Fall 2018 Reading List

I made the most amazing discovery over the summer; one of my neighbors works for a big bookstore chain that apparently has crazy book sales every year for their employees. According to him, you walk away with a bag of books for pennies. Like, literally a bag. This works out in two ways: one, he gets a copious amount of reading material for a cheap price and two, I get to raid his bookshelves for free. Win-win. Here are some of the titles I picked out that are gracing my bookshelves this month:

  1. Friendswood by René Steinke
  2. America Pacfica by Anna North
  3. A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell
  4. Arcadia by Iain Pears
  5. Sleeping Giants

Psst- wanna see which books have previously graced my bookshelves? Click here. Want even more fun reading recommendations? I’ve got some for you here. Don’t forget to find me on Goodreads so we can snoop each other’s bookshelves and dish about our favourites.

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Summer 2018 Reading List

I’m often the butt of jokes in my social circle because I haven’t seen a lot of iconic movies (Goodfellas, Psycho, etc.) but when it comes to reading the classics I’ve got most of them beat. I read a lot of classical literature when I was a teenager and in recent years I’ve made more of an effort to include some of these older titles on my reading lists.

Now that I have more time on my hands this summer, I’m challenging myself to include more classics on my reading list, both old and modern, all critically celebrated, featuring authors that are new-to-me. Even you might be surprised to learn that I haven’t read some of the titles on my bookshelf this month.

No spoilers, please. Let me catch up first and then we’ll talk.

  1. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  2. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  3. Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler
  4. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  5. Last Orders by Graham Swift

Psst- wanna see which books have previously graced my bookshelves? Click here. Want even more fun reading recommendations? I’ve got some for you here. Don’t forget to find me on Goodreads so we can snoop each other’s bookshelves and dish about our favourites.

Spring 2018 Reading List

 

You guys know I love to read pretty much anything. All it takes is a glance for me to start speed reading anything that comes across a desk. I would describe myself as a pretty curious person as well, so the types of reading materials that catch my eye are usually pretty varied.

My primary love is fiction but this season I’ll be taking a break from my usual fallback reads by nerding out to some non-fiction books that will take me to infinity and beyond, from the confines of the psychiatrist’s office to the sociology of a city block. Who knows where my curiosity will take me next?

  1. The Book of Lists (Canadian edition) edited by Ira Basen, Jane Farrow, David Wallenchinksy and Amy Wallace
  2. How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist by David Goldbloom and Pier Bryden
  3. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
  4. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
  5. Happy City: Transforming our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery

Psst- wanna see which books have previously graced my bookshelves? Click here. Want even more fun reading recommendations? I’ve got some for you here. Don’t forget to find me on Goodreads so we can snoop each other’s bookshelves and dish about our favourites.