Reading update, February 2015

I’m using two book lists as inspiration and challenge to myself this year and I’m keeping track of what I’ve read via Goodreads, even though it doesn’t include some of the indie books I find. See last update

It was a slow month, in terms of reading. I was reading a couple of books that I loved, but I’ve been pretty distracted with other things and not giving myself enough dedicated reading time. I hope to fix that for March.


This is a beautiful story of a woman’s experience and family after her husband’s tragic death. It’s very real and the way the author writes the book and jumps back and forth between then and now feels like you’re in the woman’s head, reading her very thoughts. I highly recommend it.

PopSugar list: A book with a word word title – This is one of the reasons I picked it.

Bringing Up Burns list: A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit – I’ve always wanted to visit Newfoundland.

Paris in Love

A cute little book with anecdotes, thoughts, and very short stories about the author’s year in Paris with her family.  When I searched for “Paris” in the library catalogue, this was one of the first on the very long list of possibilities. It looked like an easy and enjoyable read and it ended up being the perfect way to waste a whole Sunday while curled up on the sofa.

PopSugar list: A nonfiction book – Self explanatory.

Bringing Up Burns list: A book from the library – Ah, the beauty of e-books. My local library has a half decent selection of random ebooks.


I’m still reading The Rosie Effect, but I had to return it to the library before I had a chance to finish it. And, I’m also (very slowly) reading The Best American Travel Writing 2014 and I started How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens, which is a really fantastic anthology of poems and short stories.


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