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! 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
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!