football. Something that is totally out of my zone of things I know anything about. I think that is what I found interesting about it and kept me hooked. The One & Only is about Shea and her passion for college football. Her best friend, Lucy’s, father is an award winning football coach so she grew up with a love for the sport. When Lucy’s mother passes away from cancer it starts a chain reaction that changes all of their lives. It’s a fairly light read that is great for a day at the beach!

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June Book Club

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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

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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

May Book Club

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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

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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

April Book Club

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Hi guys! Book Club this month is a bit sparse, I only managed to read one book. My goal is to read two every month but I ended up unusually busy during the month of April. I did get a chance to read more towards the end of the month so, I did manage to read at least one. I didn’t think I was going to finish any at the rate I was going! But, I can always do better in the month of May! It’s finally warming up outside so I’m looking forward to reading on the deck.

Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger

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This is the sequel to Lauren Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada, so if you enjoyed that book then I think you will enjoy this one as well. Once again we follow Andrea Sachs as she navigates through her personal and professional life. This novel takes place ten years after the original and much has changed in Andrea’s life. She has met a new man, and has started up a successful bridal magazine. However, this new path she is on leads her right back to the devil herself, Miranda Priestly. I enjoyed reading it, and as I said, if you enjoyed the original, chances are you will enjoy this one too!

So, that is what I have read this month! I would love to know if you have read anything lately so please feel free to leave a comment down below! If you would like to participate in May’s Book Club let me know and we can link each other. Please contact me at lipstick.on.the.lake@gmail.com if you are interested.

Previous Book Club Posts:

January Book Club

February Book Club

March Book Club

xoxo,

Robyn

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March Book Club

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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