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

February Book Club

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Hi guys! It’s time for another Book Club Post! If you missed the first one, basically what I am trying to do is read a minimum of two books a month. I used to be an avid reader but at some point became too busy for one of my favourite hobbies so this is me trying to get back into it. At the end of each month I’ll give you a bit of information about what I have read this month. If you want to join in you can do so by either posting in the comments or you can post on your own blog. I’m definitely open to having this become a collaboration if you want to join in! If anyone wants to participate next month let me know and we can link to each other!

With that said, this is what I have read this month! Continue reading

January Book Club

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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! Continue reading

Favourite Books

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Happy Saturday, everyone! I thought I would do something a little bit different today and talk about some of my favourite books. I am an avid reader and have more favourites than I can count. I love how a good book can transport you to another world. My favourite thing to do is read a book outside on a nice sunny day. It is pure paradise.

Without further adieu, here are some of my favourites (in no particular order):

White Oleander by Janet Finch

I have loved this book since I was 13 years old, and given that I am now almost 26, that means I have read this book many, many times. It is a wonderful coming-of-age story about a girl named Astrid who bounces between several Los Angeles foster homes due to her mother’s imprisonment. Each home is like it’s own independent world, each with it’s own rules and it’s own dangers.

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

This is another book that I have read several times. It is based on the real life trial of Grace Marks who was found guilty of murdering her employer and his mistress at age 16 in 1843. Alias Grace is a fictional reconstruction of Grace’s story. Every time I read this book I feel like I learn something new. I’ve yet to grow tired of it.

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

This is a book that I’ve recently read within the past few months. This book had me hooked from the very start. It is the story of a mother of three who because of a car crash, ends up with a brain disorder called “left neglect”. This means she loses awareness of everything on her left side. It was a fascinating read and reminded me why I studied Psychology in university. It is a powerful and unforgettable book.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I know this book probably seems over-hyped over the past year but it really is very enjoyable to read. I took it with me on my honeymoon last fall and I couldn’t put it down. I don’t think I need to say much about this book since as I said, it has talked about a lot over the past year. If you haven’t read it, go read it! It is a thrilling book that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks

I am a huge Nicholas Sparks fan, and have been for the last 13 years. The Guardian though, is my favourite. It is not only about a widowed woman who is ready to find love, but it is also about the strong bond between a woman and her dog. It also is one of the only Nicholas Sparks books that also is a bit of a thriller. I highly recommend it if you haven’t read it. I’ve read this book at least 5 times and it still has me on the edge of my seat each time.

Do you agree with any of my choices? Let me know in the comments below and recommend some of your favourites!

xoxo

Robyn

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