Today I was out and about with a book, which is not an uncommon occurrence. I read quite often in public, and even more frequently at home. Nothing makes my happier than having my face buried in a book, under a blanket with a glass of wine. Or outside in the sun depending on the season.
To clarify I mean a real book made of paper not an electronic device. I prefer books because they feel better, and I have a much easier time reading outside with a paper book, the glare on electronic devices is too much. The blanket is homemade and the wine is white, just so that you get the full picture.
Anyway, while I was out reading I struck up a few conversations with random strangers about books. While I was making recommendations and receiving them, I thought that maybe my blog readers would be interested in what I was reading. I am on Goodreads if you want to follow me click here. I will also be doing a monthly reading list if you would like to follow along.
I am going to go ahead and say that I am a well-rounded reader. I do not fall for one particular genre. I read a combination or fiction and non-fiction, Canadian and International authors, historically and post-Apocalyptic fiction, and business and self-help books. I do however draw the line at romance novels and sci-fi/fantasy unless its Margret Atwood then I might let it slide.
May’s Reading List included:
No Relation by Terry Fallis. This is the fourth book that I have read by Fallis and the second this year. His characters and witty writing style never disappoint. For the Goodreads rating and story synopsis click here.
Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin. I have a soft spot for fluffy chick lit. I needed a bit of a brain break after a semester as a full-time masters student. This is a great beach read. For the Goodreads rating and story synopsis click here.
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. Easily my favourite read this year, and the top 5 of all time. Genova is a master at character development. I read Left Neglected at the right time in my life and I could really associate with Sarah Nickerson, mom, executive, and brain trauma survivor. Genova has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard and she is a gifted writer, the combination makes for a great read. For the Goodreads rating and story synopsis click here.
I am attempting to read the three Canadian authors nominated for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour before the June 11th winner announcement. I have already read Poles Apart by Terry Fallis, and I am in the midst of a very funny Republic of Dirt by Susan Juby. Next up will be When the Saints by Sarah Mian.
June’s Reading List includes:
- Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
- Republic of Dirt by Susan Juby
- When the Saints by Sarah Mian
- Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
Let me know what you are reading in the comments. If you have reading suggestions based on the above books please let me know. I am always on the hunt for interesting reading material.