Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer Reading List

As always, I've been reading away and I've read some good ones!  Here are a few that I've enjoyed.

A House in the Sky is the autobiography of Amanda Lindhout, the Canadian journalist who was kidnapped, along with an Australian photo journalist, in Somalia and held captive for 14 months.

A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

I found this book incredibly fascinating.  I plan to do a whole post about this book at some point because it got me thinking about all sorts of things, but in any case, its a very interesting read...I definitely recommend it!

I also read The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.

 I loved this book for a few reasons.  First, all the characters are flawed, just as we all are.  Life doesn't work out perfectly for anyone, which is usually true.  It depicted characters who came of age in the 70s and 80s and brought back all sorts of fond memories of 80s pop culture.  I plan to pick up a few of her other books because I so enjoyed this one.

Next up was The Killing Circle...although I've read tons of mysteries before, this is the first thriller, bordering on horror novel I've ever read.

The Killing Circle - CAN edition

What was great about this book was, first, it had a million surprising twists and turns and was not the least bit predictable.  Also, written by a local author, Andrew Pyper, it is set in modern day Toronto, in neighbourhoods I am very familiar with, which was super cool!  I might have to check out some of his other work now too.

Now I'm just into the Last Chance Saloon. 

I picked it up because my neighbour lent me Sushi for Beginners a few months ago, written by the same author and I really enjoyed it.  This is light reading when you want to relax and not work too hard.  Both are written by Marian Keyes, whose books all seem to be set in Ireland and/or England with young female protagonists struggling through midlife angst, romantic ups and downs and career challenges.  Every day, real life stuff!

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