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.

Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Reading List

Now that spring has arrived, I better tell you what I’ve been reading this past fall/winter. Spoiler alert: not a whole lot.

Winter is not a great time of year for me. The mornings are dark, the nights are even darker and during the day it’s freakin’ cold! Usually this combo makes the winter months perfect for curling up with a good book, but like the weather (and my mood) my reading routine kind of fell into a rut.

To refresh my reading routine for the new year, I focused on titles that captured my attention, or inspired me- I guess it was my own little way of snapping myself out of my lull and rediscovering my love of reading. Plus, it was a great excuse to stay inside with my blanket and a cup of tea.

As it turned out, I barely noticed the nasty weather when I was absorbed in a book that stretched the limits of my imagination. Lesson learned; I’ll be arming myself accordingly next year.

Fall 2017
  1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  2. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
  3. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
  4. Moo by Jane Smiley
  5. The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq

Winter 2018

  1. Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
  2. The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker
  3. Latitudes of Melt by Joan Clark
  4. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  5. Double Fault by Lionel Shriver

What are some of the titles that have been inspiring you recently? Email me your favorites at keepingbusyb@gmail.com or comment below and see if anyone else feels the same way!

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.

Fall 2016 Reading List

KBB_fall_2016_reading_list.jpgI love hearing about the books that people read and what they like to recommend to me (whether it’s because I’ve snooped their bookshelves, because they’ve been saving books for us to trade back and forth, or because they were looking to unload one of their bookshelves).

I’ve been feeling like I’ve been in a little bit of a reading rut lately, so I decided for my fall reading list I would let one of my fellow book-ish friends dictate what I read. I asked my friend and photographer for the blog, D, to pick out things that were unusual, shocking or out of character for me. And of course when I heard that I hadn’t read one of his personal favorites (Watership Down by Richard Adams) he was shocked and disappointed, and demanded that I read it, like, yesterday.

Here are the other books he chose:

  1. Automated Alice by Jeff Noon
  2. Blindness by José Saramago
  3. The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennett
  4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

What are some of the books that you’ve read at other people’s suggestion?

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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.