I'm a major fan of the public library. My favourite lunch breaks are those spent power walking to the downtown branch, finding a book and then sitting in the glass courtyard while I soak up the first couple pages.
I fell in love with books in grade 6. I had an incredible teacher named Mrs. Sinclair. She obviously loved reading and it rubbed off on me. I began devouring books. Today I don't have as much spare time as I did when I was eleven but my love for books hasn't fizzled. I usually have a library book on my nightstand or in my purse and if it's a gooder, I read it any spare moment I can.
Here's what I've been reading the past few months:
1. The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin- This one's a historical fiction novel about Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Charles Lindbergh was a famous aviator in the 30's. Because I LOVED The Paris Wife, I thought I would love this guy but honestly, I found it kind of boring. The Lindbergh's story was very sad and tragic but the book just didn't captivate me.
2. Z: A novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler- I went into this one with crazy high hopes. From what I knew of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (mainly from my favourite movie, Midnight in Paris, ha!), I thought they were a fascinating couple but I finished this book feeling depressed. I also was incredibly thankful I didn't grow up in the 20s. If you want a sad, downer novel then read this one.
3. Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt- I really, really, really enjoyed this novel. Mostly because I loved the main character, June. Great characters, great writing. It also made me cry, so that gets double points.
4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes- This was a cute read to begin with but ended very tragically and not how I wanted it at all. I'm kind of mad at the author and of the character's decision at the end of the novel. It was a good read though, so I recommend it!
5. Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella- Nothing like a good ol' Sophie Kinsella book. It was a funny, light read but not as good as some of her past novels.
6. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh- This was actually my pick for our book club (when are we meeting next ladies!!!). I've read it before and loved it all over again. It's a beautiful story about love, grace and restoration. I highly recommend it!
Can't say I was thrilled on my most recent reads but there were definitely some gems in there. I'm always looking for a new book to read. Let me know what you've read lately!