Love of Reading: June 2017

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Hi guys! June was another month where I only managed to finish one book, however, I have to say, it was a pretty fantastic one! Despite that I can say that we are midway through July and attempting to catch up on my reading goal seems a bit more attainable. The nicer weather means weekends at the cottage which means reading on the deck with minimal distraction. A book worm’s paradise!

Let’s dive into the only book I finished in June…

The Circle by Dave Eggers

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Love of Reading: A Long Overdue Catch Up

Hi guys! I decided to reformat Love of Reading this year and then I just kind of fell off the reading AND blogging train for a little bit. I was still reading a bit but just not nearly as much as I had intended. So, before this ends up being a massive post, let’s get caught up on what I read from February to May and see where I am with my reading goal. Did I fall behind? Did I somehow stay on track? Let’s find out…

My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

I really love Sophie Kinsella books, they are always such a light and humorous read but I think this may be one of my favourites. My (Not So) Perfect Life really hits the nail on the head with regards to the world we are currently living in. The perfect Instagram feed vs. what reality looks like and the struggle to present a picture perfect life.

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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: 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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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